I went up to my LNS today to pick up some things for a new project. I don't know how many of you subscribe to the GOS, but several months ago there was a Chatelaine Design by Martina Weber that I just couldn't get out of my mind. Anyways, I picked up the silks that I needed (yum yum) and went up to the register to see how much damage I had done to the checking account that day. Now this is just a very short distance from the silk rack to the register, but in that short distance I added to my pile considerably. I added a JN pattern, a Sweetheart Tree, a small sampler by Shakespeare Peddler and a pair of scissors....all in about 6 feet of walking....and I think I could of done so much more damage without really trying. LOL
Now I'm at the register talking with Pamela (who happens to be a darling) and this shop has a wonderful thing it does for you. If you love a certain magazine, everytime it comes out with an issue, the store will put one up for you and hold it till you come in. Great right??? I thought so and that's why they always hold an issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework for me. Only thing is, this month there must of been a mixup because when I got home, I found out I already had this issue. Now is this just because I'm getting older or is it a disease that only effects stitchers? Whatever it is, I've got it. I guess it's getting to the point where I'll have to start making lists of what I have and what I want. Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know if any of you ladies have looked at Martina Weber's website lately, but I noticed she has a few more freebies on there that I hadn't seen before. I'm doing the little strawberry pincushion and I swear in this 3 x 4 inch area, I have more mistakes than I have ever had on any project before. Since I'm keeping this for myself, the mistakes are staying in. How many of you take out every mistake you find? The frog hardly ever visits my house because I hate to rip. I once told Thellie (my partner in cross stitch crime) that whenever I make a major mistake, I usually just throw out that piece of linen and start over on a new piece. Well the day I told her that, I thought she'd die. Anybody else do this or am I the only nut out there.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful friday and that there is nothing darkening your doorway,
Blessings as always,