So, off to The Stitching Post this morning. Out of 6 Caron Waterlilies they only had 2. Grrrrrr. But I was able to pick up those two and also Lambswool 28 count Jobelan for stitching the pattern on.
Now, I had two choices, for me at least, to order the rest of the Caron Waterlilies and the two Kreinik braids. Home Sweet Home Needlecrafts on Ebay, who I have had excellent, excellent customer service from before, and 1-2-3 Stitch, my go-to online store most of the time.
Well, we all know our impatience when we want to start a stitching project. I want the rest of those silks NOW, as I cannot even start the piece because I don't have the silks for the first block. So, I e-mail HSH Needlecrafts and the owner, Janet, responds within five minutes. And she has the silks and can overnight them!!! Fantastic.
A few minutes go by and she e-mails me to say ONE Watercolours does not come in Waterlilies, but that she has attached a scan of three possible substitutes. She scanned in a pic of the Watercolors and also three Waterlilies she thought could be substitutes. Now that's what I call good customer service!
Now, I had to order the Kreinik braid through 1-2-3 Stitch, but no problem. I can wait a few days for those.
So, I should be able to start tomorrow sometime. Fingers crossed.