Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Stash

I was in Vermont a few week ago and took a three-hour drive over to Nashua, NH where I attended the Celebration of Needlework Show. With so few LNS in my area, I was in shopper’s paradise! As a quilter, I am use to attending quilt shows where there are row after row after row of vendors, but at this show there were only about 20 vendors. I was not disappointed however and managed to pick up this quite a bit of new stash...



Fabric, Floss and a Few Charts!



  • Where Stitchers Gather - The Victorian Sampler
  • On the Third Day of Christmas ~ Prairie Moon




I attended the show on a Friday, along with so many others! As I shopped alongside others, I wondered if any of them where people that I knew through blogging or exchanges.


I do believe that my favorite purchase is the leaflet titled: Where Stitcher's Gather. I had seen this online and knew immediately that I would be purchasing it, I can hardly wait to start stitching these designs. Here is a better picture of the Stitcher's Pocket, Scissor Fob, Scissor Case, and Needlebook:


Design: Where Stitcher's Gather
Designer: The Victorian Sampler

I really need to finish up so many other WIP's that I will try to hold off on starting this one.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words on the Seasonal Exchange Tote bag for Leena.

Until next time...


15 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Great stash.

Kathy said...

Like the way you framed your photos on your post.

Nice stash! Haven't been to a Cross Stitch Festival in years. The last time the merchants mart was smaller than they used to be. I remember going in the early to mid 90s and it was row after row of vendors. I really miss going to the festivals.

Love the Victoria's Sampler stitching design. I think when my LNS puts in another order to Victoria's Sampler, I will have her order that for me. LOve it. Look forward to see what you stitch from it.

Sharon said...

Great stash and that bag for Leena is just awesome! Lucky Leena.

Barbara said...

I can't wait to see your start on Where Stitchers Gather. I've loved it since I first saw it!

Yuko said...

Hi Marie!
I love your stash!! Very lovely!
I also love "Where stitcher's gather" by The Victorian Sampler and have the chart, but I need so many kinds of threads for it...
I have to gather them all before I try it, whew...
Oh I must finish my WIPS, as well! lol

Jenn said...

Marie, I wish I'd known you were at Celebration. We could have met up. We'll have to do something if your up there again next year. You picked up some great stash. I too came home with a ton of stuff. Hopefully it should hold me over for a bit till the need to by more stash starts to take over. LOL :)

Julie said...

Hello Marie! I had a few cookies at lunch - Yummy!
I love all stash you picked up. Where Stitcher's Gather is very pretty.
If you go again, where a stitched name tag that reads both your name and blog name. I bet that will draw the attention of others.

staci said...

Wonderful new stash...I've been sorely tempted by Stitcher's Gather, but haven't gotten it...yet lol!!!

Liz said...

Wonderful stash. I see a couple oldies, but goodies, like the Fanci That Elf. I have a bunch of these I'd like to stitch....some day :^)

"Where Stitcher's Gather" is one of my WIPs/UFOs. It was the class project for the Victoria Sampler retreat I attended a couple years ago. It was such a wonderful experience and this piece was just perfect, for it was the first needlework retreat I ever attended. Hope you get to start and enjoy it soon.

Liz

Jen said...

Don't you just love buying new materials and leaflets? Your purchases are great. Looks like you will have a lot of fun this summer.

Carol said...

Oh my gosh Marie! I was there too - probably walked by you many times! Sure wish I had known and had gotten a chance to meet you - maybe next year?? Nice stash! I behaved a bit... trying to save money these days - LOL! I did take two classes though.

Von said...

I recently picked up Where Stitchers Gather too. Loved that design from the first moment I saw it, but became totally enamored of it when I saw the finished project at Victoria Sampler a few weeks ago. Now I just need to buy some time so I can get it stitched!! :D

Paula C. said...

Awesome stash haul! I really need to post my latest on my blog. Will have to do that later, maybe tonight. I have been busy doing yard work, not my forte but I think it is looking pretty good. My mil is coming for a visit and I have been getting ready for that, too. We always have so much fun together. Probably because she is Dougs Step-mom =) She is also a crafter and we get so much done when she visits!!!

Cathy B said...

Hi Marie, I've also been admiring Where Stitcher's Gather from Victoria's Sampler. It's a beautiful piece!

Einschies blog said...

Hi Marie,
thx for visiting my blog....your favourite purchase looks great, would love to have it too BUT I still have two other complete VS kits I have to stitch first*sigh*....
About the coffee pinkeep...it´s a LHN design I got from Amy for a F&S round, she made some changes, I think it´s the original cappuccino one:-))

Gaby