So even though my weekend got kinda screwed up by a BIL needing help moving last minute we did still manage to get a few great things done.
B/F and I bought a patio set for our apartment patio! It's so nice to sit outside and have drinks or stitch! So here's hoping we get good weather again soon!
And I did get a trip to my LNS! It came unexpectedly on Friday afternoon when I decided that working while it was 25 degrees celsius (yes it's pathetic but that is really warm for here!) and I didn't want to work. So I ran away from work early, called a friend and we went to my LNS that is just outside of the city! It was great.
I was bad and bought lots of stuff... including the new Mirabilia, some fabrics for HAED storykeeps and a Pirate pattern!!
Here's pictures of what I got:
This is a lovely hand dyed linen!
I got lucky and had enough fabric for two storykeeps from the cut! So I will start one maybe soon... and the other when I need a new start. (25 ct white evenweave, the patterns are Silvery Moon and Iris Storykeeper that I bought awhile ago from HAED).
I had this pattern (Circle of Friends by Mirabilia) on hold for me and my friend didn't know it. She picked it up off the shelf and said, wow do you need this. It was so funny b/c I told her it was already behind the counter for me, I had called in my request for it as soon as I saw it! (Weeks Dye Works linen, I love their stuff it's so soft to stitch on! You can't tell in the picture but it's got some lovely dark reds in the brown).
This one I had not planned on getting... but had seen before and the B/F had thought it was cute online. When my friend picked it up and expressed how awesome she thought it would be for the "pirate themed" bathroom that my B/F and I are planning I decided I must have it...
Here is a picture what it looks like as there is a bad glare on the one above.
And I just couldn't resist starting it right away! :)
I did this mostly in the car while we were driving from the BIL's house to the storage area (about 1/2hr away) and a little bit on my patio before it started to rain the other night. Here is the progress.
I'm doing the backstitch as I go so it's not so cumbersome later. I'm really really enjoying this one and am so glad I picked it up!
And yes I'm terrible I now have a drawer that will barely close full of projects to stitch after buying this stuff... So I'm going to try and finish at least two or three items before I buy anymore (and will maybe have a few more starts in there too!)
We also had one more exciting thing this weekend... we saw UP!, the pixar movie. I must tell everyone to go and see it immediately! It's sooo cute, sweet, sad, funny and just all around amazing! Though if you're a crier at movies make sure you take some kleenex as there are some amazing moments of sweetness in it that may choke you up a bit.
Coming up: More progress on pirates creed and judgement, also I will have a giveaway later in the week for a Lavender and Lace pattern.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!