Monday, May 4, 2009

Cross Stitch Heaven!

DH declared yesterday that for the last few days I have been "in cross stitch heaven!" And he's right!

Friday I got started on a new project - something small and (ideally) quick. I started LHN's "Paper Whites." This is another chart I got from generous Jacque! I'm hoping it will be finished by the end of this week, but with an infant there's just no way to be sure.

Paper Whites by Littlehouse Needleworks
Stitched 1 over 1
Thread: recommended DMC
Fabric: 28 Count natural linen
Started: 5/1/09

Saturday I went to my LNS to pick up some charts I ordered. I picked up a few other things as well. But I cant show all of it because some of what I purchased is actually going to be part of an upcoming bloggging project I have planned. So pictured is what I can share. I fell in love with the little Eggs...Cetera bird after seeing him on several other blogs. I got two small cuts of fabric as well. The JBW chart and Crescent Colors floss are actually not for me. I picked them up for my sister who is giving them as a little gift to a good friend of her's who stitches.

I also made a pretty great find in my LNS and it was purchased as my Mother's Day present. I almost fell over dead when I saw it sitting on a little shelf down low! I can't say what it is yet, as I have to wait for Mother's Day to claim it as my own. But DH was quick to get it when he saw how excited I was to have laid eyes on it!

And then yesterday I got a chart in the mail from wonderful Tracy at Ink Circles. She sent me an Ink Circles chart of my choosing as a door prize from her "booth" at the Needlework Show! My entry was all about how I never win anything and my twin sister wins everything! It's been my lot in life! Let's just say that when I finally won my first raffle after watching my sister win raffle after raffle growing up, I won a washcloth folded into the shape of a bunny! My sister, however, won (in the same raffle) a calculator with matching pen, clickable pencil, and pencil case! As a 5th grader, I was especially disappointed. But I got the last laugh, because I got me a fantastic Ink Circles chart for sharing my story! Tracy is so sweet to offer such a prize to me! I scooped up "Croakworth 2008" as my winnings :) And I still have that washcloth bunny! So there!

Finally I wanted to share with everyone two awesome giveaways out there that you can enter! First off, Steph over at Where'd All My Money Go?! is offering an amazing prize to celebrate her 10,000th blog hit! You can enter her giveaway here. Congrats to Steph for her amazing milestone! And Edgar is having a blogoversary giveaway to celebrate his 2nd blogoversary. So if you haven't already, you can enter his giveaway here. And congrats to Edgar on his blogoversary!

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my fob! Happy stitching to you all!


mainely stitching said...

Oh, I just love your new start - no wonder you're in cross stitch heaven! :D And your story about 'never winning' cracked me up. Get your twin to buy you a lottery ticket! LOL! Congratulations on your Ink Circles win - and enjoy!

Ranae said...

Pretty new start. Sounds like you are in CS heaven. Congrats on the Ink Circles win. That's a awesome design

Michele B. said...

Wow - congratulations on your sweet win. I hope you called your sister and told her! I can't wait to see what your mother's day gift is - how about a hint?

Siobhan said...

Love your new start! Congrats on your win. I was LOLing at your story about never winning anything but the bunny washcloth. I am the same... but my one win was a pen. Woo! LOL Enjoy your new stash and have a great Mother's Day!

Vonna said...

Do you belong to the Little House Yahoo group? Diane announced she is collecting photos of 1 over 1 stitches of her ought to send it in ;) because Paper Whites is going to be GORGEOUS!

lena-lou said...

Congrats on your win very nice chart !!

Nice new start I'm very biased as I love 1/1 :)

Sounds like you are going to be busy with all of your new stash :)

Take care

Michele said...

ahhhh cross stitch heaven is such a nice place, isn't it ;)

Paper Whites is going to be lovely!

hmmmm, now what did you see in your LNS that would make you soooo excited .. I have a few ideas .. can't wait to see what it is!

congrats on your winning :)

Dawn said...

I love your new start!

With Megan starting to roll everywhere my stitching time is gonna slow down. I am not looking forward to her crawling because it will probably be even less!:)

Michelle said...

I love your LHN piece, and great stash too!!! How fun that you won!

Jan said...

Nothing like being in cross stitch heaven, hope it continues for you, Kim. And I am really excited to see what your Mother's Day giftie is!

Love your new start!

kimstitch3 said...

cant wait to see this one done, beautiful so far