Friday, 30 August 2013

New Stash!

Well, what a welcome!  Thank you dear stitching friends.

One of the bonuses (or should that be a downside?) of reading so many of your lovely blogs is that my stash, which I used to think was a bit extravagant, looked like the poor relation of some of your stashes!  So when I finally decided to splash out on something I had wanted to stitch for a while (more of that later) I went a bit mad and ordered quite a lot of other things as well!

The new stash was delivered yesterday.  It was very exciting.  The parcel was delivered by DPD.  Yesterday morning we received an email to say that the parcel was being delivered some time between 10.34 and 11.34 am, by Pim the driver, and that we were delivery number 42.  The boys and I followed Pim's progress around our home town via the internet.  When the website showed at 11.02 that Pim was on delivery number 41, we opened the front door to look out for him.  We almost had the red carpet out!

Here are some photos of the new stash...

all together now.....

this one made me chuckle....

Christmas is my favourite time of year.....

such true words.....

more gorgeous Lizzie*Kate goodies...

At last, a Bothy Threads Cut Thru!

I love Bothy Threads and have a couple of their kits already in my stash, but have always steered away from the Cut Thru designs as they look very detailed and difficult.  I have quite a stressful job and like to stitch to relax, so I didn't really think they were for me.  I am happy to report that we unpacked the kit yesterday and I have actually started it (the toy room on the upper side of the house on the right) and it is a lovely stitch!  The kit is actually provided twice, once with all the cross stitches on minus backstitch, and once with all backstitch which gives the finished picture all the tiny detail.  I'm so glad I took the plunge.  I've joined the Bothy Threads Monday SAL with Linda and Debbie so I don't know if I'm cheating stitching on a Thursday but just in case I won't post any progress pics until Monday!

My youngest son (D aged 4) and I had a funny exchange about the kit:
D: Will you finish it today for me?
Me: No, it will take me a long time.
D: Will you be dead when you finish it?
Me: No, but if I die before I finish it, will you finish it for me?
D: No, I will throw it in the bin.

How's that for motivation?

Until next time



  1. Those are great Lizzie*Kate charts and the awesome Bothy Threads Cut Thru' North Pole House! I can't wait to stitch along with you! It doesn't matter if you stitch on other days. I stitch on so many different things that I try to do the Cut Thru on Mondays. Have fun stitching!

    I laughed at your son's comment! LOL

    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm really enjoying NPH. The colours are amazing - so bright!

  2. Great new stash Justine. You can work on NPH on other days, it doesn't have to be just on Monday. I am working on that one as my YOTA project, but I am going to try and stitch on it one day a week. Your son's comment was comical.


    1. Thanks Linda. I am on a mission this weekend!

  3. There is nothing like new stash to make a day inn to an extra happy one!

  4. So true Kay. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Lovely blog! I am doing a Cut Thru' also - a castle- for my 3 1/2 yo son. What a funny exchange you had with your little one. Got to Laugh!