Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stashy Goodness

What a fabbity fab day it was yesterday! House of Stitches was having it's 2nd Annual Stash Exchange, so I bribed my kids with a side trip to South Bend for some much missed Sonic Burgers, and off we went to La Porte, IN. Hey, it's only 80 miles! That's nothing when stash is involved!

We ended up arriving an hour early due to this little thing called time zones. D'oh! I scratched my head and did the whole "I thought there'd be more people..." thing before I realized what had happened! So we puttered up and down the streets a bit, checking out greater metropolitan La Porte, before heading back to the shop. (P.S. La Porte does not have a Starbucks... pout!)

Woohoo! Stash time! Coni, the Spinster Stitcher and her sister, Chrissy, were there at the admission table. It's such a treat to meet fellow stitchy bloggers in person! Coni was working on her Joyful Summer sampler... sooooo pretty! I wish I'd brought my camera!

Here's a quick pic of the goodies I picked up at the stash exchange. Amazing deals on everything! Most of the little charts were between 25-50 cents each! If you ever have the chance to go to an event like this... DO IT!

I couldn't leave without popping into the shop... right? Of course right! After seeing Coni's Joyful Summer, I knew I had to get it, plus a few other little things I've had on my wish list for a while.
I totally splurged and got all six of the LHN Sweet Treats charts, plus some new Lizzie Kate's. I'm regretting not picking up the guacamole linen for the LK Hocus Pocus chart. It's such a wonderful Halloweeny-green! Reminds me of Frankenstein!

No other stitchy news. We've spent the last week cleaning up out at our little demolition project. I've picked up more wood, glass, plaster, shingles, bricks, and chunks of concrete! And let me tell you, it gets HOT down in a basement when there's no house over it! We're hoping to get our floor trusses ordered on Monday, and start some actual building soon!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I'd love to say I'm off to stitch but I think we're working on sill plates today.... sob!


Daffycat said...

Wow, what a haul of lucky, lucky girl! That sounds like tons of fun and getting to meet fellow bloggers in person is awesome too!

Pumpkin said...

WOWZERS!!!! LOOK at all that stash! I'm drooling with envy :oP''''' LOL! What a fun time you must have had :o)

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here drooling over your stash...LOL! Enjoy!
Good luck with the house... and mind those stitchy fingers!

Lelia said...

Oh, I wish you would have introduced yourself!! I was at the center tables selling candy, soda, water, etc.

Weren't there tons of good stuff to buy??? I was there for the day & enjoyed chatting, buying, and hanging out with stitchers.

Yes, Coni had a couple of her most awesome projects going -- she is just a talent

Meari said...

That sounded like SO much fun! Lots of great stash. Woo Hoo!

Coni said...

Oh do flatter me so. Thanks for the shout out and for coming to see us! Next time you need a House of Stitches fix, give us a call and we'll be happy to escort you over in style! Don't be a stranger!

Carla said...

Hi Paisley,
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
The stash you got is fantastic!!!

Ruth said...

Dang, gf you did all fellow stashers proud! Taht's some real power shopping there.

Sorry about the Starbucks. :)

Sharon said...

Glorious stash! You had FUN!