The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Matthew & Kathy Hoov » Thu, 18 Jun 1998 04:00:00



I just got my Counted XS catalog from The Stitchery, and fell in
love with the bird afghan on the cover....the price is $175.95 though!
I'm going to call to see if that price is correct (seems really high
to me) but in the meantime, does anyone know if the pattern is available
in booklet format? It is very similar in style to the Afghan Safari I
and II charts by Graphworks, Int. with songbirds in all the 20 squares.
I checked Hoffmans with no luck, so I am turning to RCTN for help!
I can get the plain afghan for around $60.00, and have all the DMC,
so I really would prefer to get the booklet only, if it exists!

TIA,

Kathy Hoover  

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by MissyC » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>the price is $175.95 though!
>I'm going to call to see if that price is correct (seems really high
>to me)

I got this catalogue too, for the first time, and doubt I'll order from it as
the prices were outrageous!!  I don't normally do kits so I don't know what
they usually run, but a design I liked was $75!  I couldn't believe it.

Melissa

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Karen » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I loved it too, until I saw the price also!!  Actually, they had
several things in this issue I want to get, except I hate to get kits.
I might go ahead anyway, for the less expensive ones,but no way for
that afghan.
Karen


Quote:

>I just got my Counted XS catalog from The Stitchery, and fell in
>love with the bird afghan on the cover....the price is $175.95 though!
>I'm going to call to see if that price is correct (seems really high
>to me) but in the meantime, does anyone know if the pattern is available
>in booklet format? It is very similar in style to the Afghan Safari I
>and II charts by Graphworks, Int. with songbirds in all the 20 squares.
>I checked Hoffmans with no luck, so I am turning to RCTN for help!
>I can get the plain afghan for around $60.00, and have all the DMC,
>so I really would prefer to get the booklet only, if it exists!

>TIA,

>Kathy Hoover  

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Matthew & Kathy Hoov » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> I loved it too, until I saw the price also!!  Actually, they had
> several things in this issue I want to get, except I hate to get kits.
> I might go ahead anyway, for the less expensive ones,but no way for
> that afghan.
> Karen

As a follow up...I did call to check the price, which was 'correct',
alas! I told them I was sorry I could not order it, it was too high
priced. I still can't figure out why, as the afghan fabric itself
is sold for $62 retail, and the chart and floss could NOT be over
$110 dollars! I just hope I can find the chart eventually.......

Kathy Hoover

Quote:


> >I just got my Counted XS catalog from The Stitchery, and fell in
> >love with the bird afghan on the cover....the price is $175.95 though!
> >I'm going to call to see if that price is correct (seems really high
> >to me) but in the meantime, does anyone know if the pattern is available
> >in booklet format? It is very similar in style to the Afghan Safari I
> >and II charts by Graphworks, Int. with songbirds in all the 20 squares.
> >I checked Hoffmans with no luck, so I am turning to RCTN for help!
> >I can get the plain afghan for around $60.00, and have all the DMC,
> >so I really would prefer to get the booklet only, if it exists!

> >TIA,

> >Kathy Hoover  

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Nan » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> As a follow up...I did call to check the price, which was 'correct',
> alas! I told them I was sorry I could not order it, it was too high
> priced. I still can't figure out why, as the afghan fabric itself
> is sold for $62 retail, and the chart and floss could NOT be over
> $110 dollars! I just hope I can find the chart eventually.......

<Tsk> Must be that pesky needle, then, driving up the price.
Darn, those needles are *so* expensive . . . .  :-)

Nan

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by LEPFA » Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>As a follow up...I did call to check the price, which was 'correct',
>alas! I told them I was sorry I could not order it, it was too high
>priced. I still can't figure out why, as the afghan fabric itself
>is sold for $62 retail, and the chart and floss could NOT be over
>$110 dollars! I just hope I can find the chart eventually.......

