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!