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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Another Happy Dance!

I finished 'Chorus Line' by Valerie Pfeiffer yesterday:

I'm really happy with the way my ex-UFOs are getting finished!  I've also nearly finished my Astrocats - just been waiting for more thread through the post...and it arrived today...

As is always the case, I have been shopping for more cross stitch stash (as if I haven't got enough!):

 Bothy Threads: Gorjuss 'Ruby'
 HAED: Selena Fenech 'L'

 HAED: Jasmine Beckett-Griffith 'Storykeep Butterflies Galore'

 HAED: Jasmine Beckett-Griffith 'TT Purple Dragon'

 Forever in my Heart: 'Cross Stitch Maniac'

I shall no doubt be making a start on at least one of these over the coming weeks!

I started my new part-time job last week, and I'm still trying to find my way around.  It's weird working in another school, with new colleagues...but I'm sure it will become quite natural soon!

I'm also soooo excited!  We've finally finished paying for our holiday in New York in the summer, and I've booked a cruise around the island, and sightseeing at the Top of the Rock!  I can't wait to go...even if it is still 3 months until then...We are also hoping to book tickets to see a show whilst there - probably 'Chicago'.

Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

Bev said...

i have stitched chorus line, and is still one of my favorites, well done, love the new stash especially the Cross Stitch Maniac, perfect for my house lol

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your birdies are looking good, and you will have no free time at all with so much new stash, but the are looking good too.

I hope you will have a great time in New York, we have been there and to the Top of The Rock too, it's an amazing vieuw from there.
We stayed for only 3 day's and moved on to Boston and hope to go back some day.
Even my hubby,who is not a city person, loved NY and Boston, we have been in Washington DC and found that a great city also.

Hugs Yvon.

Joysze said...

Congrats on the finish! I love Chorus Line!!!

Hmm.... wonder what you'll start next. ;)

♥ Nia said...

I stitched Ruby :) She's adorable!! =) And yesterday I started my 3rd Gorjuss gil :D

Very pretty that 'Cross Stitch Maniac' :)

Mary Joan said...

Well done on your finish. Just Love your "Chorus Line" birdies. I've stitched some of her other bird designs. Aren't they great.
Look forward to seeing what you stitch next.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Ruth said...

Well done on the finish, it looks terrific.
New stash is always brilliant and I love your choices...looking forward to seeing your progress with these.

Barbi said...

Wonderful finish! I love VP's birds! Exciting news about your holiday! You're going to have a great time!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish - it is lovely. Great new stash - what will you start next?

Stitching Noni said...

Love Chorus Line - beautifully stitched. I had the original framed print - but had to leave it behind in a divorce settlement! I did end up with Valerie Pfeiffer's cats though!! I now have 3 of her bird kits in my stash and one day I will add Chorus Line to the stitching to do list!!!

Your stash additions are great - look forward to see your updates when you start them!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Lonneke said...

Congrats on your finish! I love those little birdies! Isn´t it nice to finally finish those closet dwellers!
Like your new stash as well!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a cute finish!

Nice new stash!

Maureen said...

cute finish and that is some very good stash shopping. Your trip to NY sounds exciting, it'll be here before you know it.

Melanie said...

Super cute finish!!

Wendy said...

I just love those birds !
I call them the punk-birdies.......
stitched them a few times as a gift, but I still want to stitch them for myself, just havend found the time yet........

Lisa said...

Well done on finishing another UFO!
I love your new stash, especially the Gorjuss design, I have a few Gorguss accessories but haven't got around to getting a cross stitch yet.

Shelleen said...

Those birds are so cute.

CalamityJr said...

Your Chorus Line is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you chose for your next project - better keep a smaller one back for your travel bag.

Julie said...

Your little birdies are adorable. nice new stash too.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, some beautiful charts there. I love A Chorus Line. I have it on my wishlist!! I also love HAED. Actually, that's how I found your blog! I'm a follower of the HAED blog you belong to, and I've basically been following everyone on it!! It seems we have similar tastes! BTW, I'm Julie, from Cincinnati, OH. I live with my lil cat, Yes Dear and I like to stitch, garden, do blog (both read and write), and chat. I'm glad I found your blog!

Lisa x said...

i love your chorus line finish it is really lovely

great new stash too especially the gorjuss one, all those HAED's frighten me!

Karan said...

You've been very busy since my last visit, with all those fabulous HD's. Lovely new stash too - especially like the Gorjuss design. Glad you're settling into the new school OK. Bet you're counting down to that holiday. :0)