Monday, February 26, 2007

New Stash

Where did the weekend go? On Sunday Marj and I drove to Ann's little shop Knowledge and Needles to check out all the charts she brought back from Nashville. And of course to enhance our own stash .... a couple of things managed to find their way into my nice little pile! It helped that I had been stashing away a few dollars here and there so I could spend freely to my heart's delight. What made for an even better day, was enjoying lunch along with Anita and her daughter (who is also a stitcher - who knew?) and then having a mini-stitching get-together when the shop got too crowded during the Open House.
Here's a few that managed to make their way home with me: Carriage House Samplings Mary Margaret and Elizabeth. I loved all 4 of the new girl designs and had such a hard time deciding which ones to get...for now! I also picked up La-D-Da's Love is Patient. This is one of Carrie's favourite sayings so I have a good idea what to do with this chart. Underneath those are 2 JBW Designs French Country Apple and Celebration of Love.

I found 3 Prairie Schooler charts to add to my growing collection: Holiday Homestead, Forget-Me-Nots, and Christmas Trees II. And then the 2 charts I specifically asked Ann to pick up in Nashville for me ~ Papillon Creations Ring O' Roses, and With My Needle Ackworth Friendship Book.

Whew, what a haul! Of course I'm dying to start something new, and Mary Margaret looks like a good one to get moving on. As does that sweet pillow Celebration of Love. Too many choices.

Luckily in spite of the snowstorm that was predicted, the highway was dry and the sky was clear so it was a perfect day for a drive.

But here is a picture outside my front window from the other day when a sudden storm kicked up out of nowhere. And from the looks of things outside now, it is looking like yesterday's snowstorm is headed here today.

16 comments:

Isabelle said...

Great stash! :) And that's a beautiful picture of your garden.
Thank you for your email last week, I haven't been able to reply yet, but thank you!! :)

xstitch.nl said...

Lucky girl, that's some great stash!!! Enjoy!! Wish we had some of your snow, it's just grey and dull over here... :o)

Alberta said...

Wow...you had a great weekend, adding to your stash! I'm trying hard to behave myself and just work on my stash but...you know how hard that is! Thanks for the heads up about SC Leaflet 102...I found it at Stitching Bits & Bobs...where you recommended the mesh bags...so maybe I'll just have to do some shopping! Thanks again Wendy!

Barbara said...

Oooohhhh - I'm green with envy! LOL. I just love those CHS charts. Good for you, saving your spare dollars so you could enjoy a guilt-free splurge!!

VavadesNeiges - Eva said...

what a big stash !

are you always under control ? lol

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wonderful stash! Tons of fun stitching:)

Carolyn said...

Wow...what a great day...I love to buy stitching stuff too...I can't wait to see them all stitched up.

Cindy said...

What a great stash haul!

And your pic of the snow covered pine tree looks like it could have been taken in my yard :)

quiltorstitch said...

Fun!!! Stash!!! :D I have bought several things to do too... there are too many beautiful projects out there. Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your house quilt, it's awesome!

quiltorstitch said...

I was going to ask on your bent creek Snappers, the July block with the flag, do you have that chart still? I can't find one with the flag on it, and I like the flag better than the birdie. :D email me: oregonsurfers@gmail.com

Thanks! <3

Lili said...

Nice stash! The apple design is on my mother"s day list... I can understand you feel like starting something!!!
Enjoy yourself, Wendy!
Lili

KarenV said...

Great stash Wendy! I got stash today - I love getting nice mail! :)

Lelia said...

Wow! Excellent stash haul : )

Enjoy your new projects.

bunnyhead said...

Fantastic stash!

Julianne said...

Wendy,

What fun you had! I just love the new JBW designs. I thought the heart one that you chose was particularly pretty.

catandturtle said...

Your stash is awesome. I love the new carriage house designs. Ann.