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Archive for March 2006

Blueberry Muffin is finished.

Blueberry Muffin
The front.

The back.
The back.

All the patches.
The other patches.

Just one more rotation and I AM DONE.

Written by Jean

March 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Crafting

Stash shots.

I decided to take pictures of my stash for posterity, and also because the LJ cross stitch community has started a “share your stash pictures” thing. I don’t have very much – everything fits into a huge straw bag and I don’t have to run around frantically trying to find stuff when I need to. I’ll probably invest in a small set of drawers after we settle in at our new home, though. Oh, and a good lamp to stitch by.

All my stash is in this bag.
Everything – kits, charts, spare Q-snaps, fabrics, odds and ends – goes into this big woven straw bag.

Floss goes in here when not being used for projects. I have two smaller project boxes that hold floss, needles and everything else needed for that particular project.

I prefer charts to kits so I don’t have many of these.

Some of my charts.
A pile of charts, ranging from Heaven and Earth Designs, Cross Stitch Pattern Gallery, Janlynn Just-a-Charts and Prairie Schooler to Jan Houtman, Dimensions, P Buckley Moss, Permin of Copenhagen and more.

K's Creation Z-frame lap stand.
My beloved K’s Creations standard Z-frame with clamps, holding my current round robin WIP – Blueberry Muffin!

Written by Jean

March 6, 2006 at 11:45 pm

Posted in Crafting

Great SEX today.

MyHobbyCraft is holding a warehouse sale starting today and I took the opportunity to pop by after lunch this afternoon. After much dithering, hemming and hawing, and editing of selections, I left with:

1 Kustom Krafts design – Four Horses of the Apocalypse
2 Dimensions leaflets – Antique Carousel and Holiday Elegance
1 Dale Burdett teapot book
1 Gingerbread Christmas book
1 Valerie Pfeiffer Trios design – Three’s a Crowd

And my all-star buys:

1 Dimensions Gold kit – The Finery of Nature S$34

Michael Powell kits – Venice Windows 4 and Lighthouse for only S$15 each!!!

None of this is even in my wishlist. So much for being a disciplined shopper. But I am oh so happay!

Note to self: MUST organise stash.

Written by Jean

March 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm

Posted in Crafting