Friday, January 18, 2008

I GOT STASH!!!! And more....

I bought something for myself, look......... Isn't it great!!! :-) I had a customer ask me to order something from Olde Colonial for her & I just couldn't resist these for myself, so I had to order them. I was given a generous gift from the Pals to buy myself something "special" last year after the Pals Retreat and I finally found what I wanted! Isn't it great?!?!? THANK YOU PALS!!! I'm just trying to figure out if I can change the colors a bit or if I must stitch it with the pinks! lol I think it will be okay with changing the pinks to reds. I'll let you know when I get around to pulling threads. I really, really, really NEED to work on the Quaker Sampler this weekend but I think this is pulling at me to start it NOW! We'll see... have to make sure I have the fabric I want to use first. Hope we all get lots of stitching in this weekend. It's supposed to be COLD & rainy here, both of which I dislike intensely. :-( Oh well... good reason to stay in & stitch, right?

My dear friend Sandy wanted to help out with the relaxing part, look at the goodies I got from her (along with a RR! lol). I get to read a funny book by one of my fav's and eat yummy kisses while I'm at it. Thank you Sandy, you're a dear & I appreciate you! :-)


Last but not least (for today anyway) is my Brides Tree SAL ornament for January. The Jan. theme is a house, and I used part of an Erica Michael design that I stitched for an exchange last year that I really liked. I changed the colors to look more like our house... gray, white trim & a reddish roof. I like it, that's what counts, right? ;-)


Thanks for looking & I hope everyone has a great weekend. It's Barrett-Jackson auction time again & Ray is going to spend the weekend sitting in front of the TV watching that. Fine by me, it's good "noise" to stitch to! ;-) Actually, though I'm not a "car guy" (or gal) by any means, I do really like muscle cars (goes back to high school days) and I love to see all the great muscle cars, esp. the 69 & 70 Mustangs (my dream car, either year in Grabber Blue) and actually, most any of the 69 & 70 muscle cars are my favs. SO... I will be joining Ray for some auction watching/stitching time. I'm actually planning to take the ENTIRE weekend off. Think I can do it? I'm not so sure honestly...! ;-)

9 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

Dear Amy,
The "Winter Quaker" exhcnage just arrived and I wanted to say - Thank you so much for the wonderful needle-book!!!! The package was just great!!!! What a great way to start the weekend!!!

Take care,
edgar

Kendra said...

My parents are big fans of the late 60's and early 70's muscle cars as well. They have a '72 Chevelle that my Dad wants to fix up when he retires. The exterior needs some attention, but the engine and innards work like they're brand new. It's a pretty sweet car and I'd love to take it out for a spin when it's all fixed up.

cathymk said...

What a fabulous stitching basket! Enjoy stitching it up Amy! It's a perfect reward for arranging the retreat.

Sandy said...

I LOVE the basket, it's going to be great when you finish it, no matter what colors you pick. :D And you're very welcome, I know you'll love the book and enjoy the kisses. Your house is so cute, I love how you made it look like your own. Have fun stitching on your Quaker this weekend. It's raining here now and will be awful tomorrow so I think I'll sleep, stitch, sleep ,stitch. LOL Sounds good to me.

Dani said...

Amy, what a great addition to your stash! I love how your ornament for the Bride's Tree SAL turned out. Have a great weekend!

Carol R said...

I have that Olde Colonial project - I just need to finish stitching the needlebook and put it all together. I am sure you will enjoy it

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

The basket is really nice. It looks like a fun project. And I love your Bride's Tree ornament.

Andrea said...

A lovely addition to your stash. Lovely gifts too.

Marie-P said...

I have admired this basket for so long! It is truly gorgeous when completed! You are so lucky to be the owner of one!
Very nice winter exchange piece, your work is always top notch!