Sunday, 23 January 2011

I have a confession

Dear Fellow Stitchers
It has been two weeks since my last confession and I have been shopping. I was ill with that stupid cough most of the time I was home for Christmas and so mall shopping was not an option. But, oh, my fingers did their work via the internet. And so I am the proud owner of some new stash - check these out.

First up, I saw this Christmas pattern  - on Anne's blog and had to have it! and I needed a new Mirabilia fairy while I was at it. I can't order just one pattern now can I.

                                                          Prairie Moon - Merry Xmas 
                                                        Mirabilia - The Woodland Fairie

And of course, Merry Xmas needed some fabric and so I was off to Picture This Plus to order this delicious fabric - 32 count Lugana - "Haunted". This was my first time ordering from their website. The fabric is fantastic and their service was very quick.

Then, I received an email that Silkweaver had a sale on their grab bags. Well, I couldn't order just one and besides Beatrice might like some of these for her stash. Look at all these wonderful colors.

Next up I had an email at Christmas  from our Not So Secret Santa - Judy M. Judy is a personal friend of mine and such a wonderful person. She often encourages me when I think about not blogging. She always makes me feel that I have something to contribute and I so appreciate it and her. She gifted me with a certificate to Mary Kathyrn's shop and so I purchased these!

                                                          Country House Needleworks
                                                                  Snowflake Serenade
                                                                      English Garden
                                                                     The Nutcracker

                                                                Long Dog Samplers
                                                                       The Token

Mary Kathryn kindly included the 2 Prairie Schooler designs.

In my mailbox the other day came the most special gift from my BFF Beatrice. She made me a project bag.

Isn't it wonderful. But the best part, was the card inside that said "Because I miss you". Well, Beatrice I miss you a great deal too. I will be seeing you soon here in AZ. I can hardly wait.

And I've been stitching. I did a little work on Long Dog's Bagatelle. It is easy to stitch with just one color. I love how it is coming out and the fabric is a delight to work on.

I am determined to finish up this stocking before the end of March and so here is my latest progress. I finished the first two pages and backstitched it. I love how his face just came alive as I added those stitches. You will probably be seeing lots of this one as I work to get it completed. I hope you don't mind.

Well, that's it for this post folks. Thanks for stopping by and being patient with me when I go off the radar sometimes. It is not that I am not stitching or checking out your blogs, I'm just crazy busy and loving life in general.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and keep those beautiful stitches crossed.


Cole said...

Great update! Love the stash you've acquired... I think I need to add Merry Xmas to my purchase list to! Thanks for enabling :) LOL

Hazel said...

What an update! Lots of lovely stash and projects. x

Rachel S said...

You got some great goodies! I love the fabric you got from PTP. I love their fabric!

staci said...

Tis the season to be I absolve you from your sins :)

Now I must confess I'm envious of your new fabrics, they're gorgoeus!

Beth said...

Congratulations on a really great stash marathon! Those fabrics are incredible. Your stitching is beautiful as well.

Terri said...

My daughter loves the Pairie Moon Design I am going to have to get that one now lol

Andie said...

Oh yay! More stash! :D Don't you just love stash shopping?!!

Linen Stitcher said...

Oh, don't ever give up blogging, Kathy. We'd miss you too much! Loved seeing that you've been busy stitching in the meantime. Enjoy your new stash!

RuthB said...

Oh Kathy, you are such a good stasher.... I'd vote you for a specfial award in the stashing olympics. :)

You keep loving life--- and have yourself a beautiful week too.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Awwww... you blog/say the sweetest
things!! I love reading your blog
and learning all about your latest
adventures in traveling, your
awesome stitching projects and your
delightful family. Your stitching
inspires me and your friendship is
very dear to me.

And what eye popping stash enhance-
ment you've been engaged in. I've
heard of "starve a cold and feed a
fever" but this is a first time
for "and build your stash up" to
help cure a nasty flue bug.

Those spooky Prairie Moon designs
are so funny and very clever.
I've had my eye on them too
although I've never seen Merry
Xmas before now. And the
new Mirabilia fairy is lovely.

Look at all those incredible,
colorful fabrics! What a great
way to build up your fabric
collection plus get to see how
some of these hand dyed pieces
look in person.

You also got some great stuff
from Mary Kathryn including a
nutcracker design!! Surprise,
surprise. Enjoy!!

What a lovely surprise from
Beatrice. That project bag is
fabulous and will no doubt be
put to good use. Love the
bright and cheery fabric that
she used for it.

