For example two weeks ago, on the second day of the month I thought I better check on my fabric shipment for this month's fabric club. So I sent an inquiring message, and true enough - I got a surprise message back that they did not 'have anything in their system' about me having ordered anything. Great! The fact that I remember full well that I wrote them a message indicating exactly how many bolts I wanted sent every other month doesn't help in that situation. They immediately sent the last two remaining bolts on stock, and I could get started at least, as I had two and a half bolts still sitting in the basement. And they promised that a new shipment would be coming in this week, Tuesday or Wednesday and that they would send my bolts out right away. I haven't heard from them yet and am getting just a little bit worried...
I am going to a fair on the 22nd and had wanted to be done with the dyeing before that, so I could have the brand-new selection there with me at the stand. Even if they send tomorrow, it will be a tight fit. Let's hope for the best!
Meanwhile I have been turned down from the Australian Quilt Challenge, so don't need to attach a velcro strip to the tunnel any more. Trying to look at it from the bright side, although I was a bit disappointed at first. And I am working on the very last of the smaller quilts for the International Threads exhibition in Prague. Just a few more weeks before we go, but I am pretty positive I will get it finished:
|Ironing orange scraps|
|I bought these silk ribbons several years ago at an end-of-store sale, |
and now they are coming in handy. Never let anything go to waste!
|Putting some of the techniques to use which I learned |
at Jan + Jean's workshop last year
(I'm signed up for another one with them next year! Can't wait!)
It won't be a quilt proper, i.e. not three-layers-stitched-together. But that's just as well, a piece of textile art.