Monday, June 4, 2018

Bethany Vacation, A New Start, and Some Stash!

What a week! We went on vacation to Bethany Beach, DE and had a really great time! I started a new project, which I always do on vacation, and I chose to try again with the same project I took with me last year. I started it last year and tossed it out because I didn't like how my threads were laying.  Otherwise knows as "I'm over 50 and can't see anymore".  I'm OK with this one so far....

The Giving Sisters-Notforgotten Farm

We'll see how it goes. Some of my floss for this is old, and some is new.  Keep hope alive, lol.

I visited my favorite store ever at the beach, Salty Yarns. I picked up specialty floss and fabric for about 4 different projects that have been on my list of things to do.  These just look so amazing to work with!  I have never tried Classic Colorworks, but it is a cotton floss as are the others.

PTP-Heartland, Feldspar, Wren and Legacy
These fabrics are all Cashel Linen from Picture This Plus. I can't explain how much I love the look and feel of these.  It'll be nice to try something on linen again after being off my game for so long.

I also went to Sea Needles, in Bethany, and they are a wonderful place for long forgotten charts.  I picked up some charts that I (think!) sold some years ago while foolishly cleaning out my stash.  The beeskep one from Hillside Samplings is one that I have NEVER been able to find anywhere and I was SO sorry I sold it.  Low and behold, I found it at this shop in perfect condition, probably sitting there for over a decade.  I don't believe Hillside Samplings is in business anymore and that is a shame.  I loved their stuff and took this opportunity to pick up a couple more of their designs.

 To be perfectly honest, I am not sure if the Fanci That patterns are in my stash or not.  I believe I sold them previously as well, but I'm not taking any chances.  I have always wanted to complete these two and wasn't going to let them get away.  :D

The beach was great, except for the fog all week.  I have never seen fog like this!  But for the couple of days we had good weather, I got some nice pics.

I adore the beach.  Wish we'd have bought a vacation home there years ago, when we probably could have afforded it! We're considering dreaming of buying after my husband retires though!   I feel like my soul was meant for the ocean and the sand. 

We ate some amazing meals outdoors, walked the boardwalks, took in the salt air and the ocean....I mean, how perfect is that?  Only complaint is I wish we could go more often.

Be back soon with more stitchy updates!  Until then,


  1. Hope your Witchy turns out better this time.
    Those are some pretty PTP fabrics.
    Sadly, they are not having their July sale anymore. :(
    I also loved Hillside Samplings, and have a few of her charts.
    I bet Salty Yarns was fantastic!
    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! It's working much better and I'm moving along! I had no idea PTP had a July sale! Too bad they don't do it anymore.

    2. I used to make a list and wait for the sale.
      I think because it became overwhelming for them, they had over 600 orders last year!
      And also, they state in their e-mail that some orders take awhile to process, and some orders will not arrive until Sept or so, and they still had to deal with unhappy, upset customers, sometimes nasty!
      Why should they have to deal with that?
      They are doing a favor by having a sale, I'm sure it's a big process.
      It depended on if they had your fabric in stock, or had to dye it.
      So, like anything else, a few people have ruined it for the rest of us. :(

  2. Tammy, your beach pictures are gorgeous. Glad you had a good and enjoyable time! You came away with some fabulous looking threads, fabrics, and charts. I am looking forward to seeing what you are going to use the batch of autumn colored threads for. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you Robin! Those autumn colors are going with the yellow fabric for a Blackbird Designs chart!

  3. Must have been a great vacation with everything you like - the beach, ne threads and charts and a new start. I love The Giving Sisters and have it in my stash for quite a while. Hillside Samplings was great design company, so good that you found the one chart you were looking for.


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