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Friday, April 25, 2014

April Stitch From Stash 

It is time for the monthly Stitch From Stash report!

I am still happy to let you know that we are four months into the challenge and I am still doing great!! Once again I have made no purchases except for the free pattern of the month chart from Stoney Creek which luckily does not count.

So then I was wondering...hmmmm I am "saving" this money by not buying stash each month but what am I doing with the money?  I wasn't seeing it in my bank account at the end of month so I had an IDEA!  I moved the $25 into my savings account and decided that I will save it for Christmas shopping.  That time of the year always sneaks up on me and since I have had a drastic change of income this will give me a great opportunity to save the money for something I will definitely need it for. So this challenge is going to serve two purposes for me.  YAY - a serious plus in my book.

So here is my report for:   April

Amount Spent:   $0

Year to date Amount Spent:   $0

Total Saved Based on this challenge:   $100

New Starts from Stash:   One new start for April

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

WIPs worked on: I worked on two pieces from the WIP pile.  

Easter Eggs
Anna Waite Designs
Finished 04/19/14

and of course

How are you doing with your stash spending?
Are you still within your budget??

I am pretty sure that I can make it through another month of no purchases, especially since I am moving the money out of my checking account where it is so tempting!  So please stop by at the end of May to see if I am still with in my budget and Stitching from my Stash


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful idea about the Christmas fund! And beautiful stitching this month!!

Meari said...

That's a great idea to move the money to a savings account for Christmas! Kudos to you :)

Great stitching this month.

Vicky L said...

That is a great idea switching the money to a savings account. Beautiful stitching for this month.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow good on you mate. I didn't even attempt to join in the SFS. I knew I would blow the entire years budget by January 5th. LOL
Alicia xo

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on a no spend month. Putting the money into a savings account is a great idea! Love your new start and fantastic progress on your other projects.

Natasha said...

That is a great idea! Why did'nt I think of that when this started :) Way to go girl!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your stitching looks great love your Easter Eggs!

Linda said...

Congratulations Faith. I gave up on the challenge. Cute finish and lovely progress on your other pieces. Is it possible to show a pic of what the Wizard of Oz will look like when done.


Shebafudge said...

Wow! I am so impressed with you and your restraint. Fantastic idea to squirrel the money away too. What a lovely 'Christmas bonus' to have :)

Fay and Charlette said...

Good job on the SFS. I am participating in this challenge too. Come check out what I am doing at Very nice HAED, too, I love dragons!

Deb said...

Oh wow!!! What a great idea for christmas shopping enhancement!!!!
Congrats on staying with your goals!