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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November !!!

Well , just had to go and read my own blog as I couldn't remember what I posted last ,lol.

I have been stitching , though at times it was harder than I would have liked. The squares for my daughters' quilt are finally finished , though they were holding me back a little. I was getting so fed up of the colours and the designs that the last few were quite hard work .

I deliberately left this one until last to give me a much needed colour boost . We chose the colours ourselves and I had to fiddle with placement a bit , but very happy with how it worked out .
  So , all 15 squares are done , now to source and decide on fabric and get motivated to turn them into a quilt. We'll see how that goes .

  I then did another sign up for Love Quilts ,
I loved stitching this , and love how it turned out .
 I also signed up to stitch the card for the same child. Here is the stitching , yet to be made into a card . Both pieces need a quick wash.
 After that , I felt like some indulgent stitching. I wanted to do one of my LHN or LK charts , but not sure where my stash of special threads are at the moment , so settled on this at the weekend instead.
This has also been a long time coming. I left off the wording at the bottom.

In other news , I had a birthday since my last real post, Got mostly money ,so was very selfish and splurged it mostly on stash . The local dept store was closing the Coates department , and all the Anchor threads were down to 20p each. I am usually a DMC stitcher , but have some lovely Anchor charts and have been trying to build up my stash , so I took advantage and ended up buying around 200 threads.
  Then , someone on a FB group was selling a load of DMC threads at a really good price , so I bought those too .
 Of course , then I had to buy a load of bobbins , and storage boxes and a new drawer unit to keep them all in ,so most of birthday money spent ,lol.
 Over 500 threads


Anchor

DMC

I did have enough left over to treat myself to a few new HAED charts though .
 Polani
 Mini Cries of the Night
 Mother of Dragons
Looking forward to these.

Thanks for dropping by .
Cath

6 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching, thread stash & lovely charts!

Vickie said...

Wow! You got birthday gifts of my dreams!! Good for you! And Happy Belated Birthday Cath!

CalamityJr said...

Wow! Great stitching and fabulous stash. Can't wait to see your quilt progress.

Marlene jones said...

There is no better way than spending birthday money on your stash, that way your birthday last all through the next year.

Barb said...

Great job on the squares. I love the last one you did for your daughter's quilt. You have chosen some challenging new projects. also, a very happy late birthday to you!

Julie said...

Don't you just love looking at boxes full of threads. My late father in law used to say, stock is as good as money in the bank when you've bought it cheap.