January 14, 2011

Just a little drama to spice things up...

Amazing how quickly things change.  Last week I was singing the blues.  Today I'm as happy as can be.  Here's what happened.  As some of you know, I had an exhibit of my art quilts at the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg, Germany.  The show closed December 13, 2010.  The staff very carefully packed up my quilts. The shipping agent picked up the box on December 15.  That's where the story gets scary.  The quilts were "missing" until Monday, January 10, 2011.  The shipping agent could not trace the box and I was told to inform my insurance company.  I was very upset.  The thought of losing one quilt would be bad enough, but 15 was unthinkable!  Everyone went into action mode trying to locate the shipment.  The box turned up in Frankfurt, Germany and are now going through customs in Miami, Florida.  I should have them back within the next few days.  Going to Freiburg for the exhibition opening, working with the students, touring Germany and Switzerland - the whole trip was fantastic.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  The bit of drama at the end only adds to the experience.

Entry in my journal
(card stock, book text, water soluble crayons, acrylic paint, molding past, gel pens, felt markers)

Thank you to all who wrote to me concerned and wishing me well.  Your positive energy worked!

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10 comments:

Kerrie said...

Oh what a terrible scare!! So happy you are getting them back!! That would be heartbreaking to lose them! Hugs, K

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

So glad your quilts were found! Love your little journal painting!

Char said...

Oh my gosh, I can't begin to imagine the scare you had. At least there is a happy ending. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Donnie said...

Can you spell "STRESSED"....lol..I'm so glad everything worked out for you.

Marydon said...

Pat, so glad that all has worked out for you.

Have a happy PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

LV said...

What started out to be such an exciting trip to end of like this. I would have had heart failure thinking I had lost one quilt let along 15. Do hope when you get them they are all okay. What a scare.

Simply Debbie said...

Happy Pink Saturday Pat,
i CANNOT IMAGINE YOUR FEAR OF YOUR QUILTS THAT YOU PUT YOUR BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS INTO...ALL BEING MISSING. PRAISE THE LORD THEY WERE FOUND.
I AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG. I AM JUST STARTING TO DO CRAZY QUILT PIECES NO BIGGER THAN A 5 X 7...THERE IS A LOT TO LEARN
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Sarah said...

I'm glad it all worked out alright!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Kathy said...

I could understand how you must have felt. I am so happy for you that they were found.
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Light and Voices said...

Jumping for joy that the quilts have been found. Thank God. Prayer is amazing!
Joyce M