Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Twisted Obsession

Got to go shopping today with my twenty year old daughter....we went birthday shopping but, I think I got more for myself.  So, why do we work?  I did get her what she wanted...a pair of Sperry shoes and they are uber cute.

The first stop is always the Stitching Bee.  OMG!!!!  So much new stuff from the Nashville Show. I don't know about you but, there was some incredible designs this year.  Kendra had a great selection and I went nuts.  
This is a limited edition Lizzie*Kate.  It came with the fabric, beads and a small pink flower button.      It will be a fun, quick stitch.  
I had this Stacy Nash on order and I picked it up today.  I just love the horse.  I have become a Stacy Nash fan.  I have been working on my Hollyberry Farm.  Nearly done with the roof.
This was quite charming and you know I have grown quite fond of sheep recently.  It calls for GAST wool.  Will have to check into it.  I'm sure I could use overdyes just as easy.
This BBD Honeybee Hill was on my "MUST HAVE" list.  It threw itself at me today.  I may have to order the box to finish it off with because I just love it!
A close up of the top.  They do such a fantastic job.  

I had been eyeballing the Drawn Thread patterns since I saw them.  I figure I can do them as bell pulls and that would be a cute way to finish them. They are 46x141 (or so.  I'm too lazy to double check.)
                               With a close up of this one. You might have to click on it
The Easter one.  These will be So much fun!!

Finally, I had to buy some thread that I needed for upcoming projects.  I am worried about having enough Piney Woods and Straw Bonnet for the SN Hollyberry Farms.  If I don't use it for that, I'm sure I will use it for something.  The colors look amazing on my table runner.
While visiting with Kendra today, we were discussing the LHN Virtues.  She hasn't done the second one yet but, she had the BRILLIANT idea (and I mean BRILLIANT) to use Whisper Thread to make the sheep fluffy.  I LOVE THIS IDEA SO MUCH!!!!  I plan on doing that with the remainder of the sheep.  I am toying with the idea of frogging and redoing the ones I have done.    Probably won't with all the other stuff I have to do.  BRILLIANT!!

Hope you had as great a day as I had!  Remember I roasted carrots and parsnips?  I did it again tonight but added a twist.  I peeled some unripe pears and added them to the mix.  It WAS a hit.  Even put some in Buster's dinner and he chowed man, just chowed!  HAPPY BUSTER.

Still no spring but got some new spring shoes and shirts.
Keep on Stitching.


  1. You have me drooling over your new buys, I want them all! Must learn to stitch faster, lol! I really love the honey hill design on that box too - gorgeous - however I heard the box is retailing around the 100 dollar mark, so I am keeping an eye out for a more affordable substitute. Happy Birthday to your daughter - hugs, Amanda

  2. What a great haul! I saw a bunch of stuff from the Nashville show that I want too, but I am trying to whittle the list down a bit so I don't give myself a heart attack when I total it up *lol* Hearing about your carrots, parsnips and pears has motivated me to try a pork chop recipe I found that calls for, you guessed it, pears. I hope everyone here finds it as tasty as yours :) Happy stitching!

  3. Love everyone of your new purchases. Can't wait to see which you start first. My fav is the BBD. Love that box too!

  4. Oh my goodness Monica! I would have a ball shopping with you! Look at all the great stash you got. Way to go girlfriend! Glad you had such a fun day.

    I have carrots in the fridge now and think I'll pick up the parsnips tomorrow and roast them. Thanks for that great idea.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  5. Love all your stash. I bought the Christmas at Hollyberry farm. I need to start now that I am seeing yours