Friday, September 2, 2011

A Stichity Posting

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends and my 550 Followers!!!!All three of those groupings intersect and cross over like a big warm blanket of camaraderie and solidarity - and that is a nice thing!!!  
Another week whooshes by and we have arrived at September.  
We have also arrived at a 3 Day Labor Day weekend - woohoo!! 

  Leaving early today with no plans - or not really any solid plans.

I stitched last night on my mystery SAL that Carol over at IStitch is running.  It is a great little sampler - 

I am using HDF silks - Ox Blood and Blueberry Soup on a piece of 32ct Sand Coloured Linen.  I thought I would add a bit to the snap so I included my favorite pair of scissors.

I also had some mail  in the last few days - some nice new stash - 

I added two of the new BBD charts, a new chart from Notforgotten Farm and the repro sampler from LHN.  I also acquired from another stitchers stash reduction sale "The Village Squared" sampler.  I have loved this piece since I first saw it over on Terri's Blog  - Chocolates for Breakfast; Stitching for Lunch - and now another super stitcher is a'stiching this wonderful thing - Robert over at A Gentleman's Samplings - click on over as he does some super work!!  I also added a couple of things to my ongoing Stash Sale, and will probably add more as I get through my binders of charts - Thanks you so much for giving it a look!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  I will be back with another post on next Tuesday morning.  Until then have a great weekend and stay safe!!!

Take care,


Berit said...

Love your mystery sampler--and the finish on your favorite pair of scissors, too! Are they dovo? I haven't tried that brand yet, but do keep eyeing them at Anita's shop. :D Also love the colors (oxblood; what a great name!) you are using.

Nice going on the stash acquisition, and have a great and refreshing holiday weekend.

September already!?

Gabi said...

Ahhh....another one who can't resist Mary Allen. I was also drooling over Terri's - and some others. And started Mary a week ago. :) Can't wait for you to start her too.
Your Mystery SAL looks gorgeous. Love the color.

Jeannine 520 said...

I've got those exact same Dovo scissors, they're my favorite pair, too. Others are prettier but these ones just are the best ones to use.

Your mystery sampler is looking great, and so is that new stash! Do you have any linen in mind for the BBD Halloween Eve? I've just ordered it and will probably not even try to resist the urge to start it asap.

Have a great weekend Edgar!

Susan said...

Really like the colors you chose for the mystery sampler. Three days weekends are the best aren't they? Enjoy yours.

Penny said...

I love the colors on your Mystery SAL. It's nice when the mail brings some new stash! Love Mary Allen-I started it at the beginning of the year. Can't wait to see your start. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Akila said...

Mystery SAL is looking lovey. What pretty charts you've got

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your sampler progress, Edgar! The colors are just so yummy!

Love all your new stash, too! Thanks for the mention regarding Mary Allen!

Peggy Lee said...

I know you will do something interesting on your long always do.

Mmmmm....Blueberry Soup you say? Now that sounds yummy!

Beautiful stitching as usual. Off to check out the links you provided.

Beth said...

Edgar - 550 followers - wow - Congrats! I lurked for months before I dared to add you to my sidebar...and I owe you so very much - I finally got some really traffic to my own little stitching blog when you reciprocated and added me to your blog's side bar. Many, many thanks and keep on stitching!

Nancy said...

Your mystery sampler is lovely! Love the colors you chose! Nice stash enhancement, too! Enjoy your long weekend!

diamondc said...

Edgar: Love you new stash the Blackbird Designs is my favorite, your sampler is coming along fine.
Have a safe and fun holiday week-end.
Blessings to you all.

Sherry :o) said...

Your sampler is coming along very nicely...what silks are you using - wasn't familiar with the HDF. I am sure that I know it, just can't come to my brain this late on a humid, hot Friday here in Michigan...

I have seen progress on Terri's "Mary Allen" by Village Square Sampler in person, I think...I have seen quite a few of her samplers in progress or completed in person as we go to the same Kindred Spirits Sampler fact, she is the one who hooked me up with blogging and is responsible for my stalking, lurking and ever growing "must check out and probably own" list! LOL She is such a sweetie and a inspiring stitcher!

Congrats on the 550 followers - I just reached 60 and am thrilled!!

Hope you have a marvelous weekend ushering in September. I look forward to hearing what you did for fun over the long weekend!

Lana said...

Your sampler is looking adorable! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

DonnaTN said...

Love the colors you chose for the Mystery Sampler. Even the names make me tingly! You got some great new stash. Have a great long weekend!

Pilar said...

I also do the mystery sampler. I like the colors you have chosen.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on both the progress and the new stash. Well done, Edgar. Hope you enjoy your three day weekend!!

Nancy said...

Hope your long weekend has been, and will be, fantastic! Your Mystery SAL is looking so pretty! I'm stitching this one too and loving it. Enjoy all your new stash!

dixiesamplar said...

Awesome stash dash there, Edgar!! Glad none of that is in the goodie package I am sending your way, LOL!

Love the progress in the mystery sampler...those colors are lovely.

Mary Allen is certainly a beauty...Robert did a wonderful job on his, and I bet yours will be just as beautiful.

Lynn said...

Oooh, I love those colours you've chosen for your mystery sampler. They're so rich!
Great new stash! I've seen so many lately that I want to kit up but I'm trying to rein myself in. I think I'm losing the battle!

Susan said...

I think your mystery sampler is going to be lovely when it is finished - the colors are gorgeous!