I just placed an order with 123stitch using two of the gift certificates received as payment for the postage on my Mom's Stash Giveaway. It is odd but I sent out ten boxes of stash and only four of the recipients have bothered to reimburse me for postage as was agreed. A fifth was not asked to pay me since she is a friend. I rather expected one or two to default but not half the group. I guess I have too optimistic a view of human nature. I still don't regret having sent out the stash, but I am a wee bit disappointed in some of the folks who participated.
But thanks to two of the participants who chose GCs as their form of reimbursement: I ordered some Glasgow Linen in a shade called raw linen for my Bride's Tree SAL, Blackbird Designs Bird in Hand chart and a skein each of WDW Charcoal and GAST Gingersnap which I need for my Round Robin piece. I have promised to limit myself to the purchase of only 5 new charts this year since I have such a wealth of charts already in my possession ... and Bird in Hand is the first of that five. I hope to limit the bulk of my purchases this year to fabric and fiber needed to stitch the charts I already own. I shall now wait with bated breath at my mailbox ... not really, I do have a life beyond stitching ... but any stitcher can empathize with the sense of anticipation I shall be feeling.