I hang my head in absolute shame this month! Yes I have been naughty and feel very much like I have let myself down. Not because I bought some 32 count vintage country mocha linen last week as I had run out of that but because I caved and bought myself some charts this week so used some pennies from my accumulated allowance balance from the first four months. To be fair, and trying to justify my purchases, one is to stitch for a gift ( it will probably get stitched several times ), one is to continue with my AotH so that I am one more block nearer to finishing and the other two are, well, just my start to a collection! Plus I added a DMC that I had run out of. So somebody slap my hand please and put me in the naughty corner!
So I spent all of my £15 budget this month plus £18.17 of my accumulated budget balance from previous months so I have £27.90 of my balance left. Next month I have to be good. Infact I have to be good for several months!
May has been a pretty good month stitching wise. Barb and I have been stitching away on our 12 Days of Christmas and I started and finished Day 8 which is my Do You Wanna Build A Snowman reference! Please excuse my photos. I'm trying to find a good place to take my photos without using the flash as it bleaches them out, as you can see from this one, and I'm still learning to use my new camera!
I also finished this.
Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest Racoon Cabin
32 count pearl grey linen
DMC & GAST
Started 17th March 2014
Finished 12th May 2014
The next one, Snowy Deer, has been started.
I also finished the next Garden Journal.
Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal April's Daisy
40 count pearl grey linen
Started 16th March 2014
Finished 13th May 2014
And May's Lily of the Valley was started.
I had another new start from my stash but can't show it as it's a gift. I also started and finished the Needlecraft Haven May challenge which I need to get made up and a pic emailed to Christine before reveal day.
Oh gosh this seems to be all new starts and finishes! I just realised I hadn't mentioned my new SAL with Shirlee which is LHN Warm Winter Woolens. We started this on 8th May. I love how it looks so far.
A bit of progress was made on both Lo How A Rose and The Needlework Shop.
And that's it from someone who only stitches in an evening or when I have a craft morning with my friend Gill. Typing of my friend Gill if you are a knitter in the UK please pop on over and take a look at her new venture Seaside Yarns. She's gradually adding to her website and has some gorgeous yarns and patterns. I'm already planning my next knitting project!
Finally just a few photos from last Saturday when we went to Bempton Cliffs nature reserve. It was a lovely afternoon with a nice sea breeze but just one thing spoiled it. Flies! Millions of the little blighters! However it was worth it for the views and all the wonderful sea birds.
That's all from me this time. So sorry for the picture heavy post but it happens like that sometimes. I may have some stuff finished up next time I post as Abi is going to see Jess tomorrow so I shall use the day on my own to do some finishing and hopefully a good bit of it as the pile keeps getting bigger! I have some larger pieces that I really don't know what to do with so I think once bigger bits in my stash are stitched I won't get any more when I start buying properly again.
Until next time take care everyone.
With much love