I’ve been a subscriber to Threads for nearly 10 years. Generally my copies of Threads arrive around the same date that the issue is scheduled to be on newsstands in the US, about a week after US subscribers get their copies.
This has been the pattern for all of the time I have been subscribing except for about three issues in 2006, and the last two copies (I received issue 152 quite late – some time in early December, and i am yet to receive issue 153).
I sincerely hope that Taunton has not been experimenting with altertative postage arrangements, as they did in 2006, which resulted in subscription copies arriving weeks after the issues appeared in newsstands in Australia.
I contacted customer service when my copy of 152 appeared to have not arrived, and they sent me a replacement (which arrived a week later by airmail, to be followed two weeks later by my standard subscription copy!)
II am reluctant to contact customer service again if the only outcome is to receive two copies (although friends in the Sewing Guild are quite happy to share the extra copy!)
What I acutally want is for Taunton to get their act together and make sure that normal service is resumed!