Saturday, 7 January 2012


OK, so as promised in my last post, here's my recent additions to the ever-growing  draw, cupboard, room, garage, extra house, alright, several cupboards of stash . . .

28, 30 and 32 count assorted linens all suitable for ornaments and small pillows
'Glad Tidings' kit by Shepherds Bush

'Salem Sisters' by Plum Street Samplers with threads

'Christmas Trees II', 'Chickadee', '2004 Santa', 'Is It Too Late?' and 'Be Kind' charts

DMC, Gloriana & Crescent Colour threads, mouse felt kit & finishing touches

something to store those 'finishing touches' in!

in the stash box at last ~ so wanted these when they were first published

couldn't resist this scrapbooking punch especially as my blog comments are called 'bunny hops'

I'm holding my hands up, YES! I am totally 100% guilty of self-indulgence and excessive over-spending BUT DH did say I could, maybe in moderation, but he DID say I could!

And to sort of make up for my guilty sins I do hereby pledge to only stitch from my stash and all those stitches will be Winter or Christmas themed  (apart from the Salem Sisters chart, just cannot resist that one!) . . .

I have listed the charts/kits in my sidebar and as you can see from the pic below there is more than enough to keep me going for the whole year which is my excuse for keeping the Christmas countdown logo as my reminder!  I have a feeling that logo might become rather annoying around Spring/Summer/Autumn time but I bet it counts down real real quick!

Oh, nearly forgot ~ this is my current WIP ~ 'Such Delight' by Homespun Elegance . . .

I took this out to Florida with me, already kitted up and did get to start it too, this Santa's quite a cutie don't you think?

Thank you for your sweet comments on Tilly and Oscar's housebuilding, I've told them my stitching plans for 2012 and they seemed a little worried ~ would that mean those wretched reindeer would keep arriving on the roof and pinching their carrots ~ Oscar's already keeping watch on 'their' shelf in the fridge!

Thanks for stopping by


Catherine said...

Love all of your goodies! Here's to accomplishing your 2012 goals! Love the bunny pic!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have got some really gorgeous stash there Jane. Love the photo of oscar keeping an eye on the fridge. Great new start. Can't wait to see your stitching in 2012.

Cath said...

Oooh yum can I come and play in your stash cupboards please ?

Great santa .

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh!! What a fun, fun, fun pile of goodies! I look forward to seeing all your stitching this year! I really like the Shepherd's Bush kit. That will be so pretty when it's done!!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

You have the cutiest bunnies. A girl can never have too much stash.

Myra said...

I personally think you really deserved all that new stash. ;o) Wonderful choices and I love your WIP.

Lois said...

What great stash Jane! Well done on some lovely shopping and enjoy stitching it through the year. Love your HE WIP. It's going to be lovely! Cute pic of Oscar! xox

Kate said...

Fabulous stash! A bit of self indulgence from time to time is not a bad thing.
Love Star Light - it's not a design I've seen before.
What a cute picture of Oscar.
Good luck with the stitching from stash - I'm trying that too.

Annette said...

Wow what a big stash!!!
You will be very busy!!
Good luck!!

Sally said...

Fantastic new stash Jane! Looking forward to seeing you stitch some of these:)

Love your new start.

Cute photo of Oscar!

Teresa said...

What, I don't think you over did it. Looks like some wonderful new stash. Love the bunny hop stamp, can see why it just jumped in your cart.
Love the bunnies checking out the goodies in the frig.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

- wiping the drool off my face -

HOLY COW! Did you strip the NS naked???? Look at all that wonderful stash :o)

I have to say, that paper punch is just too adorable and no wonder you had to get it ;o)

LOVE the picture of Oscar checking out the yum yums in the fridge.

Colleen said...

OMG...I can't stop staring at your beautiful additions to your stash!! Looking forward to seeing all your stitching in 2012! Now I know why you had the Christmas Countdown I love the bunny paper punch, it was made for you! Gotta love the picture of Oscar. What yummy snack did Oscar pick?

Sarah said...

Beautiful stash . . . good luck with using it all!!

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo that's a lot of stash both fabric and charts and wee mouse in there too and love the checking the fridge shelf photo with Oscar good luck with your goals :) love mouse xxxx

pam said...

I'm dizzy from all that fabric and stash! looks lovely

Mindi said...

Fantastic stash! I love the WIP you're working on.

Oscar is so funny making sure his food is still in the fridge, and reindeer didn't steal it.

Lynn said...

Your new stash is fabulous! I'm sitting here drooling over those lovely floss and trims! I wish I could find that pom pom trim around here.
Your HE Santa is looking great! I love this design and hope to add it to my stash someday.
Love the pic of Oscar!

Barb said...

Ok now you have made me a delicate shade of green with all those goodies!!
Love your linen pieces, shall have to dig out my starlight I think. I have Salem sisters started it is turning into a UFO. (Which will be finished before Hallowe'en).
Enjoy your wonderful stash and we will enjoy seeing the results.
Oh Oscar is a one, however did he manage to open the fridge. Pic of Tilly next please.

♥ Nia said...

Woooowww!!! What a great addition to your stash :p Santa was very nice over there ;) LOL!!!
Have a great year! Enjoy your stitching, I will be here following your beautiful works as always :D
Hugs&Smiles, Nia

Michelle May said...

Woo hoo! What a fabulous stash of stuff! You know I'm loving that hop punch! :)

Stitching Noni said...

Your stash is fantastic - you lucky girl! The tins and trims are brilliant, as are the charts. Lots of stitching to be done!

Love Oscar... our cats do the same thing when the fridge or the pantry are open! Oscar is beautiful :o)