A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the pink cashmere baby blanket that was lost in the mail and making it’s way around the world. It started life many months ago as a pile of cashmere sweaters and evolved into the cutest, softest little blanket. A lady in the United Kingdom purchased the blanket from my Etsy shop and I mailed it to her. Then the problems started.
After several long conversations with customer service at the United States Postal Service, I determined the blanket had arrived in the UK and sat in the Royal Mail postal office until it had worn out it’s welcome and was marked for return to sender. I’m not sure where the slip up occurred, but the blanket was once again making it’s way “across the pond!”
In the meantime, I was away for a family vacation. I had decided that if the blanket had not arrived when I returned home, I would have to do something to fulfill my obligation to the lady who made the purchase. I don’t know about you, but things like this hanging over me, make me very uncomfortable and I felt a huge need to make clear this off my mind. I like to check things off my “to do” list and this had been on the list for some time.
Since I have quite a collection of cashmere sweaters, recreating the blanket wasn’t difficult. I still had photographs of the original. I designed another pink cashmere baby blanket and set aside a day to sew it together.
I’m sure you have probably guessed the rest of this story…..I finished the new blanket about 3:00 p.m. The mail arrived about 4:00 p.m. with the packet containing the lost baby blanket!! And now….if the lady in the UK still wants a pink cashmere baby blanket, I have two!