Mar 10, 2015

When you start getting into a hole...

do you dig yourself deeper?  Never ever have I done that.  But since the hotel and food bills from Cleveland, filling her heating oil tank, and all the other spending, I am continuing instead of slowing down.  I know the other expenditures were necessary, but now I'm just buying what I want for fun.  First time for this penny pincher, but that's OK.  I'm getting older and if it makes me happy, it's mine.  I ordered some other colors of linen, a few more charts, more cotton prints, and then I spotted this.

How did I miss this one?  From Carriage House Samplings titled Spot the Horse.  This photo is from Priscilla's Pocket where I found gorgeous frames like this one.  One good thing leads to another. You can visit them here.  The chart shows it on a darker fabric.  Either way - I had to have it.  I recently purchased Merry Wind Farms first release, Elena Tratman.  What a nice, large, easy to read, fun reproduction.  Not sure when I will start it, but I wanted it now.  Visit her blog to see and order Elena here.

While searching for a shop that still carried Spot, I also came across the piece hooked from Primitive Junky in October 2010.  The blog is here and you can visit her Etsy shop from the left column.  Makes me want to hook. 
So what am I doing today?  Shopping online of course.  
 
Hope your day is as much fun.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the photos . . . beautiful works!! Thanks for the sites to visit. Enjoy your day thoroughly!!! SAH

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love that horse! I'm cleaning out scrapbooking supplies...filled two boxes for Salvation Army. I no longer scrapbook and had way too much to ever use...and I need the room. At one time I must have been under the assumption I was going to live a couple hundred years...too much stuff I could never use it all!!!
Buy yourself something nice!
Robyn

kelley said...

You deserve to treat yourself!!!

Loraine said...

I love this pattern. I have this one buried in my stash. I should get it out and work on it with you!
Enjoy your spending spree!

Kay said...

How lovely. I think you absolutely deserve a treat or two now after all you have been doing recently. x

C. M. Designs said...

Sounds like you're having a good time shopping. Way to go ! Enjoy getting what makes you happy. You deserve to do that.
Charlotte

Sue Robinson said...

I'm glad you've got the chance to have fun and treat yourself for a change, Marly! It's been a long time coming and it'll do you good.

Barbi said...

I do the same thing. When I spend lots of money on things that are necessary, but not really for me. I find I have to balance it out by spending on myself.
These horses are wonderful.

diamondc said...

I think I have missed this lovely myself, it is so sweet.
I am at the age of if I want it buy it myself.

Catherine

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm retired so I'm a little on the careful side - it's the nature of the beast I think. But I've now decided that I can't take it with me....and while I don't want to be foolish I do plan to get what makes me happy. And some days there are just patterns that call me by name! blessings, marlene

Margaret said...

I love both these pieces! Love horse designs. Hope you find the chart! I think once you start spending, somehow you just keep on spending. lol! I have to try not to do that!

Truus said...

It's the same with me Marly! When I have a lot of stress I'll buy some items just for fun because I like them or I love that chart.
Have fun and I'll hope you will find the chart of the spotted horse.
Take care
Truus from Holland

Karen said...

Loved this post! I had seen the spotted horse pattern before and for some reason thought you had done it but evidently not. It is calling my name along with the Elena. I liked the colors in Elena. It is nice to hear you enjoying shopping!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Oh boy, did I love those horses???
My little Sister Suzy showed horses and we had a Shetland pony for our children. I miss all that so much.
These brought back wonderful memories not to mention that they too are both wonderful patterns.
Shopping is the perfect 'fix' for whatever.

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