Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Beautiful Weekend

This has been a weekend to behold! And we have done exactly that. A week ago we were trapped inside following an ice storm - family stuck at the airport just hoping to get off the ground. But this weekend we had 70 degree weather, sunshine, and a consistently gentle breeze. Of course, we know it won't last. Tomorrow we're bracing for freezing rain and snow - something they call a "wintery mix" in this part of the country. The weather in the midwest is so fickle. Where I come from, it's always somewhere between nice and really hot and precipitation is, for the most part, a thing of legends. It's all very unusual to me. But we didn't take these two beautiful days for granted. I went for a jog, we had soft pretzels in the park, and we all ended up a little sun-kissed on the cheeks. It has been so wonderful!

And somewhere in all of that, we made it to the craft store. No, not the LNS like I know everyone is hoping for. I chickened out - let's just get that out of the way. But a little bird told me that if I'm not quite ready for the scary LNS, JoAnns carries linen (thanks for the info Michele). So we went there and I picked up a little collection of goodies for myself.

I got DMC linen in winter white and a darker natural color, all the DMC floss I need for the 3 charts I ordered from my LNS as well as some freebies I found online, and - because they were on sale for 99 cents each - 5 fat quarters of fabric.

Tonight I am looking forward to putting needle to linen for the first time! This should be interesting!


Linen Stitcher said...

Good luck on your linen project! It won't be long till the only reason a LNS is scary is because you can't afford to buy everything you want and you'll have to choose! LOL!

Jenn said...

The fabric you got at JoAnn's is so pretty. I love their fat quarters. Good luck with trying out linen.

Novice Stitcher said...

Can't wait to hear how you liked stitching on linen. Don't worry about not being ready to go to the LNS - that will come in time. Just enjoy what you are doing right now.

K in NY said...

Enjoy your first project on linen! The Linen from an LNS feels different to me (nicer ;) so you still have to try going there too. :-)

Beatrice said...

K in NY led me to your blog.
Nice to see a new stitcher and blogger.
I remember my first days.
Good luck and Welcome to our lovely stitching world.

staci said...

You found some great stuff to stitch with! Looking forward to seeing your new project :)