Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is there anyone still out there?

Oh my gosh!  I know I am such a bad, bad blogger! I haven't abandoned my blog, in fact I visit it every day to get to your blogs to read them all and look at all your lovely pictures.  It's just that mine sits here all dusty.  Haven't been motivited to write anything about myself.  LOL  Nothing much to write about.  Still feeling a little sluggish, but I'm thinking it's more just lazy than anything to do with the cold that I had. 

I've been going room by room and cleaning and de-cluttering.  Goodwill is one of my benefactors....lots of stuff I'm getting rid of cause there is no sense in keeping clothes that don't fit anymore, and even if I did get back down into being able to wear them I want new clothes.  So bags of clothes have been leaving my house on a weekly basis.  Same with loads of books, lots of stuff that we dont' need anymore, or should have been thrown out back in the day but you keep it "just in case"  Does anyone in their right mind have 5 coffee pots?  You know when the coffee maker doesn't work anymore but you keep the pot? "just in case"  I have a lot of those.  LOL  Oh well.

I did finish the Bitter Flower Sampler.  I LOVE this!  I don't know why but I can't wait to get this framed and up on the wall.  I still haven't stitched my April reindeer, so I have that all kitted up and the fabric in the qsnaps ready to go.  I'm hoping to start that tonight and get that posted before next month.  Gosh!

The Bitterest Flower Sampler by Birds of a Feather - Stitched on 32 ct Cameo Lugana

One thing that I am upset about, and I don't know if anyone else has dealt with these people before, but ARGH!!!!!!!!   I placed an order thru Silkweavers back on March 20 for fabric for our Sunday SAL with Kati....we are going tot be stitching the Carriage house girls...starting with Molly.  But we (or at least I) are/am still waiting for the fabric.  Well let me tell you Silkweavers now ships thru or distributes thru or I don't know what it has to do with "Needleworker's delight"  Let me assure you...there is nothing delightful about them.  I wrote to them on April 13th asking about my order and got a reply that the fabric was out of stock but it was arriving that week and will be sent by the end of the week...fine...I'm in Canada...give it some time.  Waiting...nothing...I wrote to them again May 5th.  No reply.  Wrote to them again yesterday May 10th...got a reply today "that will be shipped this week...sorry for the delay"  hmmmmm  what about the one that was supposedly shipped on the week of April 13th??  Interesting... NOT!!!  ARGH!  I love silkweaver's fabric and I loved dealing with Silkweavers when there was no "delightful people" involved...but I'm really sorry to say that I will not be ordering from them again.  So I will be needing suggestions of where you get your handdyed fabbies.  :)


valerie said...

Welcome back Barbi! I've heard a lot of complaints about the new management of Silkweaver. Despite that, I put in an order yesterday and am hoping for the best. I really wanted the colors! I've heard good things about Sassy's although I haven't used any of hers. Something to consider. I hope your fabric arrives soon!

Vonna said...

I LOVE your Bitter Flower Sampler...Really, I so honestly adore it!

Deb said...

I just love your finish! I can see why you're anxious to get it framed!!

Daffycat said...

Just where have you been??? I remember my parents asking me that a few times! Welcome back, hon!

Yours isn't the first complaint about the "new" Silkweavers that I've seen. I have ordered from them twice before and am now hesitant to since they have "changed." Customer service went to CRAP, didn't it?

Sharon said...

gorgeous finish!

Raven/Missy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! I too have heard many complaints about the new Silkweaver's management, and have decided I won't be ordering from them any time soon. I hope you get your fabric soon!