Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Patience is a virtue.... so I hear.

My Peaches and Cream cotton yarn eventually arrived from the USA.
It's lovely.

I'm glad.
Had I asked the store to send it to me, it would have cost me about US$54 in postage and taken three or so weeks. I thought better of it and had it sent to my sister's house in Oregon, knowing she was coming to Australia within two weeks and thinking of how much I'd save on postage.

So it arrived at her house in Oregon a few days after she arrived in Melbourne..... She posted it to me when she was back in the US. It cost US$56 (on top of the $13.50 I paid to have it sent to her house) and took 7 weeks (from the date of my order) to get here.

I'm thinking no more about it and calling it a learning experience.

While I was waiting for the postie to bring my yarn, I put in a little order with Quilt Home. This lovely bundle arrived and each piece was immediately earmarked for particular garments for (and by) the smallest designer in the studio.

I don't have time to sew clothes for her right now because I'm too busy knitting things for her. The wee girl will have to learn a thing or two about patience.

17 comments:

trash said...

But she wants it NOW!

Kate said...

Who cares how much it cost, or how long it took, its here now and its GORGEOUS!!
I hear ya on the no time for sewing thing. I just scrolled back through my blog and there's nothing sewn for miles back.
And a HUGE thank you for the lovely words on my blog. It means a lot. X

Georgia Peach said...

I got a chuckle reading your post until I got to the part where the yarn arrived at her house AFTER she was at your house. That was a stinker! Hope you are enjoying the yarn though. I use it to make dishcloths and spa cloths and love the way it feels for both. Post a pic of what you use yours for.

Tania said...

I suspect you should just introduce the whole patience shebang in one hit. Surely it's time to knit something for YOU?

bec said...

3 words- you're a dag! In the nicest way of course! I can't beleive you told us what happened, I wuld have hidden that one away...but I'm glad you shared the funny with us!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Oh! I've just made something for my wee one out of similar owl fabric .. a bag to hold her "nap blanket" in for childcare. Now if I only had time to take a pic and upload it to my blog ..

Anonymous said...

http://www.americanyarns.com.au
American Yarns in Brisbane have a similar yarn sugar 'n cream
Madelynne

Holly Jane said...

patience is a minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.

Fiona said...

Patience is much over-rated, especially when you're a kid!!

Handmade said...

Great fabric, gorgeous yarn - you'd better not stuff it up!

Amanda said...

The always want it now this minute, I am a bit like that myself...especially fabric.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

hehehe... you do make me laugh. It's funny, I'm trying to teach my little one about patience when I have none myself. I do love Holly Jane's comment!

Marie-Andrée said...

I live in Canada and it take more time to get something from US than Japan or malysia... And the shipping cost is practicly the double for me when I receive from US and when I send something to US....
I'm taking time to check and "re" check when I have to buy somthing from USA

Felicity said...

Better late than never .... but better never late!

Fer said...

So much for trying to do the smart thing! That yarn is just gorgeous, and I guess worth the wait. Can't wait to see the results!

I've just made my wee girl a dress in that Heather Bailey print (with white background instead of green), it came up a treat. :)

Vintage Grrl said...

Next time you're after Peaches & Cream, call "The Granny Square" in Newtown, NSW. They're a new store and I believe they stock it. :D Would take far less time ;)

Sue said...

Beautiful fabrics Nikki - can you tell me the name of the pink dots with black birds please :) ta