First... tonight's installment of the saga of Medieval Town Mandala :-)
I had the day off today, and Mike suggested that we do something that I felt like doing. Well, being a stitcher, this was not a terribly difficult challenge for me! We drove up to ABC Stitch Therapy in Grantham, New Hampshire - I had never been there before, despite living in NH.... it is about an hour north of my house, in the mountainous ski area of NH near the Vermont border. The ride was really nice, despite the cloudy weather and intermittent light mist of rain. The shop was wonderful! Although they primarily do their business over the internet, they have tons of stock and customers are welcome to come on in! The only drawback was that they have no prices on anything, so I had to keep asking for price checks! But... I was able to get the Anchor kit for Waiting for Neptune for 50% off!!! I never thought I could get that kit for only $26!! It does need a good piece of hand dyed linen for it.... so, this was the right place to be! I don't think I got the linen for the kit, but I did spend a good hour or so fondling and drooling over their huge stock of Silkweaver, Sugar Maple Fabrics and Kiwi Illusions fabrics in stock! What a treat to see all of these goodies in real life!!! I limited myself to only two fat quarters of 32 ct opalescent lugana - and barely even broke the surface of their huge collection in the process! I got Silkweaver's Dew Drop and Sugar Maple Fabrics' Reflected Majesty Opal. I can't wait until I can go back again!! This was the most xs shopping related fun I have had in the longest time!!
It was a busy week for stash overall, so here goes.... today I received this gorgeous fat half of Silkweaver's new release, Startquest Cashel! Gorgeous! I am considering this for Mirabilia's Stargazer (had to buy the fat half, as it was on discount as a special for FOTM members). I also got in the fat eighth of Silkweaver's 36 ct Golden Harvest from ebay (aka KarenV - turned out to be the seller - LOL), plus a fat eighth of 36 ct Heritage I ordered on my own... these will be for some of the new Blackbird Designs.... plus a fat eighth of light grey limited run Lakeside Linens (32 ct) from the recent Odds & Ends page at Silkweaver... and I got in a whole bunch of various threads from ebay, plus the Hand-Dyed Fibers (Vikki Clayton) silk conversion set for Goode Huswife's 1798 Quaker Sampler (I am going to be sooooo busy now!!)
But, the week didn't end quite there.... I got more... I got in Barrick Samplers' Beneath the Waters, Forget Me Knot in Stitches' Strawberry Moon Sampler and Blackbird Designs' Evergreen from ebay.... and my dear pal, Karen, RAK'd me with a fat quarter of SMF's Heavenly Sky belfast too! Oh gosh Karen, you are too generous and kind!
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala