February 04, 2007

20% Off Sampler Sunday

To celebrate Superbowl Sunday, my LNS, Everything Cross Stitch, offered a special sale today. Everything in the store except Anchor and DMC threads was 20% off, and some pre-cut gorgeous fabrics were as much as 35% off. When I arrived around 2 p.m. there was happy mayhem, with a line at the fabric table. I got some lovely things (too dark for a decent photo) including some beautiful colors of R&R linens, and lots of odds and ends to fill out projects I was working on--everything from the beads for the Book of Hours bellpull to the project pack threads and embellishments to Christmas Village (Victoria Sampler) to threads I was out of for Whale Hunting. And speaking of Whale Hunting, here it is. I've become enthusiastic about it once again--never really lost that, but it had gotten bumped down the list a bit.

I didn't buy any new samplers today, although I was tempted, but here's a design from my collection called--surprise--"Noah's Ark at Sea." I've long intended to collect various Noah's Arks and do them. There are lots of them out there, some quite elaborate. This is a simpler (therefore more realistic project for me, time-wise) version. What I like, especially after carping a couple of weeks ago about the Procession sampler that showed a second, more complex version but required that you send away for the fancier version, is that you have your choice on two variations of the Noah's Ark design. The first, done on 32 ct "dirty linen" Belfast has an alphabet punctuated by little animals above and below the boat; the second design--my favorite--is done on 28 ct blue linen and shows ocean waves and little fish under the boat, as well as the stars and moon above, and an alphabet border. Nice to have the choice, all in one chart! The chart is designed by Sandra Sullivan and is offered by Homespun Elegance.


Have a great week--I'm off to monitor some drapery fabric I'm bidding on at ebay...

5 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I love the Noah's arks!

Michelle said...

I'm with you, I like the one with the fish better! Great progress on Whale Hunting.

Annemarie said...

Whale Hunting is coming along very nicely, isn't it. I keep staring in awe at your progress, wondering how big the thing is eventually going to be!
The Homespun Elegance Ark is lovely!

Carol said...

OOoo, a sale! Wish I had been there! Did you know your blog has no RSS feed? Neither Bloglines nor Google Reader keeps it updated as a result.

Sue said...

I'm glad to see Whale Hunting again, it's looking great.