Friday, May 29, 2015

Stitch from Stash for May.......late! And a very brief Gifted Gorgeousness update......



Carried forward from last month    $103.58
Gift Certificate.                                   25.00
Thread and Eye.                                 -45.00
Stitching Bits and Bobs.                    -20.79
May Budget.                                       25.00
Total                                                    81.59 to spend!

Oh gosh, I'm late......off on a trip today, the longest I've ever been on AND with a seven hour layour at LAX, treating ourselves to the lounge which will be rather nice....

So, some spending occurred, here in Michigan and in Canada!  All the fault of the two friends I was with, of course.......the first stop was at the Thread and Eye in London, Ontario.......lots of lovely patterns and threads and a lovely welcome from Kathy who seemed to know our companion, Melissa, really well........just saying.........!

Keeping an eye on the exchange rate I concentrated on patterns and came away with an appropriate one for a friend, another that I'm ashamed to say I can't remember what it is and a real treat.......an autumny one from Jeaneette Douglas which I thought appropriate!

Back in Michigan, of course I HAD to take other friend, Frances, to Stitching Bits and Bobs up in Plainwell.........well, what can I say....she went all sulky when I said we might not get there.....  This was an opportunity to spend the gift certificate from lovely friend, Mouse, not the last birthday but the one before that........eighteen months old!  Worth waiting though as I got all the threads for the Douglas piece.

Add in five DMCs and a couple of GAST threads from here in town and Bob, as they say, is me mum's brother!

No photographs, sitting drinking coffee at just past the crack of dawn and must go and finish getting ready.......

Lots of love, gillie


PS....Gifted Gorgeousness.......well, I was the lucky one with treats from Ruth and Jo.  Do go and chuckle commiserate with Ruth and her Stitch from Stash and see the chart I won and scroll all the way back to April 20th on Jo's blog to see her beautiful stitching on the chart I won for being (with immense skill, I might add) her 7000th commenter!  Thank you, ladies!

6 comments:

  1. Sounds to me as if you have been travelling about a bit and having a lot of fun..... Simply wonderful!!
    Smiles :)

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  2. Ah Gillie.....you were restrained :) And 18months?!!! That's beyond restraint! You deserve to spend extra just for that!

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  3. I had no idea there was a shop in London, ON! Not that I get down there very often, but that is absolutely the closest real life shop that I know of.

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  4. Isn't it wonderful when our friends seduce us to some spending on new stash? LOL.

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