Thursday, 14 June 2007

I've been bad

I hope my DH doesn't read my blog LOL. I've been bad. Look at my sidebar "to stitch," do i need any more stash? NO! So why did i buy this lot yesterday???

LHN, The Friendship Tree

LHN, Psalm 145

LHN, Daisy Lane Cottage

I have no excuse, or maybe i do....I was having LHN cravings and am suffering from post holiday blues!! I had more than these 3 in the shopping basket but i was good and cut it down to 3 LOL.

To promote some blogs....anyone interested in a Round Robin?? Donna is looking for 3 more people for a RR. Should be good! Check out Donnas RR blog here and leave her a comment if you're interested. I've never done a RR before so im looking forward to it.

Also, if you are stitching Cirque des Cercles Jamie has set up a blog for stitchers. You can see it here. I guess you leave her a comment if you wish to contribute.

It sucks being back at work after 2 weeks holiday. The weather here is horrible and cold too. I had to wear my big winter coat this morning. Scottish summers are so unpredictable. Yuck. I was thinking about our holiday (instead of working!) and came up with the following

Things i miss about Canada (aside from the obvious - family and friends)

1. Maple Dip Donuts from Tim Hortons

2. Swiss Chalet Sauce hmmmm

3. Swimming pools in Back gardens

4. Warm weather

5. Michaels

6. Pleasant and Polite shop assistants/waiters etc

Things i love about being back in Britain

1. British TV (without all those adverts you get in Canada)

2. Public toilets that have doors without gaps at the side and go all the way from the top to the bottom!

3. British Radio

4. Cars of all shapes and sizes

5. A decent cup of tea

6. Hills and green green grass (from all that rain LOL)

32 comments:

Barbara said...

Public toilets with doors that really go from the floor to ceiling without gaps? Like in a house? Wow. Sorry - I've always had this 'thing' about public restroom facilities and never dreamed that there were truly modest ones somewhere! All the more reason for finally getting to Britian!

Meari said...

LOL, nice stash haul Cheryl. (I won't tell your DH *shhhh*) Could you email me re: your comment on my blog? mearitaira@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

Love the stash! I had a weak moment too recently and caved in to purchase BBD's With Needle and Thread.

stitcherw said...

Great stash, especially Daisy Lane Cottage. Daisy lane is so pretty, I love daisys. I don't have this one yet, but it is on my list.

Thanks for the link to the CdC blog. This piece is so pretty, and I'm really enjoying watching everyone's progress on the different blogs. I haven't been brave enough to get it, yet alone start it, but it sure is tempting. Everytime my DD sees it she tells me how neat it is and that I should do it. Her being home sure is adding to my stash and list of future projects, LOL. I just wish I could get her to learn to stitch and do some of the items she keeps picking out for me.
Sue

Carol said...

Oh, those are beautiful choices!!

tintocktap said...

Love your LHN stash - I obviously haven't looked closely enough at their designs! Strange to say, but living down here I miss the Scottish weather - far more vatiation than here which is just bland. Now you've got me seriously considering joining this RR. Hmmm....

Ranae said...

Cheryl, just love your LHN stash. Thanks for putting Donna's RR on your post. I seen it the other day and then couldnt find which blog it was. So, I went there right away and asked her to send info on a RR. I have never did one either. I have to get going on my CDC. I love your color choices. Cute little pillow you received. Welcome Home!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful choices for your stash!

DaisyGirl said...

I would love to visit your hometown! I would love a cup of hot tea! I like those LHN houses! Maybe we should use LHN for the round robbin? What do you think?
Donna

Itching To Stitch said...

The stash is great. Minimal ads on tv in Britain, I'm there ;)

Dawn said...

Great stash! :)

Lauren said...

Yay for stash! Ooooh, maple-dipped donuts... Man, I wish I was back up north right now :)

Michele said...

ohhh nice stash purchases! I just ordered CCN's Sunflower Sampler .. quite a mother/daughter team aren't they!

Vonna said...

ohhh...I went on a bit of a spending spree myself...and funny that I got Country Stitcher * City Stitcher and the Friends one that you got ;)
FUNNY!
And it's nice to know that no matter where you go, you can always find something that makes you happy :)

Chiasmata said...

That's some stash :P Thanks for the links, I always love checking out what other people are stitching, and then joining in!

Rowyn said...

Love the charts you've ordered. Sounds like you had a great holiday.

Karen said...

WOW lovely new stash enjoy stitching them

Annemarie said...

Well, *of course* you needed new stash. Duh.
Welcome back from your holiday, by the way, and I'm very glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! As for the weather in Scotland: it's the same in The Netherlands. Thank goodness for my Barbour coat :o)

mercy said...

I love Daisy Lane Cottage! It's so pretty and I think I have it in my stash to stitch...must look for it.

I almost made a stash purchase but closed the screen before I did it. Maybe next week I'll place n order LOL.

Jenn said...

I won't tell your DH about your new stash. ;) I love Daisy Lane Cottage. It's so pretty.

Hazel said...

Hello! Naughty naughty!! Nice stuff tho. You have been busy whilst I been sicky miserable lol!! I was back in the Lakes last weekend lol. And we're going again in August so if you're around lol...!!! xx

Karin said...

Great stash additions! Glad to see you're back home safely. And the maple donuts are fantastic, aren't they.

Carla said...

Nice stash!!!

stitcherw said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are so not helpful in keeping me from adding to my stash, LOL. In case you'd like to know what your most recent enabling amounted to, I now have both Daisy Lane Cottage and CdC in my stash. So while I haven't gotten the fabric or floss for CdC (I did show some restraint) I have the pattern in my hot little hand (or will have when my order gets here).
Sue

Paula said...

Ooohh lovely new stash good for you. We all need to buy stash every now and then....lol even if we already have enough to last us 5 lifetimes!!! lol
Happy stitching.....

Stitchingnow said...

Oh well guess we can't be 100 % good or we wouldn't be human. Love the stash you purchased.

Jenny said...

A girl can never have too much stash! :)

Bev said...

love the stash you have got, I always tell hubby that i have had my new stuff in ages lol

and whats bad about Scotland urgh it has to be the midges , were off up for 3 weeks in the summer ( we went up for xmas so i might as well take the same clothes up since its never warm when we go up) and every time i get bit,so much that you could play dot to dot on me lol

tkdchick said...

LOL you made me laugh with the Timmies maple dip doughnuts and Swiss Chalet sauce! Two Canadian icons!

I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation.

sugardoll said...

I am surprised you missed "Michaels", you meant the craft store right? I wouldn't imagine anyone missing that craft store, but everytime I walk into mine there is barely anything to cross stitch. LOL

Sorry you have to get back to work, I am sure it sucks after 2 weeks of not having to worry to go. ((hugs))

Juls said...

Lovely stash haul...don't feel bad I seem to never stop acquiring new stash! Glad your vacation was fun and going back to work is the pits!

Heather said...

Hi Cheryl,
I hear you on the food that you can't get anywhere else. Email me at heather.eberhardt _at_ gmail.com and send me your address. I've a surprise to pop in the mail to you :)