Friday, September 26, 2008

Feeding the Monster

so ive been working diligently the last two weeks on needleworker too. unfortunately, i have lost internet at my house and cant post any progress pics yet. but i do have some exciting news, i recently bought a new cell phone and got a $50 mail in rebate and have now received my $50 rebate debit card, yay!! while waiting for it i was planning what i would buy with it. stash of course!! despite my recent vow to not do that, i thought well, technically this is money ive already spent so its not like ill be doing without if i spend it on something totally for me....though i should have though more along the lines of clothes stash is better, lol. so this morning i fed my monster and placed my order at, one of my favorite sites to buy stash. not only is the shipping pretty cheap and fast, the prices are excellent. they may not have ALL of the latest things that are coming out, but if you ask they will get you pretty much anything you want. so what did i get?

well, ive been on the lookout for a twelve days of christmas ornament design. i really loved theresa wentzlers ornament design for the twelve days, it was so fancy and pretty and i love her work. but having stitched (one ufo and one completed) pieces of her work, i thought, no i knew, i would never get them done in time for the holidays. i would get too frustrated with the detail like i always do, but so pretty!! anyways, then i saw the new just nan design, but also decided against those. just nan designs are cute, but i feel like they are too busy for my taste, just too much going on there. then i happened upon the designs done by cross eyed cricket, inc. and they are sooo cute!!! also different then other designs that i saw, i loved them instantly! the only downside is that they split the twelve ornaments between four leaflets, which kinda sucked but who cares....i gotta feed my monster!!! so i ordered all four of the leaflets and also the JCS ornament issue.

i still have $11 left on the card........maybe its time to feed the YARN monster......

Monday, September 22, 2008

Trying to show alittle restraint.....its soooo not working

since ive "rediscovered" the joy of cross stitching in the last year or two, im quite impressed with the amount of stash i have built in patterns and kits. still quite low on fabrics but im working on it....ive also become a bit of a fabric snob since i found hand dyed fabrics. for awhile i was very obssessed with a wonderful website i loved to order from and also a LNS near me that i found while doing some intensive research online looking for one. its about an hour from my house so trips are planned well in advance and include pages and pages of lists of things broken down by: NEED, MUST HAVE, AND MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO WITHOUT (BUT NOT REALLY). recently, as in the last couples of months ive been much better and am trying to restrain myself from getting more stash aside from the occasional exchange or two with my friend heather in new york. i want to be able to make it to the new year without any big sprees but its soooo difficult......

as of right now, as shown in my previous post, ive got three projects going and trying to fit them in a weekly rotation. last week i worked diligently on needlework (too) and i must say, its come a long way. saturday i had the house to myself as my bf was working both of his jobs until about 10pm. so after a quick trip to pick up the fourth season of greys anatomy, i was planted on the couch just stitching away. i'd say im about 50% completed.....update picture to come soon.

as for acquiring stash, ive done quite well. i havent ordered anything online/purchased anything at the LNS, since um, the beginning of august? and even then i only ordered like 2....5 things.....but most of it was for an exchange i was doing with a friend. so ive been good....and now the JCS ornament issue is out....and i want.......just this one little, thats how it always starts, im in so much trouble!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gonna give this a try

so i've decided to try out this blogging thing and see how it goes. i love to read other peoples cross stitch/craft blogs and check out their progress on projects so here is mine!! yay!

Here is one of my newest starts from this week. Home of a Needleworker (too) by Little House Needleworks.

Ive decided to put that and Nantucket Rose (Lavender & Lace) into some sort of rotation. Here is my start on Nantucket.

and last but not least, here is my latest finish. Poppy by Nora Corbet aka Mirablia. I managed to finish all the stitching while away on vacation last month and now im just procrastinating the beading part......its so tedious!!