Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Little Stash - and - Happy 201st Birthday!!!

Gentle Friends, thanks so much for you kind comments and emails - they are such a wonderful "pick me up" this morning!!

I thought I would show the little goodies of stash I received while away....

"A Little Stash" - from l to r... Praiseworthy Stitches, "Santa's Midnight Ride," BBD Loose Feathers Fourth Pattern- 2012, "The Gift is Small," BBD "Violet's Blue," CCN Santa's Village #3 "North Pole Post Office" and LHN Little Sheep Virtue No. 1 "Hope."  

Now, did I need any more stash, nope, did I want more, yep!!  Will I get to stitching these... hopefully at some point.  I love the border of the PS piece, and I always (or nearly always) love BBD Designs, so I had to have these two.  I will probably collect up the Santa's Village pieces before starting stitching and the Little Sheep Virtues are just too cute to pass on....  and I think I might already have a piece of mystery linen in my clutches that would fit this project, so I may start this series sooner than later.

I stitched some on Miss Mary last night, just some fill stitching in the grass area, not enough to show.

I also wanted to mention that today would have is the celebration of one of my favorite writers Birthdays

Charles Dickens - February 7, 1812 - June 9, 1870

You can click HERE to read all about him on Wikipedia.  I have always enjoyed his books and although he is not every ones cup of tea, I think he is one of the greatest writers to ever put pen to paper.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,


Julie said...

Great stash to add to your little pile!

Margaret said...

Lovely stash! And happy birthday Charles Dickens! Yes, I would say he is one of my all time favorite authors. I've read all his novels twice at least, if not more. Love him so much!

Miss Pants said...

I recently added Violet's Blue to my stash. It's so pretty with the muted tones, *sigh* one day I will start it.

Mary said...

I so agree one of the best authors...even if difficult to read...some movie adaptations are good. Without saying....A Christmas Carol....and my personal favorite A Tale of Two starting and ending lines ever. Have a great day, here in New England awaiting the snow storm.....have all I need cat food and tea bags I will be fine..( cat food for the cats)..

Krista said...

Lots of great stash! Those BBDs are awesome!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Love your new stash, I love Blackbird Designs, my all time favorite.
Happy Birthday to Charles Dickens.


cucki said...

Beautiful..sweet new stash..
Have fun x

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I read Mr. Edgar's blog all the time
so why now put this to rhyme?
I love Dickens and agree
he was ahead of his time you see
He wrote classics that are not forgotten
such as Ebenezer who was so rotten
like most of Dickens's tales
he see's his errors and begins the wail
happy endings are what most seek
try Dickens my friends, come on take a peek
You'll sail seas and journey to summer's end
and who knows, you just might pick up a new friend

Now about the stash Mr. Edgar did receive
I saw something that made me want to achieve
some sort of success on 32 count I can not do
but a 16 aida, yeah, that I could choose
Santa on his sleight in the snowy night
houses below with snow on the roof tops what a sight
red, blue, white and gray, too
oh sucks, I've gotta go order this because of you!

Thanks Mr. Edgar for always inspiring me with your awesome blog! :)

Catherine said...

Great stash!!

pipersmom said...

Hi Edgar,
Those are some great GOODIES! I treated myself to LHN Little Sheep Virtue too. I wasn't going to start anything new until I finished some WIP but I couldn't resist. Especially as I have it coming to me with the fabby and fibers. I just read today where someone is adding some Whisper to the sheep floss. i just might have to stitch another one :-)
Sandy /AlbanyNY

Mary said...

Great charts to add to the stash pile!! I just stitched "Hope" and loved every minute of it!

March Beall said...

Like the stash,it looks like many hours of stitching fun. I think the LHN Little Sheep Virtue are going to be very cute all together or maybe as small framed pieces between two doors or windows. You know that spot where just nothing too big looks right.
Happy Stitching and glad your almost done with your Mom's things.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Nice stash haul. Happy Birthday Charles!

Carol said...

Great collection of charts. I will look forward to seeing the stitched pieces.Happy stitching, bye for now.

Carol said...

Great collection of charts. Look forward to see the stitched pieces and how you will display them. Happy stitching, bye for now.

Gabi said...

Great stash. Looking forward to see your Sheep series started. I'm holding out on that one right now because I already started Santas's village. But it will be fun to watch yours growing.

Barb said...

I love your stash. I ordered some at the JJ's sale! We had a wonderful Dickens reading at our local library in Dec. An actor read from several of his stories. Great fun!

Nicola said...

Wonderful stash Edgar I am so tempted by Violets. The magic of a Dickens story never fades.