Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Milicent Turner

  I'm over the freezer incident, he wisely left it until after lunch the next day to call me, I had a rant, he took it on the chin and apologised and we left it at that (I had planned my revenge of feeding him beans on toast for a month, but thought i might be taking the punishment too far :-) 
I could, like some of you suggested make him do the shopping to re-fill it, but you haven't seen Mark with a shopping trolley, it's like watching a contestant on Dale Winton's Super Market Sweep!
And I'd end up with 48 cans of beer, 10 boxes of Brains Faggots and several Fray Bentos Pies 
But I'm over it, really, I am, (and i only said that trough slightly gritted teeth :-)

So, my Christmas start was Little House Needleworks Milicent Turner.
Stitched with Crescent Colours, Clay Pot, Cocoa Bean, Roasted Chestnut, Weeping Willow and DMC B5200
On 28 count even weave which I coffee dyed.

Started on 26th December 2011
Finished on 29th January 2012  (quite quick for me :-)

The lovely Elaine gifted me with a $25 gift certificate to spend at Wasatch for my birthday. (Thanks again Elaine!).  
These are the charts I chose.

Annie Beez Angels Among Us

And Elizabeth Jackson 1824 

(The photos above are courtesy of a Google search, because try as I might I just couldn't get a decent shot!)

I also treated myself to some goodies.  
Every Saturday we have £1 each on the Lotto, and last week some of my numbers came up - no, not the millions, if that had happened, trust me, I would be sipping a long cold drink on a sun-kissed island somewhere. (I've long ago resigned myself to the fact that we are the sort of people who work for their money).  Just three balls with my numbers on came out, but it netted me a tenner, which I promptly spent on a couple of charts I needed :-)

These photos are also from the world wide interweb

Now I'm just spoilt for choice with what to start next!

Thank you for visiting my little space today, as always your comments are much appreciated and very welcome :-)

Until next time x


Nicola said...

Lovely choices for stash additions

Ruth said...

Great stash collecting... and stitching -- oh the stitching is so lovely. Can't wait to see more!

Beers and pies --- do you really need anything else? lol

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching on your sampler! Enjoy deciding what to stitch next.

Catherine said...

Great choices!

Chris said...

Hi Maggie,
I am glad to hear that the freezer incident is behind you.
Millicent it looking great and what wonderful new stash! You have wonderful taste :)

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish! Milicent is such a pretty sampler. Love all of your new stash, too. Great choices!

I laughed so hard at your comments about DH and shopping. It is definitely a male thing. I try now to only send DH to Aldi for stuff if I can't get to the shop myself. At least then when he picks up various and sundry, it is a bit cheaper than Tesco!

stitchersanon said...

Lovely charts. What is it with men and Fray Bentos pies?? My hubby would be the same though he is learning...gradually. I love the sampler too, lovely colours

Sandra said...

Add some Cadburys chocolate fingers and that could be my DH's weekly shop LOL. Love your LHN finish. Congrats on your lottery win, glad to see you spent the money wisely ;-)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I absolutely adore your Milicent Turner. Totally wonderful, top to bottom!

Sally said...

Your LHN sampler is simply beautiful. I love everything about it.

Lovely stash additions. I think I might have to go have a look at these on Sew and So!!! Only looking mind!

Mouse said...

ooooo great stash choices .... and wow love your MT finish ... that's in my crazy starts ... did you have to use two weeping willows by any chance ????
can't wait to see your next start :) love mouse xxxx

Edgar said...

Nice stash!! - and - a beautiful WIP!!

Julie said...

Great new stash.
I did smile thinking of your DH on supermarket sweep, with a trolley full of nothing useful. Maybe he should take you out for a meal in consolation.
Millicent is beautiful, great project to be working on.

Lainey said...

Yep what is it with men and supermarket shopping. Even when Ian goes with a list he comes back with nothing on it. I;m glad to hear there was no body in the freezer incident off course theres always a next time..lol!
Beautiful stitches Maggie and great stash haul. Happy stitching.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Wonderful finish, Maggie! The colors are just grand. You got some great new stash, too.

Deb said...

A wonderful finish Maggie. I love the colors of it. And wonderful stash inhancement too!

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm afraid beans on toast wouldn't be punishment for my dude. I think he ate that all through grad school, alternated with something he called "tuna rice." Melicent Turner is lovely!

Loraine said...

Nothing better than retail therapy to get over your freezer incident! Wonderful stash you picked, and I love Millicent.

Krista said...

Hi Maggie, I really enjoyed your post and visiting your blog. Your Milicent Turner is beautiful! Love all the great stash picks you got too. Enjoy your day!

Lynn said...

Lovely work on Millicent! It's a beautiful design.
I love all of your stash additions too. I have several La D Da charts but have yet to stitch a single one. It's about time I'd say!

Melanie said...

Lovely finish!! And great stash picks too. Very nice.

Brigitte said...

Milicent Turner is looking gorgeous. And oh, I could just grab all your new charts and incorporate them into my own stash, lol. Absolutely great choices.

L.O. said...

I like the patterns you added to your stash. Very nice. And your Milicent Turner is just stunning, especially with the fabric you chose.

Heidi said...

Great stash and well deserved after that BEAUTIFUL sampler you finished!

Hugs from Holland ~

Kaisievic said...

Lovely new stash and you have such a lovely blog. Very elegant and gorgeous photography, Maggie.

hugs, Kaye xoxox


Sherry said...

Milicent is just stunning! I have been looking at this design and thinking about getting her but you definitely convinced me to do so now! I will have to use your colors too!