Friday, January 6, 2012

My first acquisitions of 2012!

I waited as long as I could. I tried. I REALLY tried to not run right away to The Attic as soon as we arrived, but I didn’t quite make it 48 hours. I didn’t spend a lot of time there and was able to purchase (mostly) things I had planned to purchase before I entered the shop.

First on my list was the Emma Miles sampler. It was the sampler of the month over a year ago at The Attic and is no longer available on the Scarlett Letter website. I like it because it has a Christmas feel to it but is something that can easily be displayed year round.

The next on the list was The Attic’s 2012 SAL, Ann Dale (see page four of the link). There are two options for this sampler. One is the full, very large sampler, and the other is a smaller piece of it. I love the colors in it so I purchased the full version. I also took a peek at the Lakeside Linen in Vintage Pear that is suggested. It is a lovely color that hints at green but isn’t overwhelmingly green. You could say it looks very much like a pear! I didn’t purchase the fabric because I am still thinking about whether I will stitch this over one or two and what I will use for threads.

Next on my list was a nice piece of 40 count fabric to use for that funky Baron Von Bat needle minder. This piece is not at all what I usually stitch but I saw it awhile back and bought it just because it is so unusual.
I also purchased a Just Nan biscornu that I had been eyeing. It wasn’t on my list for today, but it was 50% off so I couldn’t just leave it sitting in the clearance basket!

A bonus to my trip was being able to meet one of the other members of the Facebook Sampler World group. It’s nice to be able to actually meet people you only “know” online, especially when you share a hobby like stitching.

In addition to shopping I have found some time to work on my Mary Wigham sampler. When finished it will be right around 12 x 12 inches, which is a nice size. The Attic has a number of very lovely frames so if I can finish enough of the outer edge I will see if one of them will work for this project.


  1. Your Mary Wigham looks great! I dream of going to The Attic--someday, hopefully!

  2. Thank you!
    The Attic is a great place to visit. You can easily spend hours there and still not see everything.