I got a rare treat today! Mike decided to take me to an LNS! He drove me down to The World in Stitches in Littleton, Massachusetts earlier today... and I got some stash! It was fun to visit the shop again. Randi, the owner, always seems to have a trunk show at any given time. Right now, it is La-D-Da. All of the framed models were so delicate and beautiful! I scooped up Kitty, Kitty from the trunk show (it's been on my wish list for a while now). And, there is a really nice new (I think it is new) Brenda Keyes sampler called Sampler Houses that was a must have! The model is stitched over one using half stitches on 18 ct floba. I am not going to use that. I used floba many years ago, and hated it. I will likely stitch this over two on 40 ct. It will look good hanging with HOHRH and VOHRH some day! I also grabbed Drawn Thread's Red Lace Sewing Case (I have wanted this forever!!) and Blackbird Designs' My Valentine as well. This is a modest shopping spree compared to what I see in blogs these days, but I am still very over the moon with my new stash!
I also recently decided to sign up for the FOTM with Shakespeare's Peddler. I have very few indulgences right now, but decided this one was worth it, as the prices are perfect. In the photo you can see my first installment as it arrived today - Lakeside Linens 40 ct Vintage Magnolia... a buttery yellow. It is far more yellow than I expected it to be.... but still gorgeous! It is almost April and I can't wait to see what fabric we will be getting (Theresa lets you know ahead of time, which is really great).
Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and And A Forest Grew