Sunday, June 26, 2011

I hope my updating this blog so soon isn't too much of a shock for you all! There hasn't been much stitching time this week but I've managed to stitch some more of the centre panel on the Tend thy Sheep box band. As always with one of Merry's projects this is being a joy to stitch.

Tend thy Sheep June 2011
From Merry's Heart - Tend thy Sheep 1998
stitched using the kit materials


As I stopped working after I had Rosie, I've tended to save my meagre stash budget so I can do some classes but recently I've had a little splurge. The first photo shows my stash from my trip to Fobbles. It was probably a good thing I was only at the last class that Ellen taught and that some serious shopping had already been done by the other participants before I got there!

Stash from Fobbles May 2011

I treated myself to Ellen's Within My Heart Sewing Case, Blackbird Designs Honeysuckle Manor Book and the Clara Ellen chart. I've wanted Clara Ellen since it came out as that was my Great Grandmothers name.

The other stash came later, I decided that I could no longer resist the Birds of A Feather Mystery Sampler by With My Needle and Thread and as I've missed reading Sampler and Antique Needle I got a copy of the latest issue to make the postage over the pond worth while.

Stash from Traditional Stitches June 2011

Before I go we had an early birthday party for Christopher yesterday and Rosie helped me decorate the cake in her signature style LOL!

Birthday Cake June 2011

The party was at my parents house in Filey as my sister was up with my nephew. In the afternoon the weather was glorious so we went to the beach as you can see.

Filey Beach June 2011

15 comments:

Sheila said...

Great stash buying...and love the purple cake...just my colours :)

Katrina said...

What lovely new stash Karoline, I think I'm about to give in and purchase the Mystery sampler too :)
Have a good week.

Margaret said...

Happy early birthday to Christopher! My gosh, is he really almost one? Time flies! Love your Merry Cox piece! Love the stash too - you were very restrained with your spending! Love the cake -- Rosie did a great job! And the beach -- gorgeous day!

Joanie said...

Good to "see" you, Karoline! I love your stash purchases and will be looking forward to what you stitch from them! Clare Ellen is a beautiful chart and it will be a lovely tribute to your relative. And Rosie did a fine job with the cake! It looks scrumptious.

Bertie said...

Your project from Merry looks lovely, amazing you have time with your little ones!
Happy Birthday to Christopher and he must have loved his sisters decorations on the cake, a true piece of art:) and yummie of course!
Great stash Karoline, look forward to your BOAF soon!

Lois said...

What nice new stash Karoline! I do love your Merry Cox piece. Happy Birthday to Christopher - where has that year gone?!?!?!

mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely seascape! Congrats on the stash buying! I love getting new stash, whether I buy at a bricks and mortar store or online. I usually use my ONS for fabby as they have a huge selection (123stitch.com) and the Hobby Lobby right up the street for floss. Glad you have new things to fondle and plan for.

woolwoman said...

Happy First to Christopher - it's been a year already wow - I can't believe it - what great stash - I love your Merry piece - beautiful! enjoy it - melody

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

Nice stash purchases. I think it's great that you find some time to stitch. Stitch time is always the best!

Katrina said...

Happy birthday to Chris and I love Rosie's decorating style :-).

Cute project and fun stash acquisitions!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I think you do pretty well on the stitching and blogging front given that you have little ones to keep you busy. It's always good to see what others buy and what appeals.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful work on the Merry Cox piece, and great new stash! I love Christopher's cake, many happy returns to him.

Siobhan said...

Nice stitching, and I love the new stash!

Jo said...

Lovely stitching Karoline, and a great stash haul. Fobbles looks lovely - I wonder if I can convince Eddy we need to go to the Lakes this summer...

Chelle said...

Love your Merry Cox project! Great stash, too. I snagged that SANQ as well. One of the motifs from the cover sampler is calling my name...