I have been in a fog all summer. The first half of our summer was filled with "Mr. Wonderful Finishing Graduate School" stuff, and the second half of our summer has been filled with "Recovering From Two Years of Graduate School" stuff. Mr. Wonderful graduated at the end of July and both of us have been incoherent since then. I've gotten very little stitching done. I was really hoping to finish Snowfire Christmas by the end of the summer, but frankly, I haven't had the wits for it. Happily, even if I don't have the wits to stitch, I always have the wits to shop.
So, since my stitching posts have been sadly lacking, I decided to gather up all the stuff I've acquired during the summer and show y'all that. Remember... this isn't one shopping spree... it's been spread out over the whooooole summer. By the way, I like to see posts like this on other stitchers' blogs because sometimes I find out about stuff I didn't even know I needed! Okay, let's dig through my loot.
First, fabric. I'm not big on purple fabric, but this piece (Weeks Peoria Purple) just called to me. It's for a Halloween project (see the little buttons that go with it?). And yes, in case you're wondering, I am hoarding polka dot fabric.
More Fabric Flair fabric (top to bottom): Dried Petal, Sunshine, Aqua, Provence. Aren't those pretty, soft colors?
A couple of charts... I am in love with that Blackberry Lane snowman design!
A bunch of finishing supplies. First, Halloween. Did you even know there was such a thing as glow-in-the-dark pins?! How perfect would those be for a Halloween finish?
Christmas finishing stuff. Yes, those are ridiculously adorable fox buttons!
Miscellaneous goodies. I have the perfect finish in mind for that "Off with her head!" charm (I bet y'all can guess which one it is).
That red bug is a Needle Beetle. It has a lighted needle threader and a thread cutter built in. Here's mine, with the light on. If you look closely, you can see the needle threader sticking out (it retracts and the light goes off). So. Cute.
It's back-to-school time, and I'm always on the look-out for stuff that can be put to stitchy use. Here's a little pencil bag that happens to be the perfect size to hold a 6" q-snap and supplies. This will be great to keep "loaded" to throw in a bag for travel. I think it was $1.
And finally... my finishing basket. As y'all can see, I am waaaay behind. I desperately need to have a finishing/framing weekend... week?
Whew. That was a lot of stuff, wasn't it? Hope you saw something you like that you might want to hunt for. Let me know if there's anything you want to know more about and I'll try to help you find it.
I can tell that summer is winding down and fall is on the way, which usually super-charges me. Hopefully I'll be more productive in the coming weeks.