Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Cottage Update & New Purchases!

I have been working steadily on March Cottage.  Have a grand old time!


Last week I ordered a piece of 32 count Lambswool Jobelan from a popular online store, but when I received it a few days ago it was a shade darker and did not have the same weave as Jobelan.  So, I immediately e-mailed the store.  This happened one other time and they said just keep the fabric and they would mail me out a replacement piece.  This time they wanted me to describe the fabric and to send the piece back to them.  No problem, as I was not going to use it anyway.  I am pretty sure I received a piece of Lambswool linen.  It was stiffer, coarser, and did not look at all like Jobelan.  My replacement piece was mailed out on Friday, so fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, Saturday arrived and I wanted to pick up the necessary threads for Lizzie Kate's A Little Easter kit, so I decided to make a trip to The Stitching Post.  I decided to bring along my March Cottage and compare the 32 count Lambswool Jobelan at The Stitching Post to what I was stitching on, just for my own peace of mind.  At this point I actually started to question whether what I had was really Lambswool or maybe Ivory or Bone.

It was definitely Lambswool, as The Stitching Post confirmed, and so I purchased a fat quarter of it, along with all of the threads for the LK Easter kit.  I have to say I have been impressed that the last few times I have been to The Stitching Post to purchase threads, all of the ones I have needed have been in stock.  It seemed I was on a run where they would be out of one or two of them every time.  Very frustrating. 


I look forward to starting the LK Easter kit when it arrives this week and continue work on March Cottage.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

13 comments:

ArchangelDecker said...

Your March cottage is looking very pretty! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your March cottage. Lovely new stash. I have problems with getting the right colour fabric.

Nancy said...

March Cottage is looking so pretty! Glad the shop had all the colors you needed for your new stitch...it is frustrating when you can't get all the colors needed in one trip!

natalyK said...

Great progress on your March Cottage. I look forward to seeing your LK piece. The thread colors are beautiful

Debbie said...

ITS SO MUCH FUN TO START A NEW PROJECT! YOUR MARCH COTTAGE IS LOOKING LOVELY, TOO!

Denise said...

I was there Saturday as well! Saw some expensive goodies I wanted, will have to go back during their sale. Your March is looking good, I stalled on February and haven't been back to it.

Stitching Cat said...

Danielle, your March cottage is looking great. I am also passing on to you a 'liebster' blog award, when you have a chance check it out at my blog http://cattailsneedle.blogspot.com. Enjoy your weekend!!

Rhona said...

March cottage looks great, lovely colours. Love your new stash too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your cottage is coming along nicely. Fabric can sure be frustrating sometimes!

SoCal Debbie said...

March cottage looks so beautiful! You have done a lot since the last post. You're so organized to get your floss and fabric before the pattern arrives. Happy Stitching!

Beth Pearce said...

March Cottage is really coming along. You are almost done with it. I am drooling over that new Lizzie*Kate Easter kit, it probably will hop over this way soon - LOL!

Christine said...

Your cottage is progressing nicely. It is never easy to choose fabric over the internet.

Penny said...

Your March cottage is so pretty! I find it so frustrating sometimes trying to purchase fabric online. Hope you get the right linen this time. :)