Monday, August 14, 2006

Worst. Photo. Ever.

On Saturday, when I finished the surprise present, I took two quick shots of it for the blog. Last night, before I uploaded the camera, I erased some of the extraneous pictures and, of course, the good one that I took of this project. So here's a crappy picture. At least you can see the tone on tone 40. I hope you get the idea. Great time! Happy Birtday to my best pal.

On this momentous day, I also swung by Fireside Stitchery to pick up some floss. The guy who works there remembered that I am a cross-stitcher (it's a needlepoint shop). He lures me into the back room to show me some Graziano linen. The distributor has discontinued it, and somehow it's ended up in the back of this guy's shop. It was lovely to touch. And half price: $35/yard instead of $70. So I had to get a yard of that. He starts showing me some of the other fabric he has--some tablecloth fabric, blue gingham... I tell him if he has the beige gingham, I'd take it. Of course he has 2/3 of a yard. He gave it to me for $20 (normally about $50 retail). He tried to show me the misto (linen/cotton fabric) but I had to draw the line. If you live in SE PA, however, get your buns to the store--he's selling this stuff to other stores and the mark up is going to be a bitch!

Now of course, my coffers overflow with giant fabric cuts--the yard of linen I ordered from Nordic Needle for the marquoir arrived on Saturday too...

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the birthday piece! I hate it when I don't end up with a good picture of something that has gone to live elsewhere. Congrats on surrendering to the lure of beautiful fabric for a good deal! Which marquoir are you going to stitch?

best pal said...

As the lucky recipient of the surprise present, let me tell you that the picture doesn't do it justice at all. I LOVE this little bit of profanity/sweetness and will treasure it until my poor aged eyes can no longer make out the words...

The Queen's Stitch said...

Hilarious!

Sandy

Coral said...

Orgasmic 'oooh' over the fabric!! Lucky girl!! Love the picture!!

Glenna said...

LOL about the pillow and about the linen seller: "pssst! Lady! Want to buy some linen?! Special price for you today...."

Leah said...

Very cool pillow!

Wow, I am so envious of your getting such excellent fabric deals!!

Rosemary said...

I hope that one day I will have a friend that would send me something like that!

Lelia said...

LOL - great birthday gift!

good deal on the linen. Wow. you can do a lot with it

Rava said...

*grins* I love the birthday piece!

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Oooh... a trip to visit the secret stash of fabric. Every stitcher's dream!

Love the birthday pillow! And, thanks for the info on the pumpkin design. It would be a lovely addition to my own crop of unstitched pumpkins.

Dianne said...

I just bought that chart book from Amazon. The reviews surprised me-said how the charts were some of the best they had seen. I read that, I want it! I plan to do the bitch one for myself-lol