I owe you stash. I know that. I'm behind. What can I say it's just one darn thing after another. This week I've run the gamut from the fashion industry to field research stations, from stadiums to space tourism, and it's not even Friday yet!
Anyway, on to the stash I promised. And I'll fess up now -- I probably don't have time for all the stash because I've got a billion things to do this morning.... Sorry!
These fabrics came in from my shop's Zweigart distributor last month (yes, I know I'm slow)
That's a light natural, a vintage dark cream on white "overdye," and a white -- all are 32 count.
Remember the star tree topper I ordered at TNNA?--
Well it arrived --
Grin -- grin -- grin. It's not on bars so that I won't start it.... Must finish some already on bars needlepoints first! Sheesh it's getting to be like a kindling factory at Chez Hovel.
I also "rescued" this little lovely from the 70% off bin at my shop:
It's a Danji gate and I see great potential for textured fun..... once I finsih the 6 dozen canvases in line in front of it.
Last weekend I pulled this off the boards at my shop --
The person who got the Catherine Sampler is going to do this with me for another friend. Currently the posey bucket is in my life. I'll be putting the sparkly bits in the flowers and stems --- wooo hoo basketweave here I come! [That's faux enthusiasm in case you were unsure.]
Finally, I picked up these at JoAnns the other day --
Because I *had* to have these:
Spring Morning Sampler from Rosewood Manor
Beacon House by Praiseworthy Stitches
I just *had* to have them. Now I just *have* to keep myself from starting them. Hmmm, maybe that's the way to cut down on the stash hoard -- just think of each pattern I reach for as "just another UFO." Would that be enough to scare me into stoppping? Nah, probably not. Would it work on you?
And, yes, dear reader, I have actually gotten some finishing done! I know, I know. It seems miraculous, but I promise you that no photoshop tricks are involved in the following.
Blackbird Designs "Quaker House" stitched in 2007 and finally framed in 2011 in a medium smokey blue frame.
Mirabilla's "Halloween Fairy" which got its final stitches in 2007 or 2008 and finally found a frame in 2011. Now, I must say it wasn't for lack of trying on this one. This piece was a pain to frame-- a big ole stinky pain. The brown's odd, the metallic is odd, the beads are odd, the orange is odd, and the, yes, the green is odd. In short, what frame went with one or two aspets of the piece clashed with others. But lo and behold with a new frame delivery to my shop came this lovely little number --
I just adore this frame. Finally something that didn't clash with anything and yet wasn't boring.
And I even had the bonus that this time the framer did the spacers in black to match the frame --
See? Cool, eh? I always plexi or glass my pieces which annoys him because since I tend to bead he's forever having to put spaces in for me.
Any credit you feel I might deserve for acutally getting around to having something done with these pieces should go not to me but to the crew at POSSIBIL(I)TIES. They deserve the raves for actually prodding me into action--for their encouragement to face up to the piles of stuff I (and let's face it, *WE* all) have of completed stitching just waiting for us to do something with it.