Last night I emailed Anka, from Happy hang around, who I have made the donut pincushion for to let her know that I am her swap partner and that I was concerned that it hasn’t arrived. You may have spotted Anka before as she commented on my pincushion make post! I really didn’t want to have to reveal that the donut was for her until she received it, but given the passage of time I wanted her to know its on its way!
Anka was delighted to know the donut was for her, having already spotted it on flickr and here, and said that Romanian post can take aaaaaaaaaaaaages. She has promised to let me know as soon as it arrives.
In a strange twist of fate while I was writing my email to Anka I got a comment on the site from Tracylea from Homegrown-insanity who has made a pincushion for lil’ ole me! Turns out that the postal service has failed somewhere and the parcel aiming for me was returned to Traceylea in Idaho, USA. That’s going to be one well travelled little pincushion when it arrives.
So it seems mystery solved and we are all at the mercy of our respective postal serivces. However, despite that, I love the thought of the new connections I now have with people in Bucharest and Idaho, all because of 2 humble pincushions! You’ve got to love that!