Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!
Ok, so I am finally going to make good on my word and show you some of the loot I scored during my trip to Portland.
First up is my Taterpot. He is too cute for words, am I right??
He came from the Japanese bookstore, along with everything else I am going to show you. He is supposed to be growing oregano but.....all he managed to produce was mold. No worries, though. I just transplanted a little grass that my oldest had planted in a Dixie cup at preschool and--voila!--instant cuteness.
Next up is what I consider to be THE CUTEST BEAR on the entire planet.
That's a close-up shot of a cell phone charm. See?
It's way too cute to use, though. I know it would get ruined if I put it on my phone. I haven't decided what to do with it, other than to stare at it and squeal with glee at the sheer cuteness of it.
I also got these really cute erasers:
They twist so you can line the heads up with the other bodies. Neat-o!
Oh yeah, and I thought this was particularly cute:
Now I will show you something that I am SUPER DUPER excited about. I got three Japanese embroidery books! WOOT!!
I took some pics of a few of my favorites designs inside the books and made this handy-dandy mosaic for your viewing pleasure:
And here's one that I really really really need to stitch ASAP, 'cause it's just so darn cute!
(If you want to see individual shots of any of the pics in that mosaic, click here.)
Whew!!! That's about it for me, except for these two pictures:
I couldn't wrap this post up without showing you some actual stitching! This is the top secret WIP I showed you a while back. It's coming along nicely. :)
I will be back soon with more stitchy goodness to share with you! Until then...