Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Stash enhancement! (picture heavy!)

Last month I won Kate's Easter Giveaway on The Flying Needle blog of a $50 gift certificate to 123-Stitch! I finally made my choices and all my goodies have arrived!  The Ink Circles chart, "99" has been on my Wish List since the first time I saw it, and now it's mine!  Some other ladies in the SoCalCrossStitchers Yahoo group and I will have a SAL of this chart and get to watch each other's progress.  I also got The Final Frontier booklet by Stoney Creek and black linen for this.  I also got pink opalescent fabric for a Disney Princesses chart and glow-in-the-dark and metallic Kreinik floss for a Halloween chart.  Thank you so very much, Kate!

I also won these two charts and six skeins of GAST floss from Nancy at Pickle Barrel Designs!  Thank you, Nancy!

I won the Let's Do Coffee chart from Regge at You Got Me in Stitches blog. Thank you, Regge!  I traded two charts I had finished for some floss from someone who contacted me after seeing my blog.  I only expected 3 or 4 skeins, but she sent me a whole pile!  Thanks, Shelly!

I won this DMC linen floss from Brenda at The Dropped Thread in her "From My Hoard to Yours" Giveaway.  Thank you very much, Brenda!

I won these two charts from Darlene Lara, the designer from The Marking Samplar, when I stopped by her booth at The Online Needlework Show!  Thank you so very much, Darlene!

I've also been buying charts and kits here and there, all over the internet! These two Wizard of Oz designs will go nicely with the chart shown in the header on my blog, which I bought on eBay.

I fell in love with these charts from Sue Hillis Designs and the Polar Bear pulling a sleigh Dimensions kit:

I bought these kits and charts from Christine's Stitching Stash on Facebook. The Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter needle roll kits from Dinky Dyes Designs came with floss, ribbon, and beads for only 50 cents each!  The Chickadee and January charts were only 25 cents each, Halloween Cats and Max in His Birthday Suit were 50 cents, and the Frank-n-Stein kit with fabric, floss, and charm was $1.00.  Thank you, Christine!

I always look for stitchy stuff at the thrift stores and found these goodies recently: a cross stitch book, Santa's Cuisine cross stitch kit for $1.50, a 15" x 18" piece of orange 14 ct Aida for $1.25, and a fat quarter of flag fabric for 35 cents that I could use for a patriotic ornament some day.

What do you think about these director's chair replacement covers?  They look like they could be used for cross stitch or needlepoint!  I bought some for me and the others in my SoCalCrossStitchers Yahoo group for $1.99 each.  One of them goes to dog shows and will stitch the name of her kennel club on the seat backs.

About six members of the SoCalCrossStitchers Yahoo group went to a stitchy garage sale together and I was lucky enough to add all of this to my hoard stash, too!  I bought an afghan to stitch (someday), 3 big pieces of Zweigart 14 ct E-Z Guide fabric, 32 ct white Belfast linen, 20 ct black Valerie fabric, 14 ct brown Aida, 14 ct white Aida, gold and white perforated paper, and a bookmark.  I only bought 2 spools of gold Kreinik, even though there was a lot more in the basket, a spool of multicolored thread, Mill Hill beads, and 200 skeins of DMC floss!  I also got a new 8x10 picture frame and a tote bag, all for $30.

I also rescued these four finished cross stitch designs at a thrift store and will donate them to World of Charity Stitching.  They can be sewn onto a tote bag, walker bag, pillow, or used to start a new quilt theme!

Happy stitching and stash enhancement to all!

23 comments:

sharine said...

That will keep you busy!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new stash.

cucki said...

Sweet new stash x

Preeti said...

Wow!! That's a treasure:)enjoy your stash!
For what do you use the perforated paper?

Annette-California said...

LOL - WOW! Congrats on ALL your wins. Your truly lucky and are very deserving. Love all your great bargain finds - seems like you've been having lots of fun building your depleted stash:)
love Annette
ps loved all your photos too.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is definitely some great stash enhancement!

Annie said...

Holy cow!! That is a ton of awesome stash! Should keep you out of trouble for awhile;)

Miamina said...

WOW! That is some haul! Well done on all the wins, now you just need to win the lottery!

Giovanna said...

Loved seeing all the new stash - way to go! :-)

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Great wins. Enjoy. Brenda from The Dropped Thread is a stitching friend of mine. We stitch with a group twice a month.
Love all of your WIPs

Lulu said...

You are very blessed! I hope you enjoy all the fun you will have stitching up your new projects :) PS congrats on getting your blog featured in the Magazine also !!

Terri said...

Wow, what a haul!! Think it will keep you from buying more? :-)

Have fun!

KimM said...

HOLY TOLEDO!! You lucky Girl!!!

Stress Less said...

You are going to be one busy stitcher! Congrats!!!!!!!

Susan said...

WOW!! Great new stash and I love the idea of stitching the director chair covers!

Linda said...

Wow Debbie. You have been one lucky stitcher. Congrats on all the awesome wins. Double congrats on all the bargain finds.

Linda

Irishenchantment said...

what a mega awesome stash haul!!! wow wow wow lol! i am jealous, would you believe i haven't bought stash in about 5 years, other than my monthly magazines and any dmc i need if i don't have them! I don't know how i have managed lol i don't even have that much stash as it is just been using what i have lol!

Vicky L said...

WOW! I am blown away with your new stash. What great deals too.

Pat said...

Well, that should keep you out of trouble ;0)

Claudia Valle said...

oh my goodness im drooling over here!! you got tons of awesome stuff!!!
Ive had 99 bottles in my to do list FOREVER! maybe once i finish something else I will get started on it ...and that polar bear kit ive had my eye on it for a while its so cute!!! maybe once I start seeing your progress itll give me that little push to purchase it =D

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, awesome stash enhancement! Congrats on your wins and your thrift shop purchases :)
Those new charts will keep you very busy :)

Lija Broka said...

That is a lot of stash! I feel a bit better about my recent spree (it is soothing to know that I am not the only one with a growing piles of 'to do' and 'to start').

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