Sunday, 25 January 2015

January Stitch From Stash

Here I am with my very first Stitch from Stash post of 2015. This year, after reading blogs from other SFS participants, I have decided that I'm using £25 for my monthly budget. Stash is quite pricey over here and we don't get much for our money. However this does not mean I am going to allow myself to spend £25 but it's there if I happen to need fabric and threads during one month as it would soon go! My goal this year though is to do even better than I did last year, use as much fabric etc from my stash and get my chart collection down.

So here is my report then I'll get onto my stitching!

Month: January

Spent : £8.91 ( fabric for Classic Collection ornament, hand dyed threads. Not yet received. Possibly lost in post :(  )

Earned: £4 ( For finishing Jenny Bean's Pin Tuffet )

Total to carry over: £20.09

I have started a grand total of 4 charts from my stash and finished 3 of those but only one counts towards my earnings ( a new feature for SFS this year ) as I've had the chart in my stash over 6 months. 

Wednesday was Chris' birthday and I had been stitching away on a gift for her and here it is.

With Thy Needle and Thread Blue Bunting

32 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen

DMC, GAST, WDW.

Birthday Gift for Chris.

This is my first watch fob finish and it certainly won't be my last. Chris loves it too :)

WIPs now and everything is coming along quite nicely even though I say so myself.

My robin is getting a little progress every Saturday evening. It may not be growing very quickly but these things are time consuming! I kept looking down the page thinking oh my God such a lot of confetti where the tree is! It made me want to give up there and then but I know I can do it! 

Barb and I have been carrying on our Halloween SAL so here's my progress on BBD Spell of the Moon. Unfortunately the skein of CC Black Coffee that I found in my stash is not the same shade as the one I'd already been stitching with but hopefully it won't be too noticeable.

My March Cottage should be finished in good time! These lovely little charts are such a joy to stitch :)

No snow here but it's snowing plenty over in the Frosty Forest and Snowgirl's Cottage is growing quite nicely. 

I've managed a teeny bit of progress Beerenherz im Winter. I just love this piece. It looks so pretty so far.

Silly me I totally forgot my progress on August's Poppy. Some frogging needed to be done unfortunately!

Finally Angels with Barb is finished! I did have to frog some as it turned out not only was the centre angel too high she was also too far to the left! Duh! She is still too high but I had to restitch her that way or everything would have been wrong! How can something so simple cause problems! We'll be starting our next one in February.

Country Cottage Needleworks Angels

32 count Lambswool Linen

DMC and Classic Colorworks

Thank you for all your lovely comments and for your congratulations for Jess. She's had a bit of a shaky start this week after the rota got changed and no one let her know or someone ( not Jess! ) got  things mixed up but everything is good now! 

I really must apologise as I still haven't visited all your blogs yet. I will get there as I love to see what you are all working on and I love getting inspiration.

Take care everyone.

With much love.

Sally xxx


42 comments:

Justine said...

Wow so much stitching going on! I LOVE the watch fob you made for Chris. It's so delicate and the fob just sets it off perfectly. Your Frosty Forest looks great. Almost finished! I am stitching the Classic Collection ornaments too and love them. Well done on sticking to your budget!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

(Long time lurker first time commenter) Beautiful stitching as always - the watch fob finish is gorgeous! Congrats on sticking to your SFS budget - you're right, stash is expensive here in the UK, but it is so satisfying to be able to shop from your own stash :).

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your stitching! Beautiful gift! Glad Jess is doing well after that shaky start.

Shirlee said...

Great stitching, my friend ... & Chris' fob is beautiful! You have gotten to be a wonderful finisher!

WendyCarole said...

Love the watch fob and everything else seems to be coming along nicely :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Lovely work, Sally! You can do it on your HAED!! It's SOoooo pretty!!! : )

Vickie said...

Oh the gift you made Chris is just fab!

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching Sally, I LOVE the watch fob finish!

butterfly said...


Wonderful stitching again every thing looks beautiful.
Love the new watch design .
Also the UB design so pretty .
Enjoy your week hugs.

Karen said...

Cute finish...happy stitching.

CraftyGurl said...

