Today we went shopping. We hit JoAnns and Stitch N Frame my LNS (local needlework shop). I got threads and fabric to finish kitting up another HAED project. The two specialty threads are called Sweet Potato from Weeks Dye Works. I'm going to stitch up JBW Turkey with it. My mom picks out the 4 patterns. 2 Mill Hill kits. One she needs to take to a party on Dec 10th so I better get busy haha. The penguin is for me. I love penguins. The upper right design is a Dimensions kit that she has seen a few times and just loves. The Stone & Thread pattern she loves the button. I also got two cute buttons. One is going on my JBW Squirrel pattern I just finished. The other is a cornucopia I'm going to add it to the JBW Turkey design somewhere. I just think they add so much to a piece. The paw print fabric I'm going to use on the TLC Tender Loving Canine piece I finished in a prior blog entry. So as you can see I had a great stash day. I also have my Pirate Dragon in for framing. I can't wait to be able to hang him up.
Last night I also had a finish. A friend of mine Michelle was stitching this up at our Hoosier Stitcher Retreat. When she finished I greedily stole the pattern haha. He was just too cute not to stitch up. I just happened to have the perfect thread. It's Carrie's Creation thread called Autumn Leaves and I love how it turned out. The acorn button is going to go in the space under his hands before I finish finish it. I'm thinking this would make a cute cube finish. We'll have to see what happens. Right now he was just the perfect quick finish I needed to get back into the stitching mood after my retreat.
My mom also got some punch needle kits. I'm excited for her to enjoy them. She also got this cute needlepoint kit while on vacation. I guess my love of needle crafts is rubbing off some haha. My step mom has been doing embroidery for a bit. It's so much fun to enjoy our hobbies with each other. Well I guess I better get stitching. Gotta finish that ornament in time for the party.