Monday, April 12, 2010

The Early Bird...

gets the worm...

Saturday, *the boy* woke me up at 8am to begin our 100 mile trip around the Bay Area. 8am is pretty darn early for me on a weekend...like really. Getting coffee on our way to the highway seemed like the biggest ordeal...no sugar, lids stuck together, than lids that wouldn't come off than spilling coffee all over my hand and the inside of the car. I was very tempted to just go back home and crawl back into bed but curiousity had the best of me. A few weeks ago, I was browsing on Craigslist and saw that Kooler Design Studio was having a clearance sale. SALE!! After much hemming and hawwing, I decided that if I didn't go, I'd be wondering if I missed out on something big. *The boy* decided to come along since he knew I'd be out of the house all day and it would eat up one of my two days off. So we began our little adventure and I had fun thrifting at the sale. I walked out of Kooler Design Studio with 5 fat quarters of Wichelt linen and yards of assorted lace...for $7.50. I practically ran out of there before they came to their senses and made me pay more money!

Here's my haul...
After that, we headed to NiaH because I just had to get a piece of linen for this new project I would like to start. I bought a piece of 40 count Lakeside Linens Meadow Rue and the Shepherd's Bush Blue Snowman kit(in photo above). Too bad that stuff wasn't on sale!

I also got some fun stuff in the mail recently. Here is Willow Hill Samplings Cinderella Sampler (the project the Meadow Rue is for) and Brittercup Bunnies Galore. Along with a couple of fabric cuts from Enchanted Fabric ordered before they went out of business. I really love the Summer Glade piece and envision a Mirabilia on it...one day.

Sunday was a rainy, stormy, wet day. I was a slug! I didn't do anything except watch tv and stitch while *the boy* delivered my meals to me on the futon. Total and complete slug. But for my sluggish efforts, I managed to finish both "Eek" and "Creepy" on my L*K Boo Club. I'm halfway done now!! Woot!
I am really enjoying this one..my only complaint is the boring and tedious border. This was my one week stint of selfish stitching. I am still behind on the gift and obligation stitching so I am back to that this week.

I spent this evening organizing my stash cabinet. Holy cow! I need to retire now so I can stitch all my stuff!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Until next time...

26 comments:

caerbannog said...

Nice stash acquirement! I really like that Cinderella sampler and the Britta bunnies. Can't wait to see your wips :)

KarenV said...

Nice stash Valerie! Love your progress on Boo club too!

Carol R said...

Ooo lovely stash haul but Valerie, 40ct linen, have you caught my 'high count' habit?

'Slug Sunday' sounds good to me - we could have a 'Slug Sunday World-wide Stitch-in' - any takers?

Elaine said...

Great new stash, love the bunnies!
Boo club is cute, look forward to more up-dates.

Jackie said...

All that for $7.50? Wow, what a deal! Great stash enhancements! I'd love to see a picture of your stash cabinet. :)

Carol said...

Wow! That is an amazing deal, Valerie--I'm so jealous :)

Your Boo is coming along great--that is one of my favorite Halloween pieces. I do know what you mean about checked borders, though. Having done a couple myself, I know how tedious they are... Hang in there!

Vonna said...

Your stash haul is great :)
I love your L*K Halloween flip its...I just saw one of these finished in real life and WOW! it is gorgeous ;)

staci said...

Wonderful new stash...I can't believe the deal you got on the linen and lace, wow!

Darling stitching progress too :)

Margaret said...

Great deal at the sale! Wow! Worth getting up early, I think! Nice stash from NiaH too! And great progress on your Boo Club - I love how it's looking!

Katrina said...

Great new stash, and what a good deal :-). I am an early morning person so I love to get up and get going, LOL.

Cute LK piece too! Have fun organizing.

Julie said...

Lovely new stash, bargain fabric and lace.

Boo club is looking superb

Ranae said...

Nice stash, great deals on the fabby and the lace.
Boo Club is looking great.

Deb said...

Great stash enhancement. It's a good thing you went because you're right, you would have been wondering what you missed!!

Mylene said...

What lovely new stash and great progress on the Halloween piece.

Pumpkin said...

Wow, you made out like a bandit! Lovely fabrics. Great stash too :o)

You LK Halloween is really coming along nicely.

Sally said...

Wow that's a nice stash haul! Your Boo club is looking brilliant!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! Great stuff you got there!!!! So jealous you got such a great deal~~~~~

Your WIP is looking nice!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Catherine said...

Great new stash! Everyone needs a slug day every now and again -- I'm in need of one myself!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like a nice day out with the boy and a great deal too!

You know what, on our days off we should be allowed to be a total slug if we want to!

Siobhan said...

Nice new stash, Valerie!! YGG! Love the progress on your WIP.

Daffycat said...

Oooo, lovely stash! Don't you just LOVE sales like that???

Awesome Boo Club update! It looks fabulous!

Missy Ann said...

Beautiful haul of linens. I think Cinderella is so cute, that piece should get more love.

mainely stitching said...

Wow that was an amazing score on the sale items! Well worth getting out of bed early for. ;)

VALIE said...

Do I love sluggish days... I feel bad sometimes, but it feels sooooo good to be a slug too !

The Cinderella sampler awakens my curiosity... I'll have to go and check.

Have a nice rest of the week.

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Meari said...

Great stashing, and congrats on all the stitching you got done!