Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Victoria's Quaker Again


No surprises here. It is Tuesday, and of course, Victoria's Quaker again. I wouldn't miss it for anything. I did get in the extra skein of OMG Red from Vikki Clayton a few days ago, and the dye lots are relatively close. Close enough to really not matter much. I started using some of the new red tonight so that it will be mixed in with the original red a little. The new skein is just a little bit duller than the original one. Getting the silk was a bit of an ordeal. The customer service from this seller leaves a lot to be desired. OMG. I will leave out the gorey details.

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Victoria's Quaker

25 comments:

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Just gorgeous as usual! I can imagine that it would be hard not to pull it out every week. Sorry to hear that getting the extra silk was such a hastle. Customer service has been an issue at several places lately.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Bad customer service is something that I find really hard to tolerate, how can it be so hard to get something right. That aside, VQ is looking stunning.

Von said...

Sad to hear getting the extra floss was such a hassle. :( But it's worth the hassle for such a wonderful project.

Kathy said...

Making good progress and it is soooo gorgeous.

sugardoll said...

Did you order from VC store? Is it really...that..gorey?? LOL

I was once trying to order from there, but I only wanted about 1 or 2 skiens and there was an extra charge for not buying many...I did not go ahead with my purchase. =| Why i wish some people on ebay should sell those threads...

Anyways, your quaker is very pretty. I really love that lady stitching, she is my favorite view. =)

Marika said...

Sorry to hear that silk wasn´t what you expected !! I just love this design and I think it´s your most beautiful WIP.

Barbara said...

It's a good thing you had enough of the "old" red to mix with the new skein so you don't have a startling transition. Too bad you didn't get the amount needed in the first place!

Christine said...

It's going to be beautiful !

cathymk said...

Looking stunning as always Carol. One of my friends just went through the same ordeal with VC. She was so cowed that she asked me to buy her extra skeins for her project - just couldn't go though it all again.

Sally said...

Sorry to hear getting the extra silk was a problem. I've heard that a couple of times that customer service is not so good. Anyway VC is looking wonderful:)

Nicola said...

Carol, Victoria's Quacker is looking great. Sorry that you had trouble obtaining more silk, I just hate bad customer service!

Jenn said...

I'm amazed you got as much done with the red as you did before you ran out. There's a lot of it! As you already know. :) f

Karoline said...

Victoria is looking lovely great progress

Stephanie said...

VQ is looking stunning, you are charging along! Poor customer service is such a downer; I feel like my gran for saying it, but really I don't know what the world is coming to!

Kim said...

Its looking great but Leslie is so right, so many stitching suppliers think bad service is acceptable will add VC to my list lol

Carissa said...

VC is looking lovely!!! Sorry to hear about the bad customer service :( I've had nothing but excellent service from her! Even with returning for a different color ... not having enough to finish a project and only ordering a couple skeins. Weird.
Hope you enjoy your day :)

Jenna said...

Looking good! Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the service; that's one of the reasons that I'm working so hard on the service people get from my store. Try to outweigh the bad experiences people have elsewhere.

Looks like you'll be done with this piece in no time flat. :)

Svenja said...

VQ looks great!

Sorry to hear about the bad costumer service. I never had any problems with VC but it has been a while since I ordered from her. I do need some colours at the moment though, I hope that will go well!

Sherry said...

WOW! This is looking just beautiful!! Sorry to hear you had such a hard time with the thread.

Barbeeque4 said...

Great progress on the VQ. I have heard from others about problems with VC, sorry about your ordeal.

Annemarie said...

Victoria is a real beauty, Carol! This customer service thing is partly why I usually stick to DMC. They sell it everywhere!

Kendra said...

Customer service at most places nowadays, unfortunately, is more like "customer no service". The unfavorable experiences are outnumbering the favorable experiences anymore...and I find that sad.

Michelle said...

It's beautiful! Sorry to hear about all your troubles getting the thread you needed in the first place!

Stitch Wizard said...

Victoria's Quaker is just beautiful!! I just love the little stitcher in it! I know what you mean about some of the sellers of these things!! My LNS is very hard to get help from. I order things online more than they know because they don't have things in stock that come out new and I can order as fast as they can. I hope that the colors of the thread match up well for you! I is just so awesome!! Debby :)

Kathy A. said...

Your Victoria Sampler is coming along nicely Carol and it sure is pretty. Glad you were able to match your threads as close as possible