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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Stash and snails.

Here I am again , though still not a lot going on.
Whilst out shopping for my Sons' birthday presents , we went into Beale's (ex Co-op dept store) , and they also have a small craft/haberdashery dept. I managed to spend some of my birthday money on some new stash , as they had a good sale on some things.
I first saw this kit over a year ago , and really liked it . The colours are beautiful , and to see it at half price , well what's a girl to do but buy it ?
And then I saw this one . I love wolves ,and already have a few kits on my to do list , but again at half price , you just can't go wrong .
I really have been wanting to start this one , but can't just yet . My stitchy bug is intermittent at best and I have other things to do .
I found this book in a charity shop . It has a few charts that I like so I will stitch them and then it will probably find it's way back into the system ,lol.
The success of the bags is continuing . Both of my kids have decided that they want a bag with stitching on too , so when I have been in the mood ,this is what I've been doing.
My son was very easy to please , he wanted snails . This chart is from an old copy of Cross Stitch Collection . Probably from around the late 90s' , but I can't say for definite as I just clipped out the pages .
No , I did not see into the future that my son would be a snail fan , let's just say that I kind of like them myself ,lol .

This was started first as it took my Daughter a long time to make up her mind what she wanted, she was coming out with list of about ten things , probably too much for one bag ,lol. I think she's now settled on flamingos, so that will be the next on the list.

I hope my stitchy bug comes back properly soon , I have so much to do !

Thanks for dropping by ,



Gill - That British Woman said...

can't wait to see the finished bag with the snails on them.

Gill in Canada

Tricia said...

What fun additions to your stash. Hope your stitching bug will be back soon!

Carissa said...

Looks like some nice stash hauling. I love finding stash/charts/books at the thrift stores and then recycling them when I'm done.

The start on your snails looks great, I think they'll be very cute when they're done.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your snails. Great new stash. I LOVE the venice scene.

Christine said...

Great bargains and your snails are coming along a treat

Mouse said...

oooo very nice stash haul and half price even better :) and love those snails .... i remember seeing them in the magazine :) can't wait to see the bag finishes :) love mouse xxxx

Denise said...

Both kids want stitched bags - how awesome!

Kits at half price - you couldn't leave them in the store!

♥ Nia said...

Cute and cuddly looks so adorable! =)
Looking for to see your next finished bag!! :)

Rhona said...

Enjoy your new stash, it's lovely - even better when you get it at bargain prices!!
Those snails ar fantastic, can't wait to see the bag when it's done!

Sally said...

Wow they are bargains Cath! I'm not surprised you had to have them:)

Nice progress on the snail.

Julie said...

Super bargains, loving the snail design, that's going to be wonderful

Mylene said...

A very good progress on the snail and and such great bargains!

Jan said...

Always fun to find new stash. The bags are such a fantastic idea.