So...remember way back when, when I said that I got birthday money from my parents and *the boy's* mom and I was wondering what to do with it?
Well, *the boy* bought me a lovely red leather purse for my birthday and I wanted to get a matching wallet. But all the wallets were garmongous and I only wanted a french wallet. You know, one of those that are maybe 2/3 the size of a checkbook wallet? Well, no such luck for me.
And I needed some new work flats since my comfie ones are worn down and eaten through the leather. Seriously...they are ghetto flats now but so comfy! But I have gone to every shoe store imaginable and still can't find a pair that is both cute, stylish AND comfy.
So I bought a ton of stash! I do have to say that I was holding out for a while knowing that I would have my birthday discount at Needlecraft Corner. This is my favorite online needlework shop. They are brick and morter but umm...Maryland is pretty far for me to travel to shop in the store!
Plum Street Samplers Paradise Lost and Christmas Tea with recommended Belle Soie. I couldn't resist Paradise Lost with it's 60's style Eve and funky trees and let's not even get started with the animals! I'll get to it someday. Christmas Tea will be my December start this year. There's something about it. And after stumbling upon many times in the last year, I finally decided to just get it already! I am hoping to get to NiaH next weekend to buy some fabric so that I can maybe put some stitches into it Thanksgiving weekend.
I also bought LHN's Love One Another, assorted Cresecent Colors for my LHN Traveling Stitcher and Pumpkins for Sale which will be started sometime soon in my head but probably much later in reality, as well as a ton of AVAS for my American Sampler. So...now you know why I was waiting for birthday discount. I think American Sampler requires 37 different colors and I really wanted to do it in silk if I was going to attempt it. I also purchased 3 French charts from another online needlework store called The Threadbasket. The owner has the same name I do! Except with the french accent and all. I thought that was funny.
I also bought stash for gifts and my exchange so I pulled that stuff from the photos. Someone needs to take my stash buying priviledges away! Ummm...but that's not it.
I saw on Danielle's blog that she had ordered some scroll covers off of etsy. Now that I am about to start Mary Wigham and she will be strictly an at home project sitting on scroll rods, I decided that I needed nice protective covers too! So I bought a cover for my 16" rods and 20" rods...which are the only ones I have! LOL Ann was a pleasure to work with! The scroll covers are a custom item so you have to email her directly to request them. Be sure to give her the correct scroll measurements as I discovered my scroll rod measurements were different than Danielle's. I love the prints I chose plus she quilted them. I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of them!
Speaking of Mary Wigham, Lisa and I are going to SAL together and start on Thanksgiving weekend! Ok, I've put it out there for all of blogland to see so I am committed and definitely starting! I am so looking forward to turkey weekend. I have lots of stitching time planned and 2 starts to attempt.
*sigh* I am very behind! I didn't knit Thursday and I haven't even started on my sewing. Looks like tomorrow will be an all-day sewing fest attempting to finish making (umm...haven't even started!) my pants.
*The boy* leaves tonight...back to RI. Looks like I'm solo through the holidays. Again with the mixed feelings. But I'll go back to all out craft mode and hopefully, get into some sort of fitness routine. You know you've gotten out of shape when you get winded climbing up your own damn stairs!!
OK...sewing pics tomorrow! :)
Until next time...