Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No Knitting Going on Around here!

I haven't knit a stitch in weeks! Which is really unusual. Usually I have my knitting always with me. And I'll confess to getting tons of knitting done while sitting in the passenger seat of the car. Obviously with Bob gone, I'm doing all my own driving. But I'm also still sorta working both jobs - which hasn't left much free time. I came home from Quilt Festival, Houston with several new cross stitch charts I bought from The Silver Needle. If you like cross stitch at all, you really need to go check out their website. I can't imagine how, but one of these days, I will be in Tulsa, OK and be able to spend the day in the store. Actually, one of these years, I'd love to attend Camp Wannasew, but we'll see about that.

I haven't even been working on anything new either! The Silver Needle has a monthly mailing I subscribed to for awhile called Secret Needle Night. (Bet you don't see what's coming.....oh. You figured it out?) Because the whole thing is ..... a secret! Fun fibers, cute designs stitched on 10 count so they don't take long. Well, when I became a "collector" instead of a stitcher, I stopped the subscription. I knew I had other cross stitch kits laying around besides these.

Well, this week I bought a small tote with a lid. It's only a 12 quart and slightly larger than a sheet of paper. I've spent odd bits of time finding all(?) my cross stitch kits and putting them all together in this little tote. Actually, I liked this so much, I bought another one today to put all my needlepunch stuff into.

So I finished a Bent Creek design and I've been working on a Christmas Secret Needle Night kit from 2003! The idea is that I'll get to spend a bit of time each week working on a cross stitch design. It may take quite awhile to finish anything, but at least there will be progress!


Denise~ said...

As a Tulsa native I'll attest to how fantastic Silver Needle's stock is! I was seriously addicted years ago.
It's a tiny little place but packed with all sorts of tantalizing goodies!

I'm so impressed with your getting stitchery stuff organized. Quite an accomplishment!

Denise~ said...

Oh and there's another needlework store across the street from Silver Needle. Just in case one isn't enough!

Channon said...

I used to cross stitch, and have actually bought two little kits in the last year... you know, because the older, unattended kits were lonely?

Bubblesknits said...

My mom still loves to cross stitch and I've bought her several kits over the last year or so. Be sure to show us your finished pieces!