Last Saturday hubby and I went off the Craft and Quilt Fair. We try to go every year when it's on as it really is our only chance to see all the wonderful crafting ideas that are out there in one spot, especially the quilting stuff for hubby. This once a year treat always comes to town around hubby's birthday so he gets to spend up big, and he also gets to choose his own pressie.... This year was no exception - the credit card got a workout as hubby spent lots of $$ on quilting stash... Meeza was very good in comparison! Hubby could have spent more... I saw him drooling over the Husqvarna Viking sewing machines!! Last time he drooled over a Husqvarna it was a ride on lawn mower and we bought it!!! This time we were good and kept the credit card in our pockets... By the way - I never did get to use the Husqvanrna lawn mower - I used to do my mowing on the old green Victor ride one! It was much safer coz when I ran into things it didn't matter with the old one!!! But that's another story...
Anyway, I digress... as is my want to do!!!
At the show I did buy three new kits to add to the ever increasing stash in the drawer! I bought two Dimension kits - "Maggie the Messmaker" and "Kitty Litter". That was going to be all until I saw the "Colours Down Under" stall and drooled over a finished and framed Chatelaine Designs "Taj Mahal Mandala Garden".
I have followed Joyce's stitching of the Taj Mahal on her blog Random Ramblings and thought that the design was stunning. And then to see it in real life and up close.... wow! So I decided to buy a small Mandala... or rather a chart pack of 3 small ones and at some stage over the next 12 months I will give one of them a go..... So watch this space!
|Latest addition to the stash drawer!|
I can't remember when I started stitching the "Purrfect Partners" cats. They came as a freebie with Cross Stitcher issue 196, February 2008 but I do know that I didn't start them that long ago! I think I started them around this time last year and for some reason put them away... as you do! So I decided that they would be my next finish! I finished off the last of the backstitch this morning while waiting for my brother and his family to come and visit.
|Purrfect Partners - Margaret Sherry|
|Purrfect Partners finished 29 May 2011|
No longer a 2010 UFO!