Confessions of a Floss Licker

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A finish - finally!

Tonight I worked all evening on Rose Heart, a freebie I got off the internet. I was stitching it for a contest on the I Love Cross Stitch Yahoo group. The contest was for variegated thread. I used Dinky Dyes silk Ruby. I'm so excited I finally finished something! It seems like it's been forever. Yay!

So now I'm happy to work on the models that I need to complete and the project for tall, dark and handsome's birthday. :)

Monday, July 02, 2007

I went shopping!

On Saturday I went shopping. I realized that I hadn't been to a lns since February and I had a little money in my account. Here's how it went:

Beverly fabrics - small kit of two horses (I have a friend who loves horses and I think will like this - besides, it was on sale.)
Needle in a Haystack - a skein of Dinky Dyes Silk in Ruby (for a competition piece), two tiny Disney kits for my daughter, a piece of fabric for the horses, and a new pair of Ginghers (glory).

I did ask about Vintage Stitches by Jeannette Douglas but was told they were sold out. I will check again the next time I go.

I had to buy the Ginghers though. No, I didn't *need* a new pair of scissors, but I did manage to forget to bring a pair with me. (Hmmm...) But these are part of the Designer series and the handles are red, white, and blue and yes, stars and stripes. Yes, they look like the flag. They were so cute that I *had* to buy them. Besides, my birthday is in just over two weeks and I really can't say I want anything for my birthday so they were a present for me.

I think I did pretty well. I didn't go overboard in the shopping and I started the new kit right away. Before posting this I exchanged the horses for a crochet project on my 50 Project Challenge. I probably won't get back to that crochet project for some time and it can go on my next project challenge. (Yes, that's me rationalizing it out.)