April 30, 2011

Celebrations Report - Part Two

Since there were so many photos in my first post, I decided to do a second one showing what I came home with.  It was a lot more than I'd planned to come home with!

Hinzeit Charts
 I picked up two charts in the Hinzeit booth along with a frame for the Maine chart.  This one has cute little charms that include a pine cone, lobster and moose.  I've admired the Shoreline chart for a while and finally broke down and bought it.  It has a cute sailboat and seagull charm.  The chart calls for a teal colored linen but I think I'm going to stitch mine on Antique White.
Chessie & Me and Maggi Co
 The charts above were purchased in the Embellished Needle booth shown below.  The Chessie and Me designs were displayed as stitched models in the booth and I was totally sucked in by how great they were.  I'm telling you, stitched models are the devil's work - irresistible!!!  It's amazing how different you can feel about a chart once you see the stitched piece.  The two charts by Maggi Co were new to me and just so interesting.  For the one at the bottom right, there are directions to make fabric circles to be appliqued onto the linen for the trees.  Not sure if I will do that as there is also a chart for stitching the trees.
Assorted charts
 I also bought the Anniversaries of the Heart Chart 11, my first ever Just Nan which I immediately kitted up after taking the photos and plan to start tonight, and the other two charts shown.
Fabrics and Fibers
I was pretty subdued on fabric purchases this year.  I bought a fat quarter of 32 Antique White for the Nan chart and a fat quarter of cream which is called for in the By the Bay Halloween chart shown above.  The silks on the left were marked down to $4.00, the greens in the center are for the Just Nan Bird Alphabet above and the Crescent Colors will be used to kit up my Halloween ornament shown in yesterday's post.  The little square in the middle was a neat gadget that I couldn't resist.  A square to help you measure where to start your stitching.

That's all for now - I'm off to start a new chart!

4 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Fun new purchases! :D

Karin said...

Oh fun!! I am planning on going to Celebrations in St Charles this Fall.

The shop you got so many nice goodies is my LNS here in Illinois. It is actually called Inspired Needle and they have a website and do mail order too. Cathy, the owner is wonderful! Glad you had a great time at her booth.

CathyR said...

Thanks for stopping by my booth! It was fun to read about Celebrations from the shopper's perspective. As you described your purchase, I was remembering scanning the charts. Fun! Hope to see you next year!

Cathy

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you can't imagine how much I have enjoyed reading about your craft fair visit. I'd love to have a craft fair near my place as well.
Great purchase!