Sunday, May 6, 2012

What to do on Cindo de Mayo...

Or how to get into more trouble with your best friend...

 Last week it was Shepherds Bush, this week it was something of a close-out sale.  A few years back the owner of a local shop had to close up shop due to some health issues.  This weekend she brought in a lot of her left over inventory to the yarn shop to sale some of it off.  LMS and I were ready to go as soon as we got the flyer that the event was to take place.

Since I had to work on Friday, LMS went in to check out the hand dyed fabrics.  She selected some amazing pieces that we will be sharing.  Each is a full yard.

This is Blueberry by Crossed Wing Collection. I love it. I'm thinking it could be a home to a Mirabillia Mermaid... That is, if my half is big enough for one!

This is Atmosphere by Heaven Lee Creations. Also beautiful. Maybe another Mirabillia Mermaid can find her home on my half of this cut too.  LMS had to run to work after looking at the fabrics, and she wanted to get back to check out all the other patterns and kits that were available.  I wanted to see if there was any good stuff leftover, so back we went Saturday afternoon.  This is the stuff that I picked up:

I found a fat quarter of Seascape by Heaven Lee Creations in 32 ct.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Yes, another mermaid!  (Why am I so focused on mermaids all of a sudden?)

Counter clockwise from the upper left: 28 ct. Lavender linen; 28 ct. Opalescent White linen; and 28 ct. Storm Clouds linen by Heaven Lee Creations.

A skein of Six Strands Sweets in Raspberry Truffle, and some Needle Necessities skeins in pretty colors that I like.  I really am thinking about doing a monochrom design with these NN flosses.  Yummy yummy colors!

Clockwise from the upper left: Pansies on Toile a Dimensions Gold kit (I hate these but love pansies!); Queen of Peace by Mirabila (I just need Queen of Freedom to complete my collection); Christmas Elegance by Mirabila, Fern by Nora Corbett; Delightful by Margaret Sherry; and Santa by Margaret Sherry (this is the first time I've seen Margaret Sherry patterns in my neck of the woods!).

Clockwise from upper left: Gingerbread Garden Sampler w/ flosses by The Victoria Sampler; The Thoughful Pansy by Sew to be Seen Designs; The Christmas Elf Fairy by Mirabilia; Summer Retreats by Country Cottage Needleworks; Dear Santa, I can explain by Lizzie*Kate; Love Letters by Just Nan; Love Sampler by Lizzie*Kate; and If I stitch fast... by Waxing Moon Designs.

I was looking at my receipt and I think everything was about 20% off of the prices from 2007.  Very nice.  But if last week I went over my stash budget, this week I went and spent the food budget.  Oh well... I guess it's just a high fiber diet of flosses, fabrics, and charts!

No actual stitching pictures today since I posted the most recent pictures on the WIPocalypse post for yesterday.

Hugs and Stitches,


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new stash. Who needs to eat.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous pieces :)

Joysze said...

Wowzas, what a haul, Kay. :D