Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Little Pre-Xmas Stash

I ordered some stash over the last two months and it's only just arrived recently. The first lot was from Stitching Bits and Bobs. This I ordered early October and because one chart had to be ordered from the supplier, they hold back your entire order. This can be a bit frustrating, along with my priority package taking three weeks to get here! Anyway, the main thing is I have finally received it safely. I ordered some Victoria Sampler charts for Mum as part of her Xmas present. Another one of theirs she wanted to buy as she already had the accessory pack. This, I think, was the chart I was waiting on (Heirloom Nativity Sampler). These charts aren't in the photo.

Stash from top left clockwise: Plum Street Samplers - Hares' Christmas, LHN - The Family Sampler, Sarah Street ~ Faithfulness, Pumpkin Hollow Farms, BBD - Honeysuckle Manor book, and Farm House.

The next lot I got from The Rocking Horse. All Shepherds Bush kits.

Our Hearts Pin Cushion, My Land, Liberty Scissor Fob, The Journey, Lucky Sheep, Liberty Pin Cushion, My Pins, and Blue Snowman.

All lovely kits with beautiful supplies included. You probably won't see me stitching them soon, but one day I'll get to them.

Well, I've calmed down a bit since Oprah has left the country. I wasn't one of the lucky ones to actually see her show being taped in Sydney, since I would have had to have taken about three days off work. December isn't a good time to do this since it's our busiest time of year - no one is allowed to have any annual leave for all of December where I work. Plus you had to go into a lottery style draw just to get tickets! Knowing my luck, I wouldn't have got any. So I just kept up to date with all the news on the TV. Those at the first show's taping were given a necklace that you can actually buy yourself. Worth $AU450, it's not cheap, but it's certainly lovely. An Australian pearl hanging within a silver 'O'. Only available for a limited time, you can buy it from Kailis Jewellers Australia online. I'd love to buy one myself, but it's a bit too expensive for my budget.

So I hope everyone's gearing up for Xmas and are all organised. I've purchased all the presents I needed to get and tonight I'm going to sit in front of the TV and watch Carols In The Domain (live from Sydney), while wrapping my presents. It's a little tradition I've started and gets me in the festive mood.

13 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new stash.

Susimac said...

Great new stash, I always find it frustrating too the stitching bits and bobs holds the order until everything is together.

Have a lovely Christmas Jane and a good New Year

gracie said...

Love all your new projects.....

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lot of great stash! Sorry you didn't get to see Oprah but I really loved all the updates you provided. I guess she's old hat here, we've heard very little about the trip (or maybe I just haven't been paying attention).

Have a great week and a Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

You sure got some wonderful stash. All ordered from shops in my state!! I know how SBB can be with their orders, but that's wonderful that it finally arrived.

I haven't watched one bit of Oprah. She is kind of old hat around here so I don't pay much attention.

Hope that you have a wonderful Holiday!

Patty C. said...

Great Stash :)

Le blog de marylin said...

merry christmas for you my friend,
marylin

Melanie said...

Awesome stashing!! :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Glad you received your items. You will be busy stitching.

Susan said...

I'm sorry that you didn't get to see Oprah when she was in Australia :(

Your stash haul looks lovely! I'm sorry that you had to wait so long to receive it, though. :(

Brigitte said...

Oh Jane, your new stash is just awesome. I'm still drooling after looking at both pictures. Everything is right after my taste as well. And yes, waiting for your orders to arrive can be very frustrating on times. And even when they send my order out immediately it always takes up to three weeks because it usually gets stuck at customs. And they take their time to let me know it's there and can be collected. Sigh.
Enjoy your new charts and kits!

Susan said...

Love the Stash!! Some of my favorites are in it. At least you received your order. I ordered fabric in July and still have not received it - I think she forgot to order it - Yes, I contacted her 3 times regarding it. I'll order online this time.!.

May you have a lovely Christmas!
Happy Stitching!

Le blog de marylin said...

Happy New Year 2011, peace, love, health and
friendships marylin