Monday, 16 January 2012

The Big Stash Haul

Oh goodness, how time flies. It's been a very busy time since I last posted and I thought I'd catch you up on everything.
First of, I have reached 100 followers!! Thank you so much to each and every one of you for reading about this student and her craft. This blog means a lot to me and I can't believe it's attracted so many readers. I am so very grateful. I will be holding a tiny giveaway very soon, so look out for it!
Since I last posted, I finished working at Sainsbury's, celebrated my mum's birthday and returned to Uni. Yes I'm back at Winchester and very pleased to be here. I really appreciate the freedom of getting to do what I want when I want, although it was lovely being at home. I've got stuck in with my studies already, getting six books out of the library this morning for future projects. I love it!
The title tells of stash, and what a stash it is :) The day before coming back to Uni, my big order arrived. This was my Christmas treat to myself, and I beamed at everything I received. I can't wait to get started on it all. 

I treated myself to six new charts; Touch of the Wilderness, by Brittercup Designs/Tea Crazy, by Lizzie Kate/The Tea Room, by Country Cottage Needleworks/Schoolgirl Lesson, by Little House Needleworks/Always and Forever, by Little House Needleworks/Autumn Sampler, by Lizzie Kate.
That should certainly keep me busy for awhile!

I also got some bits for scrapbooking too. I did a fair bit of scrapping over the holidays, but forgot to take any photos. Silly me. I love stickers, and couldn't resist these ones as they were all reduced.

I also got two large cuts of fabric (32ct Belfast in Fairy Dust and Light Mocha) and a whole bunch of DMC threads for future starts. I also bought a Sampler Thread in Dark Chocolate, which is also for a future project - stay tuned!

I'm having a ball with the Birthday Stitch Surprise. It's been so lovely putting a parcel together for Mouse, I really hope she likes it. My next recipient is Fiona. If you could send me a quick email of likes and dislikes Fiona, I would really appreciate it! :) I'm glad I chose to do this giveaway, it's really fun.

I'm on top of my reading already, so I am spending the evening with a big mug of hot chocolate and reading all what you've been up to. I can't wait! I'm sorry I've been absent from blogging lately, but I'm sure it's the same for all of you that family come first over the holidays. I'm back now and ready to stitch!
Best wishes,


Sarah said...

That is a massive stash, you lucky thing! Looking forward to seeing them all stitched up. Good luck with uni in the new year

Beth Pearce said...

Great stash, Bekca! It sounds like you have your life in great order - that is wonderful. Keep up the great work!

staci said...

Sounds like you've been very busy and your year is off to a good start! You have some really lovely new stash, enjoy!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. Great new stash. Can't wait to see your progress on it all.

Fiona said...

Hi Bekca, lovely stash you've got there!! I'll email you right away :) xx

Teresa said...

So nice to hear you had a nice time at home. Love your new stash, I have several of your choices.
Enjoy being back at uni and don't work too hard.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful break. Just look at all of that wonderful stash!! Enjoy!!

Mouse said...

ooooo very nice stash haul there and good timing to arrive just before you went back too .... it is great to have your own space isn't it getting giddy as its nearly my birthday heheheh and love your fabric choices too :) well done on getting straight back into your studies too :) love mouse xxxx

Carol said...

It's always such a treat to open a new package of stash, isn't it Bekca? Looks like you purchased some great things--looking forward to seeing your progress on them...

Best of luck at university this semester!!

Lynn said...

Look at all that yummy stash! You've made some great choices and I can't wait to see which you decide to stitch first.
Good luck with your studies this semester!