I love the words and expressions US stitchers use and one I have recently come across is Stash Haul to describe the results of a shopping trip for stitching stash. So this post is about a recent Stash Haul for fabric.
Willow Fabrics is one of my favourite online stores for Zweigart fabrics so when they told me they were having a sale I just couldn't resist. I actually get great pleasure from just looking at and stroking fabric as well as stitching on it, especially linen.
Belfast linen (32) is simply beautiful to stitch with and look at when finished. I bought Misty Blue, Lagoon (am thinking maybe a Mirabila mermaid or Lady Pirate for this), Olive Green and not in the sale Natural with red dot because I've seen a fabulous chart that uses this fabric.
Cashel linen (28) is probably my favourite fabric as my eyes are starting to struggle with 32 especially when the light isn't great. So in Cashel I bought Granite and Vintage Peach
I couldn't resist a couple of pieces in Fein Ariosa (22) as these make lovely cushions. Colours are Lemon Grass and Turquoise. The colour of the lemon grass hasn't come out very well. It is definitely green
28 count Brittney is a nice fabric for cross stitch and the colours I bought are called Vanilla, Lilac and Dark Pink (which isn't actually very dark)
The next photo is of a pack of 5 FQ for £10 which I consider to be a real bargain. My favourite of course is the natural linen with red check but I like them all. The cream/gold will be ideal for Christmas stockings
On the subject of Christmas stockings I like to use 25 count Lugana for some so here are pieces in Ice Blue, Potato and Christmas Red
I also bought a piece of 20 ct Bellana in avocado green, 24 hole congress cloth in black, some green aida band and a cushion cover kit of yellow roses
Finally I added Evangeline pattern by Lavender & Lace. I've stitched a lot of Marilyn Leavitt Imblum's wonderful designs and it's very sad that there won't be any more. I wasn't keen on this when it was first released but looking at it again I love the figure. I think it's the colour of the fabric that was putting me off and that's easy to change