Saturday, 26 April 2014

Stash frenzy!


Hello peeps!

It is with absolutely no shame whatsoever that I'm going to show you my latest stash additions.
You may find the following post disturbing, sensitive people please turn away NOW.

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The first lot was my Mother's Day gifts from tadpole & hubby.
Direct from 123 stitch in the USA for which I had to wait a loooong time as there was an issue with the Customs fee which had to be paid before delivery...


Yes, you are seeing right!
I am now the proud owner of various samplers. This is a very first for me because I never used to like them but let's just say that I would like to try something new

Of course, any new stash has to include one of my favourite designer: Lizzie Kate!


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Latest purchases are following today's trip to Betty Stitchkit shop.
I have discovered this place thanks to the issue 215 of TWOCS magazine,
Sharon & Mark have indeed won an award for best retailer in the West Midlands
As I had never heard of this place & it happened to be at a reasonable car drive away, I had to go!!
Wow!! This was cross stitch heaven and I really had to stop myself spending more money :P

They also provide framing service which will come in handy for Mummy Mii's project

So yes, it had to be a Lizzie Kate spending spree...


With some of the monthly stamps I was missing,
and a few Christmas must haves...


and one of my winter favourites: the 6 Fat Men collection!!!
I'm so so happy to finally have them all and really can't wait to start stitching away on these this winter.
I also bought some Permin fabric for this and the shop owner, Sharon, also kindly gave me the border that she had already printed from the Lizzie Kate website :)


Finally, despite me forgetting to take a snap shot, I also bought specialist variegated threads to kit up
Cross Stitcher in Residence from Lizzie Kate
& the Brownbird Sampler from Bent Creek

That's all Folks!

Happy Stitching,
Mii

102 comments:

  1. WOW!! A lovely selection on wonderful things to stitch :) looking forward to seeing your progress on them... which one are you starting first? oooh exciting!!
    Smiles :)

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    1. Haha! I can't wait to stitch them all!! Which one first???? That is a tricky question! I guess the little LK xstitcher in residence as I have already kitted it with the variegated threads :)..... Soon, eventually!! I have so many things on the go at the moment, it's ridiculous!

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  2. Fabulous stash enhancement Mii! I'm glad you are going to give samplers a go. You will get addicted like me! The Pink Sparrow one is on my list to get too. Just so sweet and the colours are so soft and pretty. Great new LK designs. I really like the biscornu pattern!! Biscornus are so fun to make!! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Anne! Yes, I keep seeing all these beautiful samplers on blogs & I'm now attracted to them... I'm sure I'll soon get hooked :D
      Just wish I was an octopus, I could stitch 4 different projects at a time... bliss!!!

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  3. Du hast sehr schöne stickpackungen. Ich mag die Motive von Lizzy kate., ganz besonders die Schnee Männer.
    Bianca

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    1. Thank you Bianca!!! I can't wait to start working on them all.... one day!

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  4. Love love the designs, They are to cute

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  5. Wow, lots of great stash! You have lots to keep you busy! Love that bunny sampler three tulips, have had my eye on that one too :)

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    1. Thanks Krista! Yes, I have enough to keep me going for a little while :) Just wish I had more free time to spend stitching!

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  6. What a great stash. Very nice! I just love the Lizzie*Kates

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    1. I know, the LK are all such fun to stitch!!
      Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  7. Love all your new stash Mii. We can NEVER have enough.

    Linda

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    1. :D I agree with you Linda!!
      It's starting to be a bit scary now, I have so many things to stitch!!
      Wish the days were longer :D

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  8. Oh my goodness! You should be busy for a while I think. ;) Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thank you Vickie!!!
      I could do with an extra pair of hands... to stitch all these beauties :D

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  9. Wow I am doing a happy dance for you here :)
    Hugs x

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    1. Thank you Cucki!
      How could I resist???

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  10. Amazing stash! I've been slowly putting things in my 1-2-3 Stitch shopping cart and it's about to burst. Might be time to place an order soon! I love stashing :D

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    1. It's so easy to stash!!! :D Now, I better start stitching!

