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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday, Stash and Gifts

Its Wednesday!  Which means its WIP Wednesday!

My stitching has suffered this week, I started coming down with a cold on Thursday and for the week leading up to that I was tired and cranky.  I just thought it was the pace work has been going at, now I know my body was fighting not to get sick!  I've not had a cold in a long time!


After last week's finish I pulled back out an ornament I had started this past summer when I got my copy of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview Issue.  I couldn't help myself I had to start Ink Circles, Stained Glass Holly ornament.  Of course it has to be stitched over one on 25ct.  I hope to finish it up before my next WIP Wednesday report.


On Saturday Christin and I decided to do a bit of a daytrip to one of two LNS's that are close to us.  The two LNS's that are "close" are both about a 3 hour drive! We packed our Passports and drove to the Syracuse, NY area to visit Stitcher's Garden.  We of course hit JoAnn's and I found a dress for a wedding next month.  A great roadtrip.  I picked up a few more charts, a zipper mesh bag, and two small pieces of linen.  We also managed to score copies of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue!  Yay!

I have two things I should of shared with you back in the summer.  I got busy with holidays and travel, going back to work, and work being insane for the last two and a half weeks!  Back in the summer I got two very lovely and generous gifts from fellow bloggers.


From my good online friend Dee... who I must meet in person some day!  We've had some great interactions through e-mail/blogs and social media for quite a few years now!  I had seen some knitted dishcloths she had made on her blog.  I not so subtly told her I might need one!  Not too much longer lately a lovely parcel showed up on my doorstep with two dishcloths she made and some red floss!  Dee I know I thanked you personally ... once again I really appreciated your parcel.


For a little while now I've been reading Jacquie's blog who is a lovely stitcher in the UK.  One day she e-mailed me and asked for my snail mail address.  I didn't have to wait long before this adorable pincushion arrived in the mail!  Thank you Jacquie!


18 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sounds like you had a fun road trip!! Hope you feel better soon!

Barb said...

A great road trip and stash! Also some very pretty gifts. I have the same cold thing going on UG! Sure hope we both feel much better soon.

Dee said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the little present. I know I enjoyed making them for you.

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Plenty of tea and quiet time should help ---- maybe you need to stitch! LOL

Love the little pin cushion. Who doesn't love a smiley face?

Justine said...

I was lucky to receive one of Jacquie's Smiles too...They are so pretty aren't they? Lovely dishcloths from Dee too though I wouldn't ever be able to use a handmade dishcloth! Great new stash...sounds like a fun trip. And I LOVE your new ornie!

cucki said...

Hope you feel better soon dear..
Sound like a lovely trip..sweet stash
Hugs x

Vickie said...

Those are sweet gifts for you.
What great stash! I know a certain ornament you will be stitching soon. ;)

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Brenda A said...

What lovely & adorable gifts! I really like the ink circles design, I must have missed it when I was looking through my digital issue. :)

valerie said...

Sounds like a fun road trip and new stash is always great!Love your new ornie that you are working on. Very sweet of Dee and Jacqui to send you cute gifties.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Ink Circles looks fantastic, on my stitch list!

Nice stash too and lovely gifts as well. Aren't bloggers great?

Carol said...

Syracuse is just a couple of hours from where my parents live, Dani--I didn't know there was a shop there! May have to take a road trip some day :) Your sure got some nice stash and lovely gifts, too!

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Dani. Great new stash. What a pretty ornament.

Linda

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope your cold clears up soon. A lovely ornament-to-be and a great stash haul.

Lulu said...

Sounds like you had a fun road trip! I love the ink circles ornament and can't wait to see more.

Kaisievic said...

I hope that you are over your cold by now. Sounds like a productive road trip and your two lots of gifts are great. Thoughtful friends.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful ornament you stitched. Sweet pretty gifts. Lovely new charts! What a great road trip! love Annette

Bekca said...

Yay! You own a Smiles pincushion too, I think they're so cheerful. Glad you had a fun road trip, great new stash enhancement.
Best wishes.

Ann said...

Sounds like a great roadtrip to me! I just love the charts that you've picked up (have all of those on my wishlist).
Kind greetings,
Ann