I love living in Canada, but one thing that is a little frustrating about our border with the U.S. -- especially now that I have so little time to look for things I need in person, and have come to depend on online retailers -- concerns shipping. The free shipping deals available to our southern neighbours don't apply here, and we can end up paying up to 30% more for the exact packages ordered by our friends in the U.S. For many, many reasons it is often a better idea to shop locally, even if the sticker prices seem higher. That is, it is a better idea when the things I need are available locally...and when I can find the time to go shopping.
Anyway, I might be the last to this party -- but I just discovered that Jo-Ann's now delivers to Canada!
Allow that to sink in. (Or maybe you already knew?)
Most of the Denyse Schmidt prints are exempted from this new arrangement (their licenses must be limited to the U.S.) -- but several lovelies from her older lines are available (on sale right now), and the tools...oh, the tools! I am looking forward to trying a pounce pad, some thimble-alternatives (sticky), some new hand-quilting needles (I broke about 5 of them on my dad's king-sized quilt), a dresden ruler, a pyramid ruler -- all on sale and with coupons!
Ay yay yay!
It's almost more shopping excitement than this northerner can take!!