On Thursday, I traveled to NH for a graduate student luncheon prior to tomorrow's graduation ceremony. Even though I have a class to finish and my capstone project to write, I am able to walk in graduation tomorrow because I will have completed all my degree requirements before the end of this year.
In a happy coincidence, I got an email on Monday from ABC Stitch that an order I had place a while back was ready to be shipped as were two pieces of fabric I ordered last year. Since Grantham is only about 45 minutes from where the college is, I decided to pick up my order in person. First up is a photo of the two fabrics from last fall. One is 40ct Pear (I hope I can remember what design it was for!) and the other is a piece called R&R Bitty Betty Brew for Raise the Roof's Cackle chart.
I had received a $50 gift card for admin professionals day in April and decided to use it for stash. ABC had 20% off CHS charts so I took advantage of the sale and ordered Shores of HRH and Fredrika which turned out to be back ordered. And I've fallen in love with the new LK Green series of charts so I got those and some Trilogy trees that I think will be quick stitches.
And as if that weren't enough, Contocook Needlework Gallery was only about 15 minutes from the college so I stopped there on my way back to Maine. This was my first time at Contocook but it certainly won't be my last. The shop is quite small in size but its packed with a fairly decent selection of charts as well as a fabulous selection of fibers. There is also a small stitching area in back which the owner uses for stitch ins on Saturdays. If you're in the area, this shop is definitely worth a visit. I picked up a few charts, some fibers and I couldn't resist a piece of 30ct WDW Guacamole fabric. The photo definitely doesn't do the color justice - its a fabulous green in reality.
Someone really needs to make me stop buying stash PLEASE!