Monday, July 11, 2016


We had a great weekend here at the Chicken Ottoman Empire... stitching-wise, lake-wise, eating-way-too-much-food-wise. I made a half decent start on my July Prairie Year which has me super happy. This one should go quick... a lot of red, white, and blue, which is perfect for this time of year. (Funny how that works when you're actually stitching the block for the month you're currently... um... monthing in?)

Phil took me down to LaPorte on Saturday so I could do some shopping at the House of Stitches! He's such a good sport when it comes to helping me pick out patterns and thread! He's not one to sit outside in the car and wait for me while I hurry through my selections. He comes in and asks questions and gives opinions and tells me to take my time. Here's a snappity-snap of the goodies I picked up...
I desperately wanted the new Little House ABC Sampler but was told they were sold out. Luckily we found one in the "new releases" bin and I literally did a happy dance in the middle of the shop! I picked up the threads I needed and all I need to do now is find the perfect fabric in my stash and I'll be off and running!

I'm still planning to hold my Second Official Chicken Ottoman Empire Stitch-In! I have plenty of great summer projects thanks to HoS and Phil, so now all I need to do is make a run to the grocery store for foodies and drinkies and then settle in for three straight days of nuthin' but stitchin'!
(and eatin' and drinkin'!)


Robin in Virginia said...

What super projects you picked up at House of Stitches! Great start on your PS July piece! Looking forward to seeing what you get accomplished during your stitch in!

Paula Lima said...

It is good when the hubbies help us out! Mine is the same, he always enters in the shops with me and helps me choose from the quantity of patterns/kits I see!
Great shopping!