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  11. You have a ton of stitching ahead of you! Now that you are into samplers, you might want to check out the Prim Stitchers's Society on Facebook. Lots of inspiration there.

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    1. Thanks Annie. I'm no longer on Facebook but I think I'll definitely get hooked on samplers!!

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  12. Wow, wow and wow, you have some nice new stach!

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  13. Ouch! Our bank account!!!!
    Love you!
    Brian.

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    1. I did have a discount, didn't I?? :P xx

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  14. Love, love, love them all!AriadnefromGreece!

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  15. Awesome additions! Looks like you're in for some serious fun.

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    1. Oooh yes!! Better get started!! :D

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  16. Wowwww. What a awesome smash you have there.
    Enjoy it. And happy stitching withit.
    We love to see What you all make of it!!

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    1. I really can't wait to start the LK snowmen, I wanted these for a loooong time!!!

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  17. que de futurs merveilles a broder !!!
    bon dimanche Mii
    rose

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  18. Quelle merveilleuse sélection ! Tous ces modèles sont splendides.

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    1. Merci!! Vivement que je l'ai commence.... et finisse! :D

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  19. Wow, wonderful new patterns.

    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela!
      Have a lovely day xx

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  20. Wow!! Super new stash, wonderful!!!
    A big kiss
    Sonia

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  21. Your bought some lovely stash.
    Enjoy it!
    Marilyn

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    1. I will, promise!
      Thank you Marilyn!

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  22. Wow - fabulous stash. Love the Hoot biscornu. *jealous* ;0) x

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    1. :D Sorry!!!
      I didn't realise, it's a kit!! Everything is there... just have to start it!!
      Ok, I stop teasing you now :D

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  23. Lots of lovely stash, have fun with it all!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

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    1. Thank you Thea for your visit & lovely comment!

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  24. Great selection of stash. Am regularly in the W Midlands area and didn't know of Betty Stitchkit. Thanks for the link

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    1. You're welcome! Have fun when you visit the shop!!

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  25. Wonderful stash. Some really fantastic charts there that I look forward to seeing stitched up. I really wish there was a stitch shop anywhere near me but alas it's not to be.

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    1. Oh dear!! I was the same, I truly didn't know about this shop. I most of the time used to order online. But I must admit, it's nice to "see" what you buy... makes it a bit more exciting. Take care xx

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  26. Lots of lovely stash to keep you busy over the coming months.

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    1. Thanks Julie!!! I just wish I had more free time to stitch :)

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  27. Parfait!te voilà parée jusqu'a la prochaine Fête des mêres!il n'y a plus qu' a xxxxxxxxxxx
    Bisous

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    1. :D Oui, il va y en avoir des petites xxxxx.... a gogo!!!
      Bises,

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  28. Fab stash , I was naughty too yesterday at the stitching show.
    Have lots of fun Mii with all your beautiful stash hugs.

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    1. Ooooh, can't wait to see what you bought!!!
      Stashing is so much fun :D

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  29. OH MY GOODNESS ~~ Did you have fun picking out the new stash? You are going to have some much fun stitching these. Great choices ;)

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    1. Thanks Kim!!!
      I had to stop myself, seriously, the choice was fantastic.... my bank account suffered a bit though :P

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  30. ^_^ I love seeing stash ^_^ That is an awesome bundle of loot ^_^ Happy stitching! XOX

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    1. :D Thanks Steph!!
      We never have enough, don't we???

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  31. Oh, oh, oh, I'm in shock. Lol. No, seriously, this is some very very nice new stash. And it has a bit from everything. Enjoy all these sweet charts!

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    1. :D Apologies, I did warn you!! :D
      Thank you, I can't wait to start some of these... soon!!

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  32. Oh, what great acquisitions!! I think you'll enjoy stitching samplers just as much as smaller pieces :)

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    1. I really hope so Carol!
      I've seen so many beauties out there... I'm eager to get started but already have so many things planned. It will have to wait a little while!

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  33. Oh, how wonderful new stash you now have. You have made good choices. By the way, I also bought a few of LIzzie Kate's designs when I was my holiday trip two weeks ago:).

