Connie’s Retail Therapy, 10-28-20

Here’s what Connie bought yesterday:

And this is what I did this afternoon – cleaned my shelves and island surface so I could work! It gets piled higher and higher until I just have to stop and clean it up.

SO MANY projects I want to finish and then so many I want to start!

Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts:

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If I have forgotten to post your quilt, PLEASE resend your picture to me – I need all the help I can get!

Be Still

29 thoughts on “Connie’s Retail Therapy, 10-28-20

  1. Julie Letvin

    Mary had a nice haul! Do you have any idea who the designer is of that bee/star fabric? Or where did you find it? My husband raises bees and I collect bee fabric…you know…for a future project – haha! I love this with the bees and stars!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Julie Letvin – a company I’m not familiar with – Penny Rose Fabrics. “Something Blue” by Emily Hayes.

  2. Rhoda Ebersole

    Good for you to clean up your space and shelves that is what my desk needs.
    Sounds like you are having a most productive week there.

    Be still and be safe

  3. Rhonda in Iowa

    I may just have to find this cross-stitch shop! We have very similar taste. I’ve been doing counted cross-stitch for over 40 years. Still have many unfinished projects and they should be my next year’s dirty dozen. I tend to finish them and then never get them framed. They are all in boxes waiting for their day at the frame shop. We used to have several cross-stitch shops in town but those all closed years ago. Sensing a comeback though!

    Really great assortment of Dirty Dozens! Good job ladies!

  4. Sandi

    You both got some great goodies! I’m with Connie because I also love to cross stitch and I love the patterns she chose.

    1. Connie Tesene

      Hi Mary- Connie here
      I loved your comment! Yes, it does look like I love houses. I’m not a very fast stitcher, but of the last 3 things I’ve stitched 2 have houses in them….and looks like more to come! My best ❤️

  5. Deb Harrison

    Mary, would you take a picture of the shelf under you island on which your sewing machine is even with the table top? We are moving soon, and I need to make a new sewing table.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Deb Harrison – yes, I’ll be happy to do that. It’s actually the top of an older sewing table that my contractor built the island “around”.

  6. Sandy

    Hi Mary, have arrived in wanaka,a beautiful spot right on lake hawea.sitting outside with 3 new friends, ducks!sorry, Diane in Maryland not going to Christchurch, but if I ever do, I will look up your grand daughter, take care everyone, best wishes from sandy

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Betty Klosterman – pictures of what? You’ll have to help me – I don’t know what you mean.

        1. Betty Klosterman

          Pictures of where Sandy is in New Zealand. Sorry, Mary, for the confusion. Sandy’s descriptions are very interesting and the pictures would be even better! And I’ll never get there to see them in person.

  7. Kathy Hanson

    Connie got some really interesting things!! Mary, wow, your sewing room looks amazing. It does help, so much, to do that every once-in-a-while, I know that I have to do that so I can find things!!! It is so nice to start a new project with everything picked up! Just finished a baby quilt for the great grandson that we are expecting in March! Going to give it to our granddaughter this weekend. I hope that she likes it!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy Hanson – a great grandson! What a special baby! Now that the snow has melted I need to get back outside and put things away!

  8. Jean

    Mary your cleaned up areas look great. I’m always afraid to clean my quilt room because whenever I do then I cannot find things again! Uff. Age.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jean – and that DOES happen to me, too, but now my work surface is clean and I can actually work on something with a clear head.

  9. Kathy in western NY

    When I clean up my sewing room and rearrange, I too find more projects I Want to make or have fabrics put together with the pattern just waiting to be started. Two years ago I took two bags of my cross stitch supplies to the thrift store as my eyes weren’t helping me to do that anymore. I hope you make out Mary okay at your appointment, is it affecting you playing piano too? I bet the nursing home where you and Becky played and sang is missing your entertainment for the residents.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy in NY – Becky and I miss our friends at the nursing home! I have pain in my fingers and they go numb all the time – carpal tunnel surgery in my future? I still play piano but not as well as I did in the past for sure.

      1. Tammy, Home of the Highground, WI

        I have done 13 rounds of chemo for ovarian cancer. One cycle in 2007 and another in 2018. I was having so much pain in my feet and hands (one of the side effects). So I started talking CBD oil and I can’t believe the difference it has made! I take it once a day and it even helps my knee pain. Love your posts, thanks everyone for sharing!

        1. CountryThreads Post author

          Tammy – my fingers are so full of arthritis that they are quite painful! How do know what CbD oil to look for? And can I get it in Iowa?

  10. Margie

    Love the retail therapy! I use to cross stitch, but my eyes won’t take it anymore. I had bilateral carpal tunnel done in June. Take care!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Margie- I’ll be having carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand soon – did you have them both done at the same time???

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