|Judith Kirby's "Victorian #14," done!|
I also acquired an embarrassing amount of new stash. I was determined not to shop TOO much, but it is just so tempting. And I also brought home many cast-offs from the freebie piles - granted, I left more than few of my own. My most notable acquisitions:
- From Rosewood Manor - "Flowers, Awake!" and "Wise Owl." I also bought fabric for Flowers Awake, and because I felt like the Barnwood used for the model was too dark for the green lettering, I picked a piece of 30-ct. Dark Chino instead.
- Mani di Donna's "Mermaid Song Sewing Box." I may not finish it as a box, but....mermaids....you know.... (Also, there were several European designers at the show this year. Really hard to resist things that I don't typically see in my LNS!)
- Threads from Romy's Creations. I had another one of Simona's designs that called for Romy's flosses, and there were a few more colors I just couldn't resist.
- Fabrics - in addition to the Dark Chino for Flowers Awake, I impulsively bought a piece of gorgeous blue ("Cersei" from Hand-dyed by Stephanie), a burgundy red solo from Silkweaver, and a piece of Dapple from Picture This Plus.
- A small kit from Olde Colonial Designs. Every year I buy some "little" that catches my eye....some years I actually stitch said little.
And finally from the stash abandoned by others - I found Plum Street Samplers Cinnamon Stars, a pile of old Told in a Garden Amish designs (and I'm actually working like mad to stitch up "Friendship Quilt" and finish it as a little pillow for a coworker who is retiring on Friday), Ink Circles' Turrets and Town, a few Homespun Elegance patterns that I couldn't pass up, a Prairie Schooler Santa card that I didn't have....oh, lovely free stash.
Already looking forward to next year...