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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lancaster Update and Stash

Better late than never! Lancaster was pretty fun. It rained. It was really relaxing and the Marriott in Lancaster is just gorgeous. It rained. I'm used to Hershey Lodge though and was disappointed there weren't more places to eat in the hotel (or a fireplace!). It rained. But being there with my mom and sis was great. It rained. We shall not speak about the spilled water incident however....oh, and did I mention it RAINED??!! Not for an afternoon, not for a couple days either. It was freezing cold and rained the entire time, lol. I had been all set to take capris and flippy flops until the last minute. Brrrrr! Made for cozy sleeping however! And I was just so thankful to have that uninterrupted time with my two main gals. Talking, laughing, eating, shopping. Yeah, doesn't get much better, does it?

Seems I see fewer and fewer vendors at these shows over the years. Anyone remember the Spirit of Cross Stitch gigs? Whoa, now, those shows were incredible. My feet hurt from walking so much and my eyes were blurry from all the goodness to see, but I guess with the internet, there's not such a need to spend the money and go show stuff off. I managed to get some things I didn't have yet though! That's the Shepherd's Bush green snowman in the back.


Now, you can't tell, but amidst all the pretty fiber is a green piece of linen, appropriately named, Kermit. This is for my Fanci That Frankie! It looks washed out here, but is really a pretty, Halloweeny green.

I also managed to get stitching on one of my new designs. Not quite sure what to name it just yet, but it'll come to me. Perhaps I'll have a sneak peek next post. Please don't hold me to that. I am so thankful I have the kind of job I do, working from home, but I really have to be vigilant about stitching and organizing my time. Otherwise, it falls by the wayside, I get tired, and .... oh, wait, I'm preaching to the chior!!! You guys know what I mean. Thanks to all you wonderful people for stopping in to see my stash. Gonna try to get caught up on blogs now! Hope your week is filled with wonderful Halloween Holiday preparations, baking, having fun, carving, and costuming--as well as stitching! See you later this week! Till then,

32 comments:

Meagan said...

Great Haul!!! I just really love your blog...all your pictures and such...it's just me! Look forward to seeing your finishes =) Meagan

tkdquintmom said...

Great stash haul missy! It has done nothing but rain here for the past 4 *&$#^* days believe you me.....*sigh*...Looking forward to see the project on that Kermit Green! I love that color.

Dee said...

We were in Tennessee the same time you were in Lancaster. I know what you mean about the rain. Bugger!

The stash haul looks great thought. That SB snowman is ADORABLE and I lover the floss colors you've pulled.

Gorgeous!

Loraine said...

Oh man! So sorry to hear about the weather! Bummer indeed!
Love the stash haul. You got some wonderful designs. I also love your last post with all of your wonderful decorations! FAB girl!
Did you go to the show to sell your patterns, or just to buy? Hope all is going well. I would love to chat about the business. My e-mail is Hiddenheart@kellerits.com. So sorry to get this to you late. Yes, work makes fun go "Poof!" I feel like my free time is very limited right now. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
Take Care!

Suzie said...

The weather doesn't matter when you are with people you love! I keep telling myself that! lol

I heard the same thing about the shows from a friend who does beading and jewelry, and another that does pottery and ceramics. How sad.

BUT, it looks like you made quite a wonderful new stash anyway! I think I see the Headless Horseman in there! I wanted to get it so badly, but keep remembering all that I have here. .but you know the routine. I'll eventually weaken. Mabye when I see your's all finished! lol

It was good to hear from you again! I'm VERY happy that you had a good trip, in spite of the rain, and that you made it home safely!

Happy Stitching, and Happy Halloween!

Melissa said...

Oooooh, Tammy, I love to see a good stash haul! Way to go!

I'm also looking forward to seeing your new design - but no pressure! It'll show up here sooner or later!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great stash haul, Tammy! There is nothing better than spending time with gal pals and all the better if they just happen to be your mom and sis! So sorry for the rain but it sounds like you had a good time in spite of the weather!

