I did some ordering yesterday ... it seemed about time ... haven't bought anything for myself in a very long while. First, though, I ordered some kits for my daughter who has finally expressed some interest in stitching some twenty years after she did her first piece as part of a GS badge project. She saw a kit in The Stitchery catalog that she liked called Max's Moon [a kitten trying to swat a moth in the moonlight]. When I ordered this item, I allowed myself to be suckered in by the "buy two more items and get 15% off your order" routine and ordered her a Twelve Cat Sampler and a Wolf Pack kit. I rationalized all this because the kit she wanted in the first place was on black aida and I figured she should start on something with white aida first ... after all, the last time she did any cross stitch she was only 11 years old ... starting on a piece on black aida after a 20 year hiatus might just be a tad too challenging.
Having been the good Mom, I then proceeded to dial The Silver Needle and order Workbasket's Quaker Pig and Rooster, Lizzie Kate's Housework Never Killed Anyone, Raise the Roof's Crabby All Year Jul-Aug-Sep button pack [to replace the lost one which will no doubt turn up two days after the new one arrives], Prairie Schooler's Special Edition 2008 Santa By The Chimney, Just Nan's handpainted Peacock Bead, 1/2 yard of 28ct Cafe Au Lait linen, a 9" square of aqua Jobelan and a 9" square of cream Jobelan, and the three Just Cross Stitch Special Editions: the Christmas Ornament Preview, the Halloween and the Christmas Ornament issues. For me, all for me, just for me ... so very self-indulgent, so very decadent ... but, hey, once or twice a year I can treat myself well.