I knew last week when I wrote the blog entry about dye lot tags I would be punished. Sure enough, Tuesday morning my first customer wanted yarn and I had to match two colors for her. The first was a snap, but the 2nd was a shade of off-white. When I questioned whether it was Paternayan, I was assured she had bought it from Needle Nicely, though I was unable to find a color anywhere close. I also mentioned dye lot tags and she told me she had them somewhere. (At that, I had a vision of a curio cabinet full of dye lot tags!!) After she paid and was on her way out the door, she inquired "Where is that nice woman who usually works for you?" I told her, truthfully, that they were both up North for the summer. Boy, now I know asking for color numbers and dye lot tags are a real no-no.
I am making progress on the Clara Wells purse pieces, but slowly. I am usually such a fast stitcher that it is hard for me to accept my slowness this summer. This too shall pass (I hope).