I haven't been stitching much lately. It happens every summer. Anyways I was on vacation last week. Of course the first thing I do anytime I am out of town is search for cross stitch stores in the area. I found Cecelia's Samplers in Branson Missouri.


They mostly had samplers which aren't my thing. I only got 4 charts. I was able to get some beads and floss I needed for Earthdancer and The chatelaine I am kitting up.





I have recently acquired some stash.

The first is what my mom bought for me while I was visiting her in oklahoma.  I got some more expensive things that I normally wouldn’t buy myself, which is perfect. I am so excited to start something. I got oldfield orchard- victoria sampler, Passione Ricamo-Fairyland dreams, Cricket collection-Master and the Macabre (a tribute to edgar allen Poe) and a mill hill bead kit. I am unsure whether I will purchase the oldfield orchard thread pack or do some converting.

Oklahoma stash

The mirabilia are Cottage Garden fairy.  Then Penny was nice enough for free to include the other pattern- Deco Spirits.

bought from a yahoo group friend
Bought from a facebook group

And finally up some stash that I got for such a great price on a facebook group I just couldn’t help myself.  Spring snapperland hive- Bent creek, LHN- 6 little cardinals, LHN- garden pleasures, CCN- beach cottage, snappers easter- bent creek.

cute story- While I was in the LHN in Oklahoma with my mom; we were talking to the shop clerk as I checked out. My mom said how she wasn’t a stitcher, then asked me if this would give me something to stitch next year. To which I replied that I had enough stash to keep me busy for several years. My mom then in a perplexed manner- why I was buying more.  The shop owner said to me, “wow your mom is obviously really not a stitcher if she doesn’t understand the art of stash.