Of course, I’m always speaking of cross stitching supplies! When I starte cross stitching again in late Fall or early Winter, 2020, I did what I always do and went wild ordering floss and fabric. It is almost impossible to get some fabrics, even entire brands – those are sold the instant they hit the stores, if ever they get as far as the stores.
The other day there was some Lakeside Linens 40 Count Vintage Meadow Rue linen posted. That’s one that is used so often in samplers and everything, really. I’ve never even seen it availble. At 123Stitch, you can only order what’s in stock so it was in stock for probably 10 seconds. I guess too many of us ordered at once because I got this yesterday.
Do you see that? Scheduled to ship January 24th. That’s more than seven months! It’s a good thing I have a variety of linens here. I don’t have a lot and I have very few larger pieces but I have enough to keep me busy so I’m not the least bit concerned. The good thing about linen is that even though Lakeside’s Vintage Meadow Rue may be very hard to get, there are others that are similar enough that I should be able to find something that will work. Will we ever go back to the days when specialty things are easy to find?
Is anyone still having trouble finding “normal” things? Seems like flour, yeast, toilet paper . . all those things are plentiful these days.