Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dandy Dreams, Stash, and a Gift

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Things are nearing the end for Dandy Dreams. It's going to be sad to see the project completed. Mary Jane told me she was glad I was waiting on her to finish. I wanted to watch us work towards the same goal at our own pace.  I've enjoyed throwing some smalls in with Dandy. Makes Dandy take a little longer. Having seen others work on this project - it seems we all want it to linger. There must be something that strikes a nerve with us all.

Here's Miss Mary Jane's Dandy as of last night ~ (she ironed the wrinkles out but complained it was dark and rainy - she thinks her pic is not the greatest - I see no problem)


 
I took my picture in the daylight sitting on my stitching chair - now which picture was taken in the dark? lol



Made it to Cleveland to my CNS (closest needle store) there was a giggle in the peanut gallery that I called a Cleveland store my LNS. ;0)


I got some stash but no floss. Lee sent me a skein of silk floss from Hand-dyedFibers.com. I wanted to see their selection and start a new collection. This floss is awesome in every way!

So, I got some linen ~


A few patterns ~



And called it good. The bottom patten is called Tiny Garden Scissor Fob - I believe it is by Shepard's Bush. I bought it to make and RAK. But now I'm thinking there will be two made. This is too cute not to make one for myself.  

When I got home there was a package awaiting me. MJ sent me a birthday gift. Oh my goodness - oh my goodness - oh my goodness she knows me too well!!!


Look B-I-R-D-S - Black birds, blue birds, and red birds!!! And to think I was going to go stitch on something else - hahaha - this is getting kitted tonight!

In case you missed it I'm 43 tomorrow. I'm officially middle aged. As long as 43 doesn't hurt worse than 42 - I'm good.

Check out that poll in the sidebar - you guys want more pillows! Well, the ones who have voted do. Your wish is my command.

And I'll be drawing names tomorrow afternoon for the trims and spools. Who will be the lucky winner? You? Maybe, if you've left a comment on that post.

I think I'm going to go kit a pattern up and stitch the night away. Hope your weekend is just how you would like it to be!
Denise

17 comments:

Pumpkin said...

You must have known I was reading Blogs ;o) LOL!

I'm loving this project too and I'll be sad to see it done :o(

Oh, that's some great stash!!!! I hope my package hit the States before our postal strike... I apologize if you don't get it in time but I do hope you have a Happy Birthday :o)

Catherine said...

Great goodies! That fob is so sweet, I can see why you want to make one for yourself!!

Paula said...

Your LNS in Cleveland would probably be mine. I can not find any needlework shops around here. . . isn't that strange?

Mouse said...

oooo nice stash haul there :) love the Dandy dreams ... think this one to get :) and lovely birthday gift too .. happy birthday for tomorrow you are still younger than me ;)enjoy kitting up for your next stitch :) love mouse xxxx

rosek1870 said...

OOOOO Lucky you! I see you got "button up birdies" Can't wait to see it stitched. It has been tempting me on 123 stitch. I wish I had a LNS! Enjoy your weekend! Rose

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your new stash and love your birthday gift too! I have been eyeing that one myself!

Teresa said...

I love watching the two of you stitch the same project. Will miss it when it is done. How will you both finish it? Great new stash. I have had the spring scissor fob kit for awhile and haven't started it. Maybe we can stitch it together.
Teresa' Heartfelt Stitches

Shari said...

first of all.............HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love how yours & MJ's pieces are looking...might have to find that one for myself....love how it is turning out...
wow, you did some great shopping.....so jealous...
great gift in the mail too!!

Colleen said...

Super stash! A Happy early Birthday to you, Denise!! I'm trying to remember my 43rd birthday...hmmm, I think it was as good as 43. Enjoy your day.

Carol said...

You sure got some great stash, Denise! I'm glad you treated yourself on your birthday. 43 sounds very, very young to me--hope your coming year is filled with nothing but good things :)

gracie said...

Bothe Dandy Dreams are lovely....I just may have to get this pattern! Great stash and what a sweet SB fob!

Anne said...

Wow lots accomplished by you two! It's a great motivator to stitch with someone, something I have yet to do! Loads of great stash!! I love that blue linen, those button up birdies I've been eying lately, and that Shepherd's bush fob is the sweetest pattern! I love the bee on the back!

Happy stitching with your new stash!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! That is some great stash! Love Dandy Dreams.

Marlene said...

Happy birthday, you could have said before, I would have sent you a package! Are you both going to finish your work the same, ie frame or cushion.
AND 43 is not middle aged, cos that would make me closer to old and I ain't old!!!!!

mdgtjulie said...

Happy birthday!!! Um, we have an LNS. It's called Keepsakes and it's out in Sharonville. At least, if I remember right, it's in Sharonville... Grats on the acquisitions, especially the birds!!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on Dandy. I do love this one. Great new stash. Happy Birthday for tomorrow.

country stitcher said...

Happy Belated Birthday Denise. Sorry I didn't post a comment sooner but had a busy weekend and Monday, just getting to catch up on on all my blogs this morning.
Love you and Mary Janes progress on Dandy Dreams.Its always fun to get stash and then get home and have a package waiting for you. enjoy your stitching.
Denise