Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Lost

According to the Royal Mail website, an item posted internationally is not regarded as lost until 25 days have passed.

Today was the last day for quilts to arrive for Quiltcon.

Today it is 32 days since I posted this.


Frustratingly, like a computer download icon that doesn't quite move that final last bit, the message on the tracking website remains the same: "the item has been passed to the overseas postal service for delivery in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" (their caps, not mine).

I think it is LOST (my caps)

:-(

70 comments:

  1. I will keep my fingers crossed that it may still turn up. How frustrating (and heartbreaking)!

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  2. Oh no! Crossing my fingers that it shows up soon and makes it into the show. I know I breathed a sigh of relief when I got the email that my quilt arrived safely for QuiltCon. Hopefully you'll hear something soon.

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  3. Oh, that's terrible. So lovely. Hope it gets back to you.

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  4. Oh, that's terrible. So lovely. Hope it gets back to you.

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  5. Noooooo! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it actually arrived at it's destination and they just didn't update the system x

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  6. Oh no, devastating, though thee things have a habit of turning bck up.....just not when and where you want them to, fingers crossed.

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  7. That is so sad, we will be praying for your lost quilt to be found!

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  8. Oh that is so awful... fingers and toes crossed that it is found.

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  9. Nooooooo! How could they lose it? How dare they?! I hope it turns up, maybe it's hiding in the corner of a warehouse just waiting to be noticed...

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  10. I really feel for you, how horrible. There's nothing worse than waiting, waiting for news that never comes.

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  11. What a cool quilt!
    Don´t give up hope. I once waited 3 months and then the parcel arrived. (from US to Germany)
    I order a lot of fabrics online in the US and everything from one to eight weeks seems to be normal. Maybe it is the same from Europe to the US. I keep my fingers crossed!!!

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  12. I am so so gutted for you Alison - this must be so disappointing. I'm sure it will turn up - either there or back with you but that's not the point is it? So sad :-((

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  13. Oh no that is heartbreaking. so much work and so beautiful too. Guttered for you

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  14. That is just CRAP! I hope it comes back safe and sound.

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  15. That is very, very disappointing. I will keep my fingers crossed to that it will all work out for you somehow.

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  16. Major sadface. I really hope it turns up - either with you or at Quiltcon!

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  17. My swap fabrics once arrived almost two months after sending it. So don't lost the hope!

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  18. Oh no :-( Thats awful. Really really hope it shows up and you can get it back, its so gorgeous.

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  19. Fingers crossed it turns up in time! I have just received a parcel which was posted 5 months ago, which was returned to the sender before coming back to me so dont give up hope yet!

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  20. I hope that ain't true...I hope it is only delayed......I keep my fingers crossed too for you.

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  21. That must be so frustrating! But I'm sure it will turn up somewhere. Sometimes it takes months for an item to travel around the world and then turns up on your own doorstep again!

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  22. Oh no!! :( that is so upsetting. I hope that it's just the slow snail pace of the postal system and it is somehow in transit. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for you. This quilt is full of awesomeness.....

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  23. They have snow; have faith for a little while longer - then go ballistic!

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  24. OMG! I hope its not lost and they'll get it... Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  25. Oh dear. Lets hope for the best ; )

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  26. I'm so sorry. Take it from someone in the states- it might just be traveling around and not really lost. Keep us updated.

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  27. I hope you have asked them to look a bit around for it. They said that they did not have my quilts twice. But they did and they do. I love this quilt and am so hoping it arrives so I can see it.

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  28. Don't give up hope yet. Fingers crossed it will still turn up. You must be feeling so sad and cross about this though.

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  29. :( :( :( hope it turns up soon :(

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  30. Crap with knobs on!!! Hope it turns up

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  31. Oh my G.O.S.H. I would be freaking out. I'm so, so sorry. I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you that it makes it to its destination.

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  32. Hi, I really hope it is not lost!! I posted a similar package 32 days ago, and got the same scaring email that it had not arrived yet. Post Office site also states that it is still in transit - meanwhile I don't know....

