Friday, July 28, 2006

Ooodles of New Starts & New Stash

First up, the wip pics I promised yesterday from last weekend. I had a case of "startitis" and worked on 3 different projects while in Napier - Just Nan's Mermaid Heart, Indigo Rose's the Beecharmer, and the Christmas Elf Fairy by Mirabilia. Talk about lots of fun - I haven't done that in ages, starting whatever takes my fancy. The good thing is that they are all small enough to be finished in a few weeks and won't become UFO"s that I won't get back to because of some up and coming "obligation" stitching :)

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Mermaid Heart

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the Beecharmer

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Christmas Elf Fairy

These pics were taken Sunday night so I've since made a little bit more progress on Mermaid's Heart over the past few days. This is my first Just Nan design in awhile and I'm so enjoying the bright vibrant colours that it uses, especially the turquoise since its my favourite colour :)

now for some new stash pics including last week's order from Stitching Bits and Bobs, and a longly awaited order from Needlecraft Corner. This contained several of the 10th anniversary Just Cross Stitch magazines that I'd preordered for myself and a couple of friends.

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What a lovely book this is, even though I have all the year's magazines except for 1999, this is well worth the money. I've been slowly reading through it this week while having my breakfast and each page its like, oh wow, thats one of my favourites, and oh wow, there's another! as some of you may know, receiving the ornament magazine each September is the highlight of my stitching year, lol.

(KarenV, if you're reading this, that's our fabric!! It will be in the mail to you very soon!!)

I also got in this package several Needlepoints for Drawn Thread's An Open Heart, some silk 'n colours for an up and coming SAL project with Carol, several Weeks threads of my wish list, and the first two in the Bent Creek Spring Snapperland series.

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These were the charts I mentionned last week that arrived from Stitching Bits and Bobs.

I seriously need to go on the Wagon now after all this spending, especially if I want to have a shopping spree when Mum and I go to Melbourne in September :)

Have a lovely day stitching friends!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Nice starts and stash. Oh, I am so green with envy looking at the pics of your stitching get-together!! It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

I don't think I knew you knitted. (Do I say that everytime you mention knitting? lol) I hope you'll show us what you're working on when..well...you start working on it.

I think you are so pretty! I always think that but I don't think I've ever said it...so now I've said it. :)

Sorry...I'm a bit nutty from all the beading today. I'll hush now. :)

Nicki said...

Oooh, wonderful stash! I'm tempted by the ornament book but I hardly ever stitch any so it seems a bit of a waste of money for me - I have plenty to do just from the magazines I have! :)

Singular Stitches said...

Cool stash!!

zoeandcooper said...

Amazing starts and wonderful stash! Nothing like fun in the mail!

Rava said...

Great starts and yummy stash!

I love the colours in Mirabilia's Christmas fairy!

Michelle said...

Great stash and some great starts! Mermaid Heart is looking especially lovely!

Carol said...

Great stash and great starts too!!!! Thank you sooo much for the wonderful bday parcel, you are so wonderful to me!! I love it all!

Do you have the 043 BF for Mermaid Heart? It is now discontinued, but I have plenty if you need it... John Caldera emailed me with the replacement fiber if anyone needs to know it, it is in my blog as I cannot recall what it is! What a bummer, as Mermaid Heart will surely be one of her popular designs. I have it kitted up too :-)

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Oooh... new starts & stash. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Lots of lovely stash and new starts-can't beat that! Enjoy!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your recent starts - look forward to seeing your progress on these.

Isn't stash enhancing fun! I too enjoyed the new ornament book and I don't mind that I already have most of them - it's a cool book.

stitcherw said...

What fun starts. My favorite is the Christmas fairy elf, but then I have that one in my stash too. :)
I'll look forward to seeing your progress.

Susimac said...

Oooh lovely stash!

tkdchick said...

Wonderful starts! I wish I could do that without getting stressed! And what a stash haul!!!

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