Sunday, March 11, 2012

Busy, busy...

Thought I would post quick before bed- things have been pretty busy here lately.  It seems our weeknights are all full of places to be and the weekends are playing catch-up on housework and other things I've been meaning to do.  I have been squeezing in a little stitching time here and there. I've been working on my friends projects most nights, when I have the itch to stitch.. some nights I just sit and watch TV cause I'm pooped! And been working on Beach Cottage some mornings between Hanna and David going to school.. there is a 40 minute in-between time.  I will post progress pics on my friends project soon- right now it doesn't look much different cause I am filling in where I had to frog before- except I do have the window frame at least one row around on the sides that hadn't been started yet.  Here is my progress on Beach Cottage- just the top of the tree and a little backstitching to go- hooray!


I have been a bad girl in the stash-buying department lately- I said I would try not to buy any for a while and just stitch what I already had, since I had so much- but I got an itch to try to find some OOP Blackbird Designs patterns- so I hit ebay and then found others I liked/wanted too.. also caught a good sale at an ONS here and there- so here is what I have acquired. I was super excited to get "Flea Market Souvenir"- I have been looking for it for a while and found a needlework shop in MI that had it- I think it may have been her last one because when I went back to see if she still had it posted after I ordred(so I could tell others that wanted it), it was no longer listed.

Unfortunately I found an LNS that had gone out of business in my search- Needle Delights-she had some clearance posted on her site(www.needledelights.com) and I came across it in my search. It's where I got BBD's "Trifle from a Friend." It makes me sad so see so many LNS's going out of business.

I took Ginger for a walk today and we saw some signs of spring already-




These little violets(at least I think that's what they are) are growing randomly in my lawn!

And Ginger was so tired from our walk, she eventually fell asleep, while playing no less. I thought it was so funny and cute. :)

Night night!




11 comments:

Linda said...

Great stitching progress. Ginger is so cute.

Linda

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the stitching front :)
awwwww to the photos of ginger soooo cute .... and way to go on the stash buying :) love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Wonderful stitching and new stash!

Margaret said...

Awww, that's a tired pup for sure! lol! So cute! Lovely Beach Cottage progress! Nice stash too! Lovely to see signs of spring!

My Life In Stitches said...

I love trees, and that is a lovely photo. I know what you mean about being popped on the eve.just not enough hours on the day. Darlene

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching progress so far and great stash. I too think it's a shame that so many shops are going out of business. We used to have about 10 of them in my area - now we're left with two and they're both an hour away from me.

Deb said...
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Deb said...

The beach cottage is looking great! Love the new stash. Nice to find the older charts.
Deb

Catherine said...

Oh, I do understand being crazy busy! Great stitches, stash and signs of spring!

Anonymous said...

Lovely progress on your Beach Cottage.

Marl

Veronica said...

Progress is progress no matter how little. Lovely new stash.

Ginger is too adorable!

Hugs,
Veronica.