A Tale of Traveling Fabric

Once upon a time, I found some pretty fabric on eBay. It was the perfect zigzag print, in the most gorgeous green you’ve ever seen. So I ordered it. This was August 11th. The seller was from Uzbekistan – the fabric was handmade Uzbek silk. I was in love.

And I waited. And waited. And waited. And waited some more. I emailed almost a month later, and this was the seller’s response:

Hello, yes I have shipped your goods, these days holidays and delays are possible.
Good luck.

Good luck??? Um, what? I guess they don’t do tracking numbers in Uzbekistan???

And then, last week, it finally came. After weeks of checking the  mailbox religiously, it arrived and it looked like this:Brown paper packages tied up with string! These are a few of my favorite things!

Do you know what that is? It’s a wax seal, holding the string together on the back of the package. When was the last time you got a package tied up w/ string and a wax seal? Cool, non?

The fabric is gorgeous too. Now to decide what to do with it!


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3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    erin conrad said,

    oh, i LOVE i! can’t wait to see what you do with it…

  2. 2

    dori said,

    its like that package arrived from another time. there is something almost romantic about it.

  3. 3

    Benita said,

    What an awesome package and gorgeous fabric. Well worth the wait I’d say! Do you know if there’s more of the same fabric where that came from?


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