Saturday, March 24, 2007

A Trip to an LNS Today!

Keeping with my Saturday rotation, I worked for a bit tonight on And A Forest Grew. About half way through stitching the tree just under the three blue birds to the far right of the sampler, I happened to glance at the cover and thought, "hmmm...." I know I used the correct colors following the symbols, but on the cover they are reversed. It is not like one would really notice that, but I somehow did. Looks good either way, and I figure since I did it as charted, there was no reason to change it. Anyhow, I am on to Section 7 now... which will be bring me to the right edge soon... almost half done now!
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

22 comments:

Von said...

Great to see all your stitching updates, Carol. Everything is coming along so beautifully! :)

Congrats on your stash enhancement!

Juls said...

Great stash! You deserve it! I love Theresa's FOTM club..I get PTPlus fabrics! I am loving your Dawn (I think that's her name) as well...may have to add her to my stash!

Isabelle said...

Great stash, Carol! Looks like your fabric sales paid off, eh?

KarenV said...

I can't wait until I get my next FOTM - it's on the way, so hopefully this week :)

Thanks for the heads up about AAFG - I'll keep an eye out for that mistake.

Tannia said...

You're getting quite stashed up lately aren't you - much like my good self :) No problem on earth that can't be fixed by a trip to a LNS :)

AAFG is a lovely design...i'm still tempted, but not quite enough yet :)

Karen's Blog said...

What a lovely variety Carol. I love the new Sampler House design. I am so glad you had a fun day shopping!!

Barbara said...

Wow, that's a great stash haul, Carol! i'm so happy for you! :)

Arthemise said...

Congrats on the stash acquisition. Nice haul!

stitcherw said...

Forest is beautiful, and each time you post it is fun to seen the new little motifs that have been added.

Nice stash, Kitty Kitty is my favorite. The yellow fabric is lovely too, that will make a fun spring project. I've never stitched on yellow before, but have been considering getting some, as keep eyeing Easter Ave. that Lizzy is doing, which is on yellow.
Sue

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great progress on your forest. I just love all those tress. Looks like you got some great stash, too!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on your stash!

Red said...

Yep...Brenda Keys Sampler Houses reminds me of HOHRH..very nice over 2 on 40ct with those colors.
I love Shakespear's Peddler...what a neat shop and very nice owner too.

BeckySC said...

AAFG is looking great !

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh I just love your new stash Carol!! Isn't it fun to go to the LNS and see new things! I have found Strawberry Fields by the Victoria Sampler that I just couldn't resist, but it has been ordered. Kitty Kitty looks like it was designed with you in mind!! I got some things at my LNS yesterday too. Congrats on your new stash! :) Debby

Karoline said...

Nice stash Carol, all your wips are looking lovely. Great progress

Hazel said...

Beautiful stash - all my favourite designers!! The fabbie looks yummy. I can't waitto start getting my hands on something other than zweigart!!
xx

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, just catching up with all your recent posts - as always, great stitching updates. Enjoy your new stash & the FOTM sounds like a great idea. (umm, thats food for though for when my Monthly bits thread club finishes in the next few months, lol).

Gill said...

Lovely stash Carol! LNS visits are always a treat, aren't they - especially when you don't get to one too often. :)

Jenna said...

How nice of Mike to take you to an LNS! I'm glad that you indulged a little bit. You work through so much stash so quickly that I think you deserve some new charts. :)

Katrina said...

I am dying to start AFG, every time I see yours I want to stitch it. I have promised myself as soon as I finish one of my BAPs I currently have going I will start it.

Lelia said...

Oh, Kitty Kitty is too darn CUTE! Good choice : ) errr, good choices. Love your new stash

Forest continues to grow -- wonderful progress

Michelle said...

AAFG is looking so fantastic! It is just a beautiful piece. I'm so glad you got to have a little stash enhancement...it helps to treat yourself when you've had to be on a tight budget with all the kitty bills. You got some great charts - I love those sampler houses, and was sorely tempted to get them myself! Your husband is a sweetie for treating you!