Bagatelle is looking great so
far and I'm glad to hear that
the fabric it's being stitched
on is so nice to use. That's
a big project so the fabric
has to be easy and enjoyable to
work on or it'll spoil the fun
of the stitch.

It's -18 Celsius outside and
that's without the wind chill
added on for fun! Don't you
wish that you were here??


Blu said...

What a lovely lot of stash! Your fabric pile looks yummy.

Cheryl said...

Im glad you are loving life, what a lovely thing to read :-)
I havent bought any stash for aages. But im tempted. I absolutely love that CCN snowflakes one....maybe i'll get in soon and we could SAL :-)

Katrina said...

Great stash, pretty gifts and love the stitching!

Erin said...

Good to see a post from you, Kathy! I love the Prairie Moon pattern, and those are some GORGEOUS fabrics. (I too have caved to stash cravings recently, and picked up some fabrics from Karen V's destashing project...)
Enjoy AZ, it is frigid up here in the north!!!

Patty C. said...

I am so glad you have enjoyed so many blessings - Congrats !!!

Andrea said...

Aaahh lovely stash! A wonderful array of charts and fabric...yummy.

dragonxser said...

oh you wicked enabler you!! I love that prairie moon chart! Off to track it down.
Glad to hear you spent your sick time constructively :)

Ranae said...

Oh! Wowza! Wowza! looks at all that glorious stash, lol
Are you gonna use the silks for the Prairie moon design??
I need to find a conversion for the couple of ones I have to stitch.

Michele said...

Hey GF, love all your new stash! Looks like you're going to have a fun year of stitching :) I'm drooling over all the fabrics! fun fun fun :)

Judy S. said...

Love that fairy! You've got yourself quite a bit of stitching lined up. How long are you staying in AZ? LOL

Carol said...

Oh, that fabric looks delightful, Kathy! I'll have to check out their website. And what fun new charts--the internet makes stash shopping a bit too easy doesn't it?

Lynn said...

Wow, you've got some great stash there Kathy!! Excellent choices!
Somehow I missed out on the grab bag sale. I get their emails but I probably deleted it in error. Dani showed me the result of her grab bags last week. She also showed me the lovely project bag she received from Beatrice. Aren't they great?!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, lot's of stash and lot's of stitching, I'm drooling.

sandra said...

Well, that's stash building!
Loved to see your stitching progress!

Suzanne said...

Now that's some nice stash! I love the fabric colours, you have a great selection there.

Nice work with your stitching!

marylin said...

oh very lovely
have a good day

Mary said...

Great new stash! And, enjoyed seeing your stitching progress.

Glad you're feeling better!

Elaine said...

Lovely stitches and great new stash.
Thanks for coming by my blog.
Happy Stitching!

Heidi said...

Wow did go stash shopping! Love it all.

I happened upon that PM chart on 123Stitch last week when searching for something else and it came up. I showed it to my mother because my SIL is stitching pirate skeletons for their house and thought she would love it. It even has a skeleton dog and they have one too. Now my mother wants me to make it for her but I did not order it.

I am so trying not to order charts this year but did bid on some on eBay. Only the opening bid though as if they go higher I do not need I so want to get many things used from stash again this year as well as finish some UFOs.

Are you in Arizona now? I must have missed that you went there. No wonder Beatrice misses you. The project bag she made you is fabulous. I need to see if I can find a pattern for making some of these.

Hugs from Holland ~

Siobhan said...

Ahhhh, what a great update! I haven't been stash shopping in awhile, so it was nice to live vicariously through you. Nice new stash!! Love the progress on your WIPs, too.

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ awesome stash, Kathy! No worries, you blog when you feel like it and we do the same!

Margaret said...

What a fabulous update. Looooove all your wonderful new stash. The project bag your BFF made is so lovely.

My goodness - you really have been working hard on your stitching projects. Great progress on both the Long Dog and stocking.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

love, Margaret

Meari said...

Awesome stash, and what a nice gift from your BFF.

Your stitching is coming right along. Lookin good.

Solstitches said...

Oooh, what lovely new stash!
You've made a good start on the Long Dog piece and what a pretty project bag your friend made for you.


Shelleen said...

awesome stash and I love the Prairie Moon pattern.

Sonda in OR said...

Lovely, lovely stash, especially the fabric! Hope your cough is gone or at least much, much better!

Ziggyeor said...

Wow that's an update! I'm totally jealous of your new stash! I've wanted the Prairie Moon Design but haven't had the funds. Plus all the Over Dyed thread!