Back in early May, when Darcy warned us all about the upcoming price increases, like everyone one else here on the forum I jumped fast and ordered several things, including two Large Shop Bags, one in UV for myself, and one in Wasabi for my son. [He loves green.] They were listed as backordered until early July—and yet I just used them both at the grocery! They arrived this morning, almost six weeks ahead of schedule. That's amazing–and it's the first laurel wreath I want to lay on the heads of the TB crew. Way to go!
I also ordered two Double Organizer Pouches, one in small and one in medium. I'd been reading about folks getting the DOPs in colors like Storm and French Blue, so even though I knew it was a long shot, I pleaded for Burnt Orange in the comments box. And although I didn't get Burnt Orange, I think I may be even happier about what I did receive. I got this lovely postcard, and a medium DOP in what I think is Cayenne. [Which happens to be one of my favorite TB colors from the past.]
This note, and the DOP in a color as close to my request as humanly possible, shows such consideration and thoughtfulness. And it didn't stop there. Whoever chose the color of the small DOP tried hard to stay in the same color family, sending one in what I think is Crimson. When I saw that, I got a little teary. Someone stood there in Seattle and really thought about what color to include, and tried so hard to imagine what I might want, even though they'd never met me. It means so much to me that a person would take the time to do that, and it's another example of how wonderful the crew at Tom Bihn are. Thank you so very much, whoever you are!
Meanwhile, here's the Burnt Orange swatch. My table lamp does have a fairly yellow-ish light, but my camera's auto white balance is pretty good about correcting for it, so the swatch looks accurate to me. And you bet I'll be checking the blog and website. I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping for a Burnt Orange Little Swift and a Burnt Orange Side Effect!
Again, thanks to the amazing people at TB.