Sunday, April 24, 2016

A to Z Interruptus 3 - Newish Stash

I think I've figured out that when my stitching mojo is lax, my stash mojo is in overdrive...I kind of went nuts the past couple of weeks.

It's been a very long time since Heaven and Earth Designs has had a 50% off sale, so I took advantage of the one this past week, almost cutting my wish list in half! Most of these are new artists to my stash, so I'm pretty excited about them. So without further ado, here are my newest acquisitions that will go in the never-ending stash pile:

Chris Ortega - The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour_1
Josephine Wall - Libra
Janna Prosvirina - In The Shadow
In The Shadow_1
Michael Hayes - Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel_1
Jasmine Becket-Griffith - Gargoyles of Notre Dame
Gargoyles of Notre Dame_1
Aimee Stewart - Supersized Max Colors Museum Shelf
SS Museum Shelf MC_1
I bought my first Chatelaine Designs, the Scotland Mandala, but I'm not sure I'll ever stitch it! It calls for several hundred dollars worth of supplies and it looks INCREDIBLY difficult! I just don't think I'm a good enough stitcher yet for one of these. I think I need to try a Mirabilia first. But anyway, here's the Scotland Mandala:
Chatelaine Scottish Mandala
I've also been hitting Etsy VERY hard lately. I had several patterns from Neni Design on my wishlist for quite a while, and when she listed a 10 for $10 sale (which, BTW, as of this post is still happening), I jumped at the chance not once, but twice! After comparing some of her charts to some I have already bought from other sellers, I decided I think that Neni's are better, so I bought her versions as well. I got repeats of some of the Stained Glass Bookmarks:
Neni Designs Stained Glass Princesses
And The Stained Glass Collage:
Disney All Stars Stained Glass
But I also got some new ones, including this Lilo and Stitch one that I think I'm going to start once I have Rainy Wedding cleared out:
Lilo and Stitch otherwise
And the rest including the blue Cheshire Cat which makes me think of Stephen Fry which makes me smile:
Cheshire Cat stained glass
Disney Heroes 1
Disney Heroes 11
Disney Heroes 19
Disneyland Map
Rapunzel Wonderful Night
I also bought three of her princess series:
Neni Designs Princesses
Not all of them were Disney-themed though:
I have it in my mind that I'm going to make his glasses purple:
Speckled Owl
Since I was on a roll, I decided to do a BOGO Sale from Stitch Line and got these two:
7 Dwarfs Growth Chart
(I'm not going to growth chart it though)
If that wasn't enough, I picked up a long-wishlisted item, Sleeping Beauty by Scarlett Stitches:
Scarlett Stitches - Sleeping Beauty
Yet another Stitch, this one from Lets Make Crafts:
And lastly (bet you thought I'd NEVER get there), a long debated one, Duran Duran Lollipop from Spirit Wulffe:
Duran Duran Lollipop
There really should be a good Duran chart out there, but this was the only decent one I've ever found although I'm not sure how I feel about it, hence all the debating. This one is going to get a bit of editing...since Simon and John stand a good foot taller than the other guys, I think I'm going to add a couple of rows to both their legs.

I think I have reigned myself in now, so hopefully my stash won't grow anymore. I now have enough for five lifetimes and, since I'm not a cat, I guess it's time to quit (unless an absolutely amazing pattern becomes available that I just can't life without).


Tiffstitch said...

That is a ton of great charts! You also inspired me to check out Neni designs and I also have 10 new charts. I think we only overlapped on the Owl with glasses.

Linda said...

Awesome charts Keiley. I love the 7 dwarfs. I either have that one or one similar and I also have a few of the others ones that you got from Neni. Gotta love our stash.


Heather said...

Oh wow Keiley I love all of your stash! I'm afraid to go look but I really think I need to go check out her shop :D

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Great stash choices!

craftingpaws said...

Very nice additions to your stash!
Saturday must have been "stash-adding day". I bought several new patterns, lots of floss and fabric yesterday, too.

Bea said...

Wow!! Your stash mojo was in overdrive! Terrific choices all round though I especially love the Scottish Mandala. I keep drooling over Serengeti, but haven't yet got the nerve to buy it.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

So many awesome additions!

Justine said...

Great new stash! I really like the Chris Ortega one and the stained glass ones too. I think you should definitely attempt the mandala, just think of your heritage!

Vickie said...

OMG!!!! I love all your stash!!!! I have "The Darkest Hour" on my wishlist !! I bought a Stitch in Time from the sale!

Vickie said...

BAD BAD BAD enabler!!! Just bought 10 charts!!!!

Tama said...

Whoo hoo! Aweseome new stash! Wish I had caught that 50% HAED sale, but I missed it. I LOVE your choices!