Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trip Buys (lots of pictures, not stash)

Hello friends. I hope you're all having a pleasant Sunday.
Last time I posted I took part in Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart blog hop. In case you haven't hopped around, I will show my piece at the end. It's a kit I bought long time ago, I used everything in it except for the flimsy needle.

I still haven't sorted out pictures from the vacation, still a little tired from going back to work right away. But I had to dig these awesome ones for something worth your while... Don't blink your eyes now for this will be one of those rare occasions that I'll post my picture (oops, I think I just lost my readers, hahaha):
I almost gave up on searching in souvernir shops for a porcelain thimble... I found this one in a downtown shop in Fremont Street.
We also saw some thrift shops, I begged my friend for us to make a quick stop, so straight to the magazines and craft books department I went. Unfortunately, not a lot of good stuff...
 These booklets were 0.99cents each and "the Guardian" kit was $2.99. I'm not going to do this kit (18ct. aida) but I just like the colors of the threads which I can hopefully use in some of the samplers.
And now for the main event... When you're in Vegas, make sure to stop at... The Stitcher's Paradise! 
We missed a turn and had to turn around. It was a Saturday, and guess what? They close at 4pm (didn't do my research, LOL). What time we arrived? 3:40pm! So I was in such a hurry. Some of the pictures are taken by my friend while waiting for me get my wits together. Oooh, so many nice things in that shop! Good news, there's another stitcher who came in after me, and the two owners gladly helped both of us.
So many adorable charts...
 and gorgeous finishes on display (stitched by the two lovely ladies who own the shop). Swooning allowed LOL.

 the rest of the floss and fabrics are in another room:
since I didn't have enough time to go through the charts, I went straight to the counter to ask for what I'm looking for after getting some variegated DMC and some Anchor floss (that took me ten minutes, I think).
 and here's the chart I got (which I wasn't able to get online during my Sampler hauling last Christmas):
That's it for my stitchy purchases. Next time, I will be more prepared.
Now here's my second finish for the year, my blog hop entry, the mystery WIP I was talking about a few posts back.
 The Snail Couple
I'm so happy I finished all the backstitch before deadline!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

Hello friends! I'm back. What better day to be back in blogland... Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
Of course, count on our dear Jo of Serendipitous Stitching to host another fun hop on this special day, yipeee!
And I got a very sweet and beautiful Valentine from my secret stitcher:
Isn't that lovely, getting five hearts (or are there more?) in one package. Love it! I'm excited to find out who it's from, (and who got mine), so hop on to Jo's blog to see a full list of the participants and get your load of Valentine goodies.

Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just one WIP and February activities

Hello my dear blog friends.
I will only be able to show you one WIP, Spells' Store:
With only backstitch lacking, the first shelf is almost done.
But this is not the only thing I worked on. I finished my secret WIP! Backstitch took a lot of my time, but I did it anyway, and I'm so happy with it:)
Very minimal stitching ahead... As I've posted last time, DH and I will be having (a milestone(?) anniversary this month. Everything finally set. Last year, my dear friend and her DH moved from east to west coast. She's been nagging (?) me for a visit for a year now. Same one I gave my first finish to last year. And guess what, it's her birthday this coming week, same week as our anniversary! So this is what I have been up to this whole time (smug).We don't have a definite itinerary yet, depends on the real weather when we get there. Lots of sightseeing, I hope. And we'll be seeing a show or two. I'm so excited to see her.😊
As always, thank you for spending time reading my posts and also for your sweet comments, truly brightens my day. I'm doing some catching up too:) Have a lovely weekend.

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