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!
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.