The place where all the cool stuff is…

my stash. 😉

Yeah, I went shopping. Problem? Didn’t think so.

Marie Antoinette. Oh yes. Floss toss on Silkweaver’s African Daisy. Planning to start soonish.

Quilty magazines & JCS (it has a Brooke’s Books which makes it an auto buy). My problem is I spend too much time inspired, too little time doing.

This little pretty followed me home too. The scissors are what’s shown in the cover model, I had hopes they could pull double duty in my Snow Queen’s Slipper set. But they don’t quite work. *sob* I guess I will just have to buy another pair of scissors. Tragic.

I do have a bitch about this chart, Samplers Remembered suggests that you use Valerie Lejeunne’s book for your initial (it’s largely hidden in the model photo). A book that costs $52.00. Of course you can use whatever source you want (& the designer does say that too), but I am less than impressed with the suggestion to go buy another designer’s work if I want my finished project to look the model that I just paid $35.00 (the case was included) to buy the chart for.

A few gals I know from quilt groups had a craft show today (mighty fine quality) and a few more small pretties followed me home. The long johns are the *cutest* thing ever. There’s a flap in the back and when you lift it there’s a little slit to tuck some paper money in.  Took me about 10 minutes to pick a pincushion, they were all so cute, but I think this one had the most beads – so it became mine. The black & pink wallet is business card sized, now I’ll have somewhere to put cards instead of floating around loose in my purse.

And I’ve finally finished those damn fish.

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15 Responses to The place where all the cool stuff is…

  1. Anna says:

    Congrats on the damned fish!

  2. Grace says:

    I love stash shopping…I mean stitch shopping…the fish look great….I agree about having to buy another book!

  3. Erica says:

    Love your stash shopping. I agree with your annoyance on the Etui recommendation. That’s not fair.

    Love the long johns and the pincushion and the card holder. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

    Glad the damn fish have gotten finished. What’s next?

  4. Kelly says:

    I love stash shopping and your fishies look great. I LOVE the floss toss. Beautiful and can’t wait to see WIP piccies.

  5. Valerie says:

    Great stash and fishies!!

  6. Sally says:

    Very nice new stash!

    Congratulations on getting the fish finished. It’s looking good.

  7. Rachel says:

    The fish look great!! Love all the new stash, so fun! And I am in love with Marie Antoinette!! Shoes! Too cute!

  8. Amanda says:

    Congratulations on the fishy finish and all the purchases. The needing to purchase another book would bug the heck out of me too.

  9. Daffycat says:

    I love African Daisy! I stitched a S&BF piece on it once and it’s just delicious!

  10. Cheryl says:

    But the fish look pretty damn awesome! Sorry they gave you fits.

    African Daisy fabric is the ONE. It will be mucho good.

    Yes, your stash is full of goodness. 😀 I like the additions. But I do agree it’s completely tacky for one designer to suggest you buy from another to make a project look like the model. She’s either too lazy to design one herself or in kahoots with the other designer. Either way, it’s blackmark.

  11. JenJen says:

    The fishes look great as I knew they would. Had to follow your link and take a look at the Marie Antoinette mandala – hadn’t seen that one before. Big sigh of relief at realizing that it wasn’t my taste. 🙂 Of course after you get it going and start posting pictures I reserve the right to change my mind as often happens. 🙂

  12. Joyce says:

    Oh… helloooooooooo stash!!!!!! 😀 Damn fishies look damn good!!! 😉

  13. Michelle says:

    Dying over the Marie Antoinette floss toss. Gorgeous on that fabric. And yeah, I would have an issue with that chart too – WTF? Love the little fishies. Someday I will get back to my Chatelaines…maybe when I can figure out a place to leave my System 4 stand set up.

  14. Susan says:

    I love your new template!

    Congratulations on getting to the 200 subscriber point! I would love to enter, but it looks like the comments have been closed, so I must be too late.

  15. Anne S says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you about not providing the alphabet in the chart but instead referring you to another book – I’ve had other charts like that, and it peeved me just as much 😦 Likewise not providing finishing instructions for an item when it’s in finished version in the cover image … I say pffft to those ones too 🙂 On the positive side, great stash, look forward to seeing Ms Antoinette making an appearance soon … and while they were a PITA those little fishies look awesome 🙂

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