Monday, February 12, 2007

Garden of Life Update

What a great weekend with my sisters - lots of scrapbooking, a little shopping, great food and a lot of laughs! The time just went by far too quickly. And I was off to bed early Sunday night to catch up on some sleep. I'll have to get some pictures up of the lay-outs I finished.

To start the weekend off just right, Marj and I went to the Stytchen Tyme sale and I treated myself to a little stash. Stytchen Tyme is our local LNS, but not exactly a bricks and mortar store. Kim sells all cross stitch related items from her home (dining room actually) so while she has a great selection of fabrics, beads and fibres, its more of an order and pick-up type of business. So you really can't get down and dirty in rooting about through bins of charts and mess about with fabrics, the way I would really like. However once or twice a year, she has an Open House, and everything is spread about so I can root through to my pleasure. I bought some great Homespun Elegance charts which were 3/$10, a Blackbird Design called Willow House, and some small pieces of fabric which were different colours, some hand-dyed, just for playing with. I don't have a lot of stitching to show from the past few days but Blackbird Design's Garden of Life is coming along. I should be finishing up my house just in time for the next section to start!

Thank you so much for all the comments and all your good wishes for my nasty cold. I'm finally seeing the other side of it and its on its way out....3 boxes of Kleenex later.

17 comments:

KarenV said...

Glad you had a nice weekend Wendy :)

Love your progress on Garden of Life - it looks great!

BeckySC said...

Glad to hear you are improving, Wendy :)

Your progess looks great :)

Carol said...

Wow, sounds like you had a great weekend!! I love Blackbird Designs Willow House :-) Your Garden of Life looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Garden of Life looks beautiful! Glad you are feeling better, it sounds like you had a great weekend!

Coonie said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend :)

Annemarie said...

You're so lucky to have even this LNS, even if it's not a proper LNS really! I love this BD design, Wendy, and your stitching looks lovely.

Mary Ann said...

It sounds like a fantastic weekend you had!! And your progress on Garden of Life is lovely!

The Silver Thistle said...

Sounds like you had a fab time with your sisters! You picked up some bargains by the sound of it too! Lucky you. I like the sound of the dyed fabric.

Glad you're over the worst of being poorly. I can totally sympathise with you. Lets hope we've both had our fair share of colds for this year. Lol.

~Kim~ said...

Sounds like you had a fun stashful weekend! Love your progress, thanks for sharing :)

~Kim~

quiltorstitch said...

Your weekend sounded so fun! I am happy you had such a great time.

Garden of Life looks beautiful!

Julianne said...

Wendy,

I was so happy to read that you were well enough to enjoy your weekend. Your Garden of Life is coming along nicely.

Have a wonderful week.

Margaret said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Wendy.
'Garden of Life' is so pretty and must be a pleasure to stitch.

Sue said...

Garden of Life is looking great.

Barbara said...

I'm only up to my 2nd box of Kleenex, but I often resort to t.p. if I can't find the tissue box. Rotten head colds!

Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see what you'll do with your fun new stash!

Anonymous said...

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Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely progress on GoL ...
sounds like wonerful stash enhancement!! :)

Von said...

Oh my, that's a lot of kleenexes! Hope they were the kind that are gentle to your nose. :)

Great to hear about your weekend!