Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bought more stash

I pick my hubby up from work every day. It just so happens that on the way to pick him up, is a Michaels. Well since it's my birthday on Friday I thought I'd buy myself a present or two. So I stopped at Michaels to look around at what they still have in their cross stitch section, it seems to shrink every time I go. So, since the last time I was there, they either had a huge sale on cross stitch stuff that they didn't bother to tell me about (how dare they?!) or they are not restocking and going to let it all go away, because that area was practically empty! There was hardly any floss, it's usually overflowing, and the fabric hangers were mostly devoid of product. Well I picked up two large rolls of 16 ct aida, 2 packages of #26 needles and a new gridding pen. On the way past the clearance frames, I found a couple of frames that will fit the Here Comes Treble and First Bass perfectly! So I got 2 of them, I may go back for more so I can do the whole set for my hubby later. All in all a successful trip to Michaels. Oh yeah I got a new glass jar for my TUSAL! I'll post pics of that next month. :)

So last night I did a little more stitching on my day 15 start, which I'll post when I get to that day on these update posts. Tonight I worked on First Bass which I posted last night, so I have an update on that one to post tonight along with the day 10 and 11 starts.

Got a lot more done on this one today. I really love how it's looking and now that I have a frame for it, I can't wait to finish it up! Maybe I can give it to the hubby for Valentine's Day.

I didn't get as much stitched on the Day 10 piece, In God We Trust, as I'd have liked to, but I think once I have a chance to get to it, it will go pretty quickly. I love the PM patterns from Gloria and Pat. I have several more that I'll do at some point. I think I may even brave taking on the Noah's Ark piece eventually. Maybe I'll put it on the list for the 2013 Challenge.

I spent most of Day 11 gridding for this large project. It's called Autumn Evening, I think I got it at Herrschners, pretty sure I did, anyway I love the contrast between the light and dark colors, and I'm a sucker for a beautiful sunrise/sunset. This will take me a long while to finish and I suppose if I can get 1 page done I'll consider it a win. Who knows it might go faster than I think, but I'm not expecting to have this one done by the end of the year.

Tomorrow I'll post the next two days and if an update is required, I'll do that as well. Until then...Happy Stitching!


shazzump said...

I actually don't go to micheals anymore because of that very reason. when they expanded our store they shrank the cross stitch section to on 8 ft section. But getting the frames was a bit of good luck congrats on that

SoCal Debbie said...

Autumn Evening is gorgeous! In God We Trust is adorable, too! You have a great selection of projects.