Can you believe that today is the last day of July?? Summer is flying by and while I do like summer, I am ready for weather that is less hot and humid. I am ready for the days of wearing sweatshirts and sitting on the front porch as I work on my latest project.
I did not stitch much this past week. It seemed there were things going on or I was just tired after work and did not pick up a needle. I only worked on Henry VIII last night and did about 120 stitches. I am not sure I like this as you can see the white fabric peeking through but it would be too bulky if I used three stands of thread, instead of the two I am currently using. I don't want to start it over so it will have to do on this project.
I work at a hospital and our gift shop had a Christmas in July sale last week and I got this cute Vera Bradley bag for 75% off. It is a laptop bag but is perfect to be used as a project bag.
I fell in love with a couple of ornaments I saw online a good while ago and did not realize there was a whole set of them until I met my friend for a stitch weekend and looked at a book she had with her. So of course, I had to get online immediately and find it. I got this for $3!!! You can't pass up a deal like that.
It would seem this was a week of good bargains..and yes they continue. A stitch friend of mine purchased a large lot of cross stitch and had items in it that she didn't want or already had. She sold me a few items at a great deal and here is what I got.
Midsummer Night's Fairy by Mirabilia and it is completely kitted.
Mermaid of the Pearls by Mirabilia and it is completely kitted.
Flower Power-Crossed Wing Collection Pattern Only
Patriotic Eagle Head-Rebecca Jacks Pattern Only
I do have a little bit of haul that will be delivered today and then I MUST STOP for awhile. Does anyone have good pointers for not buying???