Wednesday, 16 September 2015

I Went Nuts... & I'm Not A Bit Sorry!

Last week, I dug out a few cross stitch designs I've been wanting to start... because of course I have nothing else that needs to be finished or progressed... & I needed to do something about the mental slump I've been in...
Not having such easy access to my sewing machine these days, means I need to have a few hand-work projects to keep me sane happy... I needed to stock up on supplies before I could get started.

Stopped at two shops & this is the end result:

While keeping an eye on the football, I sorted the threads into their various projects:
 
41 skeins divided into 5 sets... yep, 5 new projects coming up! Well, actually 6, but I already had the thread I needed.
Told you I went NUTS! But I didn't stuff anything in my cheeks to carry it home...

Here's a start
This happy boost is working for me...  what gives you a happy boost??

I don't always take Miss Pfaff to Patch group, but I think I'm going to have to do it, given that I don't want to bore my readers with endless cross stitch pics!
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Mr15's soccer season is over now, so I have my Friday evenings back again... I'm looking forward to resuming some FNSI & FNWF action...
Plus, I've joined a new blog, care of Kaye at Kitten Stitching...
The idea is to dig out an old WIP or UFO & spend an evening working on it, so it doesn't remain a WIP or UFO forever... just what I need to get me back to some neglected projects.
Interested? click HERE for info
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Spring is well & truly in the air here... I'm eagerly throwing open as many doors & windows as I can... I've never waited so keenly for sunshine & breeze!

23 comments:

Lisa V said...

You go girl!! Hey, and what's boring about cross stitch photos!!

Kim said...

Good for you! You deserve it. I love the butterfly print. It would make a nice clutch or blouse.

Christine M said...

Well, you're certainly going to be busy Anthea. I love your Santa project.

Ondrea said...

Nah, nothing nuts about that! The more thread and fabrics the better. LOL Have fun girl!

KERYN B said...

How could you resist all those beautiful threads? Now you won't have to tire yourself out wondering what to make next..you are 5 ahead.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Going nuts once in a while is soooogood for you. Well done and happy stitching xx

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

What a lovely way of going nuts, enjoy!

Susan said...

Sounds like Spring is having its effect on you! New projects and fresh air, just what the doctor ordered. X

Sharmayne said...

Oh I soooooo here you when it comes to finally opening some doors & windows!!! I'm hoping tomorrow is fine and sunny so I can do some spring cleaning ( day off work lol)! I think it's the days of ongoing cold and less sunshine that puts us in the doldrums down here!

Maria said...

You sure have sorted some threads for many projects...
Great idea to take the Phaff to Patch, that way you can get your machine projects done....
I have LOTS to catch up on when I get home sew wants join a new thing.. Thanks just the some Anthea.

Spring what's that .. Sitting in the van in Merriden. Freezing...

Lin said...

Lovely spring breezes to blow the cobwebs from your head! What a gorgeous collection of threads - am looking forward to seeing your projects and also your UFO finishes!We have had strong, hot winds here today and some heavy downpours - odd weather but back to the normal autumn chill tomorrow I think. xx

Jeanette said...

Love the way you went nuts. Looking forward to see your cross stitch projects. Hugs,xx

Justine said...

Yay for new starts! You really needed that.

Yvonne W said...

I always love starting a new cross stitch design.!

Fiona said...

threads are a good investment.... then you have them on hand when you need them...
Hugz

Sisbabestitches said...

It's always lovely to knock over the shopping in one hit :) And so great to have 6 projects ready to go when you want :)

gracie said...

Love the photos...love your ambition...

Dawn said...

Haha you certainly went overboard on getting some supplies - guess you just couldnt stop hey :) If they make you happy then they have to be a good thing.

marina said...

can't wait to see the progress made with these new projects of yours.
so many lovely threads to play with.
enjoy your spring weather!

Jeneta said...

Ooh - very exciting (I already love the Santa legs!). I adore the butterfly fabric (and your nails - I thoroughly enjoyed your previous post!).

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed catching up with you Anthea lots of stitching with your thread purchases regards lyn

Renee said...

Your fabrics are so cute and I love your Santa start.

Katherine said...

We all need new projects and threads! In my case it is fluff lol

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