It started off with me taking my very first trip to the LNS I had no idea existed in my city called Threads That Bind. Oh my goodness, is that a dangerous, dangerous store! It's dedicated to cross stitch on one side and quilting on the other and there were so many wonderful things, I could have spent hours there! I didn't take any pictures (that felt a little weird), but I did leave with some new stash (how could I resist?) as well as the schedule for when they have Stitch-In's and other classes. Now, I will say I was by far the youngest person in the store when I was in there, but I think it could be a lot of fun to meet and hang out with other stitchers somewhere other than just in the blog world.
This was the stash I left with - Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor and the corresponding Valdani thread pack:
Now, Quaker type patterns usually aren't my style, but Rosewood Manor has this beautiful line of Quaker patterns in such gorgeous colors and most every one of them is on my wish list. Do I know when I will start them? Nope, but hey, yay stash!
I also took time yesterday to go through my Mo's Sale floss stash to do an inventory and figure out what flosses I am missing from my hiatus from being on her automatic order list and ordered several of the missing ones - others will have to wait until they're redyed and available on the website. Plus, I also got stash mail with my fabric of the month from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie, which made me very happy too!
Yesterday was also the day that the February installment of the Story Time Sampler came out! The Secret Garden is the theme this month and I absolutely love it! I got started right away and had to do Mary and her little robin first!
I did another floss substitution with her hair and used Tom Branson silk for it and I love how it came out. Now, you would think this would have been enough for one day, right? Well, you see, there are days when I suffer from insomnia and nothing helps me sleep. So what did I do instead of just laying in bed frustrated I couldn't sleep? I kept stitching. So much so, that I finished the entire frame for the month!
Until next time!