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!