I think that box in the first picture ran about $300.00! Yikes! A little rich for my blood. Oh well, I love the pin! After that I needed to stop by my the not-so-local cross stitch store for some thread and hoping for maybe some stitchy stash purchases. I've been working on Ann too long - I needed a fix! So off Terri and I went anticipating spending with reckless abandon! Not to be. The store didn't go to Market so there was NOTHING!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Do you know how that feels to be all reved up and there is nothing to buy???? Almost like all dressed up and nowhere to go! Well, I think we both bought some fabric (they don't have hand-dyed linen - ugh), a chart each, some needles and that's probably about it! So disappointing! Maybe God's way of telling me I already pre-ordered too much stuff! LOL
Progress on Ann has been a tad slow! This is about a week and a half worth of work. Reason being is that I've been sick with the flu and it's been horrible! It's been two weeks with this thing and I have good days and bad days. I'm still coughing and stuffed up! Sleeping a lot has been a plus, but not so much for trying to get anything done! I almost had heart failure one night because instead of stitching I only had the energy to watch some lame criminal show on TV, and during the commercial break, I picked up the the directions for Ann and read over the directions for the next section (I'm getting antsy to get there). But, OH MY GOSH, it's entirely filled in and the whole background is ----done in tent stitch ----one over one-----on 35 count fabric!! I'll tell you, Ann almost got sent back to the WIP dungeon. I can't handle all that in tent stitch. But when I felt better, I looked over the pattern again and think that I can do two over two in that section and be fine. If I had to do tent stitch, it would never get done. The hair, face and the hands on the dude above took me two hours! It's not the easiest fabric to stitch one over one on!
Anyway, work on the craft room has stalled to a dead standstill. I'm really hoping that I can get in there this week (after I catch up on everything). I did make a couple small accomplishments. I hung up one wall unit without taking down the wall:
And I dug out some of my rulers and hung them up. My FIL backed the insides of my craft table with peg board and it's perfect for keeping them out of the way, but within close reach.
Right before I came down with this nasty bug (actually the day I came down with it so I probably infected everyone I came into contact with), I visited my local antique dealer and he had found this for me:
Yeah, a silver one! Now the collection is up to nine or ten! Where do I stop? DH would hope that I stopped soon! The man also had a vaseline frog that glowed under neon lights, but unfortunately he's not known for having the best prices sometimes. I bartered for this one and then called it a day!
Well, have to fold some clothes (my poor kids were down their last pair of underwear) and maybe a little cleaning (very little - I don't want to strain myself here), and try to catch up on the past three days of emails and blogs.
Have a great week and make a lot of x's.