Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stocking The Studio From Around The Globe!

I love online shopping almost as much as I love my online friends! I regularly submit to retail therapy....and this week I received some lovelies from around the globe! Adding to the stitching, knitting AND quilting projects...always a good thing---right? Riiiight! :o)

First of all...many many many thanks to sweet Rosa, a wonderful blog reader from Spain. She was so very kind and sent me a new chart...that I LOVE...



Permin! Hamburg 1746! Loooove! Adam & Eve....lovely motifs. I LOVE this sampler. Rosa, thank you so very much for your generous kindness! So very nice and a lovely surprise when I saw the envelope from Spain!

Next up....I stalk Ravelry and other knitting blogs...regularly....too much probably....but I love the color and the inspiration! I spied a scarf knit from a yarn called Crazy Zauberball. It was the most colorful baktus scarf and I LOVED it and decided I MUST knit it...in that EXACT yarn. Well...as is usually the case...the yarn was almost non-existent in that colorway...I say ALMOST because IIII was lucky enough to find some.....in Canada!



Of course I couldn't just have the wonderful seller send one lone ball of Crazy Zauberball...so I ordered several other balls of Crazy Zauberball in other colorways..and also enhance the sock yarn stash just a bit. But I am most excited that I found that LOVELY Crazy Zauberball---colorway Kleiner Fuchs.....Poppin' Color Baktus Scarf will now be mine! Thank you neighbor to the north!!

And then....I went far around the globe....to Australia...for a couple new quilt projects!

If you've not discovered Threadbear over in the land down under yet...you are missing out! Especially if you love the older looking quilts! AND the ultra challenging!

First up...Mid 19th Century Stars. I loved this pattern the second I saw it and knew it had to be mine!



AND....my word this is a CHALLENGE....but I know lots of people are tackling this one...and, well, honestly...it's just one block at a time...right? I mean...it CAN be done...obviously! There's an entire blog devoted to those that are making this one...



The Civil War Bride Quilt! LOOK at all of that glorious applique! Quite the pattern! QUITE the challenge! I have NO idea when I will tackle this..but again....rule of international ordering states one cannot just order ONE item to have shipped such a long distance...make it worth your while...and so I figured what the heck. So two new quilt patterns from the land down under. Check out Threadbear's website for many many more delicious quilts!! There were quite * a * few I wanted, but restrained myself.

The globe-hoppin' stash enhancements all arrived to make me smile this week! Anything that keeps the creative mind working helps ease the stress of the working mind!

*Peace!

11 comments:

Ann's blog said...

Kim, it was so wonderful to read this post about Threadbear, it is my favourite shop and only 40 minutes drive from me in the lovely town of Castlemaine. Lizzie has started the Civil War Bride Quilt for people that have bought the pattern from Threadbear. We met for coffee a while ago and she is a lovely lady, very clever and talented also! I have the CWB pattern and will be starting once we return from holidays later January! Corliss has done a magnificent job and the quilt is incredibly stunning. Her work is brilliant and she is also a terrific lady and from the USA. Welcome to the wonderful world of Threadbear and of course my beautiful country AUSTRALIA!! Best wishes, Ann

Jennifer said...

Hey Kim,
Love your finds here. I've been online shopping today myself!
I'm planning a giveaway soon for Christas, so be sure to check out my blog in the next week or so!
I'm hoping that my online shopping will be hasty so I can get pics!

Peace to you too,
Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Tolentreasures said...

Wow! Love it all. Your sock yarn collection is really growing! You'll have that little organizer full in no time!

Cathy

Deb said...

Oh Kim, you enabler you!!! I love all the online goodies you've gotten - I love the Permin pattern and realized that I have that one hidden in my stash!!! But that yarn - how absolutely lovely!! But what really enabled me were those quilts! As soon as I get home I'm placing an order for at least Phebe - I JUST LOVE THAT QUILT!! Piecing and applique with some A&E type characters. I don't know if I should hug you or smack you with this post!! LOL

Margaret said...

Haha! I see Deb has discovered the luverly Phebe quilt. :D Anyway, I love your stash! That yarn -- I can see why you had to find that colorway! Yummy! Definitely worth going to Canada for! lol! Lovely xs chart too, and of course the wonderful Threadbear purchases. One of these days I'll start that quilt!

Catherine said...

Love the colors in the yarn and oh - the quilts! Georgeous!!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great stash haul Kim. I'm going to click on that Threadbear link now...

Katrina said...

Great stash enhancements. I especially love the sampler and the bride's quilt! Looking forward to seeing your progress :-).

Loraine said...

Oh, you brave girl! I love those quilts. Can't wait to see progress on them.
I love the sampler sent by fellow blogger. So pretty!
Take Care.

Littlebit said...

Oh, Kim! What wonderful goodies! That CWB quilt is TDF!!! I'm sure you will do a wonderful job..afterall, you ARE KK. LoL! MM

Paulette said...

Wow, what a quilt!! That's insanely amazing, and I know you're up for the challenge, girlfriend! :) Great job, globe-hopping!

Paulette