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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Silkweaver is redeemed

Silkweaver are very kindly completing a small order of plain fabrics that I'd been wanting for some upcoming ornies - I approached them, thinking there would be fat chance of it happening, but I'd already had a partial list ready for ordering, just never got around to it thinking there was 'plenty of time yet'. Looks like my backorder from the middle of January is finally on its way too ... so my first birthday stash from Jenna's certificate will be on its way soon, along with my backorder - as soon as I know what the final cost is, I'll make up the balance on some hand-dyed fabric :) What I've ordered so far:
  • 40ct meadow rue Lakeside Linens (13" x 18")
  • 32ct opalescent raw Belfast linen (fat 1/4)
  • 36ct sand Edinborough linen (approx 12" x 15")
  • 40ct summer khaki Newcastle linen (9" x 13")
I was also very very bad last week ... I shouldn't be spending any money at all with the new job starting in a week and a half (well, actually I'm already doing the job, but I don't move to day shift until then) ... but I slipped up! I have a NZ Amex that I've been trying not to use, so I can get it paid off - but I put something on it to celebrate my promotion ... I was going to buy flowers, but Mum agreed they would just die quickly in our heat ... then we thought about a plant, but I'm not really very good at keeping them alive! ... then Katrina mentioned the Chatelaine Stitching Leporello on her blog ... well, I've been drooling over this ever since I first saw it when Mum was here - and I've signed up for it! I just thought it was the perfect design to commemorate this occasion for me ... mind you, I want to stitch it using the silks, and I won't go that mad just yet and get them ... I'll get the kit later on when I'm back on shift work again, and the credit card is looking a bit healthier. The first instalment arrived in the email inbox today and it's just gorgeous!! It would be lovely to be able to stitch it each month, but it's not going to kill me ;P And I'll just content myself with seeing every else's progress :D

9Comments:

Blogger StitchCat said...

Its great you are getting your order Anne. Well done with the spending spree. But hey, you've earned it :)

10:21 AM  
Blogger cathymk said...

Oooo the Leperello is a gorgeous design - look forward to seeing some WIPs soon. Vicki Clayton has done a conversion which might be a way of cutting cost. I don't know how it compares to the materials list.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

Glad to see Silkweavers came thru for you.

The Chatelaine is very pretty! I have several kitted up, and haven't stitched them! Someday....

I want to try the Vicki Clayton silks on something sometime too.

My computer is all better, well almost. No sound, but, for the most part that's okay.

Have a great weekend...

Hugs...

12:02 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Hi Anne, I think Silkweaver will be just fine. All they are really telling us is that they are moving to another state. I am sure they will go back to full force quite shortly - even adding regular fabrics again, once they hire good help in their new state. They are top notch and they don't want to lose any business due to a family need to move :-) I feel very positively about this. In the meantime, my LNS sells a lot of Lakeside Linens, so if you ever need those, just holler, OK??

6:31 PM  
Blogger KarenV said...

Glad Silkweaver came through for you Anne :) Anytime you're stuck though in future, just yell and I'll do my best to help you out.

That Chatelaine design is gorgeous - you definitely deserve it and I'll look forward to seeing your progress :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Mylene said...

Hello Anne, that is wonderful design and looking forward to see updates of it. Have a nice weekend.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Glad you were able to work things out with Silkweaver. Looks like a nice selection of fabrics there...

2:48 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Hi Anne, I'm so happy that you've signed up for the Stitching Book too - it will be great to have someone else I know stitching it too, when you get your kit that is. Mine has yet to arrive but I'm sure it will be here any day now :)

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I'm glad that you approached them about it, Anne. They are such a lovely group of people and knowing that their standard fabrics hadn't really gone anywhere yet, I'm not surprised that they were willing to help you out. I feel much better now! ;)

P.S. You little brat, you made me go and sign up for the Stitching Leporello class, as well as order the kit!

2:00 AM  

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