All’s well that ends well

Neue Stick-Ideen – New Embroidery Ideas

I spotted this book on eBay.de months ago, and as it was only about 1 euro I bid on and won it. Although I’m German I left the country when I was five so my language skills were not well formed, but I enjoyed trying to figure out the description and ensuing transaction without too much help from Google translate.

Sadly, after waiting quite some weeks, the book didn’t show up and when I went to check on the seller he’d become unregistered. Uh-oh!

I’ve never done this before, but I filed a PayPal dispute. I was annoyed because the seller had charged me extra for the privilege of using PayPal, so damn it, I was going to take advantage of what they offered.

After some back and forth PayPal gave me my money back and I promptly forgot about the book.

But it showed up yesterday, totally unexpectedly (along with a new pair of pink corduroy flairs one size smaller than I used to wear – yay me!) and I was immediately in paroxysms of pleasure. I mean, a book with embroidery on matchboxes? I love that. Back when we celebrated smoking instead of maligning it – yeah I know it’s evil, and no I don’t smoke anymore, but I would if I could ’cause it’s so cool!

I love this stupid, colourful embroidery. Little french knots, chain stitch, flowers yum!… hmmm… where are those pink cords?
And in case you’re wondering, I PayPalled that seller his money back. So EVERYONE’S HAPPY!
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well
All’s well that ends well