Friday, July 11, 2014

At Least Four Families

Remember my trip up to Corvallis on Saturday?
Well, no trip to Corvallis is complete without stopping by Friendship Crossing

I went a bit crazy adding to my fabric stash.
I started with fabric pieces in different counts. These are perfect for stitching smalls.

Then I bought several larger cuts of fabric in different counts.
28 count including Cranberry Bog, Lambswool, Golden Sand, Ivory, Amber, and Milk Chocolate.

30 count Natural, Mink, Cocoa, and Espresso.

32 count Ice Blue, Dirty, Country Mocha, and Antique White.

I started off with a list of JACBCo buttons I needed.
Then I thought well I always need bees, and the winter buttons are cute, and so is the the caterpillar, and the chicken...

And lastly I found some more patriotic stitches, bee stitches, and Easter stitch and some fibers I needed.
I came, I saw, I conquered! (Thanks Ann!)

Tom-Cat has been compiling a list of our new quail families. 

First off the Small Family.
This young couple appears to have just five babies.

The Small Family was immediately followed by the Co-op Families.
Two couples with oodles of kids.

This large group mingled without fights and the kids did not seem to be attached to one set of parents over the other set. You can see three adults in this photo - the third at the far right (just her head). 

The bunnies in the grass proved to be no obstacle for this herd.  

As you can see these chicks are pretty good sized already.

And we're on the move!

Chicks, two females, more chicks, a male, and yet more chicks!

And here's the Fourth Family with at least ten chicks.

One year ago today Mom and I visited Hopetoun House, a Scottish stately home.

14 comments:

Honeybee said...

Wow! Major stash enhancement! I don't feel so bad now! :O)

Maggee said...

This is a 'my gosh' posting! First for all the stash you bought!! yay! Love all those fabric cuts for smalls! And your charts--good ones! Than 'gosh' for ALL THOSE CHICKS! They are prolific, aren't they! :)

Annette-California said...

Loved seeing all your beautiful new fabrics and charts. That's the way to load up and have the linens on hand when you need them.
All the quail families are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
love Annette

Vickie said...

Wow! You really loaded up!

cucki said...

Wow super stash :) it's so nice to have yummy stash..
Hugs x

Margaret said...

Looks like you had great fun at the LNS! Love your new stash. Love seeing all the quail families. Pretty cool that two families are co-parenting!

Linda said...

Awesome new stash Beth. Lovely bird families.

Linda

Frances N said...

What a wonderful stash haul! You really hit the mother lode, didn't you??!! I love all of it, too!!
What sweet wildlife you have around! And a sweet kitty, too!

Wanda said...

Beth, what fun you must have had! Love your stash!!I recently went with my friend to our closest shop and we had such fun. There is nothing to compare to touching everything!
The quail pictures are fabulous!

Barb said...

Wow! A wonderful group of things to add to your stash!!!I have problems buying linen on line. You got some great colors. I love seeing the quail families!!!

Andrea said...

Super new stash, a wonderful assortment.

Pam in IL said...

Love the major stash purchases! That's alot of chicks roaming around. It must be so fun to watch them! How close to your house are they?

Denise said...

Lots of Lovely Stash!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Melanie said...

Oooo, so much pretty new stuff! *pets*