Saturday, August 6, 2011

New purchases!!

I worked more on Strawberry Shortcake last night.  The outside of that third block is a bit fiddly, requiring much concentration.


I made a trip to The Stitching Post today and purchased a few items, namely two different kinds of thimble pads, which was the entire reason for my visit.  I have found that needlepoint makes my thumb and first finger VERY sore.  I hope one of these work.  We shall see...


I could not resist walking around and checking out the new items.  My eye landed on this....the new JCS Halloween issue!  I am a subscriber, so I will get a copy in the mail in a few days, but I instantly thought this would maybe make Jill feel a bit better about having to rip out ALL of her sampler she has been working so diligently on.  So, I bought it for her.


I thumbed through it quickly and this ornament caught my eye, Witchy Kitty by Brittercup Designs.


So, I purchased the fabric and threads needed.  I need to order the pumpkin button online, however, as The Stitching Post did not have it.  Such gorgeous thread colors!!


So, then I realized I did not have a piece of felt for my 6 by 6 Qsnap that I was going to be stitching this ornament on, so I made a quick detour on the way home to Michaels.  I have found that I like to have the same color felt piece as the fabric I am stitching on, so a piece of gray felt I bought!  But this also caught my eye...


A nice little caddy for taking along said small ornament project.  This is actually a bead caddy organizer, but it is perfect for small projects.  It has two pockets in the front, two pockets on either side of the handle, which my Qsnap fits nicely on one of those, and then on the other side is another pocket.  I could not pass this up!  I love all things organization.

You can see the different sides of it, and my supplies already in it, in the next two pics.



I hope you are off to a good weekend!

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Looks like a great day! Those thread colors are stunning together!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new purchases. I am going to have to buy the JCS magazine now for that ornament lol.

Lana said...

Strawberry shortcake is coming along!! Looks great!! I want that JCS now!

Beth said...

Hope the thimble pads work for you. I got my Just CrossStitch this week and have been having a hard time figuring out what to do first - LOL And that organizer - this may mean a trip to Michaels...

Needlearts Kelly said...

Great shopping. I have that ornament on my list to stitch too. I can't wait to see your progress on it.