10 June 2017

Saturday Sampler: Stash Update Edition

Thank you all so much for all the kind comments about my Sleeping Fox finish! After I finished him, I had a slow stitching week, but a very busy mail week. Let's see what arrived!

Abbie Jean in Iowa sent me some beautiful threads...

...and some handmade lovelies! A grime guard, or as I call them, a "Q-snap cozy", and a sweet little needle book. Aren't these wonderful? Thank you so much, Abbie Jean!

I got this little gal from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

My fabric hoarding continues apace with some Babbling Brook and Moss Green Jobelan. Isn't that a smashing blue?

And these and a few other charms arrived from Two Purple Pandas. Y'all know what these are for.

Made a quick trip to my LNS. I've been resisting LHN's Early Americans series, but when I saw Martha at Mt. Vernon, I caved. So now I'm all caught up. Because another series is exactly what I need.

Not stashy, but foxy! Found this little treat among the new fall goodies at Hobby Lobby. 

And for the past day or so, I've been back at my Texas basket stitching. BIG NEWS on that front: Tiger Lily and I will be unsupervised again next week! Mr. Wonderful will be away, and y'all know what happens when we're left to ourselves: stitching marathon, finishing frenzy, tiny baking... 

Because I have my priorities in order, I decided not to use the time to clean out my closet. Instead, I've decided to see just how much stitching I can pack into five or six days. I'm having a fit to get my Texas basket finished, and I've got about five more smalls I'd like to get stitched up for it before it's ready to display. We'll see how it goes. Come back next week and see how we're doing!

Bonus Tiger Lily!


  1. I always enjoy reading your Saturday Edition posts, Honeybee! They are always filled with great things. What lovely goodies Abbie Jean sent your way! You had a great mail week. I look forward to Stitchapalooza part 2. Tiger Lily looks very intent at something out the window.

  2. Looking forward to the Texas basket reveal.

  3. You sure had a lovely week of mail Honeybee. I really love those Texas charms and am anxious to see that Texas basket...no pressure however. Your fabrics and threads are beautiful. You have made those LHN patterns so tempting. That bracelet was made for you...great find. Have a super week of stitching. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  4. Great stash!
    Love your little cookie needleminder, so cute.
    Tiger Lily is so beautiful, I'm glad you have a supervisor next week. ;)

  5. I've been reading your most recent posts and love the idea of tiny baking - I sometimes bake and not everything is eaten as it's kept too long and isn't as nice as it is when fresh out of the oven - this is a great idea. I couldn't agree more with you on the subject of modern literature - I often re-read novels that I've read before for this reason. I love the older style of writing too.

  6. Enjoy your week of stitching, I'm looking forward to seeing the Texas basket too. Love the little foxy bracelet. Love your new fabric colors and the mail certainly bought lots of great treats, those charms are adorable! Mary

  7. love tiger lilly my muffy and she could be twins my girl is so sweet and loving.also your work and fabrics are great nancy