Sunday, April 8, 2018

Stitchy Stuff

Well, it has been a little longer than I thought it would be before I made it back to post here.  The first quarter of the year is generally crazy for me as an accountant.  This year has not been any different and my brain is a little mushy as a result.  I have been able to stitch a little bit and I am finishing up the piece above although not in time for Easter 2018.  It is a pretty fun stitch.  Next year I will have it finished and ready to display.

I usually have a little shopping cart accumulating over time at 123stitch.  I decided to treat myself and checked out a couple of weeks ago.  123stitch has such an amazing selection and they are supersonic fast at shipping.  Here was my haul:

Some time back, I shared my love of fruit in cross stitch and paintings.  I knew I had to have the fruit smalls to be stitched on the black background.  The bunnies were just too cute to pass up and I really like them on the black background.  I know that a lot of stitchers avoid black fabric, but I enjoy working with it and stitching really pops against the background.
I love these snow people.  My son is getting married in October, and I immediately thought of him and his fiancé when I saw this.  We live in on the Central Coast of California and have not seen a snowman in about fifteen years but this just made me think of the happy couple when I saw it.  It's so gosh darn cute.

"Bloom Where You Are Planted" is one of my favorite sayings.  I love this small, especially the hummingbird.  I think it will be a great reminder to flourish and be joyful. 

The Monterey Peninsula is a beautiful place full of natural seaside gorgeousness.  It is why I love it so much here.  However, it is not a retail metropolis.  It takes a while (like years) for us to get stores that you will find elsewhere.  I was giddy with excitement, as were my fellow Peninsula residents when a HomeGoods opened here back in September.  I have to have full restraint when I go in there, which is not often.  

Last week, I had the opportunity to go into the local HomeGoods, just to look around.  I did not find anything for the humans in the household.  I did come across some cute things for my furry soul sister though.  Liesl normally has two bowls, and it never fails, generally both would be dirty and in the dishwasher when I would prepare her dinner.  I happened upon a whole bunch of Rae Dunn dog bowls for $5.99 each so I bought five to use as food and water bowls so that I can always have a clean one at the ready.  Liesl is now stylin' when she devours her dinner.  The top one there makes me laugh, because schnauzers are pretty turfy about everything.  

Hope you have a great week!


Marilyn said...

The Easter piece is stunning on that brown fabric.
Great stash Haul!
Don't you just love 123's fast service?
They are amazing.
I bet Liesl loves her new bowls. :)
Have fun shopping at your new stores!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your bunny piece looks super. Nice haul of cross stitch charts along with the Rae Dunn bowls.

wranglerkate said...

Love the bunny at the top of your post! What is the pattern? Thanks for all that you share with us.

Patti said...

Thank you very much to each of you for your kind comments! They really mean a lot to me.

Wrangler Kate, the pattern is Easter Peep Parade by Brenda Gervais. It is available at 123stitch!

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Stitching WIP is so pretty...I really love this.

Your Stitchy Haul - the patterns are so pretty. I love 123stitch. I ordered a pattern from there as well called Fresh Eggs Farm by Hands On Design. I have received my pattern and I will be going to my LNS soon and picking out the Fabric for this pattern.

Happy Stitching XX
Linda K, Buttercup

Daffycat said...

Great new stash! I love the still life, ahh pears!