Normally...and I do mean NORMALLY, second day air, Fed Ex, UPS...any kind of service that provides overnight or what have you, on their shipping cannot possibly promise you that it will happen when sending to Alaska.
On October 20th this kit was mailed to me from Surrey (UK) and arrived at my doorstep before noon TODAY, October 22nd!! I have to blog about it because that is UNHEARD OF!!
If you love the pattern or want to see more please venture over to Unconventional X Stitch for kits and the Unconventional X Stitch Etsy for just PDF's. Not only did I get this beautifully put together kit (which is seriously awesome and not chucked together like your store bought patterns), but I had an added bonus of a little dragon needle minder! Jodi hasn't listed these yet, but she will, so keep an eye out if ye like the dragon......because DRAGON! I don't care how old you are....DRAGON.
Now we come to another interesting thing that arrived in the mail today. Yes, I checked to make sure I did not do this. Confirmation that NO, I did not do this. Someone did this. I know you are reading this and giggling. After a year and a half wondering who the troll gifter was, I can wait patiently until YOU reveal yourself. Which will probably be when I finish stitching it, at which time there will be a cop knock at the door and demands for the finished piece.....or maybe I'm just speculating too much here? That would be normal of me so I will just say THANK YOU!
You, my readers are curious about what this is? I shall show you...
I had this on my wish list on 123Stitch at one point recently and then took it off as I have been trying to be good and stick with my pattern fast. (Which hasn't been a total fail so far).
I have seen this pattern finished by another blogger who, (I'm really sorry ladies) I cannot remember nor can I locate the blogger (if you know please let me know so I can update this to include her beautiful stitching), had done this beautiful piece and I love it and put it on my wish list in a moment of insanity.
I did not talk to anyone about this, and it was only on my list for maybe a day, two tops, when lucidity returned and I took it off the wish list so that I wouldn't go there and stare at it....and then buy it....and the floss....and the fabric.....
The pattern and threads alone were around $50 and that doesn't include shipping. I will happily purchase the appropriate fabric because I'm not banned from fabric and SFS has given us a $50 bonus to the usual $25 so consider that fabric a done deal!
I could cry! Coming home to stuff like this just thrills me to no end! I'm overwhelmed and honestly don't know how to thank you mystery gifter...this is marvelous. I kind of feel extra special...Kitsune arrived in two days (which is super exciting all by itself and the kit is FANTASTIC), and to have the second package ....yep, overwhelmed.
Putting them carefully into my little tote of kits so they stay safe and clean....I will pet them more later. Now back to Queen Bee as she has been in my thoughts all day today.
Until next time....Keep On Stitchin'