Stitch from Stash reporting has soon come round again and this month has been a good one. So here's my report then I'll show my finishes and WIPs :).
Balance carried forward from February : £30.73.
Spent in March : £8.64 ( fabric and hand dyed threads for ornament auto )
Earned: £32. Yes you did read that right! ( for finishing April Cottage, September's Morning Glory, Snowy Reindeer and Spring Witch )
Balance to carry forward £79.09
Wow! I am really pleased with that.
Onto my finishes now. I can't show Spring Witch as yet. We are only able to show our finishes on the Needlecraft Haven Four Seasons SAL section until after reveal day so I'll be able to show it next week. This counts towards to my pennies earned as it's a freebie.
Next finish is this one. This also counts towards pennies earned. Love how this one has turned out.
Cottage Garden Samplings September's Morning Glory
40 count pearl grey linen
The next one in the series, October's Marigold, was started :)
I've already shown Snowy Reindeer, which counts to my pennies earned, so this one is my final finish which also counts. I can now count these as I've had them in my stash over six months.
Country Cottage Needleworks April Cottage
32 count natural opalescent linen
Must get this ready to hang over the next week seen as it's the 1st April a week today! Where is the time going?
I do have another finish which is one of my SALs with my dear friend Barb. I have to say I am enjoying these.
Country Cottage Needleworks Snow Love
32 count Petit Point Linen
Classic Colorworks and GAST
I don't think next month will be as good with finishes although you never know!
Frosty Forest has been a bit of a disaster as I had a visit from the frog. Please tell him to stay away from me in future! Just about every stitch I put in last Wednesday had to be taken out so I was not happy! So Thursday instead of picking up my SB fob I unpicked it all and started to restitch it. I almost got it all restitched. Fingers crossed I can stitch on it this evening without messing up! Once this is finished I'll be moving my cottages to Wednesdays and doing something different on Tuesdays. I haven't decided what I'm picking up next.
I added a few more stitches to Perched on a Pumpkin. Barb is stitching Halloween Cubes by The Primitive Hare.
Final WIP is, of course,my lovely robin. Just 10 more months to finish it! I think I might be pushing it a little!
I have done something very naughty. Yes again! Ever since Shepherd's Bush released the Shepherd's Fold last year I've been debating whether to sign up for it or not. I love each piece that has been released but when I saw the needle case that swung it for me. I contacted Fobbles asking if I signed up wou, d it be possible to have one a month until I catch up rather than have all 4 at once and they said yes! So I've gone and done it. I won't, however, be buying the wooden Shaker box as it's way too much for me. It is lovely but I'm afraid I'm going to have to find a cheaper alternative. Beverley at Fobbles has put the order in so I don't know when I'll get my first one. So it's a good job I have a good balance on Stitch from Stash! I had better keep it that way!
I am also still knitting away and thought it was time I showed my progress on my Arsenic and Old Lace afghan. All the strips are finished and I'm steadily getting the first insert done. Two more inserts and then the border! Help!
It has been a sad time for our family of late. My Auntie Joan (my Mum's brothers wife ) passed away on 20th February and my Auntie Mary ( my Dad's sister ) passed away on 21st March. She was my Dad's last remaining sibling and I feel as though I have lost part of him. She was a lovely lady as was my Auntie Joan and I spent a lot of time with them when I was a child. I hope that this is not going to carry on through the year.
That's it from me for now. I am so sorry that I haven't visited your blogs yet again. I'm getting very bad at this but I will be there soon.
Take care everyone.
With much love