Ummm... ok, so I think I stitched myself out over December and January. I've done nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing. The mojo has left the building. I sat on the couch next to my stitching and didn't even open the bag. I did take said stitching to work on Friday, I did open the bag. But I realised upon opening the bag that it didn't contain my hoop. Can't stitch this one without my hoop. D'oh!
I must confess that although I haven't been stitching, I have still managed to add to my stash!
My name is Kirstin and I am an addict. A cross stitch addict. It's been 18 hours since my last purchase...
I finally, finally made a decision on a piece of fabric for Winter White Santa (Mirabilia) - so I have made my very first Polstitches purchase. It's a 32ct Opal Belfast - Blue Moon.
I bought the Evening in the Park PDF - but I think I might have told you that already.
I visited my favourite (Not So Local) LNS - they who have The Basket and I once again just had to have the contents of said basket. I got a heap of Mill Hill charms for 50c each - I think 11 different packets. That's a fortune's worth in Aussie Dollars for just $5.50! I also ended up with a couple of Little House Needleworks charts that had been reduced to $2 each - can't leave those just sitting there feeling lonely and rejected...and whoops - a couple, well three, actually, Shepherd's Bush charts just kind of fell into my hands too... I have to confess they were not in The Basket.
Oh, and I stopped off at my other (NSL) LNS and picked up two pieces of fabric - This (NSL) LNS don't have a "Basket" so I have to be very well behaved when I visit. I bought a little piece of 32ct lambswool linen and a piece of ...oh no! The name has escaped me.... aargh! Brain fart! Um... it's ... oh help, I'll go grab it... .... *phew* it's 28ct "Sambuca".
I now have two largish pieces of this Sambuca stuff. I've got lots of ideas but so far none of the charts I've had "a-ha!" moments for have actually fit the squares. They are 47 x 47 if you stitch over 2 and 94 x 94 stitching over 1. Everything is either too big or too small!
I'm going to stalk all your IHSW posts tonight. I'll use this as an excuse for not stitching myself and just keep my fingers crossed that you can all motivate me to kick start my mojo :)
Ooo, and as a little Off Topic snippet, I just got back from visiting the Harry Potter Exhibiton which is currently in Sydney. It's moving along in three weeks or so but DH and I had a very rare morning off together and decided to go. It was fabulous. If you're a Harry Potter fan and you get the opportunity to go - DO!
Right, back to work now, there's no rest for the wicked. Seven music lessons to teach back to back this afternoon.
Happy stitching everyone!