Monday, April 15, 2013

Sheep and Wool Festival is coming up soon!!

May 4 and 5, 2013 at the Howard County Fairgrounds!  I already have my t-shirts and tote bag thanks to Sheepman Supply in Frederick.  Only if they have an additional color that I want do I have to stand in that horribly long line!  Last year around 1 pm there was no one in line at all.  I couldn't believe it and I ended up buying some bargain-priced t-shirts from previous years.  I was a very happy camper.

I still have to figure out what patterns I want to bring to try to get yarn for.  Not that I need any more yarn, but need is never a factor, is it? 

I want to start stitching the La-D-Da freebies.  I like her designs and these would make great pillows/pin cushions to put in a basket or hang from a door knob.  Not that I made any progress on the freebie pears this weekend......

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Had to buy Berkshire Bee Hives from Rosewood Manor

I just love this piece! The colors are just bright enough without being garish.  But what really sold me was the tiny honeycomb design in the background.  I checked the chart because although I like the honeycomb design, stitching a thousand of them wasn't going to be fun.  I was delighted to find out that the honeycomb is printed on the fabric!!  I immediately ordered some from my LNS.

I also bought Frightful Delight by Mill Hill (Halloween!!!!) and JBW's Alphabet Hearts (ordered the stripe-y fabric for this one while I was there).

Update: Error on beehive chart.  Should be on 32 count, not 28 count.