Friday, June 8, 2012

Some new goodies to share

I have been a really bad girl lately and I thought I'd share it with you.  LOL  Although I'm sure that most of you would say I'm just being "normal".  I like that!!!!  
First off, the new issue of JCS came out and it's the one with the preview of the ornament issue.  If this is any indication of that issue, it should be a good one!  I'm in love with 3 of the designs and have purchased the threads to stitch them with.  I will share them with you at a later time.  I was also up at the Sewing Studio and I was looking for fabric with newspaper print on it.  Would you believe they actually had it!!  It's for an upcoming pattern from With Needle and Thread that involves a Whitman chocolate sampler box.  When I get the pattern I will show you what I mean.  It promises to be a lot of fun.
 Next up.....I received the Better Not Pout pattern today so I'll be starting that this weekend.  I have everything for it which is a miracle.  The other pattern is one I came across at Sewing Studio.  I love making bags and this one caught my eye because of the name...."Jennifer's Bag".  It has tons of pockets outside and inside and I'm going to see what fabric I have on hand before I go shopping.  I know....I know....miracles do happen.
 Next is the knitting project I've been working on this week.  Jennifer loves teal and I came across this yarn at my local shop and I knew she'd love it.  It's a wool/acrylic blend and it's soooo soft.  I'm knitting her a cowl which should be large enough to cover her head and hopefully wrap around her neck to help keep her warm out there in Colorado.  This should be finished tonite or tomorrow.
 Next is a small needlepoint canvas I purchased the other day at Needle Orts.  It's of a small witch and she's so cute I just had to have her.  As you can see I'm doing most of the stitching with DMC floss but the background will be a soft lavender Sparkle Rays.  
I might of told you that I discovered a new knitting store here in Orlando and I am in love!!  The name is The Knitting Patch  and it's the most fantastic knitting store I have ever been in.  Needless to say, my budget really took a beating there but it was worth it.  Here is what I bought:
 Above first off is Noro which is silk/mohair/lamb's wool blend that is to die for.  That will end up as a shawl for myself and that's my next knitting project.  The blue is Wunderklecks by Schoppel Wolle and is a fingering weight wool blend from Germany.  The brown ball is lace weight by Schoppel Wolle also and is a wool blend.  I don't have projects picked out for these two yet.
Above is what I purchased for Jennifer.  She loves doing lace work so I bought her a skein of Madelinetosh which is 100% silk and is 1,000 yards....plenty for a nice shawl or whatever she chooses.  The other is a silk also by Tilli Tomas in a stunning burgundy color.  I think she'll be happy with both of these.
So that's what I've been doing this past week.....shopping.  Maybe it's all the rain we've had....buying beautiful yarns and patterns always brightens my day.
I hope your week has been as productive as mine has been.  I did some stitching on Fallen Roses and I'm still thinking I should have this finished by my October deadline.  I'm almost finished with Jenn's cowl and then I can block it and mail it to her.  I should have over a skein leftover and I'm sending that to her and she's going to make herself some fingerless gloves to match it.  I will be starting Better Not Pout tomorrow and that shouldn't take too long to stitch.  
Here's hoping that all of you get to do some stitching this weekend and not have to "frog" one stitch....pesty frog, who wants him anyways!
Blessings as always,
Barbara

9 comments:

sunny said...

I was just getting ready to email you to thank you for the beeeutiful gift I received in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much!! I am a new follower, but I think following this blog could be very expensive. I want all the books and patterns that you just told us about! Oh No!

Deborah said...

What wonderful new stash. It seems very normal to me.

Diane (di) said...

Barbara, I love it when a fellow stitcher gets all 'stash-y. lol

And my goodness, Noro and Madelinetosh? I am sooo jealous! :)

Annette-California said...

Love to see fellow stitchers newest stash. Love what you got. Shopping is totally normal - pleeease:)

thegreytail said...

stashing is jet like eating, you can't help it! :D
have fun, can't wait to see what all these beauties will turn out..
chiara

Vickie said...

Oh wow! Beautiful stuff you've got there. Have fun stitching this weekend.

Barbi said...

You are a needleworker gone wild!!! I love it! I think we should have a support group! I have been a fabric hoarder as of late! I am dying to get my hands of the JCS preview issue! And you have my curiosity piched at the newsprint fabric for sure. That little witch is adorable.

Valma said...

Hooo, I can't wait to see all you're going to do with your new supplies =)
lucky girl
we only have one life, we have to enjoy it 500% =)
I love the 'jennifer bag' =)
big hugs from France
xxxx

Bekca said...

Wonderful purchases Barbara! I can't wait to see what you create with that fabulous wool.
Best wishes.