Saturday, June 8, 2013

Only a Little Bit of Stitching, and Stash Enhancement!

Wow! Lots of tired after my first full week of 8 hour work days in years (My last job had cut us to 32 hours a week several years before the cut backs). I am in training for my new job so hopefully things will settle down in another 2 weeks. Also still doing home repairs with the DH so crazy busy. But I'm at home, which is my favorite place always so I'm thrilled and happy about it.

The few minutes I have found time to stitch I've put in on the HAED BB(Bulletin Board) SAL(Stitch a Long) piece and in a week I doubt if it has been more than 150 stitches. Still, progress is progress and I'm content enough with it for the moment while life is demanding more of my attention elsewhere.

Today I made the mistake of going into Hobby Lobby since it is right across the street from another store I need to visit. I don't go there often since it is a good 30 minute drive. I bought some 18 ct. aida I've been in terrible need of. And then, as a treat for myself for getting a job and working hard all week DH and I picked out a kit. They were on sale of course, this is me after all! I'll try to find a pic or link for you.

  Here is a pic of the chart from the Design Works website.


She is a pretty little thing and I love the lavenders and blues and soft greens. More importantly it is a kit and I don't have to go and buy a thing, it is all there, which is kind of giving her a lead in the new start category.

The 18 count I bought is for starting Fantasy Blue, when time allows, as it was all kitted up except fabric. Since it is a Tilton Crafts chart I will probably join the SAL they have going on facebook. I think it will be fun and the group there is full of amazing stitchers.

Now the other SAL I really wanted to join this month is for a HAED chart (well, charts actually) I was gifted and would also be with a facebook group. The stitchers there are great and fun to chat with, and it is beyond doubt my favorite group. No, I didn't mention the name of that one. Yes, the home body here actually gets social with the stitchy folk, who are a great bunch of people. That one I now have enough 18 ct. (I used the famous 40% off coupon) to start but it isn't kitted with floss because A. I haven't had the time. B. Haven't had the money really, and C. I haven't decided which one to do yet! I mean, if you saw my last post then you know my dilemma here.

So there you have it, not the most exciting of stitching times but I love my new kit and I'm pretty pleased with myself for managing to get any stitching done this week.


I hope all of you are having lots of stitching time, or at least some fun stash enhancement and day dreaming about stitching!

Happy stitching everyone!

Karen

7 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful kit you treated yourself too, she's stunning.

Gizzimomo said...

I'm so glad the job is going well! Yay for everything stitchy and I think our little FB SAL is going to be fun! Can't wait to see whats going to come out of it!

Karen said...

Thanks Julie. Her colors just pulled my eye from a distance and I suddenly she was in my hands!

Gizzimomo, the learning curve on the new job is huge but I'm loving it so far.
The FB SAL is one I really want to take part in, just must get everything together for it somehow.

Miamina said...

I love that kit, it has such beautiful colours :)

I'm glad you got the fabric for the Tilton Chart, she does have some stunning ones :)

Good to hear the job is going well, even if it is a bit tiring at present.

Karen said...

Thanks for the comment Miamina! I love the colors in the kit too. I couldn't resist starting it, but I've hurt my hand a little and will have to take a short break from stitching. Can't wait to get everything going again.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you'll pick which of your beauties to do for the SAL! I love the new kit though and seriously think I need to get that one for myself. Did you know that they have others in other colors sort of like a series? I looked them up!

Liz

Karen said...

Thanks Liz. I went and checked them out! Really tempting!
I figured I couldn't go wrong with a Joan Elliott design since I've enjoyed so much of her work. I keep meaning to get one or two of her books.