(TBT that awesome day in 2014 when we first launched our paper patterns! We couldn’t have done it without the affordable shipping that Canada Post provides.)
In case you haven’t heard (very likely since most of you aren’t from Canada), our shipping provider, Canada Post, may not be operating for a while. Without delving into too many of the political details, the essential info is that a lockout/strike has been threatened for this coming Monday. This means that there may temporarily be no affordable option for us to ship your parcels from Vancouver Island (one of the more “affordable” options is $80 CAD to ship a single pattern to the UK…eeek!).
Before you, or, more accurately, Matt and I, panic, let’s be realistic:
- A strike or lockout is not yet confirmed and may not happen at all (it has been threatened many times over the last couple of weeks and then subsequently delayed so that negotiations could continue).
- You can still access all of our patterns as PDF instant downloads so your sewing projects won’t be delayed!
- If a strike does occur Monday or later in the month, it will hopefully be quite brief. This means you can either wait to order your sewing supplies until after the strike or you can place your order when you are ready and I will ship it as soon as the strike is over.
Anyways, I wanted to provide this information for you so that it would not be a complete shock if the strike actually occurs and I post a banner and pop up in our store announcing the inability to ship. Now you have the back story!
If I don’t make any announcements Monday, please assume that shipping is operating as per normal! Also, if Canada Post is still operational Monday I will be launching a set of summer items that I have been eagerly waiting to add to the shop. Monday is as long as I can wait since I really want you to be able to use them in your summer sewing plans!
Thanks for your understanding! Have a great weekend.