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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Enabling Alert!

Oh my!  I have to say that this is the most dangerous time for me in the realm of STASH ENHANCEMENT!  Beyond, beyond SABLE is where I am right now but do the sheer numbers of charts that I already own stop me from adding to my collection?  No!  Because all of my stitchy buddies and prolific designers, I am sure to be stash rich and cash poor (wink, wink).  Giggle.  But I do love it and there are many more terrible things I could spend my discretionary cash on (besides shoes, which is a very close second to buying bits and bobs and charts and linen), right?

So, feast your eyes on the new things from With Thy Needle and Thread.  All these will be coming to live at my house and hopefully will find themselves gracing my holiday home soon....

This pillow is so pepperminty sweet!

I can see stitching the santa with the snowman over one for a sweet bowl filler.

  So many ideas!

And Pineberry Lane and Lori from NotForgotten Farm have posted sneek peeky at their offerings for the Country Sampler's Prim Girls Club.  They are wonderful as well.  Go check them out.

So this week wasn't a great week for me health wise, I was bone tired again even with sleeping 7-8 hours a night.  On Monday, I stayed up late to watch the Steeler's game (into the 3rd quarter) and that set me back most of the week.  Even with going to bed before 9 and sleeping until 5 each day after my late Monday night, I'm still dragged out with no energy to spare.  I had bloodwork done on Friday and I'm thinking I need my meds to be adjusted unless there's another problem causing this extreme fatigue.

I stitched a little more on Merry Christmas (Prairie Schooler) I'm filling in the white at the bottom and can take it back to Michaels to have them put it in the frame. I worked on True Virtue but I'm bogged down with the four sides stitch (does anyone have any hints on how to stitch letters using this stitch?) and I stitched more border on I Sigh Not for Beauty.  I am debating on changing the verse to a favorite scripture.

I have finishing work I could do too, ornaments and some pumpkins.  Enough to keep me plenty busy.

Well, I have to go to the grocery store,  I'm hoping there's bread, milk and water available.  Seems like everyone is gearing up for Frankenstorm.  We are to get 3 days of heavy wind and rain starting Sunday.  Maybe snow too because there's a cold front coming from the north that's supposed to stall right over us.  I've heard on the news some areas in Northwestern PA are to get up to 2 feet of snow from this system.  So, for all you in the path of this storm, I'm praying that the damage is minimal and the storm heads out to sea instead of making landfall.  Stay safe and stitching!


Glenna said...

Love the peeks at the prim holiday designs--now I have to get them too! And I'm sorry to hear about the fatigue--that's a battle.

Four-sided stitch: I've done a lot of them lately so here's a hint--make sure you criss-cross in back to support the stitch. So, for instance, on the top of the "block," come up on far left make a straight stitch to your right, when you come down, behind the fabric, make your stitch cross in the back so that you bring your needle up on the left of the block and then down to the right (you now have two parallel straight stitches viewed from the right side), on the back of the fabric, again making sure you cross over the square, come up in the same hole as your very first stitch, then stitch a straight stitch down, then cross in back and so on. Doesn't matter what order you do the square's "legs," just make sure it's crossed in back to support the stitches, otherwise they will slump and look messy. Hope this helps!

Jeanne said...

Oooh I think I'm adding a few things to my list thanks to your enabling Joanie. I have a gift cert at 123 Stitch to use too so I don't even have to feel guilty about buying more (unneeded) stash LOL.

I hope they get your meds adjusted so that you feel better. No fun trying to work and keep up with everything when you are ready to drop.

Barb said...

I am also very tempted by those wonderful designs! Hope you feel better very soon.

marly said...

Great stash enhancements! I sure hope your meds are adjusted, I know it takes a while. I was doing just fine until I read that 2 feet of snow in NW PA! That's me!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Faye said...

You know what?? We think alike!! I knew we did and this post is proof~~ All 3 of theses designs were instant attractions for me...And, I also saw the sneak peaks of Lori and Stacy's....OMG.

Batten down those hatches and hope for the best.... I hope my blogging buddies dodge the bullet.

Take care, Faye

Chris said...

I hope that the storm doesn't affect you too much.
I love all of those new designs.
I hope that you feel better soon!

Susan said...

I'm sorry that you're not in the peak of health. {{{hugs}}}

Those pillows are all darling! I need a new project to get me out of my stitching slump!

Karoline said...

Sorry you're not feeling so good, hope they can get the meds right.

I'm sure a little stash would be a pick up too!