Wednesday, 2 March 2011

I have been stitching I promise!

I just can't show any of it as they are all exchanges! Actually I did start my supprise wedding sampler but I am going to start it again as I am not happy with my original fabric choice.

On Monday I went to Wallingfod with my mum & Margaret, a friend of the family. Margaret is also a craft person and had been telling my mum about a papercraft shop there called Poppy Craft, so naturally we had to go and check it out! I tagged along as I do dabble in papercrafts such as scrapbooking and have been known to make the occasional card, also many of the embellisments meant for papercraft work very well in cross stitch, namely charms, brads, buttons etc. I've been looking for a scrapbook to display some of my cross stitch in for a while so when I spotted this hamper set I couldn't say no! The lamb die-cut sheet came seperately but otherwise everything in the picture was included!

After a quick spot of lunch, Margaret took us to the local fabric shop, Village Fabrics, needless to say I was in Heaven!So many beautiful fabrics and some gorgeous examples of patchwork quilts and wall hangings everywhere, I'm almost tempted to take up another hobby... Of course with all the exchanges and stitching I've been doing recently I couldn't leave without picking up a few pieces of fabric...

Pretty soon it was time to go home, however no stash buying trip would be complete without a visit to my local stitchy shop! Picked up a few bits and pieces to complete a few exchanges, the remaining threads for Mario & bobbins to hold them, the fabric needed for my next BIG project (don't even ask, it's going to be epic!) and also an ex display daylight lamp (not pictured) which was on sale at half the RRP!!

Also picked up the new Cross Stitcher (I love the free gift this month, the little mirror pouch is so sweet!) & the new Cross Stitch Collection, the new Joan Elliott fairy set is stunning!

Finally got home and discovered that my subs copies of World Of Cross Stitch & Cross Stitch Card Shop had also arrived that day, again some lovely designs & free gifts!

Spent the evening finding homes for my lovely new stash, cross checking new threads agains charts making sure I actually have all the threads I need and reading through my new magazines. All in all it was a lovely day to start what will be a very busy week.

See you all on Friday for the next TUSAL update!!
Happy Stitching
xX Fiona Xx

1 comment:

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new stash - you are going to be very busy.