Monday, January 26, 2015

Stitch From Stash plus other stuff.....

Stitch From Stash 2015-A

It's time to report in for Stitch From Stash, the cross stitch group that helps us STOP spending money and use what we have. We have a $25 budget to work with every month.  I really don't have a lot of stash.  I have a lot of free patterns that I keep on the computer, and some I've bought.  I do have some fabric but I usually only buy what I need for a project and try to use the leftovers.  It's not easy though...just recently Joann's had a 20% off for seniors for everything including sale items.  Fortunately, that's a good thing this time as I have been saving up!  I bought, drum roll please.....39 skeins of embroidery floss and a roll of Aida.  39?  Yep, because I have 2 big projects coming up.

I've also had a finish.....
 It's my first finish for this year. It's a birth sampler for my grandson's room.
That gives me $4 credit. Nice.

So here's my report for January:
  25.00 budget
    4.00 credit
- 17.00 spent
+12.00 to the good!

Next month, since you all know what's going on, I'll put my report at the top and you can skip down ;-)

Here are a couple of things I'm working on...
This is from Brooke Nolan's Spring Pantry...
Also working on Firefly by Kell Smurthwaite...

It's been a bit difficult as the fabric is dark brown Aida (Browncoats unite!) so I have to wait for some nice days to work on it - it's the sunshine that helps. ;-)

In other news...I've joined a small group at my church.  They're working on the book "He Chose The Nails" by Max Lucado.  They're already in chapters 3 and 4 but catch-up shouldn't be too hard.  I'm looking forward to this.

So that's it for this month - and nothing politically incorrect this month...but the year is new.


  1. Congrats on your finish, its just perfect for a little boy! Good progress too on your SFS. Hugs, Christina

  2. OHH! Well done on your budget!!
    Congrats on your finish!
    Love your Firefly piece! I gave problems working with dark fabrics, too.

  3. I LOVE how the Birth Sampler turned out! Love the Pantry too...I think I may need to put that on my to-do-one-day list.

    Good job on SFS for January!

  4. Such an adorable finish!! Great job on SFS this month. I look forward to the new starts. :-)

  5. Very nice stitch! Love the finish! It is adorable! Your SFS is wonderful!

  6. Congrats on your finish! You stayed under budget!! That is great!

  7. Your stitching looks great You needed the floss so you actually purchased necessities! I look forward to watching your progress! A lot of ladies say if you use a whit towel behind dark fabric its much easier to see the holes.

  8. For working dark fabric, put a white pillow case on your lap. Way back when, I also put a small lamp with no shade on the floor so the light shines up through the holes. At a yard sale, I picked up a portable slide table that I put on my lap for $1.

    Congrats on your finishes!