Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lots of Stash and some stitching

OK, so I went a little crazy with the stash this week. But it was really about three weeks of purchases that all caught up with me at my new place at once.

First this group of goodies from Stitching Bit and Bobs and the two missing magazines I found on eBay. It includes the final part of Margaret Cottam, All four parts of of Libertyville (because they were on sale), A Little love by L*K, plus her Flora McSample 2011 ornaments, and Tis Better from La-D-Da, which will be my next fun little one to start. It is just to cute.

And... then there was this bunch that I got from Silver Needle.

The DVD is to help me with a couple of kits I have from Teresa Layman. I have had her class but needed a refresher course to get me going again. Boughs of Holly is a Christmas wantabe but we'll see. The travel guide for my road trips from here to various retreats. Then you may see something familiar, another Flora McSample 2011 ornaments pattern. Yes, I bought it twice, so if any of you would like it just shoot me an email and I will pass it on. You know you like it when you buy it twice.

OK, now for the stitching progress. I warn you thinks were crazy at work this week so very little stitching was done between Monday and Friday.
First up is First Bass,
the picture is from Friday nights progress so I have a little more in this already, maybe a finish by next weekend.

The other project is Old Crow which I had a little trouble with because I was missing one thread color. Yes it is just DMC but I looked everywhere and didn't have 3787. So off to Hobby Lobby I went, but the bin for that color was empty.
But how do you leave Hoppy Lobby without anything, so I hit the clearance shelf, which means more stash, no projects in mind, just possible finishing things. For $5 I consider it a bargain.

The tassels are brown and cream and that fabric just jumped out at me, I may have to find a St Patties day project to use it on.

After all that running around and a second Hobby Lobby I found the 3787 and the Old Crow continued some. (..and two baskets came home with me from the second store too).

That's all for today. I haven't stitched any this week on the Victorian Skaters so I will try to squeeze that in this evening. First I have to go find a new desk chair, as my other one died in the move and this chair I am using just doesn't work. I want one that will double as a stitching chair, of course.

I tried to catch up on most of the blog reading and posting before I started this post but if I missed you then, congrats on the finish, good progress, feel better or nice to hear from you, whichever applies. I'll catch you next time.

CJ in OK ;-)


Nicola said...

A girl can never ever have too much stash LOL.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow! You got a lot of great stuff! I have to go in search of Margaret Cottam. I think I was in a coma when that came out and wasn't blogging much. Love all your goodies and welcome to the blog world! So happy to meet you!

Suzanne said...

Nice stash collection you have there. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wonderful new stash!!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

CJ you won the Birds of a Feather chart and leftover threads. If you're still interested please send me your mailing address.

Laurie in Iowa - Corgi Cottage