Monday, January 30, 2012

Stitching and a Shopping Spree!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Thank you so much for all the great comments! It was a busy weekend for me, but I did manage to get some stitching accomplished....

I finished up my christmas partridge pinkeep pillow, although I still need to actually make it into a pillow...
Christmas Partridge Pinkeep Pillow
designed by Stacy Nash Primitives
28 ct lambswool with dmc as charted
And since I am still waiting on Elizabeth Hancock to arrive....she is now somewhere between Canada and Connecticut :D.... I kept rolling along on Mary... 
I am loving the purple I added in and now the squirrel (?) to me looks like he is playing in a vineyard :D
One thing I did find out this weekend was that stitching and watching tennis does not really mix for me!  Tennis is not a sport I can just listen to, which was okay since the Australian Open was on at 4am, I don't do too much stitching at that hour, but I didn't get much sleeping in either!

On Saturday, I went on a road trip and shopping spree at Thistle Needleworks!  Woo-hoo!
Thistle Needleworks
Glastonbury, CT
Omg, what an amazing shop!  I spent almost THREE hours browsing thru the racks and racks of patterns, and threads and linens.  I picked up some linens, stocked up on my twin pointed needles (which I can hardly find anywhere!), and of course picked out some new patterns for my stash!  Some Blackbird Designs, Plum Street Samplers, Mirabilia, r&r, e&e&f.......
I love that Blackbird in the middle of the pic... it looks like a stained glass design.  And even though I don't tend toward the Mirabilia's since they are so big, I just love this Sabrina pattern since it reminds me of the Audrey Hepburn movie.  I am thinking of trying that one over one so that it will not be such a HUGE project size-wise.  The R&R is the Jane Stone yuletide sampler.  I was really taken by all of the verses on that one.   LOTS more for my to-do list :D   For sure, I will be going back to Thistle again and again! 

And, another lovely Valentine giveaway to enter... Barbara at To Stitch or Not to Stitch is giving away a lovely Valentine sachet that she made!  Stop by and see! :D

Have a wonderful week filled with miles of smiles! :D
Thanks for stopping by...   Happy Stitching!!  xxxxxxxxxxx




15 comments:

Margaret said...

Ah yes, Thistle. Such a wonderful shop, yes? And stitching and watching tennis. lol! If I really want to watch a match, stitching at the same time doesn't work. But they do tend to show replays of good points, so that helps. :D

Love your pinkeep! Love Mary too! Hope your Elizabeth arrives soon!

Giovanna said...

Lovely little ornament, and great stash enhancement!

Lee said...

Your Mary is looking great! And three hours in an LNS sounds heavenly.

Catherine said...

Great stitches and stash!

Lois said...

What lovely new stash! I can think of nothing nicer than spending 3 hours browsing in an LNS!! Love your Stacy Nash finish and nice progress on Mary.

marly said...

I haven't been in a shop for 20 years and I can imagine that it would take three hours to view all the accessories and charts and threads and goodies!

Nicola said...

Beautiful stitches and wonderful stash additions.

Ranae said...

Beautiful WIPs and fantastico stash.
It's surely not hard to spend all day in a needleshop that's for sure

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching & great new stash finds! I've enjoyed visiting your blog & have become a follower. I look forward to reading more of your posts & seeing more of your photos : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your ornament! I don't see any way I could watch tennis ans stitch. You and Margaret are the biggest stitching, tennis fans I know! 4AM?
Love all your new stash!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Véritables merveilles vos broderies !
beautiful stitching !!!!

@ bientot
see you soon

marylin FRANCE

Katrina said...

Enjoy your new stash, it all looks wonderful :) Congrats on the little ornament finish too.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

You sound like my kind of girl, Krista. Three hours in a LNS is my idea of a great time!!!! Great stash! The fibers look amazing on the fabric you chose for your pinkeep. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer for Elizabeth, but meanwhile, Mary looks fantastic!
Linda

Siobhán said...

Great new stash!! Everything looks great. Lovely stitching on Mary, too--and the pinkeep design is so pretty!

Krista said...

Thanks, Margaret! Yes, Thistle was just amazing. I could not believe the size of the shop. I will have to go back again just to finish going thru it all!