Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bag Received

Oh my gosh,my bag from Barbara at To Stitch or Not to Stitch arrived last night, I say last night because our mail lady typically takes long lunches and delivers into the evening.'s absolutely gorgeous and  my pictures do it no justice, now I'll have to run to my LNS just to use it!   It's so pretty, her work is well done and very detailed.  I put a pattern next to it so you could get an idea of the size, the typical bag you might receive at your LNS.  I fell in love with the "recycle" bag she made for herself and emailed her right away, and waa la, done and already to me in under 4 days!  I have to agree with her about reusing the bags, I know it's an expense on the shop owner and I typically save mine and use them as wrapping paper or take them back to the store, as I like to put it, hide the evidence that I was even at the store!

Also, if you like to do any online shopping, JJ's Collectables is having a 20% off sale today through Sunday the 13th.  I've ordered from them in the past and their communication to me was very good, they let me know immediately about any delays etc.   As far as I can tell, it's 20% off all cross stitch supplies, books, etc.  Just in case you needed to add to your stash....

Lastly, I can report that I'm near done with the sewing room and I turned the machine on (wow) and threaded it (and played with the automatic needle threader "wow wow")  even tinkered with some of the decorative stitches it does.  I want to jump in and do embroidery but since the thread is costly, and I don't want to waste it, I should just follow the lessons...?  we'll see.  I keep trying to thin stuff out so I'll keep working on the room as I go.

Thank you for stopping by


  1. Wow,,, it is very pretty..
    Lucky girl...
    Have fun xxx

  2. Your bag looks wonderful, as does your room!!

  3. Really lovely bag from Barbara--her work is so, so lovely!!

    Your room looks great, Dawn--do you happen to know the name of the paint color on your walls? I'm thinking my yellow in my sunroom needs to be changed up a bit :)

  4. Love your room. I wish I had a room just for my stitching and of these days!!!