Saturday, January 06, 2007

New stash awaits.............

waiting on the mailman that is. I've been very good to myself this week. I've spent around $325 on stash for 3 upcoming projects! I never buy and stash stuff - I wait until I'm ready to start a project, them I gather the supplies I need. Not this time!

I've always wanted to stitch a Mirabilia, and was gifted (thanks S) with the Queen Mermaid http://www.mirabilia.com/crossStitchFrames/md57.html and Tammy at Stab and Stash http://www.stabandstash.com/ gifted me with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece of 32ct Linen that will be beautiful for this piece. Here's the DMC color chart http://www.needlepointers.com/displaypage.aspx?ArticleID=31979&URL=http%3a%2f%2fyarntree.com%2f075dmcolors.jpg, the outer ring of color is a beautiful teal like 3808 or 991, it has splashes of apricot like 3778 and 3779 along with a lemon yellow like 727 and a little baby blue. You just have to see it - and you will once I start stitching. Just waiting on the beads to arrive and make sure everything matches okay.

Everyone I know seems to be starting Blackstone Fantasy Garden by Ink Circles http://www.inkcircles.com/html/blackstone_fantasy_garden.html so I had to have it too - and the recommended thread pack from Carrie's Creations http://www.carriesthreads.com/images/Blackstone_Fantasy.jpg - aren't they GORGEOUS. Ordered 32ct Jobelan in Parchment (DMC 543) for this one.

Now, I've always wanted to try a Chatelaine (enter Kim, who got me hooked on Taj Mahal). So, that chart and recommended silks and bead pack took a big chunk from my checkbook this week. I've ordered 32ct Jobelan in Ivory.

I've taken this pampering business a little too far.....I did manage to shave my legs 4 times this week (that's a record for winter time). And, the best of all is my face cream from Bath & Body Works http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2126960&cp=2484526.2413515&view=all&view=all&parentPage=family
this stuff is like silk for your skin. It is incredible - I bought a trial kit last year and am just now getting around to using it everyday. It seems pricey but a little bit goes a long, long way.

I've been stitching on my Truth SK, around 2000 stitches left. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.....

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A little pampering never hurt anyone.....

My pledge to myself for personal growth this year is to pamper and treat myself better. Nothing makes you feel more feminine and special than a little pampering. Nothing drastic, it's in the little things. Like taking the time to use (everyday) the fluffy good smelling lotions I buy; (don't laugh here) actually shaving my legs more often than once a week, it's winter but still; going to lunch with friends and socializing; keeping my eyebrows tweezed into shape (amazing how this lifts my spirits); wearing perfume even on the days I'm just puttering around the house; burning candles while I stitch just for the joy of it......I'm sure I'll find some other ways too.

We women always put the people in our lives ahead of ourselves, so this year be good to yourselves too........your loved ones will appreciate it.

Currently stitching on Truth Storykeep