Monday, December 5, 2011

I hit the 1/2 price jackpot!!

I have made the tiniest bit of progress on Susan Rambo. I chose to use DMC 500, 501, and 3013 as the main greens.


Saturday, while visiting my grandmother's nursing home, we drove by a cross stitch store. I have not been in a cross stitch store in ages!! My mother had told me marvelous tales about the shop's 1/2 price bins, and they did not disappoint! I was thrilled to add to my Carriage House Samplings collection. Some of the charts I had considered before - I loved them, but not in a full-priced kind of way. The lady and her husband who owned the shop were VERY kind, especially considering that I arrived 1 minute before they closed, had them drag out and then rejected all their 40-count fabric, and stayed for a LONG time. They closed up shop around me, and I do not exaggerate when I tell you their keys were in the door as I left! It was a very nice treat!





 

11 comments:

mainely stitching said...

What a fabulous treat for you!!

Chris said...

Hi Michele,
So nice to see your progress on Susan. I love this sampler!
It is such a treat to go to a real cross stitch store. You came home with some lovely things.

Margaret said...

Love all the stash! Good choices! Lovely Susan WIP too!

Catherine said...

Lovin' the colors on your wip! And, oh my goodness, love everything you picked!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous chart haul!!! Love them. X

Siobhan said...

Jiminy crickets! You sure did hit the jackpot! Nice new stash! Your Susan looks great, too. I need to get some things finished before I can start it but I keep daydreaming about it. ;)

Giovanna said...

Susan is looking great, and well done on the new stash.

Hazel said...

Hello again! In ref to the Most Noble Pursuit - I am using the called for NPIs. They are gorgeous to work with. So silky and soft. xx

Measi said...

Hi Michelle - it's great to meet you via your signup for the WIPocalypse! I've added you to the participant list and to my personal blog reader. I can't wait to see your progress next year!

I'm coveting the Strawberry Sampler you picked up at the LNS. Absolutely gorgeous!

Mindi said...

Wow, it looks like you really did hit the jackpot with the half price bin. Those are some great charts you picked up. Your Susan Rambo is looking great.

Jackie said...

Susan Rambo is looking fabulous! A friend is also working on it and the bright colors really come together well.

I'm loving the stash you acquired!