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Friday, April 23, 2010

New Stash! (Picture Heavy Post) & Mean Guy

Over the past 4 weeks I've been able to order some new stash with some of the tax refund. So here is my new stash!

The Curse Of The Raven by Carriage House Samplings
Tuscan Rose by Sampler Cove

To Trim A Tree: Dragon Dreams
Summer's Magic: Dragon Dreams
Grace Quaker Sampler: Sampler Cove

A Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches
A Quaker Halloween Sampler by Cherished Stitches
Quaker Seasons Of Friendship by R&R Productions
Santa's Dragon by Dragon Dreams
Christmas Peace by Just Nan

My Needle and My Floss by Waxing Moon Designs
Stitching Mends The Soul by Waxing Moon Designs
Wings Of Courage by Dragon Dreams

Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issues 2004, 2005 and 2006

Murphy's Laws by Annette Bradshaw and Gwyn Franson
Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson

M Designs Trees: Family, Hope, Imagine, Dream & Cherish

Enchanted Lair: Firedance, Be A Dragon, Cookie Dragon, Teatime and Lans The Guardian

and last but not least:

Enchanted Lair fabrics: 28 count Jobelen or Jazzlyn
Meadow, Fairy Mist, and Irish Fields

I am so excited! I've been going through my stash and just enjoying looking at the charts, magazines, books, fibers, beads and everything else. I'm finally starting to build up a fabric stash as I didn't have any. I would order fabric when I chose a new piece to start rather than keep some on hand. Well a few years ago I ordered a 3 yard piece of 28 count evenweave to do the Sistene Chapel on but I decided to hold off on stitching such a huge project! So I've been using that large piece of evenweave for other projects and just cutting off pieces the size I need. In the meantime I have been ordering a few hand dyed fabrics here and there to help build up my fabric stash.

I was talking with a friend of mine yesterday and found out that she had broken up with her boyfriend. He turned around and threw out 95% of her stash! I couldn't believe it! She didn't have a huge stash, but she did have a decent sized one that was worth some pretty good money. She had a lot of silks, hand dyed fibers, over dyed fibers, fabrics, charts, magazines etc. And this asshole just threw it all away! She managed to save some of her silks, the design she had been working on at the time, and some of her linens and evenweaves. The rest, is all gone. So I am putting together a box for her that contains lots of DMC floss, needles, aida fabric, a stitch ripper, dmc plastic bobbins and color number stickers and anything else I can think of to help replace some of her stash. We have similar taste in charts (she loves fairies, dragons etc) so I probably have quite a few that she would like. I'm really pissed at her ex-boyfriend and I have never met the guy! What a horrible, spiteful, childish and mean thing to do! While I was talking to her she mentioned that she had been looking at stitching stores online and just couldn't decide where to start to replace her stash. I can understand that. If it were me I would feel so overwhelmed and depressed that the items that I spent years collecting and that I greatly enjoy were all gone because some asshole wanted to be mean. I do hope that the box I am going to send her cheers her up a little and helps her find a starting point from which she can begin to rebuild her stash.

Well that is pretty much it for me. I haven't stitched in a couple weeks because I've been sick off and on. I've done quite a bit today and my back is really hurting so I'm going to go ahead and go to bed.

Thank you all for reading my ramblings and your wonderful comments. They mean a great deal to me and always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for brightening my life.
Good night all!


  1. Nice stash! Sorry for your friend - what a loser he is!!

  2. Wow, you got lots of goodies! :D Hopefully you'll stitch them and I get to be all like "OMG They're so pretty!!" and all that good stuff...

    And that guy is a total asshat. >.< He shouldn't have done that!! Sorry to hear about her and with your help, I'm sure she'll have NO problem fixing her stash right up. :D

    *hugs* Love you guys!

  3. that's quite an impressive bit of stash buying gone on there! nice choice of fabric.

  4. Thanks Charlene, Yoshi and Maureen. I love all my new charts and am just itching to start them all! LOL

    Yoshi and Charlene, I agree my friend's ex is a major loser. A bunch of us are getting together stash care packages for her though, so she should have a good start at rebuilding her stash. I've already packaged up about 200 skeins of DMC, some fabric, a stitch ripper, a bunch of needles (all size), bobbins, charts and number labels for the bobbins. I plan on adding a few more charts then shipping the box out.

    I love you too Yoshi, so very very much!

  5. Hello Raven,

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm discovering yours now :) You have some marvelous stash, wow, you can go ahead for a long time now! Have lots of fun with it!

    Have a nice day & greetings from Holland,

  6. Hello Raven,

    Thanl you for visiting my blog!
    Your stash looks fabulous, have lots of fun with it!

    Have a nice day & greetings from Holland,

  7. Thank you Carolien! You are welcome for my visit to your blog. I follow a lot of blogs on google reader, but until today I didn't realize that it doesn't automatically add me as a "follower", so I took care of that LOl

    I do greatly enjoy my stash as most stitchers seem to enjoy theirs also. :) I don't think I'll stitch even half of it in my lifetime. LOL

  8. Hello Raven,

    Yes, I do recognize that: plans and stash for a lifetime and longer (9 lives of a cat perhaps ...) LOL
    Sorry for the double comment earlier, I was 'sleepy' considering the message about the blog owner's approval ;)

    Greetings & take care, Carolien


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