God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SAL Progress & More Stash

As I have mentioned before, Shar & I are doing a January Word Play SAL.  We started yesterday.  This is as far as I've gotten ...

For some reason I enjoy stitching letters so thus far I am having a good time with this   : )

I also was going to begin working on my Christmas ornament SAL.  Two projects going at once ... something unheard of for me.  I haven't altered my OOAT tendencies yet, however, as the ornament remains unstarted.  I just can't seem to bring myself to do it ... lol!  I did get it ready, though.
I promised sometime in the recent past to post more photos of my recent stash acquisitions.  Some of the photos turned out pretty clear & in others the stash may as well be sitting behind a closed door with a blanket over it but hopefully you can get a little idea of what has come in the mail for me lately   : )

These first 2 photos are items in 1 order received from 1-2-3 Stitch ...

 ...& these 4 items are from another 1-2-3 order ...
I know I bought those Crescent Colours for a specific project but heaven only knows what project that is.  I suppose I'll figure it out eventually   : )  

These are  2 no longer available Pine Mountain Designs kits that someone was selling on Etsy.  Both are cute but I love-love-love that mitten one!
These next 2 charts were purchased from Teresa.  She was selling them on her blog but unfortunately I can't recall the name of the blog!  I think the Sue Hillis design on the left will break down to make some really cute ornaments!
Here is another order from Anita at Anita's Little Stitches.  It's a 4-parter by Raise the Roof Designs called Christmasland.
The above photo doesn't really show you much but this is how the picture looks when it's finished ...
This photo isn't "staged" needless to say (lol!) but here's a pile of cross stitch fabric that has come to live with me recently.  I bought it for the specific projects for which it is needed.  It would've been a smart thing for me to make note of what those projects are.  Right now I have no idea.  I will probably go through everything at some point & try to figure it out.
And last, but not least, is a bunch of stuff I bought from someone on Etsy I think.  I can't remember if she was getting rid of unwanted stash or what but I am excited with what I got from her   : )

And there you have it!  In addition to participating in bad photography I finished putting away the Christmas things today, with the exception of 2 signs which are still hanging on the wall, & did a bit of dusting & laundry.  Our "God shakes the talcum powder can a bit" snow came down with a vengeance for 10 minutes or so but of course there's just a little bit of a dusting out there with most of the grass still visible.  Stupid central Kentucky snow.  I hope others are having a totally white experience tonight   : )

I had better get back to my SAL!  


Kaisievic said...

Oh my Gosh! What a lot of lovely stash you have acquired. I love all of them - if you feel so inclined I would love the Christmasland pattern once you have stitched it - it is gorgeous. Sorry to be so cheeky but I love it.

Enjoy rolling in your stash - I think that you have so much that you could easily do that! lol!
Lots of hugs, Kaye xoxox

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What fun! How are you ever going to decide what to stitch with all those goodies looking at you??

Trace4J said...

WOW!! Now that's a wonderful stash you have there Friend!!
I love the mitten one too.
Hugs to you


Nicola said...

You are going to be sooooo busy. Isnt it nice when stash arrives in the post. What is the chart in the first picture top left hand corner?

~*Shar*~ said...

Goodness girlfriend you have some awesome stash there...I'm jealous..lol Your SAL looks great; I'm loving it..


Carol said...

Wow! Is there anything left in the stores, Shirlee?? Sure looks like you got some amazing stuff!!

We're due to get snow and ice tonight and tomorrow--luckily I don't have to work and can just sit and stitch :)

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee you have kept the mailman hopping delivering all that lovely stash! Goodness you must be tickled pink to have all those things to look forward to stitching.Hope that you have gotten more snow.We have a bit now and I admit I am enjoying it.Hugs,Jen

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww you lucky girl..so many goodies.. lovely stash :)
your sal is looking so lovely too..
happy stitching deary..
love for you cucki xx

Chris said...

Wonderful things!! I can't wait to see all the stitching that you are going to do.
You need to get your Santa started too. I love the word plays.

Michelle said...

Oh WOW I love all of it - isn't it just wonderful having new stash. I adore the La D Da design A Bird IN Hand x

Rhona said...

Love your new stash...that's certainly going to keep you busy!!

BrendaS said...

Oh my Shirlee, you certainly got some GREAT stash:)) You will have enough to keep you busy for the next couple of months!

Nice start on January wordplay too.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, Do yOu fingers hurt?LOL! Look at that stash! Reading some of your past posts...catching up...Look at all those patterns! happy creating! OLM

Kay said...

Aah, so YOU were the one that got those Pine Mountain kits, lol! I was watching them, but managed to talk some sense into myself... for a change!

Ranae said...

Wowza! Fabulous, Wonderful stash
My little eye spies lots of great patterns.
Now off to browse your bog

Sally said...

Love your progress on January Word Play. I'm looking forward to stitching mine.

Wow can I please come to your house and play with your stash???? I see lots and lots of lovely goodies in your photos!

Love your choice of ornament.

Andrea said...

WOah! Lots of lovely stash for you to play with. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the Word Play piece.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Holy Smokes Woman!!! That's more stitching than I could take on in a lifetime!! But you are going to have an amazing winter wonderland showcase of a home if you get those all stitched and keep them all! Oh - I love that Bird in Hand one and the Merry Yule pocket...(Sure there are more I "love" but my eyes aren't seeing the details too well on a lot of them.) And all that fabric frightens me...A year or so ago, I "de-stashed" a (very) wee bit of my old cross-stitch things. I had so much Aida cloth (and a bit of linen) - different cuts, colors, counts - all intended for specific projects. I was wise enough to mark a few with the name of the pattern they were intended for (like I could possibly even remember WHERE that pattern was then though); the rest I had to sit and try to count so I could accurately list it on Ebay. Yikes. I needed the Shirlee System..... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Maggee said...

Last Spring I bought ooodles and ooodles of stash like you and then went on vacation locally and visited a not-so-close-LNS that has other fabrics and bought every color of 25-count Lugana they had plus some 36-count LSL! All this because I wasn't going on a vacation far away, so I had money to spend locally! WooHoo! Your S.E.X. (Stash Enhancement Experience) looks like loads of fun! Hugs!