I think it's very inconsiderate to go to work when you're feeling FEVERISH (thank you for providing me with the perfect word to describe my condition, Siobhan). I've been FEVERISHLY anticipating the new products from market, so I decided to call in sick today. And head up the road to NoVa so that I could relieve my FEVER. Since traffic was better than I expected, I got there just as In Stitches opened. Here's Patricia--several of you know her--opening up at 9:56 a.m. Shall I mention that I was first in the door and I didn't have to knock anyone down or poke them with my sharp elbows, as I might have on Saturday?
Such a lot of projects here--it's hard to see the forest for the trees. I saw several older charts that I intend to buy next time.
My purchases were actually fairly restrained, particularly as I had pre-ordered some of the charts, including Christmas at HRH. I found and kitted up Paradise Lost and also bought Garden of Eerie.
Many of you have seen this book. There are a number of projects inside that I want to do. The cover project is stitched with a combination of CC, GAST and WDW.
This is in the Joyeux Noel book as well; I love it and will stitch it soon. It's charted for Belle Soie, but I think I will substitute AVAS. There are lots of small designs in this book, including a Christmas-y Eiffel Tower stocking. A cost-effective purchase!
This is one of the new Teresa Layman designs that is cross stitch instead of knotted thread. Her website has just a couple of them, but In Stitches had about four, and I really debated which one to get. This is "Sweet Dreams," and it's charted for DMC and WDW.
Ellen also helped me choose a frame for Alphabetissimo. I can't wait to see it done! I had a blast chatting with the ladies and hearing about their market "adventure" (work, work and more work) and seeing all the stuff they brought back after a 15-hour drive (yikes). At the end of my shopping expedition my fever was cured temporarily, and I even had enough money left for a sumptuous lunch:
"Elvis, I'm really worried about that Sweet Dreams picture. Do you have a license to fly? And do you suppose she expects to fly us around the room with her big stitchy butt dragging on the floor? I'll get on your back, and you see if you can take off!"