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ThreadKoe | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

Ok, I did not want to be the one to bring up the newest Issue before it arrived before anyone else got it…..however……

I got mine in the mail before it hit the newsstands!   Thank you Threads!  I have been complaining about this forever!  I hope that this problem with your delivery system is a permanent fix, as I thoroughly enjoyed not having to look anxiously for my issue to arrive as everyone else was discussing it.   Thank you!   Cathy

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  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    Mine came super-quick, too!  I was surprised when it arrived, as I thought, 'Already?'  Usually we Canadians have to wait for weeks after the Americans receive theirs, so this was a very pleasant surprise.  I hadn't even seen it in the store yet.

    Gloria

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      JunkQueen | | #2

      They must have sent yours out first. I'm in the good ole U S of A and don't have mine yet. Maybe next week. Can hardly wait to see what y'all are talking about.

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        ThreadKoe | | #4

        Sorrry darling!  I held off as long as I could.  I was just so excited to get it before expected!  We usually are the impatient ones who have to wait, tee hee.  I guess this time it is your turn.  Cathy

      2. Josefly | | #5

        I got mine, I think, before election day. I sometimes wonder if they rotate shipping dates to the different regions. A couple of months ago, I think I was among the last to receive mine. I don't know how magazines are shipped and distributed. Are they all printed and mailed from one spot? Is the postal service allowed to deliver them on a non-priority basis? I've wondered if my delivery person is enjoying my mag for a week or so before passing it on to me.

        1. miatamomma | | #6

          I don't know how the Threads magazine is mailed but I have subscribed for years and I always receive it at the end of each even-numbered month.  I also have other magazines that are due at the same time and they are always on time.  This is in an urban area in central Indiana.  Maybe we are just fortunate with our mail service.

          Sue

      3. Gloriasews | | #7

        That's amazing that you didn't get yours first.  You ALWAYS get yours first!  O well, I feel so special now :)   Anyway, I don't think this month's issue is as good as last month's, but that can't all be great, as they have to appeal to everyone.  It was a pleasant surprise receiving it, anyway, &, as usual, many things to learn.  You'll just have to be patient :)

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      ThreadKoe | | #3

      You too!  I guess they got tired of us witching about it!  Yay!  The issue just appeared on the newsstand this week.  A happy subscriber continues to subsribe.  Cathy

      1. Gloriasews | | #8

        Yes!!!  Aren't we just so special this month?  Now we'll have to see who's first next month :)

        Gloria

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          ThreadKoe | | #9

          Tee hee, I guess I need to get a life if this is what gets me all excited hunh?  I waited so long to get the last issue, and Bang, the next one is in my mailbox already?????  I was truly surprised.  It was like getting them both at the same time almost.  I had just really finished digesting the one when the next came.  And I did not even expect it yet.  Cathy

          1. jane4878 | | #10

            I was feeling the same way. In the past I've even broken down and bought one off the rack because I thought mine would never show up.
            Jane

    3. starzoe | | #11

      I was also surprised to get my copy "super-quick", however, after reading it I wouldn't have minded waiting for this copy - not one of the best but it's a keeper, like all of them.

      1. Gloriasews | | #12

        Maybe Threads decided to make us Canadians happy this month so we'd quit complaining :).  Maybe next month, the Aussies will get theirs early!

        Gloria

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          JunkQueen | | #13

          I've not gotten my issue of the latest Threads yet. I'm thinking the mail room staff at Taunton has taken the Texas brag "Texas is a whole other country" literally. Ya think? I did call Customer Service. Got the canned response from the Csr Svc rep -- it's in the mail..... One can only hope.

          1. Gloriasews | | #14

            I'm really surprised that you haven't received yours yet.  You usually receive yours 2-3 weeks before we do.  Yours should be along any day, then.  I guess we Canadians are special this month!  :).  Oh, BTW, did you have soft or hard lens implants?

            Gloria

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            JunkQueen | | #15

            Gloria, I never thought to ask. I think they are soft, but I'm not sure. I do know that I got the standard ones where you see only at a distance. My DH got the expensive ones where you can see at all distances. I may regret my decision, but my astigmatism is so pronounced it was going to be very tricky regardless of the implants. This just seemed easier. The right eye has cleared tremendously with the absence of the drops I was allergic to. I go back this coming week for a followup. She may tweak the eye a bit to try to correct the astigmatism or we may just do glasses. I've found it is a real hassle keeping up with glasses one doesn't wear all the time. I used to never lose my glasses because they were either on my face or the bedside table as I slept. Before my feet hit the floor in the mornings, I put my glasses on.

          3. Gloriasews | | #16

            Thanks for the info.  From what I hear here, the soft lenses heal faster & don't need stitches; the hard lenses do.  Also, here, the soft lenses are more expensive, so they have to be paid over & above the medical plan.  It'll be interesting to find out what will happen to me.  I definitely won't want to keep putting on & taking off glasses, for sure.  As well, I won't have the work done until spring, as the waiting list is longish.  Would your tweaking be done by laser in the office or do you have to go back for surgery?

