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Colette Sewing Handbook

I've had this on pre-order from the UK amazon website since Sarai announced the book back in August. Back then, they were going to ship it at the end of November. Then this date kept moving forward and forward.

Finally, when I was in NY I found the book itself in a Barnes & Noble for $30. After considering it for about half an hour, I finally decided not to buy it, and just wait for Amazon to deliver. The price difference was almost 2 pints of real ale (I measure small sums in pints).

However, a mere 2-3 days after I made this decision, amazon mailed me once again to delay the book even further:

We regret to inform you that the following items have been delayed as we are still awaiting stock from our suppliers :

Sarai Mitnick "The Colette Sewing Handbook: 5 Fundamentals for a Great Sewing Experience"
Estimated arrival date: December 14 2011 - December 22 2011

Booh! I really wanted to get to play with it before I left for Christmas holidays (I don't have a sewing machine in Bucharest!). I had basically written this book off before January, when I got a new mail late yesterday evening:

Your order has dispatched!

Yay. I hope it will arrive on Monday or Tuesday, which will give me all day next Sunday to play. wehee.

I'm going Christmas shopping with Mr T today. We don't actually have many things to pick up (most shopping will be done in the airport), but there are some items that need special care. I plan to make a trip to John Lewis to pick up some embroidery thread. I want to make two things:

  • an embroidered leather eye glass holder (for me). If that works out well, I'll make something similar for my mum
  • a Laughing Man applique for Mr. T. I promised I would make him one a while ago and kept forgetting.


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