Fabric Dilemma

Hello everyone

To those of you who expressed dismay that the fabric had been discontinued online it is back in stock.  It is available in size 30 x 30cm in both Irish Linen and cotton satin.

Its a long story but basically I was trying to be super organised before Christmas so put in an order for my fabric from UK  – which would then go to the screen printers in Durban (another town in South Africa).  It all went well the fabric arrived and the screen printing was done a week before the factory closed for Christmas – YAY!   My plan was to pack all the kits for Australia early January and send them over ahead of the classes in February, but the screen printed fabric got lost en-route from Durban – not so YAY!  I pleaded with the Post master to look around the back and check for a big box and also pleaded with the courier company but to no avail it was lost…..

So I spoke nicely to my husband, asked him for a loan and re-ordered the fabric.  It arrived two days ago by Fedex but you can guess what happened next…….THEY FOUND THE PARCEL!

Meanwhile I ordered Irish Linen from a company in UK and they sent the wrong fabric – so it had to go back and be replaced.  But when it arrived the courier company charged me customs duty again – so I had to put in a claim for the additional duty which meant a mountain of paperwork – BOTHER!  What is it with 2012 and fabric?

Needless to say I am very relieved to now have all my ducks in a row – but there is still the small matter of the loan to be paid back, which means I am temporarily being held to ransom, and my husband is enjoying every moment of his position of power:)

Till next time, wherever you are happy stitching.

Trish

 

6 responses

  1. Que pesar pero esto pasa en todos los paises,pero de todas formas ahora si puede hacer su proyecto y espero que logre un magnifico trabajo ,EXITOS su labor siempre es maravillosa

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  2. Trish,

    What a pile of problems just before you need to get ready and going! But is it not always
    the case when you are preparing for classes. I know what preparing kits and all is to.
    This is funny because I also had to ask for a loan from my husband to buy fabrics for
    classes. It’s all been repaid a long time ago, and thank goodness he was there 🙂

    Have a safe trip and we will all be wating to hear from you when you return.

    Louise

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  3. Offer your husband the fabric as payment for his loan!

    I hope all goes well at BATB, I would love to be joining you since it isn’t so far away but any travel is out the question at the moment. Enjoy and spare a small thought for those of us who are home-bound for one reason or another.

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  4. Trish,

    How fortunate they found the parcel ! that is rare in the US. That is why we use insurance.

    Hope you enjoy your upcoming BATB classes, the offering look fun and beautiful. Feathered friends are popular.

    Blessings,
    Sharon

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