Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My last stash... for a long time! :P

Thank you all for your nice comments on my Grandma’s quilt. I am really excited to mail it to her. I think I will next week. Why wait any longer? I was going to give to her for Christmas, but I want her to enjoy it as long as she can. Plus I couldn’t wait that long anyway LOL!

I got my last stash for quite awhile now. I bought some charts from a lady named Wendy that I found on the Shepherd’s Bush BB. She doesn’t have a blog, so I emailed her asking what she had that she’d like to sell. Imagine how happy I was when her list was full of all of my favorite designers! :D I bought quite a few charts from her. She wanted some of my charts too, so we did a trade. I have so many charts anyway, I have really liked the small designs lately, and all of these are small :) I did this before I even thought about my cut back on stash buying, so I am officially not getting any more stash for quite awhile, I swear LOL!

Hinzeit: Americana, HIH: Liberty House Sampler, HIH: Pumpkins, HIH: Star Spangled Summer, HIH: A Pocket Full of Posies

HIH: Red House Sampler, HIH: Tall Tree Sampler, Shepherd’s bush: Spring Fob, HIH: Liberty, Ewe and Eye and Friends: Pumpkin Companion.

Wendy was so sweet, and made me a beaded fob! We both found out we love Americana charts, and she was so thoughtful. Doesn’t it match my scissors perfectly? I love it. Thank you again Wendy!

I went over to Colleen’s house to return her quilting frame. She is in charge of the quilting group at church and wanted me to help her come up with ideas for the quilt group in making seasonal items. We need to keep it very simple, most of the people are still pretty new to quilting. It was funny because I brought one of my Thimbleberries books with me, and she had the same one out and we picked the same things! You know, I don’t think I was much help because we thought of the exact same stuff LOL! We had fun talking and looking at all of her pretty stash. Tonight I go to the church for quilt group and will work on my block of the month quilt some more. I need to add the extra borders to it now.

I am about half way done with my Autumn Quaker exchange. I also have started Debby’s NRR. I don’t take that to work with me though, so I have been working on it for a bit at home in the evenings. I have found a good assortment of charts and am pulling designs from 3 of them for the block. I’ll take a picture when I get further along.

I have more visitors coming, my Grandma is here tomorrow and my sister on Friday. My posting will be sparse I think for a few weeks. I am taking all of next week off to spend time with them and to take my kids to school. I can’t wait!


Vonna said...

Lovely stitchy stash that you traded for there ;)
You have a great time with your kiddos :)

Dawn said...

Great stash! Have a great time with your visitors:)

Myrna said...

Great stash trade you did! And, did I mention what a lovely quilt you had made for your grandmother?

Enjoy your time with family!

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful quilt you made for your grandma. I am sure she will know how much love was knotted into it. Your stash is amazing and your scissors fob is wonderful.

Ulla said...

Great stash!

Cyndi said...

I guess I should do a post like yours; I really need to stop adding to my stash when I probably need to live to 210 to stitch it all! I spent $122 at a store in Orange County yesterday - I thought I just needed a new set of Q snaps, but walked out with more fabric and a bunch of LK patterns. But it's so fun to shop, isn't it!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Very nice stash. How sweet of her to make that fob for you ;)

Marie-P said...

Stash...don't you just love it?
You have some nice patterns there!
What a nice FOB from a nice fellow stitcher, lucky you!
Have a wonderful time with your company!

Wendy said...

Stash trades don't count in stash my books! Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy your family next week!

Barbara said...

Now that stash is going to keep you busy for awhile!!

Michelle said...

Great stash! I love the beaded fob - so cute!

Cathy said...

Sounds like you and Wendy made some great trades! I know what you mean though, I have to stop buying stash for awhile too!