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Monday, October 15, 2007

Stash Arrived!

A few weeks ago, I ordered some goodies from Stitching Bits & Bobs when the Canadian dollar was at par with the American. Well my order finally arrived!
I got some more piecemaker needles, a mesh bag pencil case sized, a skein of Waterlillies, Cross Eyed Cricket's Sleepy Hollow, and Homespun Samplar's The Hunt. Oh and my copy of JCS's Ornament issue.
I made okay progress on my model tonight. I dawdled a bit.... I think I was just avoiding the DMC metallic thread that I've been dreading to work with. That stuff is just evil.
Judy wanted to know how long it took for me to stitch TW's Peacock Tapestry ... Judy it took me about a year. She's also wondering if I was enjoying my model... actually yes I have been, its not too complicated of a stitch for me... except for the mentioned DMC metallic. That stuff should be outlawed!
Joanne, you wanted to know if I can share pictures of my model stitching? Not yet, at least not until its published. The design I'm working on will be published in November, it will be in the Festive 2007 issue of the Canadian magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread. Once I see the magazine is out I'll post a picture here.
I want to say thank you for all the fantastic comments about my new look. I didn't realized that you folks found it a challenge to read my old template or I would of done something sooner. I'm still getting used to it... I miss that black cat!
Gail, loosely translated the saying on my old template translated to "Come my beautiful cat. You leave footprints on my heart. Let me stare into your beautiful eyes of metal and agate"
Well I'm starting to get excited! On Friday after work I'm on my way back to Ganenoque and the Ganenoque Inn! This time without Todd, I'm going to be at the Cross Stitch Cupboard's fall retreat. This will be my third time going to the retreat, my reason for going this year... Jeannette Douglas is one of the teachers and she is such a great teacher... and person. So I couldn't resist going! Jeannette will be teaching a piece called Pomegranates and Pears (scroll down to see the model) it looks yummy! This year I'll be rooming with Lynn who I met for the first time this summer... she jumped at the chance to go when she heard that there were still spaces available. This will be her first retreat, and boy she's in for a treat!

22 comments:

Kathryn said...

Ooooh, I love Cross Eyed Cricket's Sleepy Hollow! And the triptych design is a nice change, too. I'm jealous of the retreat. The Pomegranate and Pears is beautiful. I hope I can get the pattern sometime. Have a wonderful time!

Gina said...

I agree with you about the metallics...Now I'll use the more expensive Rainbow Gallery Petite Braids stuff instead of the DMC...doesn't fray or separate at all. That DMC is evil!

chiloe said...

It's great you can go to such retreat !!! Have fun with the class.

Mindi said...

The retreat sounds like it will be so much fun! You picked up some great stash, you'll really enjoy doing Hunt Sampler, its a fast stitch.

Dawn said...

Great stash!! It only took you a year for PT?! It would have taken me a lot longer than a year. lol

Hope you have a blast at the retreat:)

Abi said...

I love the new look Dani! Pom and Pears really looks yummy. Have fun at the retreat!

Lynne said...

The retreat sounds wonderful. Take lots of pictures so we can live vicariously through you when you get back. : )

Dee said...

Have a wonderful time!

Laural said...

Yay for stash! I love that Sleepy Hollow pattern! Have fun at the reatreat, the design looks beautiful.

P.S. DMC metallic IS the devil!

Lauren said...

I hope you have a good time at the retreat!

Jaimie said...

I love your Sleepy Hollow! Have fun at the retreat! Oh and I love the moon!

Beatrice said...

Your stash is great...And I can't wait to see the Model you are stitching.

Ranae said...

great new stash woohoo!
Love the Sleepy Hollow
Have fun at the retreat.

Lisa said...

I love the new template. I got mine from pizam.com as well; they have lots of cool ones in case I get bored!

Barbara said...

Oh, what yummy new stash!

Enjoy the upcoming retreat - it sounds SO fun!

Kathy A. said...

nice stash girl. That should keep those needles smoking

Beatrice said...

Dani..I have a little surprise for you on my blog..Have a look

Mary said...

Dani,
I think you may have made out better than you thought with the US dollar as it is. Wait til you see your CC if you charged it. I was in Canada over the holiday weekend in Maryhill, St. Jacob and Fort Erie. When I saw my charges I was bummed out. I had to pay more than what I thought, not including currency exchange.
I love your new stash though.
Have a great time on your stitching retreat this weekend!
Mary

Lynn said...

Lucky you! I'm still waiting for my order I placed with SB&B at Labour Day! I think they lost it.
Ditto on the metallics. I don't like working with them but I'll take the Kreinik ones anyday over the DMC.
I ran into Maria from CSC yesterday and she also said I'm in for a real treat this weekend. Can't wait!! I think I've also got Bob convinced to meet me there after for an extra night!

Michelle said...

Great stash! I agree with you, that DMC metallic is evil. I'm using it on my Tesori, and what a pain it is!!

Alison said...

I agree that the DMC metallics are evil and they're very nappy. Stitching from the correct end of it helps a bit... Have fun at your retreat. Jeanette Douglas is one of my favourite designers too!

Retta said...

Oooooo Sleepy Hollow chart .... must resist using my clicky internet shopping finger!

Nice set of stash ;-)