Before I talk about the Market Party I attended, here is a quick progress snap on Paradise Lost. I'm really enjoying this and next up is that big tree in the center. Can't wait to finish that so I can stitch the people, giraffe and other remaining items. I am considering adding my black cat in next to Eve, just need to chart him to coordinate with the other animals in the sampler.
Earlier tonight, I went to a market party at our local cross-stitch shop tonight and just got home, well I did stop and do some other shopping since I was out. Fanci Mats is local to me, even though it's a 40-60 minute drive depending on traffic but I enjoy getting down there when I can. I hadn't been to a market party in years, since before I moved to Colorado in fact and when I heard that several friends were also going to stop by I decided that I must go as well.
Well, I'm home and settled in after a wonderful evening! I picked up the new Blackbird Designs book plus some 40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley to stitch the red sampler on. I also bought a nice piece of 36 ct. Vintage Examplar, I've been wanting some of this since stitching the trimkeep from the Attic's Sampler Symposium (stay tuned for a finish shortly). Additionally I purchased a couple Stacy Nash Primitive charts (Malabar Farm Pinkeep and the Grace Bridges Sampler), the Friendship Pin Pilloow chart by Hartstrung Samplery and a few other things. If I think of it I'll take a photo soon! Most of what I bought could be pincushions, I've been wanting to fill that star basket I mentioned in a previous post! Also, the Sampler Guild of the Rockies is having a pincushion exchange at our May meeting so I need to get busy!
Of course, once the market party was over I went to the big mall down there and stopped at the Vera Bradley store. Wow, Vera is my latest obsession. I had never been to the actual store before (there is only one in Colorado although there are many places that have a little Vera) and wanted to look at several pieces that I might like to get. I did get a camera case for my little point and shoot and a new sunglass case for my purse. I remarked that I needed a bigger purse and of course, they said they could help me with that too! LOL!
I hope you're enjoying your favorites from Market, until next time...