Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Stash!

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Are there any two sweeter words in the English language?

Well, yes. Actually, there are. Quite a few, really..."kiss me"..."free lunch"..."chocolate overload"..."with sprinkles"....

Sorry. Where was I? Oh, yes! New stash!

I got quite a lot of goodies at Stitcher's Celebration, including some great door prizes.
That angel is a painted canvas and came with all the fibers and even a stitch guide!! I didn't get a picture of the bag they gave us...I love it because it's completely surrounded with POCKETS! And the most amazing thing is that some lovely stitcher made each and every attendee a hand-stitched tag! You can see other great pictures of the goodies we scored on Lelia's blog here. I was lucky enough to meet her there, although neither of us realized we followed each others' blogs until we got home (or maybe she did and was just too nice to point out my ditziness)!

While we were there, we took a quick trip to a nearby needlework (and knitting!) shop, Needle Craft World. We met the wonderful and very energetic owner, Cathy, who offered us snacks (and wine!) I honestly wasn't going to shop, but there was an Erica Michaels trunk show there...and, you know, I like to do my part to help out small businesses.
Taking one for the team, that's me. You really should visit this shop if you are in Kissimmee (or Orlando). I was astonished by the amount of charts, fibers, models, yarn, accessories and all manner of things stuffed in this small shop! But what really impressed me was that even with the large amount of merchandise in a small space, it was easy to see everything, and it did not feel crowded.

Then, yesterday, a lovely lumpy package arrived from the UK:
ZOMIGOSH YARNIA! I won a giveaway hosted by Rhian at The Crafty Geek. She was kind enough to send all these wonderful colors of sock yarn, as well as a pattern by tiny owl knits (she offered the Bee Keeper's Quilt, of course, but I already had it. =) It was twice as much as I expected...I was totally blown away! They are all different kinds of fibers; I'm so excited to try them all out.

JiffNotes
I bought stuff, but really, people gave me more stuff than I bought. That's some kind of progress, right? RIGHT??

12 comments:

Chris said...

Wonderful words indeed! and lovely new stash!

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ awesome stash, Heather! I love the Flag Sampler chart so much!

Did someone say sprinkles???

Shirlee said...

Great new stash! I have that Flag Sampler chart myself : )

Ziggyeor said...

Pretty things! I love that angel, it is a grape angel isn't it? I like that Flag Sampler chart, looks like a good Olympic Stitch project ;) I finished my Olympic Relay and I'm passing it on.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Cool stash additions! Love the flag sampler! And, hey, Lelia's in my EGA chapter and was my blogging mentor!! So much less than six degrees of separation between most stitchers, especially bloggers. Have fun with your new stash!

dulcinella said...

Oh, you are so lucky: attending the stitcher celebration, buying lots of lovely new stash and winning a giveaway! Even one out of three would be great:-)

krayolakris said...

Wow, cool loot!! Two other words from you recent post..."salted caramel!"

Sara said...

I am not much of a cross stitcher, but ZOMG that Ink Circles Rosetta pattern looks AMAZING!!! I've got another window open right now and I'm thisclose to purchasing....

woolwoman said...

I've always wanted to visit Needlecraft World - I used to have a friend in Thomasville Ga that loved Cathy and spoke so highly of her shop. Just hate driving that far south thru Orlando. Loved your stash haul from your Celebrations trip. Have a great week! mel

Lelia said...

oooo! You had one of the nice door prizes? Congrats. Betsy (next to me) had one and her daughter had one.

Nice stash, too. I didn't shop. The 'trail of shops' map was incredible. I'd like to visit all of them (beads, fabrics, needlework) Perhaps another time.

And, no, it never crossed my mind to bring up blogging. I didn't realize until home & your post came thru my blog reader.

I've been practicing my RPL cord - I still need to use a smaller fiber for the project I want to make. It is quite a challenge.

Jenny said...

"Free lunch" - LOL! How about "free stash" - that is a pretty good one too....
You did bring home quite a good deal of stash there. I can't believe that you got the angel and all the floss - wow, that is really impressive! I am especially in love with your HE pillow - that will be a beauty!

Melanie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great stashing!!!!!!!!!!

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