A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World.
Since 2011 I have chosen a number of projects to focus on that year, starting with my "11 in '11" and increasing to "19 in '19" for this year. You can find the full list here. This month I stitched on five of my list: 1. Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender & Lace
stitched on 32 count Murano in Tiger Lily from Sparklies
2. Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs
stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies
3. Gathering Eggs by Nora Corbett
stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain Linen
4. Summer Typography by Just Nan - Day 200 = 2,000 stitches!
stitched on 32 count Pink Linen
5. My Lovely Sewing Tools by Marie Suarez
stitched on 40 count White linen
Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.
May – Where do you love to shop for stash?
What I'd like to say is - a little shop run by a woman and her mother, who stock a wide range of charts, fabrics and threads. Who offer advice and have models on the walls and an exhibition space upstairs. Unfortunately Hobbycraft opened up less than a mile away and stole all her trade.
Now I use a mixture of online stores trying to use places run by enthusiasts. Lakeside Needlecraft is one of the first places I look, Kate is very helpful. If she hasn't got what I need then SewandSo is the next port of call. For hand-dyed fabrics, it's Crafty Kitten or Sparklies. There is a small needlework shop about 10 miles away who supplies me with the latest Just Nan designs.
Two places I will never shop - Hobbycraft and Amazon.
At the moment I'm not really doing a lot of shopping anyway, thanks to Stitch From Stash and my lack of personal budget! But when my Birthday rolls around I will be looking to buy a couple of charts.
Finally, here's a couple more photos from the Art Exhibition I went to. Hope you like them.