Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Needlework Tuesday - oh so close...
Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
Where they excel is their customer service. They send out regular emails and occasional very special offers. i don't always read them closely as I don't place too many orders and usually my purchases are below the threshold price. This time, I was over that magic number and qualified for the special. I didn't realise this and subsequently didn't add it to my order. Customer Service Rep Maggie, put my order on hold and sent me an email telling me about the special and asking what colour I wanted. Wow, the special was three free balls of Ambrosia, 70% alpaca/20% silk/10%cashmere. about a $40. value for free.
What did I order? A yarn kit to make the "Color Affection" shawl by Veera at Rain Knitwear Designs. Shown in the above photo is elann A-Series F01 pure superwash merino wool, four balls of each colour . It feels heavenly.
"Cabled Bolero" by Norah Gaughan. We ordered 13 50gram balls of elann A-Series A01 Pure 28 micron Punta Arenas Wool. Not quite as soft as the above wool though I think it will make a terrific sweater for daughter. We chose the slightly off white colour and it suits her beautifully.
Elann site and if you do make a order, say hello to the wonderful Maggie for me.
Did you get any stitching this past week or were you in the garden. I did more weeding and managed to keep my hands clean. Thanks for all the suggestions last week. Using plastic gloves to line my fabric ones, and to use the 'Gloves in a Bottle' are ones that I am going to try. i also need to search for the lava soap that was suggested. I knew that if I asked, my readers would be able to help. Thank-you.
Mr. Linky is waiting below for a link to your current needlework project.