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A Stitching Faery's Ramblings...
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire ~ Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you ~
and all that your heart may desire...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Stash Faery and other meanderings...


I don't know where the time has gone... I am sorry I've been MIA for over a week now and I feel like I am falling so behind with everything... It's been a rough two weeks dealing with my Fibro and RA... It can be such a royal pain in the bum at times... There have been other life issues I am dealing with... and I won't bore you with them at this time... suffice it to say... the lot of it has been akin to a dark, gloomy cloud following me around... and I so long for a wee bit of sunshine and laughter in my life... They say... don't ask me who they is... the experts I suppose... anyway *They* say... we make our own happiness... And if that be the case, will someone please send me the recipe and clue me in! Alas, c'est la vie... Nonetheless... enough gloom and doom...

On a brighter note... I finally got around to taking some piccys of the rest of my Birthday Stash... The Stash Faery was Oh, so very kind and dropped it off whilst I was sleeping one night... ;-) Imagine my surprise to awaken and find such lovely treasures... I must say, I thought I was caught up in the midst of some fantastical dream... And perhaps I am... who is to say? I have no idea what I will start first... between this batch and the last batch of stash... not to mention what's stashed away in my stitching chest... there are so many lovely projects to dream about and such lovely threads and fabrics to fondle... It's all quite mind boggling to say the least, and I oftentimes find myself aimlessly adrift in stitching heaven... Oh, whatever shall I stitch next? For someone who has trouble making up her mind over the slightest thing... it can be quite a dilemma at times... I know Hazel and I are supposed to start our A Most Noble Pursuit SAL in a few weeks... so I'd better find some magic needles and get on with my WIP's so I won't feel so guilty starting something new... and then there are my secret projects I've got to finish... Oh, so much to stitch... so little time... Once again, the image of the White Rabbit comes to mind and I can see myself trotting along, pocket watch in hand... all a'dither... and oh, so dreadfully lost in my own wee world...

So, without further ado... a wee glimpse into my stitching chest... more precious than a Dragon's hoard of treasures... And needless to say... I guard my stitching treasures much akin to a dragon... ;-)


Collaboration Sampler - A Most Noble Pursuit...
Carriage House Samplings - Hopeful ...

Carriage House Samplings...
Elijah's Angel and The Tulip Patch

Carriage House Samplings...
Molly and Withering Tulips

Carriage House Samplings...
The Song They Sang and Be My Love

Blackbird Designs...
Easter Parade, Spring's Promise
and Blessings Be Thine ...

Blackbird Designs...
Fond Hearts, Sweetheart Sampler and Evergreen ...

Blackbird Designs...
Quaker Garden, Garden of Life
and Moonlit Garden ...

Blackbird Designs... Their Song...
30ct Apple Brown Bindy Linen by R & R
Weeks Dye Works Threads...

The Workbasket ... Bunny Parade
Hands to Work ... Be Not Weary

Lynne Nicoletti - The Velveteen Rabbit...
The Yankee Stitcher - Midnight Stroll...

Fat Half Cashel Apple Brown Bindy by R & R ...
Fat Half Cashel Dark Cappuccino by R & R ...
Belle Soie Silks by Crescent Colours...
{for Irish Coffee by The Sampler Girl}
Needlepoint Inc. Silks
for In The Forest by La-D-Da
John James 28 platinum needles...
{my favourites}


And... now for a couple of stitching updates... :-) I am so loving stitching both of these... in fact all my current WIP's are a joy to stitch... I have made a few changes to Geranium House by CCN ... instead of stitching the border flowers and the house in white... I am using Rosy Glow by Crescent Colours... and the White Picket Fence is DMC 3866 instead of white... and I made my bird a wee blackbird using GAST Black Crow...

I was much further along on Easter Avenue by Glendon Place... I had most of the bunny's face stitched and then that dreaded frog decided to pay me a wee visit... so I had to frog all of that and most of what you see below... Alas... I am back to where I was a few days ago... oh, well... we must endeavour to persevere! :-)



Geranium House...
by Country Cottage Needleworks...
Stitched on 30ct Iced Cappuccino Linen
by R & R Reproductions...
with DMC, GAST and Crescent Colour Threads...



Easter Avenue by Glendon Place
Stitched on Moonglow...
Picture This Plus Cashel Linen...
with Weeks Dye Works Threads...


I'm away to catch up with a few of your blogs before I retire for the evening... It's taken me forever to post this entry... And it's back to work tomorrow and with all of this rain... I am so not looking forward to it... Oh well, tomorrow is another day...