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    1. Exciting! LK charts are great aren't they???
      I have a little basket to place all my stash charts .... it is now seriously overflowing!! And it is just for the charts, don't get me started on the kits... :D

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  34. Gorgeous new stash, enjoy :)

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  35. YEY for new stash! Can we do a happy dance just for new stash??? I think so!

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    1. Yes quite right!! :D Who doesn't love new stash??? ... Even though I don't really need it, right?

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  36. A wonderful selection. I need to go and have a look at 'Snowy Days', I have neve seen that design before. Have fun!

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    1. Thank you Andrea, have a lovely day!

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  37. hooooooo my :D
    This is fantastic, very great new stash and really my heart goes to the first row of pictures !!!! and maybe to the first two pictures :)
    I'm going to start my first sampler and my first Brenda Gervais too , so beautiful, I'm in love :)
    SO beautiful !!!! wow
    it seems you didn't come with me to Le Comptoir des Fées but you had a great time too ;)
    enjoy sweetie, very great choice you've done ;)
    xxxx

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    1. Believe me, I thought of you when I went to Becky Stitchkit!!! It was bursting with lovely items & charts... OMG, so tempting & impossible to resist :D
      Have fun at Le Comptor des Fées!!!
      Big bisous

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  38. Well, well, oh you have a rich supply of new patterns. :)

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    1. :D Thank you!!! Not that I needed it really but it's always nice to have new stash!

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  39. Wow! Absolutely fantastic stash enhancement. Love all of it. You are going to be busy!

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    1. Thank you!
      I should be busy for years with all this :D

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  40. J'adore aussi ces gros bonhommes de neige... amis j'attends un peu pour attaquer les broderies d'hiver.... Suis encore au printemps moi ....! A bientôt

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    1. :D Moi aussi!! Je suis encore sur Pâques!!!
      Je vais resister et attendre au moins l'automne pour les commencer... Ca va être bien difficile :D

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  41. I love the stash :) Lucky lady :)
    I have the Cross Stitcher in Residence chart too!! looks fab .... SAL? lol
    Happy stitching sweetie xxx

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    1. Lol!! The idea is good for the SAL but I have at least 3 projects to finish & 2 wips that need a bit of TLC before I even consider starting one of these :D
      Oh yeah, and a Gorjuss girl to stitch too... OMG, how am I going to do this???

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  42. Hello

    Lovely stash and your blog has some gorgeous stitching (:

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    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by!!
      Would love to view your blog, but everything seems to have been deleted... :(

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  43. Wooowww!!! So many new patterns :D loooove your LK collection ;) heheheh
    I'm a fan of those fat men and their girls heheheh i stitched the guys and i have the girls waiting for me!!
    Have fun :D

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    1. :D I know, I now have one of the girl!!
      It took me long enough to get the men... I'm really looking forward to stitch them all
      Hugs xxx

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  44. I need two or more lives to do all these wonderful patterns. However, I feel a bit of envy, just a bit, hehehe, is stronger than me. Good for you!! They are beautiful!! ^_^

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    1. :D Thank you! I know, I have enough stash to keep me going for years.
      There are always new charts coming out & it's horrible, I seem to always fall for them!

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  45. Oh that 1-2-3Stitch is such a danger! I love that site & have ordered things from them in the past... enjoy all that stitching! Anthea

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    1. Thanks Anthea!!
      I know my wish list on 123Stitch keep expanding... not good!!
      I better set a turbo on my needle :D

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  46. Never be ashamed of stash enhancements, be proud and be loud! I had the same feelings about samplers as you, but my girlfriend stitched one very similar to your Pink Sparrow one and it was so beautiful. I ended up buying 5 (never do things by halves LOL) and I love them. They are actually more colourful than they appear in the kit. I hope you enjoy them.
    Alicia xox

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    1. Thank you Alicia! Now that I have them, I really can't wait to start them all :) I have other projects I must finish first...

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  47. What great new stash you received! Glad to hear you found a new shop for all your XS needs ;)

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    1. Thank you!! Amazing what you can find in a xstitch mag :D

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  48. OOOH... I am seriously drooling now! What a lot of lovely goodies you got xx

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    1. :D Thank you sweetie! Have a lovely day!!

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