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!