Yesterday, I got an email from both Paypal and the company I ordered from. Paypal informed me my money had been refunded, and I received the following email from Stitch1Knit1:
Thank you for your recent order.
We regret that the item you ordered is out of stock and is no longer
available from our supplier. We have issued a full refund to your
Pleasae accept our apologies for any dissapointment caused.
While it would have been really nice to know this six weeks ago, at least I got my money back, and was able to order the kit from SewExciting. (I hope this is a better experience). What sucks is that between the conversion rate and the higher shipping cost at SewExciting, the kit has gone from costing me $19 to $26. Oh well. Not much I can do. At least they refunded my payment. Too bad I had to go through Paypal to get it done.
And a very special thanks to Sally, who offered to call Stitch1Knit1 for me.