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  33. Oh what a shame! I really hope it finally turns up SOMEWHERE.

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  34. Oh, man! That is one of the worst things that could happen to a project you worked on for a long time. I hope it will resuface some time soon.

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  35. Ugh, no way! Fingers and toes crossed!

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  36. How Horrible! Can't imagine how you are feeling. Brings tears to my eyes!

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  37. No way! I'm tearing up- how awful!!

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  38. Oh, that makes me feel ill just thinking about it. I hope it turns up!!!

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  39. This makes me so sad. Hopefully it will turn up. Sometimes things show in the mail months later.

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  40. It's the pits that your quilt didn't make the deadline but don't give up on it. I posted a package to the States on 26 November and believe it or not it took 7 weeks to arrive at it's destination. Got my fingers crossed for you.....

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  41. Oh my Alison, I am so sorry. I hope it is found soon :)

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  42. Oh no! That would be too awful! I hope that they just haven't updated their tracking system properly - that happened to me with a package once. Keeping fingers and toes crossed that it shows up soon!

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  43. Don't give up hope! It may very well turn up.

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  44. Nothing I can say will make you feel better about the postal service losing your quilt. It is heart breaking to say the least. We all send you prays that it is found and make it to the show on time.

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  45. I sent a quilt to Germany a couple of years ago. It was lost for over 4 months, and then finally came back to me. I had to pay for postage again to get it back, but I was so relieved. Hopefully yours will come back to you!

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  46. Heartbreak! Sending best wishes that it reappears, sooner than later.

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  47. Hope your quilt is revealed at it's destination soon.

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  48. Oh, this is so sad. :( Way to go, USPS. I bet it will turn up again someday, but so sad that it might miss Quilt Con!

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  49. So sorry to hear about your lost quilt. Keep the faith! It will be found.

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  50. So sorry, I'm sure it will eventually reach Austin. Quilters are always traveling to Europe. Once it arrives in the U.S. maybe someone could hand carry it back to England. Just a thought.

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  51. So sorry!!!! Hopefully it will get to Austin soon!!!!

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  52. Oh no, I'm so sorry - I hope it turns up. :-(

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  53. So not fair! Feeling for you and hope it makes it home eventually!

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  54. Positive thoughts and prayers to St. Anthony are directed toward you and your wayward quilt!

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  55. We've had some wild weather in the US recently... Hoping your lovely package is stashed safe in a post office & will find it's way back to you (or to QC and they graciously accept that fact that our PO leaves a little to be desired and accept your quilt). So sorry. I can't even imagine the anguish at losing a work of art...and missing an opportunity to have it shown.

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  56. I've just popped over from Melissa's blog (Happy Quilting) to say that I am so sorry about your lost package. I am sure it will find its way back to you or finally be delivered. Take care!

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  57. I have a feeling it will be found! There was a big snowstorm and a lot of things were delayed USPS and UPS. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  58. Don't give up hope! It will probably turn up yet.

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  59. Have you posted your quilt on the website Lost Quilt Come Home? If not perhaps you should, lots of quilts posted there have happy endings and returned to their homes. Go to lostquilt.com Sorry to hear and wish you the best. Sue

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  60. So sorry to hear about this. I really hope this turns up somewhere and makes it way home.

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  61. Your quilt is beautiful! I hope it is found for you. After years of working with a company that shipped internationally every day I can 100% say with assurance I have never heard people getting more things lost in the mail than quilters. It is such a shame!!! I love the pillow too that you made for Melissa over at Happy Quilting.

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  62. What a stunning quilt. I really hope it will be found and that you will be reunited at some stage. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  63. I reckon the postal workers have opened the package and are enjoying your quilt!

    I am sure it will turn up though eventually - too big to have accidentally fallen between machines or something!

    I am so sorry that it happened on your first venture into exhibitions and hope it doesn't put you off as you have such a great talent which could inspire many others!

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  64. Keep your chin up it may just have taken a little side trip ( to where we don't know) but I have my fingers crossed It will turn up ! The US postal service doesn't really loose much mail but it can sometimes get sidetracked. Think positive thoughts.

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