Saturday, April 16, 2011

Birthday stash....

I celebrated another birthday this week. 
My mom always knows what I like and
gave me the perfect gift once again
.... in both size and color (green!).  
I wasted no time acquiring some goodies from

(have you seen her new hand dyed chenille and ric rac????)


(Nan has some designs I just couldn't resist any longer!)  

Hopefully the postman will be nice and
deliver them next week.

I am also a member of the Birthday club at the The Stitch & Frame Shop in Rock Hill
so I got to visit them today.  You get a 20%
discount on a project (design, floss, linen and embellishments) and I knew exactly what I would pick....LHN "Thirteen Colonies". 

I just love this design ( well...South Carolina is mentioned so why not)  and I can't wait to start it. 

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I have been doing mostly exchange stitching
that I can't share but I did play around with
some beads yesterday.  I found this cute bee
charm in my stash and decided to make
myself a scissor fob.

 Don't you just love beads?????

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Hope you are having a great weekend. 
The weather has been terrible in certain parts of
the country and I hope you are safe tonight!  It
has turned out to be a beautiful evening here and
I think  I will sit on the patio with my hubby to
end the evening.

Happy stitches....


  1. Happy birthday,,,and what a great stash hall,,and I LOVE the scissor fob..very cute..hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.

  2. Happy belated birthday! You don't look at day past 22 ;0)

    Hope your mailman comes thru for you and enjoy your new project.

    The fob is adorable!

  3. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Karen, nice to see you posting, congrats on your goodies, enjoy:)

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Karen!! It looks like you found some wonderful new stitchy things.
    Have a great birthday weekend.


  5. Happy birthday! What great stash you have coming! Love your scissor fob too! I love that 13 Colonies design -- looking forward to seeing you stitch it!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a great birthday and spent your green very well and YES! - I have seen the new Victoria Motto chennile and rick rack - OMG! I am swooning over it! Hope the mailman comes visiting soon!!

  7. Happy Birthday girl!!! LOVE the stash from Stitch and Frame Shop....will get there soon! And, you are going to LOVELOVELOVE the Victorian Motto will not be disappointed~~~ We are at the beach and although it was scary at times, the storm has passed without damage....Thank goodness and I pray for those less fortunate...Many people were left with alot of damage...

    Take care my friend and hope you are celebrating your birthday ALL MONTH LONG as you should!!!


  8. Happy Birthday! You got some great stash. I just started 13 colonies this week-end. It's huge but I am loving it. Thanks for the Victoria Motto site.

  9. Happy birthday to youuuuu :) hope you enjoyed your stash shopping .. what am I saying of course you did ... off to go and peruse the links .. enjoy thirteen colonies :) love mouse xxxx
    ps love the little scissor fob the bee is sooo cute :) xxx

  10. Happy Birthday. Great new stash. Love the scissor fob the bee is very cute.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday Karen!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday! Can't wait to see the stash you've treated yourself to. "Thirteen Colonies" is on my wishlist too, but so are so many other LHN designs! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend and happy stitching to you.

  13. Happy Birthday!!! Wow, what a way to celebrate...stashing!! Super!!! And to get a discount at the fun!!! That is a neat a complete project...I like that!!!
    love the scissor fob!

  14. Happy belated birthday, Karen! I love your new stash. You go girl! I love that Thirteen Colonies, too. Great job on the fob!

  15. Happy Birthday Karen and thank you for your pattern order. I'll get them out to you first thing Monday.
    Nancy at VM has some great new trims and you will love them. Enjoy your birthday goodies and I can't wait to see your finishes.

  16. Happy belated birthday Karen !!! You are just getting younger by the minute aren't you ;)

    Cute fob

  17. Hope you had a delightful birthday, Karen!! I, too, love the 13 Colonies chart and I can't wait to follow your progress...

    Darling fob (hmmm...those are great Pittsburgh colors, too!).

  18. Happy Birthday Karen :) I love the Thirteen Colonies too, it will be a great project :)

    The scissor fob is so cute.

  19. Happy Belated Birthday dear Karen...hope it was a blessed day for you!

    Green is my favorite gift from my mom too, LOL! Mom's are awesome aren't they?? They always know just what we want and "need"!!

    Love "13 Colonies", can't wait to see your progress on it...I am a Colonial fanatic, so this pattern is a must have for me too.

    What a sweet little beaded fob...very nicely done.

    Happy Stitchin'

  20. Happy Birthday Karen!
    I love your birthday stash additions! I have got to get me some of that chenille trim.
    Your scissor fob is really cute!

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mom's always know their children best. That is why we love them so.
    Love you Bee Fob. How cute!

  22. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great week. I love that Little House design too. Enjoy.

  23. Happy birthday!!!! Great new stash and b-day gifts.

    I really like that fob its cute!

  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!!! I didn't realize it was your special day :o(

    Sounds like you got the perfect gifts though ;o)

    Love your little bee scissor fob!

  25. Happy Birthday Karen. Love the stash you bought and can't wait to see what you ordered.

    Glad you weren't affected by the storms.

  26. Happy Birthday!!! Love the stash. :)

  27. Belated Birthday Wishes Karen - hope it was a good one. Lovely new stash and that bee fob is just adorable!

  28. Happy Birthday and enjoy your new stash! That scissor fob is too cute for words.

  29. Bealted Happy Birthday!! And wow such lovely goodies!!

  30. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you got some great stash - can't wait to see it. Your busy as a bee scissor fob is darling!

  31. Happy belated birthday wishes! What lovely new stash and love the fob!


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