Monday, June 1, 2009

A great trip to my LNS

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!

16 comments:

Meari said...

My BFF saw UP! over the weekend, too. She said it was good. WOW @ all your new stash. :) Enjoy!

Kelly said...

Love your new stash, enjoy it and I look forward to seeing the updates on it :)

5footrunt said...

I love that hand dyed linen at the top. It reminds me of Autumn. Looks like you had lots of fun at the LNS. Looking forward to seeing it stitched.

Jen said...

There's nothing better than stash enhancement. I look forward to seeing your progress on the Pirate's Creed.

Terry said...

I love the Pirate's Creed and am sure it will look great when completed. Love the fibrant colors of some of the fabric and all the floss. Looking forward to seeing everything take shape.

Tammy said...

Great stash additions--and I love that Pirates Creed--too funny. Great fabby and fibers too!

Emily said...

You were very naughty. Have seen the pirate before, it will be cute when done. Some great fabric and floss as well.

Carolyn NC said...

I love your stash - and I really love that pirates' creed saying. Too funny. Glad you told us about the movie - the tv ad where the dog has jumped up and loses attention turning his head and saying Squirrel?! is too true! I'll have to check it out.

Rene la Frog said...

Great S.E.X. You got some lovely things and I think I'm going to have to add the Pirate one to my "Must Have" list, been thinking about getting it for a while.

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, such lovely new stash. Great purchases and a great new start.

Tammy said...

I totally love your new stash. The hand dyed fabric is gorgeous. Love Pirate's Creed too, Sue Hillis has some great designs :o)

Gabi said...

Wow, that's great new stash. Love it all. But I don't agree with what you say about not buying more stash because of a drawer!!! That's no excuse. You get a bigger or a second drawer!!! That's how you do that....lol
Enjoy your patio :)

Shelleen said...

great stash haul and love that pirate!

tkdquintmom said...

Of course you KNOW I LOVE Pirate's Creed :-) It is a quick stitch, you'll get it done in no time. Love the Mirabilia...Nora is one of my favorites but I haven't done one of hers in a while...and I LOVE that overdyed fabric..what is is? pretty!

Mel said...

I can't remember what the hand-dyed linen was... I'll try to remember to look at home and let you know!
And yes, I remember pirates creed from your blog tkdquintmom! It looked so great there just had to do it myself. :)

Tracy J said...

Looks like you will have a lot of very enjoyable stitching projects to keep you busy all summer.

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