Monday, 17 November 2014

WOW! A year long SAL...


Hello wonderful friends :)

Well as you see from the title that WOW! Goodness a year long SAL!! I thinks its awesome!  And who is hosting this??  Ah ha... a truly delightful happy person that hosts amazing things all year round...
 Its Jo from Serendipitous Stitching..
If you want to know more about this year long SAL then I have a link... HERE or click the smaller square the same as the large one at the top of this post which says "Gifted Gorgeousness".  Wonderful idea Jo :)

As you all know I have been happily stitching the wonderful Prairie Schooler charts from the latest Cross Stitch Collection magazine...

These..


And I have completed the snowman one...


Thought I would make a start on the next one.... Santa..




So that is where I am now...
This one is stitching up quicker than I thought. 

I went out today with my dad to bingo.. and we won!! ha ha yes we actually did!! H ha not a lot.. and we share it between us!  We go for the fun element and to catch up really.. 

After bingo, I dropped dad off and guess where I went?  See well you know I stitched the snowman one.. and well I started the santa.. I was missing 4 colours.. and well yes I had some, I tried to match them with other DMC colours in the range you know by moving across a shade or two.  Nothing looked good and I knew it just did not feel right.  So with my little winnings from bingo I went to Hobbycraft and bought the 4 threads I needed.  OMG!! 90p for 1 DMC colour!!! Shocked is an understatement.  But I needed them as I wanted santa's face and coat to look good.

This is a difficult one for all us stitchers out there... all over the world threads are different prices but OMG 90p!!  I want to stitch with the threads,... I mean all the charts I have come across use either DMC or Anchor... so you have to buy them!  

Just let me... AAARrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Sorry I think that was necessary!  Feel better now!

Another thing I want to just chat about is how amazing all of you are out there... I hop about peoples blogs and you are all so lovely.  I dont think I have ever met a more wonderful community of people.  A lot of you host giveaways..  and or pass on things.. and even send happy things through the post... I have never felt so accepted anywhere... I am so happy I started blogging and 'met' you all.  I love leaving comments on your blogs... I love seeing what you all get up to... its brilliant :)  And most of all I love to join in on things.. its great fun. Oh did I ramble?  I hope you understand what I have put?

So Thank You to all of you :)

Happy stitching...

Smiles :)

9 comments:

  1. I've been enjoying your progress with these charming pieces. They're wonderful. I'll be joining you over at Jo's for 2015 :)

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  2. These are cute but man those prices. We pay $.40 here. I'll be joining you as well :)

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  3. Well done Jacquie! Who knows, maybe I will join you guys for 2015.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  4. Good for you and your father! Check with Ingrid over at MiiStitch. She recently found where to get the best prices on the DMC.

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  5. Winnings - woo hoo for you!
    I just did a comparison for price to $AU - I can get my DMC for AU$0.99, whereas yours was comparing at AU$1.61... wow that's a steep difference. I agree with the other Comments - Jacquie do a check around for the best prices you can get in the UK, surely you can do better than your 90p. x

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  6. Love your stitching, coming along nicely. Can't wait to see them all done. Glad you won at Bingo, I never win. I pay $.49 to $.69 for DMC floss depending on what store I go to. hugs Lynda Ruth

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  7. Beautiful snowman, and good luck on your Santa! DMC floss can get up there - but I usually pay about $.0.42 a skein (at Michael's here) or, if I am really in a bind and it's a hard to find color - $0.68 (at a "specialty" shop for stitchers).
    Thank you for keeping your blog! It's so nice to see your updates regularly. I wish I was that consistent with my blogging.
    Have a good day. :)

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  8. Your PS ornaments are looking great!

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  9. Gorgeous stitching :-D yeah that is cheap for threads the cheapest here is $1.20 a skein unless you're lucky and they're on special.

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