Then on the weekend of the 26th, one of the LNS here - Traditional Stitches had an open house weekend for the Nashville market and all the new releases... so my stitching buddy and I headed on over to check things out. Of course you can imagine, being the stash-o-holic that I am, I managed to bring home a few things...
-Your Gentleness by La D Da
-ABCD by La D Da
-Sarah Lowell by La D Da
-Snow Garden by Blackbird Designs
-Bluebird by Blackbird Designs
-Bird in Hand by Blackbird Designs
-Quaker Samplings III by With My needle
-3 skeins of Rose Garden Simply Shaker GAST
I still have a few things I would like to get from the market, but they are just sitting in my online cart at an ONS for now... I think I've done enough stash shopping in the last little while to last a few lifetimes!
In the mean time, Barbi and I did a trade. I sent her Blackbird Designs Berry Time and she was to send me one of either LHN Snowflakes, or LHN Winter Wonderland. I couldn't decide so I asked her to suprise me as to which one she would send, and being the lovely dear she is, she sure did surprise me and sent me both! I couldn't believe it when I opened the envelope! So a special thank you to my dear friend Barbi! thank you!!! Now to just find time to stitch them with all the rest of my stash!
The Olympics were on all during this and what a great Olympics they were! Canada did so well! It was lovely to hear the anthem played that many times during the medal ceremonies. Now the only thing missing was being able to hear the Hungarian anthem at a medal ceremony. One day, one day I know we will. When they did show the Hungarians, we did cheer for them and it was nice to see them, I just wish we could have seen more of them.
During the Olympics I did manage to stitch a little here and there, and finally manged to finish off my LHN Neighbourhood... can you see the changes I made??? I'm so happy its done! Now to figure out what to do with it, and figure out with Barbi what our next Sunday SAL will be.
We are already starting to plan a few spring/summer adventures as well. Hopefully this time we will actually keep to our plan.
And last but not least some stitching... Once I finished the neighbourhood, I pulled out a WIP that hasn't sadly seen the light of day since March 2006! I brought out my "My Stitching Treasures" by Jeanette Douglas. Here are my before and after pictures... the second picture is more true to the real colours.
-where I left off March 2006
-progress as of March 2010
I couldn't remember why I stopped stitching on it... I know I wanted to change out the quote, and was looking for something new, but then as I started working on it, it became apparent...I needed more thread... and the over one on 32ct is a pain... but I've got another 4 and half squares under my belt, and I am that much closer to finishing. I have two and half small squares left to stitch, and then the two big ones (lots of over one). The other small empty squares, are for charms, so I'm getting close to finishing, and hopefully it will be on the finishing list for this year! I'm putting it away for now as my thread is on order and am just waiting for it to arrive before I continue.
Now I'm off to work on some birthday gifts as there are a couple coming up in the next month, so I had better get a move on!
As always, thanks so much for visiting!