a bit of xstitch retail therapy

With all this “stay home & save lives” I was in need of some retail therapy (on-line) to cheer me up.  Suddenly discovered, that with the new Brexit rules, a lot of UK-based on-line shops where I love to spend my pennies are not shipping to EU countries at the moment – shock horror!!!!  But I do also have several favourite French on-line shops and am always happy to discover new ones.  Anyway, I was browsing, as you do, and kept seeing pop-up thingies wanting me to go visit La Maison du Canevas, which is based in Saint Nazaire, France . . . so I did.  And found several kits that caught my eye.

Colours are much brighter in real life!  Funnily enough these two, were made in Moldova but marketed by Letistitch, which has a London, UK address.  So if you live in the UK just Google Letistitch and you can buy directly from them.  A third kit in my basket, made in Russia.

 

It had been such a long time since I treated myself to any cross stitch supplies. I think the last time was about 4 years ago, just before sewandso went out of business.  Anyway, I’m a happy bunny.  La Maison du Canevas dispatched quickly and all three kits look very good. The Letistitch ones especially are very well packaged with very clear charts, Zweigart aida and Anchor threads all pre-sorted.

Since I’m not working on any cross stitch projects at the moment (my SAL project being blackwork) I made a start on a dream catcher.

Doesn’t look like much for now, but it’s 16 count aida so stitches are small.

14 thoughts on “a bit of xstitch retail therapy

  1. Love the first two designs – they’ll be beautiful.
    I miss Les Coupons de Saint Pierre but am definitely not buying any more fabric for the foreseeable future so probably just as well I’ve left their tempting 3m bargains behind in France.
    Hopefully, your favourite shops will start up their services to France again once things settle down.

  2. My OH keeps chuntering about the number of parcels which keep arriving before being squirrelled up to my sewing room!! You can’t beat a bit of on line retail therapy 🙂 Hopefully UK shops will sort themselves out soon – I’d miss Wool Warehouse too, I order loads from there, especially since discovering I could get 20% discount with a blue light card!! Lovely selection of kits, I love the dream catcher one in particular, the colours look gorgeous.

    • I do actually have enough yarn in my stash to keep me going for a long while . . . it’s just the thought that I can’t buy even if I wanted to ^^

    • nope it’s customs forms for everything whether gift, or not. There’s a max value under which things will not be taxed, but all parcels will need a C22 or C23 form duly filled out. I’ll survive! Will just have to shop in France and other EU countries from now on.

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