Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New 2009

To hail in the coming new year, Nicole (of Nicole's Needlework...formerly Nicole's Island Breeze on my sidebar) and I met for some visiting time. We had a great time shopping at our favorite, half-way point, cross stitch shop, Golden Needle.
Nicole, as always, goes straight for the linens....I go for the charts, usually. This time I went with her to the linens, then we both did a quick flip through Shepherd's Bush. They are one of our mutual favorites. This time we chose "Pumpkin Hill," and I wonder who will actually stitch it this year?
At lunch later, we talked about all of YOU!!! LOL

Nicole did buy some scrumptious fabrics in the end. I ended up with one meager piece called "Chai Tea" to do Mirabilia's "Trick or Treat Fairy." It's just showing underneath all in the pic above.
Aside from our SB piece, I got the Jeannette Douglas "My Stitching Treasures" to go in a box I need to top. Nicole found a copy of "Quakers and Quilts" by Rosewood Manor...which I already have...but this one had the really awesome "Valdani" threads in the packet. I had contacted Valdani trying to get the threads, but with no luck, so I was jumpin' for these threads. Cathy, Golden's owner, was a dear to sell them to me out of the "Q & Q" packet. Nicole says we should just sit them on a shelf and look at them, not really stitch with them. I'm inclined that way myself. Don't know how well you can see them above.
I was fortuneate enough to have stitched my wreath and initials & date before the surgeries hit me, for our Quaker Friendship Sampler RR. I just wanted to show you the picture. I do get some things done! LOL

Won't it be fun in the new year to have a fresh start at stitching again?

Nicole and I can testify to the fact that getting together with good stitching friends is as good as it gets. I hope any of you who are coming my way, or who want to meet somewhere in FL in 2009, will get in touch.

Happy New Year!!! Hugs, Deb


Kathy A. said...

Wishing you a year filled with lots of love and much laughter. So nice to see your smiling face around again.

Von said...

Sending you wishes for a happy, healthy 2009!

mainely stitching said...

So glad to read of your fun time, Deb. And good for you, scoring those awesome threads! I received your card yesterday and I got all teared up. Thank you so much, dear friend. Wishing you, always, the best.

But ... you must stop over by my blog and read some more good news!!

Katrina said...

Glad you had a good day with Nicole! Love your stash acquisitions too.

Happy New Year!

Cindy F. said...

Great stash!! Love those thread colors!! Your wreath finish is sooo pretty:)

Claudia said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Deb, have a lovely New Year and may all your wishes come true!!!
I love your stash additions... I've already stitched the JDD box and I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun stitching it!!! There are a lot of specialty stitches that I loved to do....

Chiloe said...

Happy new year full of wonderful stitching !!! :)

Nicole said...

It was so good to see you! I had so much fun shopping and talking and talking some more! :) I'm so glad you got those threads!!! :)

Lynn said...

Sounds like you had a great day with Nicole. I love those threads!!The colours are just so pretty.
Hope you're feeling much better now. It certainly sounds like you are. Love your wreath finish, it's so delicate.