Friday, August 21, 2009

Stash, glorious stash, I can't wait to show you! And my WIPs too!

A while ago I posted that I received gift vouchers from my dear american friend for my birthday, and posted the Vikki Clayton silks that I bought using the HDF gift voucher. The other gift voucher was for Needle in a Haystack, so here's the stash I bought-

 13th Colony Bay Part 1, 2 & 3
By The Bay Neddleart

Home of a Needle Worker (Too!) by Little House Needlworks,
Reward of Merit by Blackbird Designs
Yesterday-Today by The Sunflower Seed

 Sampler & Antique Needlework magazine
Kelmscott Designs Thread Rings

Remember Me Stitching Pocket by MIdsummer Night Designs
My Favorite Kitten Pinkeep by primitivebettys

JCS Ornament Preview Issues from 2007 & 2008
Thank you Jeannette, I had such fun shopping for these goodies!  Quite a bit there to keep me going for a loooong time. Ireally don't know which one to do  first, but the Kitten pinkeep is kinda calling to me.
I've also been supporting the economy by pitching in and doing a little shopping too. Here's some things I've bought recently-
Angel in my pocket by Midsummer Night Designs
For my friend by Sheepish Designs
Blooms for Annabelle by Bloom Creek
Objects of Desire by Moda fabric
Nigella by Amy Butler
Amy Butler Sophia Carry- all

Strips 'n Bits by Bloom Creek
Beach House by Blackbird Designs from Moda fabrics
And now for my WIPs. I have managed to knit  quite a bit of the dog's rug, so soon he'll have no reason to be jumping onto the lounge to sit on mine.  I have had to put my Mary Wigham aside as I have two project due soon, plus I haven't even started my Christmas stitching - yikes!
SALexandre for Alison's birthday in November
And my friend who is getting married at the end of October chose LHN Always and Forever as one of her favourites. I purchased the silks that the model was stitched with but they are way darker than I expected so I chose some Vikki Clayton  HDF from my stash instead. I also purchaesd some 30ct Weeks Dye Works, but the weave is too open for my liking for this project so I substituted with some 28ct cream evenweave. I'm modifying the design to include their names at the top.
Well, it's good to be back online, after a gazillion updates when we got back online - yes, Acer did a factory restore- so there went all the programmes loaded, updates downloaded and settings changed. Still, Steve saved my pics, docs and pdfs, so he was able to transfer them from an external hard drive, and somehow he managed to save all my website favourites, but lost his...quietly snickering as its usually my stuff that disappears

And Blogger, you are driving me crazy! I can only load pics using   First my followers disappear and then reappear. Now this.  I wonder what wordpress is like...

Happy Stitching!


Karen said...

I love the 13th Colony...can't wait to put these on my To Do List. Are you going to stitch them individually or as one piece?

Love to Stitch said...

What a haul you got in the mail!! Outstanding new stash, thanks for sharing. It is always fun to see what others get for their stash enhancement. Glad you are back online, and great progress on your projects. Love the blue Belle Soie you are using for the LHN!

Silverlotus said...

That is an amazing haul, Pauline. And I see a few designs in there that are on my wishlist too, like House of a Needlework (Too).

SALexander looks super. I keep meaning to start that one, but other things get in the way. Maybe after all my Christmas stitching is done. :)

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow girl!! LOVE your new stash! Beautiful picks! and pretty progress on your wip!!

Jennifer said...

Just found your blog! Love your stash here. Wow! you have alot of stash. I also have the Home of a Needleworker and its in my to do pile of WIPS. Don't you just love LHN?