Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Top Notch Service

I wasn't going to post today, as the only stitching I did yesterday was the back stitch on the piano of Love Songs, but the postman brought me goodies.

My orders from Country Designs and Thread Bear turned up today. I only placed the order with Country Designs (CD) yesterday afternoon so that really is excellent service.


I ended up ordering some Christmas Red Aida along with the Beatrix Potter chart and now I've seen it I'm so glad I did. I can definitely imagine one or two of my Christmas Cards being sewn on it instead of the green linen I'd bought for them. I also have a £5:00 voucher to spend at CD which will probably go towards a Lavender & Lace or Mirabella chart. I can't use it for the DMC threads, which it looks like I'll need more of for Love Songs. I may well order them from CD anyway as going to Bakewell just for threads is a ridiculous expense. I love the fact Thread Bear send their parcels wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon, which I then keep and add to my stash, it feels like I'm getting a free gift

Fitness wise, I've made my minimum two trips to the gym already this week and this morning I was back in the pool and quite surprised myself by managing 60 lengths after 3 weeks off. Even better I'm just back from one of my 6 monthly appointments at the doctors and I've lost weight since my last visit, not much, but some, which is nice.

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my recent posts.

5 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Oh not heard of CD before,oh to have a lookies, What a great stash haul!!

Redwitch said...

Lovely stash, not heard of CD before either.

Congrats on your fitness activities, I wish I could be as good as you :)

Little Cat said...

Great stash! I'm quite surprised you got aida. A lot of ladies who use linen or other evenweaves just refuse to ever use aida again. BTW, I'm an aida stitcher through and through :o)))

Elisa said...

Some lovely stash there, enjoy it!!

Well done on your fitness and health...keep on running!!

Karan said...

Nice stash haul! :0)
Haven't ordered from CD in ages - I always found them to be prompt/efficient, so it's good to know they haven't changed. :0)
I love Thread Bear too.
Well done with the swimming & weight loss. :0)