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.
6 thoughts on “Fabric Dilemma”
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
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.
Poor Trish! What a chapter of accidents! Hope things go smoother soon…..
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.
Ha ha I love that:)
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.