|In such a pretty plastic bag too!|
And it's all Preeti's fault. She has a terrific blog, Sew Preeti Quilts. I love her sense of humour and her Paul stories and conversations. I love the stories behind her quilts, and I am so impressed with how she can often find an easier way to do a technique, for example, check out this post! Well, in her post on her two hexie quilts (btw where she simplified making a thousand and one hexies lol), she told of her fabulous score on fabric from Craftsy. ELEVEN beautiful yards of it. All for under US$50. Okay, when I see $5-6/yard, (or in this case LESS!) I go running to check it out, literally and figuratively.
Although I did not buy the hexie fabric, I sure did buy another 10-yard bundle. It worked out to CA$4.90/yard. That's no typo. Canadian funds. Blue is my favourite colour, all shades and hues of it. Oh, I love a rich burgundy and most pinks, a soft green, or a deep purple, but if I had to pick just one colour, it would be blue. You would know this in a heartbeat if you took a look at my stash shelves. I have more than double the amount of blues as compared to other colours. So of course I need to ramp up my blues palette, right?! Here's what was in that bundle:
|My least favourite is the bottom one, but it still works with the palette|
|Blues and seafoam greens and even a Kelly green|
Stardust and Fairysteps. I plan to use this roll with some stash yardage to make another one of their quilts...or maybe a jelly roll race even, as I haven't done one of those.
These were delivered to my door within 36 hours from the time I place the order! Unfortunately, they do not ship for free to Canada...something I didn't realize at the time... However, I do want to tell you the fantastic story of what happened the day after I placed my order.
One of my mum's oft-used expressions is "eeee, gifted with afterthought" and I am the epitome of that saying! I suddenly realized, 'Crap! (or some other bad word) I did not order through my own link!' Yes! You can do that! Give credit to yourself for ordering through yourself. Are you still with me? ;-)
So I emailed. At first my request was politely refused; 'Once the order has been placed, they can't go back in' kind of thing. When I filled out the survey the next day and stated no, sorry, I wasn't completely happy with my Craftsy experience and explained what had happened, someone again got in touch with me. They told me they wanted me to be 100% happy with the entire transaction. They put my request through to Melissa, who is in charge of the affiliate programme. Melissa initiated a process, I had to fill out a short form, and I was then credited with my commission. Melissa was so helpful and friendly. I was left one very very happy customer. I think the commission was just about $5. In the grand scheme of things, that is a pretty paltry amount. Yet it made for a happy customer. Happy customers go back, and happy customers spread the word.
I'm spreading the word once more about another terrific sale on now at Craftsy: time to pick yourself up some supplies or a class to watch over Christmas, I'd say! Remember, clicking through to their website via the button on my sidebar and purchasing will give me a little compensation from them for your business. Thank you! And thank you Preeti. :-)
Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash #156. If you want to see some more loot of other bloggers, head over there!