Friday, December 21, 2007

THE POST OFFICE IS DELIVERING UNTIL 9PM DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND OTHER STUFF

YEAH!!!!! And I am still expecting four swap packages I guess from that you can do the math and figure I have received some in the last couple of days. Nothing yet today though. On Wednesday I picked up my KnitnPlay package from KyleAnn and yesterday I had my Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap package delivered all the way from Japan. WOW this is my first swap that I received a package from so far away. I can't wait to open it and it will only be a few more days until I can open my swap packages.
OH NO this has been sitting but not published. So sorry about that. Sometimes I leave my blog while I am writing in it to go and do something else. Then time passes and I forget I am working on it. When I shut down the computer it just ends up sitting there waiting for me to finish it.
It is now Christmas eve (Monday). I have received a puffy from Connie from the dishcloth group holiday swap in my mailbox this afternoon. I will open it later. AND also today Purulator came by with the two items I got from Avon using up my 11 credits before they expired. For nine credits I chose a Hamilton Beach Proctor Silex Toaster Oven and for two credits a Hamilton Beach Protor Silex Sandwich Maker/Waffle Iron.
I wrote to my Harvest Swap pal to see if she received her package I mailed back on November 23. PHEW!!! She said she has.
Other news since I started this entry last week is I found today reading my blog I won a pair of sock blockers for my bookmark for the whoduknit Dead of Midnight project I knit. I have always wanted a pair of sock blockers and I finally have a pair. Of course it will be 2008 when they arrive and isn't that a wonderful way to start the new year.
AND I did finish Solara's sweater. Either she can't walk in it or she dislikes it so much she is slinking around when she has it on. I think it is a bit of both. I don't think I did the arm holes correctly but it does fit.
I still have three outstanding swaps to receive, my whoduknit holiday swap, my love2knit dishcloth group holiday swap and my weluvknitting package four of four.
I finally received the item I had ordered for my SP Rochelle third gift. I ordered some Lorna Laces Shepard's Wool Top for her. I had other items here but wanted to send them all together. First I was told it would take 4 - 6 weeks and when the six weeks rolled around it became 6 - 8 weeks. I was beginning to give up hope it ever was going to get here for me to package and mail. BUT it finally did arrive and I was able to mail it out and get it to her before she left for NY. I was told when I mailed it Tuesday December 18, it would take four working days to get to her in Toronto. She got a card on Friday and picked it up on Saturday. She seemed very pleased with her package and the wool top and I hope she truly is. The top certainly was lovely. I ordered it having only seen a photo of the color I chose on the computer. I mailed another puffy the same day to the Toronto area also and was told it would take three business days for that to get there but I haven't heard if it was received. I really hope so as I can't find the receipt from the postal outlet with the tracking number.
Remember how that postal worker from you know where told me in no uncertain terms the two packages I was mailing were not going to get to their destination in time for Christmas since the cut off passed by a week. The date then was December 12.
WELL!! they did!. My package to Sharon in weluvknitting had an attempted delivery on Dec 22 and they left a card so maybe she has gone away for the holidays and the package to my friend Rori in Florida was delivered this morning!!!

4 comments:

rmj318 said...

Merry Christmas, Penny!

Allena said...

penny, you got the knitter's coffee swap 3 package ages ago and you were waiting for Christmas to open it... sooo did you like it? waiting anxiously and nervously!

Anonymous said...

So, where's a picture of Solara in her sweater? The blog's not a blog without a picture of her!!!

Hope your day was good and you had fun opening all your swap packages.

Shelagh

LadyLungDoc said...

Freaky - I know Rochelle - and my upstream was her downstream pal.

Small world!