Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Stash, New Start, New Update!

What a bargain I found!  I got all this on eBay for only $8.50.  There are 9 new pieces of 14ct Aida cloth in green, red, black, yellow, and blue, 4 new packages of waste cloth, and 100 skeins of floss (DMC, Anchor, and JP Coats).  There were also a couple of hoops, embroidery scissors, a floss sorter, and 2 Christmas ornament kits.  I also sold some things on eBay this week, so I actually came out ahead!

My new start is the February Violets of the Teacup Posies 2011 series by Vermillion Stitchery.  It has 7 different shades of purple.  I am stitching on mint parfait 14ct Aida.  This is a gift for my grandma.  She will be 99 in December!

This is the Plymouth Rock Chickens double light switch cover I am stitching for my mom on 14ct fiddlers cloth (she collects chickens).  I started this last January as one of the Crazy January Challenge projects and never got back to it.  Well, I'm not too late yet!  The piece of fabric is too small for a Q-Snap, so I'm using a hoop.

I joined the Facebook CrosstitchCrazy2012 group and also the Yahoo CrazyJanuary2012 group.  I have posted pics of some of my 15 new projects to start each day for the first 15 days of January in albums in both of those groups, and I will make a new page on my blog with a list of them too.  Everyone is so excited about choosing new projects for January, that it reminded me that I should finish some WIP from this year first!

To finish off this posting, I am including a pic of my sweet old dogs taken a year before they both died of old age.  Brandy, the Golden Retriever, was 14 in this pic and died at 15 years old.  Norman, the Cocker Spaniel, was 15 in this pic and died at 16 years old in his sleep.  We had the dogs since they were puppies, and they were inseparable.  We have lots of pics of them growing up with my kids.  After a few months, my daughter and I visited two different animal shelters and adopted two more dogs.  Thanks for sharing this memory with me! (I'm crying now...)

13 comments:

P. G. said...

Amazing ebay buy!!! For $8.50 are you kidding me! That's awesome!

Thanks for sharing

Pam

Kaisievic said...

Great buy! and your puppies are gorgeous.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Don't cry - at least you have lovely memories.
K

Theresa said...

Such a great deal from ebay. Get stitching Deb I know you can finish these 2 projects before the end of the year. Looking forward to seeing the pic of them finished. Your mom and grandma will love them.

chrisstitches said...

What a deal on ebay! Nice 2 new starts! chris b

Linda said...

Hi Debbie, Great stash haul. I never find bargins like that on ebay. New starts - yeah. I also joined the 2012 challenge - haven't picked charts yet. BUT, aren't you gonna do the Ultimate challenge. lol

Linda

mdgtjulie said...

Awwww, I'm so sorry you lost them. It's always hard to lose a furbaby. At least you know they had a long, happy life!! And wow, what a great buy on eBay. That's awesome!! Great grats to you. I never see things like that, lol. Your projects look good. I'm sure the violets will be gorgeous (anything with seven shades of purple will be, lol). And so far, so good on your light switch cover. Keep up the good work!!

Beth said...

Well, now I have another thing to look up on the net - I bet I will love that whole teacup series! Great find on ebay - lots you can do with all of that. Both your two new finishes are going to be wonderful. Will enjoy watching them to completion.

Sorry about your dogs, but you did have a wonderful life with them! Glad you found some new ones at the shelters.

Lumiruusu said...

You have stitched a lovely butterflye and the chicken will be pretty too.
I also joined
the 2012 Crazy Challenge even I had not finished the pieces I strted this year..

But seriously I promised to myself that I start only small patterns :)

Lovely stash and thank You for sharing the memories...

Parsley said...

Hello! New to visit here and I'm happily following now.

Your dogs...what angels. I'm sorry for your loss. I know this pain all too well. I have 6 dogs now and I adore them all.

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow, another crazy January?!?! Congrats on a great eBay purchase.

Meari said...

What a great eBay deal! Cute photo of the doggies.

heatherscraftycottage said...

I miss my puppies too! I had a Golden his name was Duke. He passed from cancer. He was the first dog I got close too since losing my Princess and Pebbles when I was 5. btw great stash and great score!