Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stitch From Stash - April 2014

End of April. My gosh as everyone always says where does the time go!
Stitch from Stash had a bit of a speed bump this month but is moving on and with what is an amazing group of stitchers! Chatting with all of you and reading your comments has been very helpful this past week. I wish I could give everyone a huge hug for all their amazingness! :)

I have a lot to report this month as I kept seeing stuff (and then winning auctions) on eBay! I think May needs to be an eBay free month if I can manage.

This month I spent $53.21 on some cute stuff this month including some fun patterns on eBay, some lovely very cheap linen ($13.21 for two 9 x 12 pieces of Jobelean linen!) and succumbed to a pattern I've been craving on HAED for some time.
It's called The Watcher.

Now here is what you need to know about my HAED situation. I'm 7 years into Dragons (not a HAED but designed exactly like one) and I have 32, that's right 32! HAED patterns I already own. Needless to say I had a huge weak moment as I obviously do not need more. It's like a sickness me thinks. :)

In other fun news I won a giveaway on Tricia's blog a couple weeks ago and the cute little Gratitude Sheep pattern arrived today!
 The card is just lovely, it appears that Tricia made it and I just adore the "Happy everything!" sentiment. I think we should all send one happy everything card a month, think of the mail fun for all your friends! :)

Dragons has been coming along and I have a stitching night on Saturday so more progress to come. Counting Bats is being pathetically ignored and I will have to get back to it. 

This past weekend was also ComicCon in my city so of course I spent wayyy too much money but got my geek on and really had a fantastic time. It was the first time my husband came in the 6 years I've been going and I think I've finally got him convinced to come again! I've started a ridiculous collection of unicorn ponies..

See those boxes in the background? They are all the unopened ones! (I got them at 50% off at the very end of the weekend so I feel like they were a sweet deal for something so cute, fun and yes girly, nevermind childish).

Hope you're all doing well and stitching away.We have had snow this past week but it's gone now... so only about two more snowstorms to go likely and we'll be in the clear. I hope! 
For SFS members the newsletter will be out on Friday night! Watch for it! :)


Tricia T said...

I only have two HAED patterns, but I've considered just framing the printed picture instead of actually stitching them... LOL!! So glad you enjoyed the card and pattern!! : )

Zeb said...

Everyone has addictions. Mine is Just Nan. I have 4... yes, that's right FOUR, of a single OOP kit.

Feel better?

And... OMG... UNI!

Pull the other thread said...

I'm not going to even tell you how many HAED charts that I have. Let's say it's significantly more than you and leave it at that! Lovely stash you got this month. That card from Tricia is so cute. We really wanted to go to one of the big comic con's this year but as we would have to travel to another Country to go to one we have had to put it off for this year.

Tiki said...

I'm so glad HAED hasn't had a half off sale that I've heard about lately or my stash would be bigger. Love your choice. And Unicorn Ponies, how great is that! Our ComicCon is in June, I can't wait.

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KimM said...

Love it, love it ;)

Linda said...

Love all the unicorns Mel. Great new chart. I only have one HAED. They scare me.


Stitchinowl said...

The unicorns are cute! You will enjoy stitch the Little Sheep Virtue pattern you received. I stitched the Hope Sheep Virtue a few months ago...what a fun stitch!

Meari said...

I have a few HAED's that I got at a retreat. Even though I like them, I doubt if I'll ever stitch them. Is that a sickness? LOL

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I have two mini HAEDs that I won't get to until next year, but I DO have the beginnings of a wishlist that is impressive :D

Bekca said...

I agree with Zeb, I think everyone has a designer who they just can't resist. For me, I can't help collecting LHN charts, they're just too appealing. Glad to hear you had a great time at Comic Con.
Best wishes.

Susan said...

GREAT acquisitions. I have managed to keep away from HAED - I do have two patterns that are kitted but I keep putting off starting them. Love the unicorns. I think everyone needs a collection of things.

Kate Featherstitch said...

It's my dream to one day go to ComiCon. :) 'Til then I'll just have to make do with Free Comic Book Day. Great new HAED chart, I can see how it caught your eye.

Lija Broka said...

Lets say almost all of us addicts have more stash than we possibly could stitch in a lifetime (I was going to say need ... but that would be a debatable statement then). Well done on all the bargains. Ebay is one of my downfalls too.