Looking forward to a sneak peak (when you're ready, of course)!

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time even though it rained. I remember those old SOCS shows, and those were so much fun because of all the stuff you would find there. Love all the stash that you picked up. That should keep you busy for a while!!

pammyjo said...

Nothing better than family, fun, shopping, and good times. Your stash haul is awesome. So loving the thread colors you got. To bad for the weather. It's raining here now. Can't wait to see your progress on all your pieces. You do such neat work. Have a great week.

Jennifer said...

Hey Tammy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your new stash from Lancaster. Have been to that area once and it is beautiful but it rained when I was there too! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new stash. Have a great Halloween!!

Rowyn said...

Enjoy your stash, that is a very nice haul! :-)

Jane said...

Nice stash, Tammy. I've got Ida Mae and Jenny Bean on order, and of course I've stitched Green Snowman which is so cute!

Lovely you had a fun time away with your mum and sis. It's those times you share on rare occasions that make it special. Pitty about that rain though.

Interested to see what your next creation will be.

Sadie said...

Sorry about all the rain ,but what a great load of new stash :-)
Sounds like you had a great time with your mum and sis though.

Dawn said...

Sorry about the dreary weather. But you got those great stash!! ~ Dawn ~

Edige said...

They are fantastic... Never mind the rainy weather!

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I'm jealous! I used to love SOCS. It's really a shame they don't have a big show like that anymore.

Ranae said...

I am here singing "Rain! Rain! Go Away!! enough already!! lol
Love the stash haul you have awesome things there. I love that kermit color, I did my Boo flip-its on it and some people boo-ed the outrageous color, oh well!
Have fun stitching all the goodies.

Jan said...

A great big congrats on the designing, Tammy! All of my best to you!!

Also some lovely new stash there! Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Lovely stash haul! I love the thread colour choices.

Cathie said...

I love what you've chosen! Sounds like you had a great time. To answer your question, the pink ribbon is a giveaway with a pattern purchase in my Etsy store through the month of October. Thanks for visiting and enjoy stitching.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, absolutely great new stash. So good that the booths at these shows aren't installed outside, lol. Would have been a bit of a bathing experience this year, lol.

Michelle said...

OOoh, great stash! I really need to get Raven's Roost and it's companion. Your thread is luscious!

Stef said...

Wonderful stash, I'm envious!!! I do remember SOCS and miss it terrible!!! Maybe someday, someone will put another one together for us!

Siobhan said...

Fabulous stash haul!! Like Stef, I remember with fondness the SOXS festivals. I'm glad you had a good time, even if it rained.

Can't wait to see your new design!

Laural said...

Wow! Great stuff!! I can't wait to see your new design.

zoomcity said...

I was sorry to miss the show this year, but I believe I missed the Hershey Lodge as much as the show. I only ever went to one Spirit of Cross Stitch show back in the day; what a treat. Based on the stash haul, I'd say you had a successful trip. Looking forward to your new design. :)

Cindy said...

It looks like you really got a lot of cool new things :) I have never been to any of those kinds of stitching shows. I'm looking forward to seeing your new design!

stitcherw said...

Awesome stashing, I'm quite jealous. Love the Kermit color, it is so great for Halloween pieces. Can't wait to see your stitching on it. Sorry about the rain you had for your trip. Seems lately all we've had is rain here too. Wet and cold, yuck! Glad you had fun other than the rain. I haven't been to the Hershey area in years, but used to go fairly often when my daughter was little. We loved the area, Hershey park was such fun.
Sue

Jo said...

Sorry for all the rain during your trip but it sounds like you made the best of it and had a good time! Happy Halloween!

Cindy F. said...

OH WOW!! Awesome new stash!
And I'd love to go to a stitching show. Glad you guys had fun, even with the rain;)

Lelia said...

Hello Tammy: What an incredible haul! Enjoy all your new stash : ) It has rained so much around here. Nice to see some sunshine today

Lei B. said...

Wow! It looks like you have lots of neat stuff. Plus time away is always good for the soul. Can't wait to see your new design! Take care.