Monday, February 23, 2009

Stash haul alert!

Hello to my fellowing stitching addicts! :-) As most of you know, I've been on the wagon for about two months now which means I haven't been buying hardly any stash...virtually none! Sooooooo, this weekend found Brad and I were child-free -- which is rare -- and we went to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Do you know what that means??? I was at the Silver Needle! Woo hoo! *still happy dancing*


Not only did I get to shop at the Silver Needle, but I was also able to go to Stitchworks, Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby! Here is one of two pictures of my stash haul:



Oooooooooh! Ahhhhhhhhh! I got several square frames from Michaels, some eyelets and a hoop from Hobby Lobby and Michaels (the eyelets are for floss tags/rings and the hoop is for a miniature knotted rug kit), and the rest of the items are from Silver Needle or Stitchworks. Mostly Silver Needle. LOL! I did purchase a few more things...

Liberty Hill stash additions! *more happy dancing* I looooooooooove Liberty Hill stuff and can't get enough of it. I got the needlework tool box, a thread keep/thread board, a hornbook kit by Hillside Samplings, and the Acorn Hill First Stitch Finders kit by Historic Stitches. Ohhhhhhhhhh, I am sooooooooo happy to have these! And you thought Gingher scissors were my main weakness. HAHAHA

Here's a picture of the Liberty Hill stuff I already had:

I had the Folk Art Sewing roll kit, Folk Art thread keep, and the Folk Art sewing box that has the scissor fob and pin cushion kit. Those kits are calling my name. I feel several new projects might be started soon. LOL

Now, about those eyelets...I decided that I am going to be making more floss tags/floss rings. The one I made so far was fun! I'll be making more and will give some as gifts but I might try to sell some, too. Who knows? So meanwhile, I've been accumulating what I need to make a ton of those things. Here is my Crop-A-Dile along with a case of eyelets, rings, etc.:

Do I have to confess that I have about a dozen other eyelet shapes on order? *hee hee*

Well, it's time to catch up from our weekend getaway. Yuck. I really want to stitch, fondle, and roam blogs instead. Until I check in again, know that I appreciate my stalkers (followers) and love the comments. Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a great a great trip. I really like the Liberty Hill itmes and have not seen them before, I am going to have to check them out. I hope you enjoy your new stash.

Chiloe said...

You know what is frustrating? We cannot click to enlarge !!!!!!!!!!!!!! (do you hear the scream? lol) To make them enlargeable, you have to choose none when ask if you want to center or not your pictures ;-)


It is so good to fall off the wagon, right? lol

LoriRay said...

Sorry about that, Chiloe. I'm learning. LOL!

Meanwhile, I've messed up my header (nothing to do with what you said) and I've run out of time. Maybe I can fix it later in the week. ;-)

Erynne said...

Oh-my-you-know-what! LOL, good fall off the wagon there LoriRay!! Niiiice haul girl!! My Crop-a-dile is on it's way ....I can't wait!!

Daffycat said...

Holo smokes, when you fall off the wagon next time...I wanna go with! Great stash haul, girl!

Kellie said...

You just described a perfect weekend! What fun! And what great stash!! I would want to start all of it at once. :)

Gloria said...

I'm glad that you had such a great weekend. Nice additions to your stash.
I'm making notes for my next stash raid. I want that..and that..and that...

Linen Stitcher said...

Well, if you're going to fall off the wagon, then at least you have LOTS of nice things to keep you busy while you "recuperate"! I predict that you'll be happy dancing for quite some time to come!

LOVE those folk art accessories!!

Olive said...

Great stash additions! Reminds me that I need to make a trip to my LNS soon. Take care,

Cindy F. said...

Oh girl!!! WOW!! Your trip sounds awesome!! I would LOVE to go to the Silver Needle! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new stash!! I'm so excited for you!

Mistylynn said...

Wow! Nice haul. I love your moms comment hehehe. Only problem here is I can't see your patterns close up lol.
I am looking for one of those Crop-a-diles on Ebay. I just have to try to make these.

Barb said...

What a stash haul! If you are going to fall off the wagon do it big time is my motto and you did it big time. Sounds like a fun trip though.

Rebecca said...

Nice stash! But what I am interested in is if you can give me any directions on how to make one of those floss tags. I love them but am not too handy with the making of things like this and need lots of instruction. Thanks in advance.

Rebecca L.

LoriRay said...

Hi Rebecca -- This is the link to the blog that I got great floss tag instructions from:
http://snippetsandstash.blogspot.com/

Hope that helps! :)

kimstitch3 said...

Hey LoriRay, I have been to Michaels and Hobby Lobby lately looking for something called a grommett for making floss tags , is it a crop a dile I need? Are these fairly reasonably priced and where could I get one? I have several little things stitched up and put together, just dont know how to do the eyelet attachments. Any help will be wonderful. Kimbermart@comcast.net