And that's generally what I did today. A bit out in the garden but then came in and started on My Needle's Work. I couldn't resist it. I was itching to start and I had to listen to the voice within. As I mentioned before all I was waiting on was the fabric, which arrived today. I ended up getting the 28ct Vintage Lentil that the patterns asks for. I don't stitch on 28ct that often and I'm quite liking it. Much easier to see. The fabric colour doesn't look the same as it is in this picture. Here's how much I did...I also mentioned about more stash I received today. This is the majority of the order though I have a couple of things still to come from it.
This is the Bent Creek Big Zipper Kit. Once I'd seen it on the net I couldn't wait to get it. Though it's not cheap, I was able to get 30% off the main kit and 25% off the three smaller kits. I'm still waiting on the thread and fabric for the main chart which should arrive within a couple of days. The smaller kits already have the thread which is pearl cotton, and the colours are a lovely muted shade. Very happy with them. Can't wait to see what the fabric looks like. It's an 18ct linen which I've never stitched on before, so that should be interesting.This picture is of the rest of my stash. Another LHN chart called Needlework School. Would have liked to have gone to one of those schools when I was younger :) Three charts from CCN being Rose Cottage, Little Ballerinas, and Home Sweet Home. Both these designers I'm loving more and more. I also got some fabric - 35ct straw, 35ct parchment, and 32ct Autumn Blush. I simply love the straw fabric. The piece I got is quite dark which is great for patterns with a darker colour pallet. Parchment is gorgeous too. A bit surprised with the Autumn Blush. It's had dyed in the shade of soft pink/mauve. Not what it looked like on the net. Not to worry, I'm sure I'll find something for it. I ordered some threads for the charts, a couple of Caron Waterlilies (Rose Bush, and Fraises du Bois) and Thread Gatherer Dried Roses.
Is this the end of of my stash purchases for a while, I hear you say? No, of course not. There'll still be more to come over the next few weeks. Then I'll have to stop and start saving again for my trip.