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My Stash List (As of 08/13/2005)

  • Posted on August 13, 2005 at 4:33 pm

This was an exercise done for my entrance onto “the wagon” of S.E.X. abstinence and stash-only stitching. Quite an eye-opening experience, really. And this doesn’t touch on anything other than projects I’ve started, kitted up or am ready to start. Yeah… scary!

WIPs are listed in order of start date, with the earliest project (at the top) having been started in 1999.

WIPs (Having actual stitches in them):
Dimensions Gold Collection Santa’s Wildlife Stocking
Latch Hook Rug Pooh and Tigger
Sunset Jiffy Almost Perfect
Quick Christmas Keepsakes Blue Santa
Dimensions Bonsai and Buddha
Mill Hill Treasured Spring Sampler Kit Flower Basket Fantasy DEADLINE: Christmas, 2005
Lorri Birmingham A Tisket a Tasket (medium basket)
Mirabilia Fairy Moon
Victoria Sampler Welcome Hearts Bellpull
Disney Vinylweave Bookmark R is for Reading
Anne les Petites Croix French Mystery Garden
Wee Ones in Hardanger Embroidery Bee
Dimensions Gold Nuggets Pansies on Toile DEADLINE: Christmas, 2005
Daydreams Petite in Glass Crystal Creation
Mill Hill Tiny Treasured Diamonds Friendly Frosty
LuvLee Designs Plastic Canvas House Tissue Box Cover
Creative Accents Sleepy Moon Birth Record DEADLINE: End of September, 2005
Victoria Sampler Spring Banner Bellpull
Chatelaine Designs Tiny Rose Mandala Garden
Charland Designs Love Heart Ornament DEADLINE: Christmas, 2005
Forget-Me-Nots in Stitches Love… Was Born at Christmas Ornament DEADLINE: October 31, 2005
Jeanette Crews Designs Calico Critters – Bunny DEADLINE: September 1, 2005
Kitted and/or Prepped:
Patricia Ann Designs Sapphire Star Ornament DEADLINE: August 31, 2005
Jeanette Crews Designs Calico Critters – Rocking Horse DEADLINE: September 1, 2005
The Sweetheart Tree Radiant Tulips DEADLINE: January, 2006
Mill Hill Stitched & Beaded Petite Purse Ebony Peacock
Textile Heritage Collection Fuchsias Scissors Keep
Jeanette Crews Designs Computer Wizard
Just Nan Small Delights Seasonal Gems I
Just Nan Small Delights Seasonal Gems II
Bucilla Safe Passage
Dimensions Serenity Prayer
Lorri Birmingham Autumn Table Linen and Tea Tray
To Be Added to Rotation:
Mill Hill Scissor Pocket Treasured Stitching Band Kit Mauve Heart Sampler
Dimensions Halloween Whimsies Silly Bat
Textile Heritage Collection Damask Rose Scissor Keep
Mill Hill Charmed Santa Face Kris Kringle
Mill Hill Tiny Treasured Diamonds Rudolph
The Sweetheart Tree Spring Has Sprung
The Sweetheart Tree Celebrate Summer
The Sweetheart Tree Happy Fall Y’all
The Sweetheart Tree Winter Wonderland
Chatelaine Designs Mini Mandala Gardens I

Sudberry House Visit

  • Posted on August 13, 2005 at 2:50 pm

Here’s my S.E.X. report from my visit to the Sudberry House garage sale last Saturday, in a nutshell:

Spent $89 (before tax) on $470 worth of retail goods. Savings? $381; over 80% off of retail. Fun factor? PRICELESS!


Qty: Product: Retail Price: Price I Paid: Savings: Percent Savings:
(1) Betsy Box – Black $65.00 $10.00 $55.00 85%
(2) Simply Square Box (5 x 5 design area) $40.00 x 2 = $80.00 $5.00 x 2 = $10.00 $35.00 x 2 = $70.00 87.5%
(1) Large Tea Tray $57.00 $12.50 $44.50 78%
(1) Pencil Box – Dark Oak $32.00 $5.00 $27.00 85%
(1) Octagon Jewelry Box $40.00 $12.50 $27.50 69%
(1) Round Frame Jewelry Box (Discontinued) $40.00 $3.00 $37.00 92.5%
(1) Trivet – Walnut (5 x 5 design area) $15.00 $7.50 $7.50 50%
(4) Coaster – Walnut $10.00 x 4 = $40.00 $4.00 x 4 = $16.00 $6.00 x 4 = $24.00 60%
(1) 6 x 6 Oak Box – Whitewash $36.00 $7.00 $29.00 80%
(1) 6 x 6 Oak Box – Dark Oak $38.00 $5.00 $33.00 87%
(1) Large Pincushion $19.00 $2.50 $16.50 87%
(1) Etc. Pincushion $19.00 $3.00 $16.00 84%
(1) Candy Dish – Light Oak (Discontinued?) $17.00 FREE $17.00 100%

I saved so much, it actually paid for the hotel room for the weekend!!!

Anyone turning green yet? :mrgreen:

Catching Up and Summer Intern Exit

  • Posted on August 13, 2005 at 1:34 pm

Okay, let me try this again. I was quite a ways into this post when my touchpad started skipping all over the place and in an effort to reset it, I somehow lost the entire post. I’m not having good luck lately with data loss.

Anyway, I will be making several posts this weekend as I finally catchup with the events of last weekend. One will include all of my purchases and savings from the Sudberry House garage sale in CT last Saturday. Another will summarize the rest of our trip, including my visit with Marietta and Robbin. I’ll also be writing up a stash list this weekend (I may or may not post it here) to begin my attempt to jump onto “the wagon” – to stop purchasing any more stitching stash and to become a stash only stitcher.

In the meantime, I thought I’d give an update on how my banner was received by my summer intern yesterday. In a nutshell, she loved it! She held it up and looked at it carefully, from end to end, for at least 10 minutes with random exclamations scattered throughout. I am happy that it turned out so well (I’ll try not to break an arm patting myself on the back 🙂 ) and doubly happy that my hard work was so well received.

It turned out to be a weepy day, from presenting her with the banner, to going to lunch for the last time, going through her final review and then reading her thank you note when I arrived home. She really is a sweet young woman. It was a pleasure to have her around and will seem empty without her on Monday… 🙁

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