Dec 9, 2008

Stash, books, and a place to stitch

Well, we are now P.O.D.S.-less as it was picked up this morning at 8:15 a.m. It's weird to look outside and not see it sitting in front of DH's shop.
I received all the Redbird Designs patterns that I ordered from 3 Stitches and have enjoyed drooling over and fondling them. I got the complete quilt block alphabet series and three others. Whee-e-o!
I managed to carve out a place for my stitching corner and get it set up. Now I just have to dig out yet another extension cord to run my lamps. (We have no power to any of the plugs on this side of the den right now.) BUT! I can stitch whenever I want to! Yeehaw!
And I'm making a dent in the boxes. Even though I meticulously scaled stuff down and got rid of a lot of things before I packed up for the move, as I unpack boxes I find myself saying, "What on earth possessed me to keep this?!" So I have a couple of Salvation Army donation boxes going, too.
And yesterday, as I unpacked books, I kept getting distracted and sitting down to read favorite parts of favorite books. Fun, but it slows down the unpacking and putting away process. Books to me are like old friends. The books in our library have all been read more than once, and most of them multiple times. They don't get to stay in our library otherwise. Forget about not being too rich or too thin; you can never have too many books.


Rachel S said...

That looks so cozy, and I love your new stash.

Fondle for me, please!

Brenda Lou said...

Your stitching nook looks so comfy and cozy!! And I love books almost as much as my stitching, too!! LOL

Daffycat said...

Wow, your stitching area looks so homey with a bit of clutter now! Is it feeling like home yet?

Gloria said...

I want your stitching chair! I NEED that chair. I will even come pick it up. I'll wait for an email with directions. :)

LoriRay said...

Ooooooooooh, I have that Redbird Alphabet series, too! We should do a stitchalong! What do you plan on doing with yours? I have always wanted to make a quilt with those blocks. I've even collected all the Caron flosses over the years to stitch them with. :-))) I'm ready when you are!

BTW, watch out for that Gloria. If she wants your chair bad enough, she'll steal it!!!