Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Valentine Goodies for the Stash

The rainy days in Georgia are growing loooooooonger. It's a yucky, rainy evening and we've had many of them this Winter!

But all in all the month of January is almost to a close and in such conversation of "winding it up" I wanted to share with you some things I've added to my stash in the past 6 weeks.

If you like this as much as I do, you can get this and the thread winders at your local Hobby Lobby!
Some are included but I get extra to wind some floss.
(It's a good thing I don't live close to one) LOL

I just love the Springy like green color!

I thought it was a total neat way to add to the other many methods I have for organizing fibers.

Of course I couldn't help but get a couple of heart buttons while I was there.

2 hearts are always a cheerful treat.

And some vintage cotton lace ribbon too.

And mail items NOT from Hobby Lobby are:

an 8 in square black prim wood frame

and my most favorite is this new design Coverlet Birds!
I absolutely LOVE coverlets and when I saw this little piece I knew I had to stitch it.
Definitely will pull me out of the creative slump along with other cheerful adventures.
I also got the recommended Needlepoint Silks of which I have never used before but I do LOVE stitching with silk and I'm sure this one will be a treasure. I've heard only good things about this brand.

The fabric I chose was not the recommended fabric but is As Days Gone By ( I think is the name) by ????  I just had a brain blip. I'm having alot of those lately. ;)

Design is by The Scarlett House

I'm just in love with the colors.

I hope I pick up some speed on this one

I just need to pick it up....LOL  This should be a quickie! It's the Sampler Girl's Mr. Darcy sampler.

Wrinkles and all, here it is so far. Yes, I know the hoop makes marks, I just change around and on certain pieces I'll pick it up from time to time. Hopefully the wrinkles will come out. xxxxxx fingers

Here you can see the contrast of the color of linens, As Days Gone By and 32 ct natural Belfast linen.
I love both actually.

Torn between two lovers. :p

and I was in a Hearts Aflame mood, so I got this Kelmscott needleminder to plant my needles on while I'm stitching my Valentiney samplers. ;)

Oh, hmmmm.....yes, it was in the garden.

Yes, Miss Flossie Mae is going to have kittens and what's really funny is that Thomas, bless his heart, thinks he is the father of them but he can't be as he is neutered, but he tried, yes he did at my astonishment.
Honestly, they are a matching couple now and I think they are this year's Valentines couple expecting!
They sit together on the front porch swing every day.
I guess there's something in the air around here.
I think I was a wee bit late on getting Miss Flossie Mae fixed.
Will be interesting what colors her kitties will be.

Hope your weekend is full of fun and adventure. I know mine will be. I'm attending a seminar Saturday out of town to hear a speaker for the book A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. I think it will be AWESOME!  I might even sneak my stitching in there while I listen if my eyes will let me see without the magnifier light. I've really gotten addicted to the magnifier light even with my glasses.

Stay sweet and until we meet,


  1. Great goodies Jennifer and too funny about the kitty love!!
    I love that coverlet pattern and have used Days Gone By before - love it! Curious to see how you like those silks!

  2. You will like stitching with NPI. I have used it may times.
    Can't wait for the kitten's arrival. Do you have any idea when she might be due?

  3. I am so glad that you are in a heart's a flame mood. It's good to see you happy. I look forward to seeing your coverlet start.

  4. aww i love all the goodies so much..very lovely..
    very sweet stitching too..
    me so excited for the kitten ..
    happy hugs for you xx

  5. ooo nice floss holders and other goodies too .. and ohhhh dear with the whoops .. can't wait to see the little ones now
    hope you get lots of stitching done :) love mouse xxx

  6. Wonderful goodies, definitely the best type of purchases. I love the needle minder, I can never find one with such a sweet design.
    Looking forward to seeing the new kittens when they arrive.
    You are a strong lady and I admire that, love certainly makes the world go round.
    I also have the OCR pattern in my dinning room, it was my Mum's so it is very special.

  7. Lovely goodies, Jennifer! And that coverlet design by Tanya is gorgeous...she is so talented.

    Awww, there is nothing sweeter in the world than baby kittens & puppies...can't wait to see snaps of the wee ones!

    Enjoy your seminar, sounds wonderful...

  8. Oh you should take a picture for us of Thomas and Flossie on the swing.♥ Nice stash!

  9. that needle minder is so neat, never seen one like that before?

    Gill in Canada

  10. Beautiful goodies Jennifer.
    Hugs from Barcelona

  11. What wonderful treasures you have added! I forgot that I have that Coverlet Birds design as well...I'll have to find it and start it soon too. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. I like the spring green thread winders and the cool box too. You picked up some lovely things. I am behind in blog reading and I was sorry to read about your trials at the end of last year. I suspected something along those lines, but I'm so sorry that you had to go through it. Thankfully, you have come out stronger and with a stronger faith. The rest of your life is ahead of you so enjoy it and live it to the max. Hope your weekend seminar is as good as you hope.


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