Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New Stash - well, it is my birthday!

Hello fellow bloggers!

I've been a very naughty girl and, as the title states, received some new stash for my birthday. Note I said received, not bought, as these were presents from my mum, daughter and son (bless 'em!). So all of the following, which I just had to share with you, can be justified, can't they?? Of course they can!!

Lizzie Kate 
Monthly Flip-It Stamps (2005)
Stitch counts 47 wide by 47 high

I've noticed a lot of stitchers do Lizzie Kate projects so had to look at the website to find out what all the fuss was about. I'm not into samplers but fell in love with their 2005 Flip-It Stamps set. They will definitely be one of my 2015 WIPs. No offence to all American bloggers out there, but I am going to substitute the November Thanksgiving design for fireworks as that's much more English!

Satsuma Street (etsy)
Pretty Little London and Pretty Little Paris
Stitch counts 123 wide by 110 high and 111 wide by 104 high

All of Satsuma Street's city designs as on my wish list but as London and Paris are the most relevant to me those are the ones I decided to ask for first. The unusual colours should make them fun to stitch.

FluffyFuzzyPatterns (etsy)
Owls In Love
Stitch count 250 wide by 152 high

Oh my goodness... how cute is this??? There are only three shades of grey in the whole design and lots of unstitched areas so it should be really easy to do! Gorgeous.

EvasDesignsBg (etsy)
Dragon Eye
Stitch count 180 wide by 135 high 

This is a fantastic representation of a dragon's eye and I immediately knew that it was hypnotizing me to 'buy me or else'! So I did! There are only 11 colours in this design so would be easy to convert to a different hue if I wanted. Hmm... thinks firey reds/oranges perhaps?

Rabnann (ebay)
Dolphin Ruins
Stitch count 223 wide by 288 high

This design not only jumped out at me when I saw it but has also jumped to the very top of my to-do list. I don't know how long I will be able to resist the temptation of a new start but I doubt it will be long! I love the underwater mysterious lost City of Atlantis effect and the rippling on the dolphins' backs and marble columns. I hope the stitched picture is true to its mock up. Oooh, my fingers are itching already!!!

So that's 17 more projects to add to my to do lists - but in my justification, most of them are small. Anyway, aren't birthdays and Christmases specifically made as a reason/excuse to further increase our stash piles?? Good. I'm glad you all agree!!

As always,

All the best and
Happy stitching :)
Rachel x


Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous new stash Rachel, you have chosen very well :)

Claudette497 said...

Happy birthday! Congratulations on the great new stash!

Tricia T said...

It sounds like you had a fun birthday! Enjoy all your new starts!! :)

Pull the other thread said...

Happy Birthday. What lovely new stash you got. Looking forward to seeing them be stitched up :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!
Lovely new srash, the owls are very sweet x

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Rachel. I am currently working on the LK Stamps. And I have all of the Pretty Little Cities. They really are a lot of fun to stitch.
I can't remember if you joined Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015. All those new charts would work great.


Rachel said...

Thank you Mii. I'm looking forward to stitching them all! :)

Rachel said...

Thank you. But I do feel guilty about adding more stuff to my stash! :)

Rachel said...

I had a fab birthday thank you. :)

Rachel said...

Thanks. I just hope I can make a start on everything... soon! :)

Rachel said...

Thanks Bella and welcome to my blog. I can't wait to fit these charts into my schedule... somewhere! :)

Rachel said...

Thanks Linda. I have joined DUCJC 2015 and already have the 31 charts I need! I plan to stitch the stamps each month next year but the PLC may have to wait until 2016!!! :)

Annie said...

Happy birthday! Your new stash is all wonderful. Looking forward to seeing some new starts soon:)

Miamina said...

Sorry, a very belated Happy Birthday here! I hope you had a wonderful day and you certainly got some lovely gifts! I look forward to seeing your new starts very soon.