Monday, 5 July 2010

I've Been So Naughty!

Yes I have to confess that I have been stash shopping! I wanted to find a stockist of Ewe and Eye and Friends charts but was having a hard time finding the one I wanted anywhere ( have they stopped designing???) so did a search and came across Des Filles Et Une Aiguille so I ordered Love Letters as well as a BOAF ( another one no longer designing????) Love ( do you see a trend developing here???)  which I had seen stitched up on someone's blog a while ago. I placed my order on Thursday evening and they arrived today but I am not too happy with my postie as he's bent the envelope thus bending the BOAF chart:( Anyway as well as that a while ago I asked Kate at Thread Bear if I could add Carriage House Samplings Hearts and Flowers to an order I had with them for some finishing bits and that arrived on Friday along with a couple of charts from Needlecraft Corner ( LHN Poinsetta House and The Workbasket Little Seasons ( that one was on sale) ).I also took advantage of the Wimble Bees closing down sale and bought some 32 count fabric at 50% off seen as I don't have any left! I do feel very guilty now but I have lots to keep me going and I know that sooner or later I won't be able to afford to buy new charts etc. I had planned to stitch the CHS one (adapting it a bit) for mine and DH's 25th wedding anniversary next April but I've had a change of plan!

Anyway enough of my stash acquisitions! Onto my WIPs. I didn't stitch on HAED Guardian last week so will have to make extra effort this week! I did stitch on my other WIPs although not much got done on Chatelaine Spring Morning. I love this piece so much now that I've got into it again. I wonder if I can get back to the Christmas Mystery that I abandoned???? LOL!

CHS Shores is continuing to grow and this block is growing surprisingly quickly. I am getting a little bored of the sails now so thank God they're just about done!

Finally JAT Sampler Garden:) This is just so pretty. This will be the needleroll when I get it stitched up and made up. I ran out of DMC 316 which is so annoying but I've bought another skein today:)

I do have another finish but until it's been received and opened I can't show it but it's another new type of finish for me which I am rather happy with:) Also hoping to finish up Drawn Thread Spot of Summer (both Spots charts are now up for sale) into a mattress pinkeep when I've exercised on the Wii Fit later this afternoon then this evening I'm making a start on The Sampler Girl Return to the Sea With Jane Austen which I'm SAL-ing with Barb:)

I think that's all my stitchy news for now:) Other news Jess has passed her first year at university so we are all very pleased and proud. Just three more years to go! Abi has an interview for her work experience tomorrow so she is very nervous about that. She's hoping to get a placement with our hairdresser as she agreed to take her so fingers crossed! Poor girl has been choked up with hayfever which led to her having three days off school last week and a visit to the doctors. Thankfully the eye drops and nasal spay that the doctor prescribed on top of her pills seems to be helping immensely.

Right time I got off here and did my Wii Fit session! Have a great week everyone! Hopefully I'll be back later in the week:)

Hugs

Sally
xxxx 

21 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! You sure have naughty! I'd call that a serious case of "bad clicky finger!"

Your chatelaine is coming along beautifully! I must admit I burnt myself out on Chatelaines as well when I did way too many in a row!

That kitty on your needleroll is adorable!

Julie said...

The little cats are really cute, it'll be a lovely needleroll.

Silly postie, fancy folding a chart!!

Elaine said...

LOL you have been naughty but what a wonderful haul of stash you have to play with Sally.
As always your wips are looking gorgeous.
Congrats to Jess on getting through her first year, Heather starts Uni in September and Craig is trying to find a placement for his fourth year, its a real struggle. Fingers crossed Abi is successful. Hugs.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stithcing, Sally. Sounds like you have lovely new stash - can't wait to see your progress.

Es said...

You have been naughty! But isn't that half the fun? I'd absolutely love to be able to grab that much stash :) The Chatelaine design is looking lovely, as are your other WIP's. Enjoy your stash :o)

Catherine said...

I have some older Ewe and Eye patterns. Let me know what you are looking for and I'll see if I by chance have it!

Farm Girl said...

You naughty girl! You've got some great stash though....have lots of fun with it.....

Karan said...

Lots of nice new stash there Sally. All of your WIP's are lovely - a real treat to visit. :0)
Hope Abi gets the placement she wants & that she feels better soon (my DS is suffering more than usual this year too). Well done to Jess.
Now looking forward to seeing the first pic of the new SAL. :0)

Jules said...

Your stitching is just beautiful! I love the Lily of the Valley in the Chatelaine piece. I have been looking for a good Lily of the Valley design and haven't come across one yet. Maybe I will have to pick up Chatelaine sometime, lol!

Mylene said...

Goodluck to Abi, i hope all goes well for her tomorrow.

Great stitching as usual, Sally.

Missy aka Birdy said...

Ohhhh but what a "good naughty" you have been!! LOL

hugs
-missy-

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Sally. The needleroll piece with the cat is especially sweet

Ginnie said...

What a lovely stash shop you have had. All pieces looking great as usual. Well done to Jess, hasn't that year gone fast?!
My hayfever has been bad too and it seems Laura has started to suffer too I have had to get her some eye drops.

Carol said...

What fun to get such nice, new stash, Sally! As fast as you stitch, you'll have them stitched up in no time :)

All of your WIPs look just wonderful--glad you got through the sails on the ship! That does look like it would have been a bit tedious...

Siobhan said...

Congrats to Jess!

I love your naughtiness. ;) That's a great way to be... though I always say I'm doing it for the family since my stitching decorates our house. Bwah ha hah. My husband just usually sighs loudly when I say that. LOL

Lovely stitchy WIPs!

Laura said...

I love reading about new stash!!! Sounds like you got some treasures!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Berit said...

Argh! Our mail is always destroyed--you should have seen how mangled my passport--of all things--was by them.

Love how your wips are coming and it sounds like you sure got a pile of good stash! :D

Deb said...

You've definitely been naughty, but what wonderful stash you've ordered! You'll have a lot of wonderful things to keep you busy.

And all your WIPs are looking great!

Michelle said...

Its good to be naughty once in a while - I am proud of you! Your stitching is lovely. Michelle x

Suzanne said...

Sounds like some great stash purchases.

Lovely progress on your WIP's.

Susan said...

Great progress on Shores, Sally - I know what you mean about the sails getting boring, but I agree with you - it does stitch up much faster than you would expect it to!