Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stash and starts ...

Hope everyone is having a great week! Mine has been fairly uneventful, which is nice for a change! lol .. we are surviving the kitchen mess and have confirmation dates for the installation of the countertops (4/22) and the refacing (4/23) .. I'm sooo excited, and a bit nervous about how it's all going to look. Chris and Monica (DS and DSIL) invited us over for dinner last night. Chris cooked Swedish meatballs with noodles and I brought a salad. It was very yummy .. he's actually a pretty good cook! lol .. and it was nice to visit with them.

I've been very very very bad in the stash buying department .. you'd think I actually had money to burn! lol .. but of course I couldn't resist a sale :) Down Sunshine Lane (Amy) had her 5 year anniversary last week .. here's a few things I got ...

I was thinking these houses would be cute stitched all together or would be fun to stitch for someone in the Fair and Square exchanges.

I'm becoming as addicted to Little House Needleworks' designs as a lot of you are! I love the fob :)

I was bored during lunch the other day and was surfing ebay. I found a lot of really fun pins for pinkeeps, yep I order a few .. especially when I saw these nifty tins .. and look, one tin has pearly finishes on the pins, but the other one has a matte finish .. I'm thinking they will give a real different look to a pinkeep.

Now for the starts ... being Spring, well at least that's what the calendar is telling us! omgosh we are supposed to get in the high 20's this weekend! lol .. anyway, I've been itching to start Earth Laughs by MDesign for a while now .. I just love the colors and the fabric for this one! Can't wait to start it this weekend :)

I'm going to start this one too this weekend, or tonight! lol .. This is from a retreat I took 2 years ago. The designer is Bent Creek (two sisters). They recently published this design for the public, so I figured it was time I get mine stitched! I'm participating in a SAL in the Bent Creek/Trilogy/Heart in Hand Yahoo group and thought this would be perfect. Look, I'm using a couple of the floss holder I purchased from Monique .. aren't they cute :)

Thanks everyone for their support and comments about my female issues. I have my hystocopy scheduled for next Tuesday .. oh goodie! lol

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

I'm grateful for my adult kids ... they are my joy :)


Kim B said...

I love your new stash AND your new starts! Low 20s?! That just isn't right!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Hey Michele! You must have a kink in your arm or pointer finger from swiping the credit card or pushing the "pay" button in paypal...I find that motrin works well for my kinks of this nature....until the credit card bill comes in and the kink becomes a bite in the southern part of my anatomy from my DH chewing my you know what! LOL!
It all looks good and I can't wait to see some of these started up!

TinaTx said...

Hey Michelle - would you mind sharing where you found those cute 'tins o' pins'.
Nice job with the rest of the stash too!

Karen said...

Hey girl! love the new stash, you are getting to be as bad as me or is it worse? LOL I did find the mesh bags at B&N today but i had already checked out, will have to go back another time (they had a pretty green one). Love the pins never thought about ebay for them. hmmmmmm...... hugs

Unknown said...

Great stashing, and it's not like you've gone OTT, or have any other vices, is it?

I always justify my buying by saying a chart is less than the cost of a cinema ticket - and which chart can you finish in 100 minutes?

mainely stitching said...

I just LOVE the idea of going over for dinner to one of my kid's houses when they're adults! :)

Your stash and starts and stitching stuff are GREAT!!!

Wendy said...

Hey great new stash! I confess to being a new addict to LHN designs. The more I see them, the more I want them! Have fun with your new starts :-D

Sally said...

Lovely new stash Michele. I have been trying to be good but also had to have that LHN Needlebook and Fob and I've been browsing the online needlework show. Picked out two charts and have emailed the ONS I use in the UK to see if she can get them for me:)

I can't wait to see your soon to be new starts:)

Good luck for Tuesday. I'll be thinking of you while I'm having my filling at the dentist. Yuck!

staci said...

Love your new stash!!! Especially the pins~~who's the seller???

stitcherw said...

Fun stash, the pins will look wonderful, and your new one Earth Laughs is such a fun design. I love the colors in it. I hadn't seen this one before, but it's tempting me now. It is one of those patterns that makes you smile to look at it. I like your Bent Creek one as well. I have both Kitty Cat Row and Puppy Dog Row in my stash to do.