Greay Watch Fob, so cute! All your WIP's are looking great. I took part in the SFS last year and it was nice to revisit the stash I already had on hand.
Good luck with it.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your fob watch - great progress and well done on your limited spend

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Great progress on your WIP's. UB Design is coming along nicely! Love it!
And love your Birthday Gift for your friend Chris...
Bisxxx

cucki said...

Such a cute finish and lovely stitching..
Big hugs xx

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Oh, so many beautiful stitching !!!
I admire sewing simultaneously on many projects:-)

Jane said...

Great start to your SFS Sally, I must say I was horrified at how much stuff I had hidden away when I moved everything down to my new craft room, although I haven't joined SFS I certainly shouldn't need to buy anything for the next century!!!
All lovely progress on your WIPS and I think the angel finish is fine ~ there should be one higher up and in charge!
Late congratulations to Jess for her job and mix-ups happen, my Son is always the last to know the rota for his job.
Have a lovely stitchy week, stay warm xxx

Chris said...

Great update Sally! You have some lovely projects going.
The gift for Chris is lovely.

stitcherw said...

Wow, lots of pretties to look at. The watch fob finish looks wonderful, as does your progress on Robin. I think my favorite one is Beernherz Winter, the coloring and the way the heart shape is made and the snow on the trees is absolutely gorgeous!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on your spending for the SFS. I too have decided to use slightly more than the direct exchange rate from $ due to the price of things over here!

Great progress on your stitching too :)

Barb said...

Hi Sally,so much again to drool over, I have one of the jobs to do too!!How surprising is that,lol.See you for spooky stitching tomorrow.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and congrats on the finishes Sally.

Linda

Mouse said...

ooooooooooo love the fob ... excellent idea about getting paid for a finish to add to your spends for the month ... gorgeous stitching as always ... congratulations to Jess to on her job...
sorry about the miss count .. but I would never have known if you hadn't coughed up ...lol ..
have a wonderful stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching. The watch fob for Chris is a great idea.

Hazel D said...

Well done on keeping within budget. The watch fob finish is lovely and so unusual - no wonder your friend was pleased. The middle angel looks perfect to me and it's a gorgeous design.

Julie said...

The fob watch finish gift for Chris is fabulous.
Lots of stitching progress too. The angle made me smile reading the wording underneath, you now do have one angel on high lol.

CATHI said...

Wonderful stitches and great progress on the wip's!

Cathi

Esmeralda said...

Love the robin and the beerenherz
Gongret on your sfs budget 👍

Mary Ann said...

Lovely stitching, Sally, and the watch fob gift for Chris is gorgeous!!

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful post and lovely stitching!

gominam said...

Great WIPs! Busy busy busy stitcher you are, and here I am with just one. major stitch envy! lol.

Mii Stitch said...

Love the little fob you made for Chris, this is a lovely gift :) Great update on your other projects.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Sally, hope your well xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on your Angel finish. Those large over one projects do take time and suddenly images start to take shape!!

Brigitte said...

I think it's fair to have your budget in pounds and not in dollars, just think of the costs for threads, and also charts are much more pricey here in Europe. Well done this month.
Nice new finishes and wonderful progress on your WIPs. That little birdie for your friend is so sweet.

Carol said...

Your little angel trio is adorable, Sally! And what a great gift for Chris...

I'm sure Jess will do well in her new job--the beginning days are always a bit rough for everyone...

Hope you are having a lovely last week of January!

Andrea said...

Love the fob watch gift. All of your WIPS are coming along beautifully, Beerenherz is looking stunning. love it! Congratulations on your finishes too.

Angela P said...

With the prices you have to pay for DMC floss alone in the UK, I don't blame you for making your SFS budget in pounds. Great first report. Love the gift finish!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching as always Sally - well done xx

Maggee said...

As usual, lovely lovely stitching and great progress being made on all your projects. I love the fob also--I must give that a try this year! Hugs!

Kate said...

Your fob watch finish is fabulous. Lots of other gorgeous stitching - as always - your SAL piece with Chris is stunning

Miamina said...

Well done on the finishes! Your stitching is always so beautiful!

Good luck with the SFS, you've made a good start!

Heather said...

Way to go Sally! You are off to a great start! I LOVE the necklace that you made! I really want to make one of those! Your stitching is lovely as ever!