My deepest, heartfelt thanks to you, my dear friends, for all your lovely, kind and encouraging comments... they are ever warm rays of sunshine dancing through the mists...

Until next time... Love in Stitches...


I am thankful for precious moments... the stitching faery... and dear friends...

38 comments:

stitcherw said...

What lovely stash, all of it looks wonderful. Easter Parade must be a popular one this year, as I've seen a couple people with that lately. Geranium House is looking so pretty, I like the fabric you picked and the other changes you are making. I enjoyed seeing a little more of the bunny from Easter Ave as well, to bad the frog visited you and slowed you down on that one. I'll keep my fingers crossed he is gone now and stays that way.

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been having difficulties, not only with your Fibro and RA, but with other issues as well. Sometimes it feels like things just keep coming at you all at once. I hope you're feeling better soon, both physically and emotionally, and that life settles down for you and that gloomy cloud disappears from your life. {{hugs}}
Sue

Barbara said...

Take care Lizzy, like all things the gloomy clouds will pass, it just needs time.

OMG! You have stash that I'll die for. Just an absolute marvel. I can understand your dilemna on which you'll stitch next. You're on your own! LOL!!

Love the progress on GH, coming along nicely :) BTW I love reading your blog, it's got a nice calming melody to it :)

Juls said...

Glad to see you blogging!!! Love to read you "ramblings"...... Hoping you feel better soon and whatever difficulties are happening get resolved quickly and best for you!

KarenV said...

You got some fabulous stash! I hope you're feeling better soon.

Rowyn said...

Boy, I hope the stitching fairy is as kind to me on my birthday! :0) Enjoy your new stash. Look forward to seeing your progress on the designs you've started.

Cheryl said...

Oh my, what an amazing load of stash! Your wips are looking great. I really hope things get better for you soon Lizzie {{{HUGS}}}

Redwitch said...

Hope you are feeling brighter soon, it will pass.

You have some lovely stash there, the stash faery did an excellent job!

Your geranium house is looking lovely with the changes you made :)

Nancy said...

Good Morning Lizzy!

All of your new stash is wonderful! It looks like you will have so many enjoyable stitching moments ahead of you, and I hope you enjoy them.

I love how your Geranium House is looking, and I like your choice of colors for the little blossoms.

I was so sorry to read that life is giving you some unplesanties. We can never have just one thing to deal with, can we? I will keep you in my special thoughts that everything will work out for you in a positive way.

Take care,
Nancy

Jamie said...

Lizzy! I'm glad to hear from you. I actually had made a note on my desk at work if there was not a post from your by Monday to send an email. I'm sorry life has been acting up, but your positive spirit is such an inspiration. I hope all things come their end and the dark cloud soon reveals a rainbow.

I do have to say that's quite a wonderful stash haul! It all looks so pretty. I'm glad you are enjoying your current projects. I actually cannot wait to start my rotation again as it's been lost for a week or two!

Isabelle said...

Good to hear from you, Lizzy. My, what stash! :)

Lauren said...

Oooh, I'm drooling over all of your stash. And your Geranium House is sooo beautiful! I'm sorry to hear things have been going badly, but I hope things get better soon, and you feel better!

Vonna said...

OH MY!!! what a delightful bunch of stitchy stash!!!
KUDOS to you for all that haul!!
Sorry you've been having a black cloud following you...I'm wishing a big wind storm comes and blows it away!
Hugs :)

quiltorstitch said...

I am sorry you have been having a bad week *hugs* I hope that the cloud will blow away from you soon!

Your stash is wonderful, we have such similar tastes, I was thinking *I want that one, and that one, and and and* all through your pictures :)

You have some good progress on your WIP, great job!

Karen said...

You have lots of wonderful new stash , I like the start you have made on your projects. Hope you feel brighter soon

The needle & I said...

Wow! I love your stash. I hope the birthday fairy treats me that well. Your wips are looking good. I do hope you start feeling better.

Paula said...

WOW what great stash....the only problem you have now is whhat to stitch first...lol
Your 2 WIP's are looking great, I love Geranium House, it's looking so pretty so far.
Hope your rain goes away soon and you get some lovely warm sunshine..
Happy stitching and huggles to you...

Sally said...

Hi Lizzy,
So sorry to hear things have been rough for you lately. The sun will shine through soon; I just know it. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}
Wow what a fantastic amount of stash! How are you going to decide what to stitch first?

