Monday, January 27, 2014

January Stitch From Stash 

I found this challenge on one of the Stitching blogs I read and knew it was the perfect one for me!  


My XS stash was an uncontrollable mountain of things I "needed" but somehow never managed to stitch up or even remember I owned!  I think that is a dilemma that most of us stitchers suffer from.  Last year I started getting a handle on my stash by creating a database and entering in all the charts I owned in to it and weeding out the ones I no longer had any interest in. It is still an ongoing process as I am all finding new stash here and there around the house; in a closet, a bag, a box...and who knows where else something may turn up! 

The purpose of this challenge is to stitch from our existing stash instead of buying new stuff.  I am hoping that this challenge will help me put a dent however small into my mountain and maybe get it down to a hill :)

We do have a budget of $25 a month to buy things that we might need like fabric, threads or a pattern that is screaming your name! 

So here is the report from my first month of the challenge...

Amount Spent:   $0

New Starts from Stash:   I stitched 2 charts from my existing stash

Twirl aka Smoosh from Amy Bruecken Designs

Sports Balls from CyberStitchers.com
designer Cheryl Van Wormer
 

WIPs or UFOs worked on:   None for January

So far so good! YAY!  I hope everyone participating in the challenge had a successful January. Please stop by at the end of February to see if I am still staying with in my budget and Stitching from my Stash! 

12 comments:

Kaisievic said...

I admire all of you Stitch from Stashers - I am just not ready to take that plunge yet. Especially as I have just discovered some more "must have" designers! Aaagghh!

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on spending nothing!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful job on your January SFS!! Your projects are looking great!

Tricia

Linda said...

Congrats to you Faith. I'm not doing to good at not spending.

Linda

Chris said...

Well done on your determination to Stitch solely from your stash.. that's something I am doing this year altho' I haven't joined any groups doing that.. but I decided that in this year I would stitch each project till it was finished and not start anything new till at least two of my wips are completed. I only have 4 so I don't feel too bed when I look at the numbers some people have!!
Happy stitching and good luck with your TT too
Chris x

Meari said...

Great job on spending $0! I spent $4, but did stitch on my WIPs.

Syd said...

Great progress! Congratulations on a great month.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Well done!

Shelleen said...

Great job. I usually stitch from stash anyways but I don't have the time to report in on other blogs lol.

Vicky L said...

You are doing great! Your stitching iswp wonderful

Melinda said...

Congrats on a successful January. I think it is a wonderful idea to Stitch from Stash.

I hope to database my charts soon - or at least start - I am tired of buying them more than once...

Thanks for sharing

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations on not spending anything and finishing 2 great projects last month! I also spent Zero but it's getting really difficult to resist buying more stash!