September 30, 2009

Feverish

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!"

19 comments:

Cari said...

Oh Glenna, I wish I could have joined you! How fun to peruse thru the store and see all the wonderful things from market.

How very considerate of you to call in sick - wouldn't want anyone else to catch your bug :-)

Vonna said...

I wasn't even going to think about that BBD book and now guess what....I'm thinking.....
EVIL, EVIL, I tell you....

Kellie said...

That is the BEST kind of sick day!!! I hate wasting sick days on actually being sick. LOL! I hope you got to do some stitching with all that new stash. Love, love, love that Paradise Lost design. I am anxiously awaiting mine to get here although I think it is going to take awhile for the fabric. What type of fabric did you decide for PL? I am with Vonna...I wasn't too interested in that BBD book until you showed that cardinal design....

bunnygirl said...

Maybe I should call in "feverish" myself! Except that wouldn't describe my own condition, which is more like over-committed.

Hm.

Margaret said...

Oooooooh, lucky you!! I think you were totally right to call in sick! lol! Love your stash -- practically everything you got is either preordered or ordered. Makes sense to me that you got the bunny from Theresa Layman too. Despite what Elvis and Pink think. lol!

Jennifer said...

oh how fun!!!! A sick day to go to the LNS!!! What an idea!!!!!!!!!
Your stash looks great!

A sure way to make you get better....LOL

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Melissa said...

Oh you lucky lucky girl you!

ps I owe you an email and it'll be coming this weekend!

Happy stitching. I'm green with envy!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I LOVE that store. Been there a couple of times when we've headed south to visit my folks in SE Virginia. Love your purchases and I think I'm about to cave into Paulette's PL. Love all your stash and those bunnies are just the sweetest things - always love seeing pics of them!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Yes, you did the right thing to call in sick/feverish, what if everyone in the office caught the stitch bug?

Cari said...

I think you are very kind to your co-workers for calling in sick!! Good Girl!! Love your choices to stitch. My goodness this market seemed to suit me!! Can't wait to see your progress on all of your pieces.

And I always love seeing the bunnies!! Happy Stitching (now that your fever has lessened)!!

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you dragged your big stitchy butt up the interstate and to In Stitches to cure your fever. ;) It sounds like you had a good dose of stash enhancement to cure what ails you. I love your new stash! I wasn't going to get the new BBD book but was sunk when I saw the cardinal. Love the pic of the buns!

mainely stitching said...

Excellent way to cure the fever, Glenna! Good for you - no worry about it spreading through the workplace now. ;)

I'm so laughing at Pink's comment - I can well see Nachtegaal having similar worries. :0

Cindy F. said...

WOW!! Awesome stash Glenna!!

Now you've got me wanting to shop!!!

Daffycat said...

What an awesome stash day! I love Sweet Dreams!"

Loraine said...

Love your purchases! We all have that "Feverish" feeling at times! Glad you had fun.

RuthB said...

LOL I'm glad you took the day off to cure your fever! Frankly I find your fever spell very entertaining -- that's not very nice of me, is it? ;-)

As for your sumptuous lunch... I thought it was feed a cold, starve a fever. :)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, man!! What I'd give for the closeness of a stitching shop! I also ordered Joyeous Noel and others...can't wait for them to get here. Just thinking of you today. Have a great stitchy weekend, Glenna. Hugs, Deb

Tammy said...

OK Glenna---I have to have every single thing you have shown here, lol. And I mean every - single - thing !!!

Brigitte said...

Ahhhhhhh. I just can't say anything else. I hope that one day I'll be able to visit such a shop and make my credit card smoke.