August 13, 2012

All Good Things Come to an End

It's back to work for me tomorrow so no more mornings like this one, spent on the deck with a good cup of coffee and some stitching.  I guess I have to go back to pay for the vacation stash I acquired right?

I did make nice progress on BBD's Winter Wonderland (blasted Blogger won't upload correctly).  I hope that I will have a finish to share soon but it's back to a busy couple of weeks so I'm not sure how much stitching will get done.  I'm ready for another vacation!

August 6, 2012

The BEST way to spend a vacation day!

I'm a couple of states away at the beach and while my family decided to go to Chatham to shop today, I had other plans.  Before I left home, I used the Hoffman site to see if there were any needlework shops within a reasonable distance. 

I was overjoyed to find that there was one within 10 miles of where we are staying.  I can't imagine why I never did this before as this is my 3rd time staying where we are.  I think this is the first non-online shop I have been in in the past 2 years which is a sad testament to how many of our LNSs have closed.

But maybe the third time is the charm because I spent 2 hours poking through a dusty room digging out some great stash. I went to Town-Ho Needleworks in Brewster if you're ever going to be on the Cape.  While I think it is primarily a needlepoint shop, they had a very decent selection of charts and an amazing variety of threads thanks to the needlepoint focus!

Here are some photos of what I came away with:

I just couldn't resist this Cricket Collection when I saw it in person.  It's amazing how much more you buy when you can actually see the chart design!  LOL  Or at least that's how it works for me.....

I was definitely in the mood for some Halloween goodness as you can tell!  This is The Goode Huswife's All Hallow's Eve, Prairie Moon Bow Wow-llowween and The Primitive Needle's Witches Nine.

 I bought three Halloween Prairie Schooler's All Hallow's Eve, Cats, Bats & Witches and Sweeping Cobwebs as well as a fat quarter of 32ct Lambswool and the DMC to start them in case I didn't bring enough projects with me (which I did of course)!

 Prairie Schooler Reindeer Round Up, BBD My Gift to You and a Cricket Collection I had never seen titled A Walk in the Woods.  It's #53 and was published in 1988 so I'm wondering if it's OOP and that's why I had never see it.  It's such a pretty pattern.

Knotted Tree Red Bird Fraktur and the Crescent Colors floss needed to stitch it.
The orientation is wrong but I bought a 10x13 plastic mesh project bag, 2 GAST threads which were all I really needed, a set of 6x6 Q snaps and Prairie Schooler Knock! Knock!

August 4, 2012

August WIPocolypse Udate

My focus this past month was mainly on BBDs Winter Wonderland so that's what I will show you.  I managed to accomplish quite a lot due to Olympic stitching.  Too bad they aren't on every year... or maybe not!  My house is a mess.  :-)
I'm on vacation for the next 10 days so who knows, I might even have this finished for the next WIPocolypse update!