I think the truth of the matter is that they are taking advantage of us.  There
is no way that these kits are costing them as much as they are charging us and
with the sheer volume of people they have access to there really is no excuse
for it. Unfortunately, it is the American way of supply and demand and as long
as there are people who don't mind paying those outragious prices we will have
to suffer for it.  I wonder if the designers are pleased with this way of
getting their creativity to an admiring stitching public.  Either way, you can
bet that the designers are not seeing one cent more than normal do to price
gouging.

JMHO,

Lori

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by hgreint.. » Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I got my copy of the catalog today and was thrilled to see the Bryan
Moon kit of the James/Younger Gang right before the raid on the
Northfield, Minn. bank.  I had a print of this which fell off the
wall months ago and got damaged.  I didn't know they converted Bryan
Moon's art into xstitch but I'm so glad.  Does anyone else like his
art?  I particularly like his portrait of Bonnie & Clyde with Clyde,
a bulldog, and Bonnie portrayed as a calico cat with a beret on the
side of her head.  Really funny.

Anne/ NC

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Robertmo » Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:00:00


A lot of the kits in this catalogue are/will be available as leaflets.  I've
brought my catalogue to my LNS and was able to have some of the leaflets
ordered for me, so it is possible.  You just have to do a little more work.

Lynda M

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by We3Ree » Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
(LEPFAN1) writes:
>I think the truth of the matter is that they are taking advantage of us.
>There
>is no way that these kits are costing them as much as they are charging us
>and
>with the sheer volume of people they have access to there really is no excuse
>for it. Unfortunately, it is the American way of supply and demand and as
>long
>as there are people who don't mind paying those outragious prices we will
>have
>to suffer for it.

Maybe it's so expensive because it's already stitched?  then it would be cheap!
and just a sideline, pricing due to supply/demand is not just an "American"
way. If that was the case we wouldn't be paying $1.33 for gasoline  :-)
Buttons
 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by The Ginger Tab » Mon, 22 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Maybe it's so expensive because it's already stitched?  then it would be cheap!
>and just a sideline, pricing due to supply/demand is not just an "American"
>way. If that was the case we wouldn't be paying $1.33 for gasoline  :-)
>Buttons

Hi Buttons,

No, definitely not just the American way.  In England, we pay tons
more for our crafts.  Basically I can expect to pay about a third
extra for everything if not more.  Oh, and gasoline is about $6.00 a
gallon!  Quite a shock for a Texas gal. :)

Kat
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The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by LEPFA » Mon, 22 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>>and just a sideline, pricing due to supply/demand is not just an "American"
>>way.

Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone, but I never claimed to be wordly..just
American!

Lori...I'll just be quiet now!

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Nan » Mon, 22 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone, but I never claimed to be wordly..just
> American!

> Lori...I'll just be quiet now!

There, there, Lori. No need to be quiet. Just remember that we're not
just Americans or New Zealanders or Afghanis or whatever--we're Terrans,
all on the same little ball of rock. Gee, I hope when the aliens get
here they turn out to be stitchers!  :-)

Nan

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by stitch_m » Mon, 22 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I have to admit that when I first became serious about XS a friend
introduced me to the Stitchery magazine and that is where most of my first
pieces came from.  I do not have a local LNS except for Wal Mart so this
magazine helped.  Then I realized that there were catalogs available where I
could mailorder.  I found out about those through XS magazines that I picked
up at the grocery store.  So for the newcomer these catalogs are a good
thing (except for the price).  With time they will become familiar on how to
purchase supplies without a kit price attached.



Quote:
>(LEPFAN1) writes:

>>I think the truth of the matter is that they are taking advantage of us.
>>There
>>is no way that these kits are costing them as much as they are charging us
>>and

 
 
 

The Stitchery Counted XS catalog for Summer 98-cover afghan

Post by Matthew & Kathy Hoov » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> A lot of the kits in this catalogue are/will be available as leaflets.  I've
> brought my catalogue to my LNS and was able to have some of the leaflets
> ordered for me, so it is possible.  You just have to do a little more work.

> Lynda M

Tried that route already, with no luck on the songbird afghan....
so far!  I will check again after the C***te show...it may be
too new yet, but I will keep 'working' at it!

Kathy