Thursday, March 31, 2011

Adding to stash and some lovely surprises!

Drool time!

Here are many stashing adds. Tanya, as sweet as she is, gave me the French Folio booklet and the Royal Wedding Souvenir, a very cute knitted pocket (l love the button too) which I can keep my business cards in, and also a beautiful fabric quarter of English print. I love it!

And this wonderful wedding is this month now---April. Probably will stitch this first.

I so wish I could knit.........

And then on our visit to In Stitches shop I got a little crazy to get these:

A tote by Homespun Elegance.

another bag ( I love bags) to organize my projects.

I have a smaller one and this one is a bit bigger to hold my Qsnaps.

And I've admired this beautiful Pink Manor from Blackbird Designs for a long time. I have the perfect sampler wall for this.

and pulled the colors.

And the lighting in this hotel room doesn't do this justice. It's a beautififul Irish Cream, 30 ct linen.

And picked up a few threads I needed for other projects.

And lovely thread winders from Rosewood Manor.

And Patricia, at the store, was kind enough to put in some freebies!

For Easter coming up.

I loved the visits today and can't say thanks enough. Tanya, has been such a good listener, and is understanding and fun to hang out with.

I think I have a few things to add to my basket!!!!!!

This is clearly a very unusual material and I can't wait to figure out how to finish with the Royal Sampler she designed.

Thank you again, for all those sweet things.

Zip over to her blog and check those out. The French Folio is so elegant
and our breakfast at La Madailine was also cozy and delicious food.

All in one word!   Wonderful!

Tanya introduced me to blogging about 3 years ago and I have stitched many of her designs. They are simply beautiful. The colors, the patterns, everything are inspiring.

and read more on our day.

I think I'm going to call it a day. I have a busy serious day tomorrow listening to Women's Health Updates. I plan to take some cross stitching while I listen. Maybe I can show you some progress tomorrow......

stay tuned......

Stay safe,


  1. WOW! Thats a lot of great stuff!!!

    Happy Stitching!!

  2. What a lovely day! It's fun to get together with online friends ! I have 3 coming tomorrow and we moved a week ago - yes, definitely crazy!

  3. Awww I love that picture of you and Tanya. I adore her designs and my collection of finishes is growing. Gorgeous stash - well done! x

  4. What fun you both must have had meeting up. Its wonderful to finally get to meet your online stitching friends in person.

  5. I can't believe you say you can't knit-all you've accomplished-survived-made-enjoyed-conquered--I laugh at your statement "wish you could knit" 1/2 hr and you'd be knitting stitches around everyone!! Love ya!!

  6. Jennifer,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time meeting Tanya! All of your gifts and goodies are wonderful - can't wait to see how you use that fabric!

  7. I am so glad that you went and treated yourself to some stash is good for the soul!
    Be safe and have fun :)

  8. Lots of pretty stuff!!!! Looks like a fun trip to me :-).

  9. Awww Jennifer,
    What a wonderful day for you and Tanya...she is very generous, I loved her gifts to you and your purchases.
    Having followed your blog for quite some time...just wanted to say...if we could all be graced with the great face and beauty you have after our look to any observer to be a perfectly healthy happy lovely lady. Yes, you are REAL:)
    You and Tanya are the perfect photo of friendship.

    Wishing you continued happiness and peace,

  10. I can see that you are having a wonderful trip! Now we know the real reason for not flying! With all that stash, your luggage would have been overweight!
    I am looking forward to reading about the next leg of your journey,


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