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:)