I'm lazy.....so I waited to combine my TUSAL and IHSW update together!
My April TUSAL:
I found the cute birdie material as a remnant...only cost me $0.25 for 1/3 of a yard! I'll make something with it....eventually...right? :)
What a wonderful weekend I had! I spent most of Saturday with girlfriends...with the intent of working on my stitching, but of course I spent more time snacking on the yummy goodies everyone brought, watching movies and chit-chatting it up! I did manage to get a few X's in......but the bulk of my weekend stitching was done on Sunday. I also did some shopping at some craft stores and I found an outrageous deal on these Thomas Kinkade Disney kits!
I've seen these before, and they are usually around $40....but I think these 2 were mismarked at $8.99! Only the Tinkerbell and Pinocchio ones were at this price.....but I had some 50% off coupons....so I got them for $4.50 each! My niece is working on the Cinderella chart so I'll give these to her to add to her collection.
I worked on 2 pieces for IHSW, my LHN piece Nature's Beauty and also a small HAED piece that I'm doing for someone special that is also in blog-world...so I won't post those updates until I'm done and have given it to her.
Here's my IHSW update for Nature's Beauty:
BEFORE IHSW -
This means I get to mark off task #6 from my rotation schedule!! I started into task #12 and just might finish it off today....to finish off the entire piece.
What else did I do this weekend? Why.....I took part in the HAED half off coupon sale...of course!!!
I know some of you out there did too!! If you did....what did you get?
I decided to keep my purchase small....I already have so many charts I've purchased and a good handful of them are already kitted up and ready to go!! So I only purchased 3 ....I'm such a good girl (though, the coupon is good until the 24th!)
I just had to get Middle Earth...my husband glanced over my shoulder one day when I was reading through blogs and he saw the WIPs Ewa has...one of which is Middle Earth. He then shouted, "I want you to stitch that next!" He also threw in a, "I'll help you on it, I'll do some pages and you do the rest...it looks like there are only 5 or 6 shades of brown, right"? Right honey.....5 or 6 ......... I will probably never get to it, at least not anytime soon. But I bought it just in case it became retired.
Here's a pic of it:
I also purchased 2 charts from SPML's tarot series. I've always wanted to finish a piece for mine and my husband's zodiac signs, but I haven't found one that I liked for both of us that were from the same artist. But...I ran across a tarot site that tells you your tarot card based on your date of birth, so I entered ours in and mine is the Queen of Swords and my hubby's is the Knight of Swords....and you know what...I LOVE both of these charts by SPML, so ka-ching....I bought them!
Knight of Swords:
Queen of Swords:
This of course gave me the opportunity to let my husband know that I'm the QUEEN and he's just the Knight :)
If anyone is interested in looking their tarot card up, here's the site I went to: Raven's Tarot Site
I'm starting to get a non-cross stitchy itch....so I'm thinking after I finish Nature's Beauty I'll work on a quilt for my son, or some knitting/crocheting.... then come back to my cross stitch rotation plan. This doesn't help me get more of my HAED's done, but it will help me make a dent in my crafting stash!
Sorry for such a long post.....hopefully I didn't put anyone to sleep for the start of the week!!
Can't wait to play catch up today on everyone's blogs!