            Gloria

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            JunkQueen | | #17

            The tweaking would just be a laser procedure in the office. It's often done after this type surgery. Or at least it is not uncommon. Had other unforseen and unrelated problems not happened with my DH, he would not have to wear glasses at all since he has bifocal implants. They have come out with even better lenses than he has now that allow one not to wear glasses. They are a bit pricey. Close to $2500 per eye (here locally) over and above what insurance will pay. Another thing that can be done is monovision. When I wore contacts, I saw at a distance with my right eye and up close with my left. Some people can't do that, but my brain, being a simple piece of equipment, had no problem with the concept. When I took my contacts out, I wore bifocals. More recently I wore the multifocal progressive eyeglasses. Anyhow back to monovision..... you can have a lens implanted to see up close in one eye and at a distance in the other which is the same price as just having distance vision or close vision. I didn't do it because it now takes a very strong distance lens and a very strong close lens and my brain was having a bit of a hard time with it at the very end of my contact days. I am not one bit sorry I had this done. I may end up having to wear glasses all the time, but I can do that. Seeing is the thing. One of my dearest friends from high school just yesterday got a treble hook (3-hook fishing hook) in his face lower eye lid and so close to his eye that is lacerated the sclera. I was talking to him on the phone when it happened. He won't lose his vision, but he was a hair's breadth away from it.

          5. Gloriasews | | #18

            Thanks so much for all that info - you explain everything very well, & I appreciate all that I have learned from you.  Now I'll have to find out how the procedure will be done here.  I'm glad that your eye is now improving.  Take care.

            Gloria

          6. Skye | | #22

            Hope you done mind me piping in here but I had my lens replaced this year After 30 years of wearing contact lens for short sight but my cataracts just were plain deteriorating.. I got the multifocal ones - dont regret having it done. Though I have to say it was very scary thinking about someone fooling with my eyes. my vision is great and colours - I didn't know how dull my world had become.
            I have a slight astigmatism but can read without glasses so I haven't bothered to get the laser done.
            I did have to pay extra for the replacement lens as my insurance only covered the no frills ones
            Skye in NZ

          7. Gloriasews | | #23

            I don't mind you piping in at all - I am interested in hearing about other people's experiences with cataracts.  Our insurance only pays the basic, too, unfortunately.  On this thread is the first time I've heard of anyone getting bifocal or trifocal lens implants, so I'll have to check into that & see how much more it is.  It would seem strange not wearing glasses, though, as I've worn glasses for 48 years, but then, I could get better sunglasses.  As it is, I can still read without glasses, but I need stronger light all the time - it's the distance that I'm really having problems with, so I haven't dared to drive for the past few months.  Everything is blurry and foggy, on occasion, but the fogginess comes & goes a bit - odd sensation.  I'm getting my eyes checked again on Tuesday, so will see how things are (I had them last checked in April), but they seem to have worsened a lot in the last few months.  Thanks so much for your comments, Skye.

            Gloria

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            ThreadKoe | | #24

            Gloria, one of the most important things for my FIL is his independence.  He was really scared that they would take his driver's license away.  It would be the worst thing for him, not that he goes very far, but he can come and go as he pleases.  Every bit of information helps.  I have found that everyone who has added info here to be another voice to help.  It has certainly helped us a lot.  I hope you find it helpful also.  I am going to add an update after his surgery.  He has opted for the more expensive laser surgery here in Canada.  He decided that based on the shorter recovery time and shorter wait time.  Luckily he can afford it.  Will keep you posted as well.  Cathy

          9. Gloriasews | | #25

            Please do keep me posted, Cathy.  Hopefully, your FIL will do fine.  I am really interested in everyone's experiences - whether health-wise or otherwise.  There's always something new to learn.  This forum is an education in itself - besides all the wonderful friends we've made here. 

            Gloria

          10. moira | | #26

            Nov 29th and I've just received my latest issue today. I've just flicked through it so far, but noticed in the article on white shirts that Kenneth King's shirt, modelled on a male, is buttoned right over left. Is the photo reversed or is this a mistake?

          11. MarieCurie | | #27

            I can't say anything about what side to button a shirt, but I would like to thank the editors for their perfect timing.  I recieved my issue the day before I cut out a pink panne velvet dress for my daughter.  The info on sewing velvet was exactly what I needed to make sure it turned out great.  It gave me the confidence that now I'm doing a black velvet dress for me for Christmas.  Vogue pattern 8020 view B has a very Audrey Hepburn look, I think.  With a white ribbon around the waist, just perfect for a holiday wine tasting party.

          12. Ocrafty1 | | #28

            Please post pix...I'm sure we'd all love to see the dress!

            Deb

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            ThreadKoe | | #19

            I am deeply grateful for all the info you have been passing on about this.  FIL went yesterday for the lens measurements.  On the way there, for the first time, he really admitted how he felt about having it done, and how worried he was.  I was able to tell him what had been discussed here.  He was surprised to find out I had been talking to people about it but was quite relieved and happy to hear what had been said.  Because I better understand what is going on, I could make him understand.  Now he is much better prepared and less afraid.  Bless you and thank you.  Cathy

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            JunkQueen | | #20

            I am pleased this has been useful. I've thought everyone would think I was obsessing over it, and I was afraid I was boring everyone to distraction! I hope his procedures go flawlessly and that he has wonderful results. God bless...

          15. SewFit | | #21

            I haven't received mine yet!   I moved the first of Oct. but I sent in a change of address in advance.  I keep wondering if it went to the previous address (same post office) and they are not forwarding.   Frustrating!!!

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