Friday, April 2, 2010

Stashatolla, Spring break and a Start!

Long time no hear! I have been back over a week now from our March break trip to Tuscon Arizona. Am behind on blog reading and the 3 hour time difference has made me more forgetful and out of it than usual!
We had a wonderful time in Tuscon . This is the second year we have gone to the Westward Look Resort . The scenery is beautiful. There just happens to be a wonderful cross stitch shop in Tuscon that has wonderful models everywhere and helpful staff. They were having a great sale too .
I was able to get a lot of stash from a $2 box that when I took it to the cash it was only $1!!
Things I might not have bought at full price.
I didn't take any pics of the inside of the store as the owner wasn't there but they certainly have a full stock . Here is what I purchased, If you
click on the picture you will see 'Tis Spring' by Homespun elegance. It came with a little gold ladybug charm. I saw the little house neighborhood done over one and it was beautiful. Got some linen for another future project.The Cricket Collection leaflet was $1 at a place called Bookmans that sold used books, records, magazines and a lot of craft mags with a sprinkling of x stitch leaflets. My son had a heyday in there as he found a lot of books he wanted. I also had a new start . I hope to do four of these and put them in my kitchen . The first one is 'Cupcake' , with tart, pie and cake hopefully to follow in the near future.In the picture are the new scissors I treated myself to. Elizabeth I with embedded with roses. I just love them. I hope to make a rose fob( in my dreams !!)
It is always great to get back home after a trip, but it has been a whirlwind since. Next tuesday I am having a birthday and my one year of blogging is coming up on April 29th. I am going to have a little give away to celebrate so stay tuned. Must get caught up on what everyone has been up to. Happy Easter everyone!!


  1. Not sure why the pics wont' enlarge, sorry about that .

  2. Isn't it fun to find a new stitchy shop that you can explore? Your cupcake looks like it's going to be really pretty. I also love your Easter header. cute!

  3. Really great stash and nice stitching.

  4. Woo, a fun vacation and great shopping. How can you beat that?

  5. You are just so lucky with your sale goods.

  6. Great finds! Stash and books--does it get any better?! I'm glad you had a good trip.

  7. Glad to hear you had a good trip, Jennifer--and new stash, too! Way to go :)

  8. Jennifer, I *love* the "Bless Ewe" pillow in your header!! Would you consider an interstitcher loan of the pattern? You can find my email through my profile. :-)

    Your LHN (or is it CCN? I can't remember) cupcake is adorable. And your $1 finds were spectacular!!

    Blessings! Tricia