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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Huge stash fest!

I have to admit, I went off the wagon once since my vowing not to buy stash ... and it's all Ashleigh's fault - Ash put some of her stash up for sale on Ebay, and I fell in love with the Friendship Sampler by Aion Designs, plus a couple of other charts ... they arrived today - so when I took photos of my stash haul over the last week or two that adds up to a HUGE stash haul ... part of it was from a SB&B backorder, plus another Ebay win for Victoria Sampler kits I won previously but forgot to post about, as well as my order from Elegant Stitches. I've taken piccies of everything ... it's a good job I'm now on the wagon!!! (although I still have the one order I'm waiting for from SB&B) ... it's amazing what one extra pay packet can make - and one reason this is the last stash, as it's back on my limited budget again ... b*gger! :)

Dunno whether you'll be able to blow up the piccie, so I'll put the contents underneath each piccie.

Paradigm Lost - Long Dog Samplers; Vineyard Sampler - Periwinkle Promises; Joy - Lizzie*Kate; Friendship Sampler - Aion Designs; Red Lace Sewing Case - Drawn Thread; Attic Collection - Just a Thought; Buzz 'n' Round Glasses Case - Keepsake Stitches.

Summer Hearts - Wendy K C Designs; Bees' Garden - Wendy K C Designs; The Lavender Rose Sewing Case - Fancy Work (plus fabric and silks I didn't have); 4 Wishes - Just Nan; Snow Faces - Just Nan; High Hopes - Just Nan; 2005 Limited Edition Here Comes Santa Claus - Prairie Schooler

Who's Hiding in the Garden? series - Patricia Ann Designs (originally for my RR, but it didn't turn up in time to be considered); lambswool and lavender bliss linens and threads I needed; Thread rings - Kelmscott Designs; Lavender Sachet - The Victoria Sampler; September birthday needleroll - The Victoria Sampler (don't want September, I just love the colours LOL); Happy Mothers Day - The Victoria Sampler (sent free with an Ebay win); Lisianthus Accessory Pocket (for a Clover cutter) - Periwinkle Promises; Simple Elegance - a Working Needle Book - Just a Thought

So, anyone want to come over and fondle? ;) No more now (apart from my SB&B back order and the 2006 JCS ornie issue when it comes out) at least until my birthday in February!!! And if I break that rule, you're welcome to come over personally and give me a public flogging ... but I have to admit, I can't wait to get stitching on this lot! ... usually I receive my goodies and I get a 'ho-hum' feeling, but I just love everything I've been receiving recently! :D

Rightio, enough putting off the inevitable ... I have to put a few stitches in this racing car block ... if nothing else, I might try to finish the backstitching in the one car tonight - have to admit, I'm really tired tonight after work, so that's probably why I'm taking the time to blog my stash haul ... but I can't put it off any longer! (I didn't actually realise this design was based on actual cars - I've learnt something new overnight! LOL)


Anonymous Maria S. said...

Stitchers only get flogged with a yard long piece of 6 ply floss. You have some great stuff there. A friend has stitched and framed the Paradigm Lost piece and it is tremdenous! I'm waiting for a skein of overdyed silk from Needlepoint silk. I ran out on the last part of the 6 part Quaker Sampler.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Christine Doyle said...

Oh, drool! Those are some fantastic designs! I don't blame you for falling off the wagon. This qualifies falling off and lighting a torch to it! lol! Can't wait to see your pieces.

1:02 AM  
Blogger zoeandcooper said...

holy cow, what amazing stash. It is hard not to drool! Hope you enjoy it:)

1:38 AM  
Blogger Concetta said...

I am SO JEALOUS! It all looks fabulous. Enjoy it! :)

3:01 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

**thud** Anne I wish I were nearer, I would love to come over and drool. You have some very nice pieces there. Enjoy! Have a nice weekend.

3:32 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Ooo, that Vineyard Sampler is yummy! Great stash haul for you - you deserve it! Enjoy!!!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Tannia said...

*putting hand up to fondle*

I'll fondle anyone's stash, yours, mine, anybody's! I'm not fussy....

I'll show you mine if you show me yours...

(sorry if you get this comment twice)

7:33 AM  
Blogger Mylene said...

WOW! Such wonderful stash., enjoy!!!!! and have a nice weekend.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

ANNE!! LOL! Wow, what great stash! I must admit, I was tempted by Ash's ebay listings too. Is Paradigm Lost from her? I think that's one of the two things I was looking at! :)

So.... what do you start first?! :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger cathymk said...

Anne, what a haul!! Enjoy!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Von said...

Wow! Stash Fest is right!! You have a wide variety of real beauties there,Anne! I really must get one of those time capsules so I could pop over to fondle and chat. :D

3:10 PM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

WOW!!! (can't say more LOL)

8:48 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Awesome stash haul! Enjoy :)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Wonderful stash haul, I'm coming over to fondle, I'm going to get on a plane and travel all the way to your house and drink some tea with you and fondle stash LOL!! If only I could. Enjoy your lovely bits.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Wow, that extra paycheck has certainly gone a long way! You have some beautiful stash there. I wish I could come and fondle it, as I'd like to see some of them in person. But, I'll have to make do with the enlarged photos. ;) Congratulations!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Wow that's quite a haul Anne, enjoy

2:02 AM  
Blogger KarenV said...

Fabulous stash haul Anne! Looks like the Wagon crashed and burned there ;)

3:17 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

omg, lots of pretties there Anne, thanks for sharing, and I hope you had lots of fun perusing through everything!!!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

What a haul... WAHOO!!

Ejoy rolling in all that stash Anne!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

That is a huge stash haul - WOW!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

wow, I have never bought so
many stash at any given month.
Maybe if you don't stick to your
plan, I can come over and pick
out one of the charts. Now
you need to hurry up and stitch.
What a wonderful selection.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Absolutely lovely stash Anne! Enjoy

5:33 AM  
Blogger Lelia said...

Awesome projects!! You have excellent taste :D That is about 3 years of stitching for me!! Enjoy Anne

8:40 AM  
Blogger tkdchick said...

Wow I'd love to come over and fondle I'm on holiday the first 2 weeks in August if you can get me there for free! ;-)

4:14 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

Wow!!! I'm late to the post, I know, but heck, I'll come fondle - I'm even in the right city! I'm such a voyeur when it comes to other people's stash, lol.

11:34 PM  

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