Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stashing and a butterfly!



Recently I finished this little butterfly for my daughter. She has a serious butterfly obsession at the moment so she was mighty pleased. Debbie Mumm designed it for Mill Hill that sells it as one of their Button and Beads kits (I think, it's a little kit at least). I have been carrying it around with me looking for a fabric that might work for finishing it.



I have been a bit stressed out lately and the result is starting to show up in my mail box! I have a tendency to do a bit more shopping when stressed. And I haven't had time to stitch so I did the next best thing, getting more stash. Some of it came from JJ's Collectibles Easter sale.



Some of it came from Ebay. Since Kathy of Carriage House Samplings are retiring I mostly got charts from her. Just so I have all the charts from her that I love. Which is quite a few.

Thank you for visiting and for the sweet comments! I hope everyone has a warmer and dryer week then we do, it's freezing here!

20 comments:

Ranae said...

Aww! I love that little face on the flutterby.
Fabulous destressing stash, perfect for the soul,lol
Are you up for a SAL on The Girl series? I just aquired them myself
Stay warm and dry

natalie said...

Nice stash! I stash when I'm stressed too. It REALLY helps! I noticed you have the Peppermint and Holly book...does that have any ornaments in it, or is it all samplers?

KarenV said...

Ooh, you got some great stash! Enjoy!

Sally said...

Oooh the butterfly is so pretty!

Love all your new stash. I tend to stash when I'm stressed too but I've had to stop it lol!

Mylene said...

That's a lovely butterfly!
I am working on a butterfly design, small one...which has so many backstitches. It's for a quilt block for somebody so i have to finish it.

WOW! Great new stash!

Deb said...

What great stashy goodness. I think you were right in getting everything you want now. You know they'll become scarce in the future.

I love your butterfly and the cute little smile on it's face.

Margaret said...

That butterfly is adorable! I bet your daughter loves it! I love all the stash too! I know the feeling -- stress is definitely a factor in the shopping urge. lol!

Lynn said...

That little butterfly is sooo cute!
Your daughter must love it.
I also tend to shop when stressed or when bored. Since I'm at home recuperation right now, my online clicky finger has been way too busy,lol.
Great stash!

Sharon said...

Cute butterfly and awesome stash!

mainely stitching said...

Oh I hear ya on the retail therapy! I hope you're feeling better now!

octobereves said...

Oh, that is the best kind of therapy! Enjoy starting some of your new patterns.
Cute butterfly!
Cool and gray here too. Rain scheduled for the entire weekend, yuck. Especially since we're taking all the Honduras donations to Overland Park. Warmer week in the future, hopefully.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That butterfly is just fantastic! No wonder your daughter is over the moon with it!

Brigitte said...

Now, that's the perfect method to destress, lol. I think I'd do the same. I love your new charts, and some of them are already on their way to me.
Such a nice little butterfly. Your daughter must have been delighted.
I've just read your last post as well. It must have been so great to attend such a workshop. Great piece that you finsihed.

Siobhan said...

What a sweet little finish! I'm sure your daughter will love it, which makes it even more special of a finish. :) Love the new stash!

Suzanne said...

Love the butterfly, it's very cute and I am certain your daughter will love it. Great stash haul, CHS charts, I am jealous!

dragonxser said...

that flutterby is enough to make anyone smile! Enjoy the new stash :)

Kathy

Rosali said...

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Barb said...

Cute butterfly. Enjoy all the new stash!

Valerie said...

I know what you mean about stress and shopping! I too am starting to hoard Carriage House charts...gives me an excuse for more stash!

Happy Stitching!

Jackie said...

I've been looking for The Dainty Housewren myself. Lucky girl to have found it! You've gotten some wonderful stash items.