Thursday, March 19, 2009

mar 19 - off the diets

Well, not only have I gone off my weight loss diet (such as it was), but I have gone off my stash diet as well! I got a call yesterday from Acorns & Threads that a pattern I ordered was in, so of course I had to stop by this afternoon on the way home. The pattern is Midnight Stitching's "Quaker Winter Slumber"...one of my favorite designers...and I love that this will be a seasonal series. I picked out a piece of opalescent white cashel to stitch it on and some Weeks floss in "eggplant"...it's a kind of greyish-purple color that reminded me of winter. I think it will look really nice. I'm not sure yet if I will finish this as a bellpull or just frame it. I haven't really done a bellpull like this before...maybe I can find someone to finish it for me when the time comes!

Anyway...we didn't get to The Attic when we were in Arizona, so I had some stash cash just trying to get out of my wallet...so I gave in and got these three Blackbird Designs pieces..."March of the Daffodils", "Keepsake Box & Pinkeep", and "When This You See". BBD is another of my favorite designers, although I think I've only actually finished one design so far. But I feel a case of start-itis coming on.

It's been a long week and I am really looking forward to a weekend of stitching. Hope it happens!

Thanks for visiting and for all the wonderful comments...it's good to know I'm not the only one who sometimes has a bad morning!





9 comments:

  1. I just found this Bellpull Tutorial in the last couple of days. I knew I bookmarked it for a reason -- now I can share it with you. It looked pretty good to me. Love your new stash!

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  2. I love your new stash. The fabric and floss you've chosen are going to be beautiful!

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  3. I always love to read about new stash enhancement. Isn't it one of the most exciting experiences in our stitcher's lives? Lol.

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  4. Love love love the new stash!!

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  5. Girl!! You just picked up some incredible stash!! I love them all! and the eggplant color is gorgeous!

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  6. Great stash! I have not seen the Quaker Winter's Slumber chart and it looks like one I'd like. I think I feel a little stash enhancement coming on :-)

    I hope you have a great stitchy weekend.

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  7. Thank you for making my day Lynda!
    The fabric and thread will be beautiful for Quaker Winter's Slumber!!

    Your Alla Turca is turning out very stunning!

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  8. HI Lynda~ I have something for you on my blog! Please come and pay me a visit! http://belfontenotes.blogspot.com

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  9. I am glad you have a new pattern to stitch.

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