Monday, July 19, 2010

Fabric Frenzy

Thanks to everyone who voted on what fabric I should pick for Waiting for Ships. As you can see, the winner was Taupo!
Help Me Decide!
What fabric should I pick for Waiting for Ships?
Country Stitch Taupo45.7%21



Polstitches Stormy Seas41.3%19



Country Stitch Lagoon6.5%3



Country Stitch Wintergreen6.5%3



total votes: 46
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It's funny how I went into things thinking Lagoon was the way to go but I was swayed by the popular vote. I usually resist the bandwagon but I am easily convinced in the arena of fabric and floss. I ended up ordering both Taupo and Stormy Seas because Missy Ann is a bad influence and posted a link to her Mediterranean Mermaid which of course, reminded me that I wanted to do that one too! I'm not sure what I will use for either project yet as I am not up to doing a floss toss yet but I tell you, I am in love with Stormy Seas and I may just do both of the mermaids on the same color! I've already decided that next year will have a heavy focus on Miras...starting with Fairy Moon. Yea, I say this all the time but it's happening once I get over my fear of dark fabric and using 3 skeins of white! There's a spot of honor waiting for her.

I've been fabric stashing like a crazy fiend...all with projects in mind. At this rate, I'll be busy well into my 40's just stitching on the projects for *these* fabbies. Forget the rest of my stash...that will take me into retirement! lol

Here are the recent fabbys to come through my mailbox!
From left to right (back row): SW Scattered Leaves (for Lilac), SW Golden Promises (for Taj Mahal), Polstitches Stormy Seas and CS Taupo (for Med Mermaid and/or Waiting for Ships).
(front row): CS Southern Star (for Stargazer) and then two small cuts that Staci rak'd me with. I had asked Staci for some beginning sock patterns and look what was in the envelope along with it! Thanks Staci!

I am in fabric heaven!

I've been stashing too...
Some LHNs that caught my attention. I bought the threads for Simple Joys which are beautiful colors! There's also some GAST that I received in a trade, some Silk N Colors for a mystery project I think I may start next over anything else and a beginning hardanger kit from GoS.

I finally managed to finish fright on my Boo Club. This took much longer than I thought. There were a lot of color changes not to mention the computer has been eating away at my crafting time. I need to stay away from it...it just sucks too much time!
Sorry for the crooked picture but you get the idea. I really love these designs but I can do without that border. I like the crispness of the black and white...it's just such a bore to do! Time to put this away for a bit and work on my mystery piece and be a good crochet student.

Oops...just lost the photo of my TUSAL update. Guess that will have to wait for another time. Darn computer!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I now I did...so glad I reigned myself in yesterday and just relaxed. No running around with packed plans and such.

Until next time...

27 comments:

KarenV said...

Glad you had a nice weekend Valerie :) You've got some great stash there! I agree, the colours for Simple Joys are so pretty. I'm going to start that one tonight - I was good and waited until I finished Lazy Alphabet, but I'm itching to get going on it now :)

Ranae said...

Pretty neat stash there.
Boo Club looks fantastic.
Did you see who won Deb's contest??

Natasha said...

Ohhh such pretty fabrics. I love your stash that came in the mail Simple Joy is on my to do list.

Boo club is looking good girl. Glad you had a stress free day yesterday. Days spent doing nothing are the best days, I should know LOL I could sit at the pool all day and do nothing thats what we did yesterday although I did swin quit a bit of laps.


Take Care and hopefully we can fianlly gtg once I return from Hot in Cleveland

Margaret said...

Love all the fabrics! And the stash too! Your Boo Club is so cool. Glad you had a relaxing weekend.

Missy Ann said...

No such thing as too much fabric.

Boo club is looking good, which reminds me I have to get back to my LK.

Deb said...

Good grief - you're a stashing fool. Love those charts and just love those fabrics!! Congratulations on the win on my blog. Do you have enough scissors to fill it. If not, you better start stocking up on those too! :o)

Sadie said...

Sometimes it is nice to just relax and nor run around doing things, isn't it. :-)
Love all your new stash, I'm on a LHN kick st the moment too.
Boo club looks great :-)

Daffycat said...

Awesome stash! I love stash, even if it isn't mine!

Your Boo Club turned out fabulous! I'm thinking I need to do one of those blocks very soon!

Danielle said...

What great fabrics!!! I can't wait to see your Miras. I stitched Fairy Moon and I substituted Rainbow Gallery Petite Braid for all of the beads. It turned out so great, but it is a LOT of stitching white. I was glad when it was finished. Boo Club looks fab. LOVE that one.

Katrina said...

Glad you had a good weekend!!! BTW, not the funnest way to do it but congrats on the weight loss too, something good should come of a break-up ;-).

Love the stash and stitching pictuers, too.

Carol said...

Wow, Valerie--great fabrics and charts! You're going to be busy in the next few months. And congratulations on your fabulous win over at Deb's blog :)

I love Boo Club and I totally understand how you feel about the border. I did a small black and white checked border on a 6" square and it just about drove me crazy. Can't imagine doing it on the huge LK piece!

Theresa said...

Ooooh~~ I love our stash!!! Those fabrics are so pretty!!!!

Your Boo club is totally cute!!!!

Jackie said...

Bad influence? Sounds like she was a good one to me! :) I love the stash haul!

I'm glad you had a great weekend and a restful Sunday.

Tammy said...

Yep, the computer is a time sucker for sure! Your Boo Club is awesome!! I love it!

Giovanna said...

Great progress on Boo Club!

Julie said...

Nice assortment of fabrics, threads and charts.

Sometimes we forget to take some quiet time for ourselves and replenish our energy levels, i always feel better for a quiet days stitching and you can see great progress on a project from your relaxing time too.

Laura said...

I'm glad to see other people voted for the Taupo, too. I think it's going to be perfect. Congrats on winning that awesome flower frog!!!

Melanie said...

Great fabric stashing!!!! I need to do more fabric stashing. All of mine is boring shades of beige. I need more COLOR.

mainely stitching said...

You've gotten some gorgeous fabrics and great charts recently! :D Love your LK progress, and agree with you about those borders!

mbroider said...

I have absoultuely no idea of these various fabbys, i only know white 14 ct aida, LOL. I am happy you have decided on your fabric... Your stash looks great too...

mbroider said...

Dear Val,

If you have not seen the blog yet, you have won Debbie's scissor frog giveaway...

Congratulations!!! Have fun... looks like you will increase your scissors stash;-)

Vinniey said...

Beautiful fabrics and charts you've bought. I love them all. Boo Club is looking good. Enjoy your new fabrics and charts. :)

Pumpkin said...

Oh man Valerie, I'm drooling all over my keyboard at the moment looking at all that gorgeous fabric and that yummy stash! I might have to invoice you for a new laptop ;o)

Vonna said...

Taupo is the winner! :)
And I love your new fabrics coming through the door!
You chose some really cute stash and I'll be anxious to see it come to life here on your blog :)
AND I love Fright too...you're nearly there!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow lots of fantastic stash there. Are you going to do fairy moon on black? She will be very striking on that colour. I did mine on a deep lavender was oh so pretty!

Suzanne said...

Great stash you have. The beginning hardanger kit is great, I think you will enjoy it.

Meari said...

Awesome stashing! Boo Club looks really good. It's almost finished.