Sharon said...

What amazing birthday stash! Love the changes on Geranium house. Hoping you are feeling better soon!

Carolyn said...

Lizzy,
I hope you get to feeling better soon. You have some great looking stash there. What is next to stitch? Sorry you had to frog and trust me I feel like queen of the frogs most times. Take care and I am sending you get well vibes.
(((HUGS)))

Kajsa said...

Wow, now you really have some fun things to stitch on! Lovely progress too.

Sorry to hear that you haven't felt well. Hope you will get better soon.

Solstitches said...

Wow! What an amazing birthday stash haul! I wouldn't mind being another year older if I could expect the stash faery to bring me a sackload of goodies like that.
So sorry to hear things haven't been too good for you Lizzy.
I hope you will feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Your WIPs look great! And what wonderful stash you have too! Big hugs - I hope you have a brighter day soon.

Barbara said...

Wow-wow-wow!!

Love your stash enhancement. :) And your WIPs.

Very sorry to hear you've been feeling down. I hope you'll feel better very soon. And I hope the frogs stay away!!!

The Silver Thistle said...

OMG Lizzy! How jealous am I?!!! Those are some of the best stash pics I've seen, lol. I totally love that 'Fond hearts' one. You HAVE to stitch that up soon! And how touching that my little pif to you is in all the pics! That's made my day Lizzy! :D Thank you!

Poor health is never a help when you're trying to find the bright spot on a cloud and sometimes it seems like the bright spot just isn't there.....it is though, it's just hard to see.

Just keep reminding yourself.........'it'll be alright in the end....if it isn't all right yet - then it isn't the end'

:)

I hope you find a bright spot soon. I'll keep you company while you look. (sending a virtual 'hand hold' and {{hugg}} )

Carla said...

great stash Lizzy...I'm sure you'll have lots of fun stitching these.
Nice progress on your WIPs

Lucy said...

What an incredible Birthday Stash....I wouldn't know where to begin! Hope you feel better soon!

Angi said...

What a lovely bunch of stash, and you are right to guard it well!! We all have our precious things :) Your WIPs are lovely! I hope you're feeling better these days!

anna said...

We really have similar tastes :) but you have many more charts from me to-buy-ASAP list! LOL I just got the Their Song kit today, you must have also gotten it from Theresa, right? :)

Meari said...

What a great bunch of stash. Enjoy it all. I hope you feel better soon and that the cloud goes away. ((hugs))

Bev said...

Looks like you have got some really good stash. The GH is coming on really nicely too. hoping to see more soon.

Susimac said...

What a wonderful array of stash you received. Hope that you are feeling much better soon and the happiness Faery arrives on your doorstep again!!

Wendy said...

I'm in awe of your incredible birthday stash haul! I love CHS and Blackbird Designs.

Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Until you're feeling better and more like stitching, at least you can look over your new loot and enjoy the pretty flosses. {{{Birthday hugs}}}}

Stitch Wizard said...

Oh you have the most beautiful stash!! You have also made a nice start to Geranium House too. I hope you get that ray of sunshine that I know you deserve and that you begin to feel better! It is hard to get into stitching when you are down or just not feeling well. Hopefully all good things will come to you very soon!! Debby

Hazel said...

Lizzy! Just as Im on here I got a message from Thread Bear telling me they're sending me out chart thread and fabrics for MNP. So should have it in a couple of days or by Monday at the latest. Still want to wait till next month though as I really want to get some wips finished and goals met. Cant believe all your birthday stash! Who bought you all that?? Its all lovely and all stuff I would have picked myself. Good choices. Have a great weekend.
hugsxx

DaisyGirl said...

Hi Lizzy!
Hang in there, I know what you are feeling, try not to worry if you can. loved all your stash, I need a stash day myself. Must contain myself, I ordered new Birkenstock sandals for spring. I love those shoes. Keep up the great stitching!
Donna

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for visiting Lizzy.
You have a wonderful blog and oh my goodness what a lot of amazing stash!
Love Geranium House and I'm looking forward to progress pictures.
I was sorry to hear that all is not well with you at the moment. Hope you will feel better soon.

Vee said...

Lizzy I hope things are brighter, clearer, and happier for you. I so enjoyed viewing your absolutely wonderful stash of goodies! It brought a smile to my face because I know it brought a smile to yours...(((Hugs)))

Jamie said...

Just bopping by to see how you are doing. I hope you are getting bright and sunny weather. Hopefully you are just really busy stitching!!

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