Monday, 29 August 2011

All Good Things Come to Those Who Wait...

...and that has to include birthday presents one gives oneself!

*insert happy dance of the birthday kind*

Ok, my birthday was back at the end of July but I figured the most sensible thing to do with the money in my account was to pay things like power/gas bills, rent, kid's school fees - you know, all those grown up things.  Blah.

I sat here and watched the exchange rate rocket to an amazing high and debated over the contents of my 123 shopping cart.  I filled it, chucked it all out again... "Do I?  Don't I?  Should I?"  Well, once I'd been the grown up of the household and paid the bills, the answer appeared to be "Why the heck shouldn't I???"

So, without further ado; Grab your drool cloth, settle back.  Here are the good things that came to me after an extra month of waiting:

Bits and pieces; beads, new needle threaders, a pair of scissors for hardanger, Caron Watercolours - burnt toast and flame - for L&L Autumn Angel and tape to attach my fabric to my scroll rods...

PhotobucketKreinik #4 braids that I forgot to add to the last picture, lol. Silver HL and Citron.


A selection of fabric for various projects - the top one on the left is an opalescent lugana, 32ct, I plan on teaming with the Ruby Wine on the right, also a 32ct lugana, for a Christmas project... There's an antique white 28ct lugana which I was planning on using for the advent calendar but now it's here, I'm not so sure. A 25ct jobelan that will be for Train of Dreams at New Year and a piece of black belfast ready for my conversion of Celtic Christmas.

Charts... Oh how I love new patterns. I've been waiting on these for what seems forever! *big cheesy grin* Celtic Christmas, Winter and Spring and Passione Ricamo, Once Upon a Time. At the last minute I decided I wanted Lizzie Kate's kit for "ABC's of Parenting." I've just recently discovered a love for Lizzie Kate. I'm going to buy myself the Christmas ABC as a Chrissy Pressie in December - shh, don't tell Guy! LOL.


PhotobucketFinally... I had a bit of a play around with fabric for the ABC - I found this on my last trip to the (not so local) LNS - you know, the one that tends to bring on a bad attack of basketitis... it's apparently a stamped fabric. 28ct Cashel. I like it a lot. It'll be my first "fancy fabric". Here's my floss toss - I LOVE the Crescent Colours combination. The fabric is nice and light. I don't think anything will be lost on it...     Opinions?

I almost spent some money in the Polstitches sale this weekend. I have to admit I chickened out a the last minute. I really wanted to buy some fabric but I know I've got so much lined up already and I couldn't make a decision... *sigh*

Well, night night everyone. I've just finished watching the F1 race at Spa - Woo Hoo! Another Red Bull 1-2, just a shame it wasn't MW at the top of the podium. I've got to get some sleep though - the MotoGP is on in another three hours or so and it's already after midnight.

See you in the morning :)

Happy Stitching




  1. What a great haul! I'm very interested in your Celtic Christmas conversion, how much are you changing her?
    What's the fabric the Kreiniks are nestling on? It's very sparkly!
    Also, I sent you a message via the Yuku board as you don't have an email here, did you get it yet?

  2. Ooo, yes! Jo, I did get your message. Got sidetracked and haven't replied to you but I have contacted Irene... will message you in a bit :)

    LOL, the fabric the kreiniks are on - an old bath towel! I don't know why it looks sparkly

    Celtic Christmas... I love the version of Winter with the cape and hood, I thought I'd use the cloak of Spring and the hood that is available on the L&L yuku board (I've tried to get the cape conversion but haven't received a reply), with the colours from Christmas but with the front of winters dress... if that makes sense, so she'll have a red cape and hood but a white dress. The Noel boarder unchanged. On black Belfast... By the time I'm done I may have to be carted of by the men in white coats but she's going to be my big project of 2012.

  3. Wahoo!!! Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you enjoyed getting all your beautiful stash!!! :D

  4. I so did Andie :) I didn't stitch at all last night. I ended up playing with my stash...

    Had a visit from the frogs tonight. *shaking head in disgust* Hate it when I end up taking out more than I've put in.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday, Kristin, and that stash haul was well worth the wait!!! :D

  6. ROFL at me admiring your bath towels! It must be the glow of the Kreiniks or something...

  7. That's indeed a fantastic haul. Looks like you'll having lots of fun with it.

  8. Wow loads of stash!! Looks like you are set for doing loads of stitching!!