Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Stitch From Stash

Guess what time it is!

Time for the NOVEMBER
Stitch from Stash post.
This event is being hosted by
Mel from Epic Stitching

Well I must report once more that I spent some money BUT Mel once again so generously allowed us to buy anything from Bev over at Love Thy Thread and not have it count against our budget! Unfortunately Bev is going out of business on December 1st due to some health issues and there were a couple of chart I "needed" so...here they are

and the best part about it was I had a credit in my PayPal account so I didn't have to spend any cash money!  That made me feel even better about the whole purchase!!

Then I decided to start collecting the new Stoney Creek series 
which is a purchase that is free except for
shipping which of course is exempt from our budget.


So now comes the stitching report...once again not to good for the month.  I am going thru some personal issues over here that prevent me from doing anything more than NOTHING most of the time.  I did manage to put in an x here and there but not as many as a I would have liked to do; but as we all know - EVERY X COUNTS!


So here is my report for:   November

Amount Spent:   $0

Year to date Amount Spent:   $0

Total Saved Based on this challenge:   $275

Bonus of $50:   Spent - $9 with $41 remaining for stock up purposes :)

New Starts from Stash:   No new starts for November

WIPs worked on:

Wizard of Oz
Designer Lesley Teare from the
July 2012 Cross Stitch Gold Magazine

Shades of Blue
Northern Expressions Needlework

Well Stitchers - here we are getting down to the end of the year and I think we can do it!!  One more month and you can just think of all the money you saved by joining the Stitch From Stash group.  I can't wait to see if I will spend my entire $41 balance or go over since I could use some threads and fabrics. I will have to shop carefully to stay within my budget and if this year has taught me anything - it is that I have learned to be more picky about my purchases.

Look forward to seeing how everyone else is doing!!

See you at the end of  December
for our end of the year SFS Report!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update

Hi everyone - hope you are all doing great!

This week I worked on 
Northern Expressions Needlework
Shades of Blue 
and I finished the second page of twelve.

I think I may put this piece away for the week and work on something else - just not sure what! When I get home tomorrow I will decide what to stitch on...

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update...

It has been a strange weather week here in Chicago - 70's on Monday but by the time the kids went trick or treat on Friday it was cold, in the 30's with snow flurries and hail. What a horrible time for them but there were still a few brave kids out there; my grandson Jacob included but they didn't stay out for long!

This week I have been working on Shades of Blue
and here is my progress...
Progress as of 11/02/14

I think I will probably continue with this piece for the new week because as I mentioned before it doesn't require lots of extra thought on my part. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Stitch from Stash

It is time for the
Stitch from Stash
report for October!
This event is being hosted by
Mel from Epic Stitching

I have some sad news to report. I spent $9.00...this is my FIRST purchase for the year but since Mel so generously gave us a $50 bonus to spend through the end of the year it won't even count towards my budget! YAY ME!! I bought a chart and a piece of material from a lady who was selling them and don't have them in my possession yet so I can't show you...

So here is my report for:   October

Amount Spent:   $0

Year to date Amount Spent:   $0

Total Saved Based on this challenge:   $250

Bonus $50 Spent - $9 with $41 remaining for stock up purposes :)

New Starts from Stash:   No new starts for October

WIPs worked on:

Wizard of Oz
Designer Lesley Teare from the
July 2012 Cross Stitch Gold Magazine
(sorry for the terrible photo)

Shades of Blue
Northern Expressions Needlework

Hope you are still having a successful year at this challenge.
It is almost over for the year but it has been FUN.

See you at the end of  November
with another SFS Report!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Sunday Stitchy Update...

Well it looks as though it has been a long time since I have been here - in my own space! I have been going through some stuff and have been sick, sick, sick literally everyday - not so much fun. Luckily I have a fantastic family that has been taking great care of me!! Today however I feel some what semi-normal and even had the energy to pick up the needle and make a few x's!

Today I picked up Shades of Blue because I thought it would be the easiest to start with since there are virtually no color changes and all I had to do was count - which I managed.

Anyways - here is my progress for today...

Shades of Blue
Progress as of 10/26/14

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!