Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I was naughty

I've done pretty well this year avoiding stash enhancement....even at Celebrations I managed to avoid spending a lot of money in the shopping area. But lately, I've slipped a bit.

First, I bought the Just Cross Stitch Halloween special.  I wasn't convinced it was great, but the OCD collector in me just had to have it...  (Maybe I should write a review, like Anna's annual reviews of the ornament issue!)

And then....well, at Celebrations I *almost* bought the embellishment pack for Jeannette Douglas' "Once Upon a Tree."  It was going to be my one "big" purchase - but wouldn't you know it, she was sold out!  I did sign up to get an email when she had some available, and I got a message from her last month.  However, I hemmed and hawed a bit longer...and then today I saw an ONS that was having a big sale, and it included Jeannette's embellishment packs.  Click, into the cart it went!
Finally, last fall when I went to Cape Cod with DH (and Muriel!), I really loved visiting the old Burial Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  The old tombstones are fascinating!  And since then, I've been a little bit obsessed with The Primitive Needle's "Tombstone Spots."  Of course, the designer has passed away, the design is out of print, and it always goes for a ridiculously high price on eBay.  Well, wouldn't you know, that same ONS had it listed in a closeout/clearance section!  So I added that too.

I suppose overall I didn't do TOO badly - but I think I need to do more stitching and less shopping.  Ah well - it is my retirement plan, right?

5 comments:

C in DC said...

I wish I had your level of impulse control and bargain finding! That's some pretty savvy stash enhancement.

Marie said...

Sounds like you may live in the Northeast, maybe? I spent my summers on Cape Cod in Orleans swimming at Skaket and Nauset.....beautiful.

Did you attend the Celebrations Show in Nashua, NH?

I too am a fan of old tombstones and enjoy reading them. I have not stitched many tombstone stitching designs though.

Which ONS is having a sale? :-) Maybe I don't want to know!


Deanne J said...

Sounds like some great buys.

Mouse said...

woooo hooo love a good bargain :) and good plan me thinks too ,...lol love mouse xxxxx

cucki said...

so much fun :)

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