Thursday, 20 March 2014

Stitch from Stash March Update

Stitch From Stash 2014
Stitch from Stash is hosted by Mel from Epic Stitching

Essentially the idea behind Stitch from Stash is that we are limited to spending US$25 (or £15) per month.  There are various exemptions (Birthday money, existing mag subs, clubs etc) but the idea is not to try and pervert the rules and to stitch some of that stash!  I will be posting on or around the 20th of each month because that is when I get paid!

Money from Christmas 2013
£ 40.00
January Budget
£ 15.00
January Spend
£ 25.84
February Budget
£ 15.00
February Spend
£ 18.99
£ 25.17

Just Nan Jasmine Mix
£   4.49
Mill Hill Beads
£   2.54
DMC Metallic
£   1.39

£ 16.75
March Budget
£ 15.00
Available to carry forward to April
£ 31.75

Allowed purchases:
Jodyri Threads of Month Club : £ 5.54
Just Cross Stitch mag sub for seven issues : £ 12.35

New Starts from Stash: Somebunny Card, Snowflower Diary Spring Witch for Hallowe'en Ornie SAL, Just Nan Winter Typography
WIPs and UFOs worked on: A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc, Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown, The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas.

Somebunny to Love - Bathtime Bunny
(cover kit from WOCS 213)

Just Nan - Winter Typography
There was a little frogging action on this one, when I came to add the bird I realised that I had stitched the large Winter one row too low so the mittens and the corner motif came out and were re-stitched)

A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc
I have been alternating between the long straight rows of deer and the floral border to the left of him.

Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown
Giovanna and I have stitched the same motif this week and will do for the next five weeks!

Finally, I am taking sign-ups for the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop, click on the Bunny on the right hand side bar for more details.


cucki said...

Super sweet stitching..
Big hugs x

Bianca said...

Great job sticking to your stash!

Julie said...

Well done on SFS.
Noel is looking really beautiful.

Giovanna said...

Love how you finished the witch. And everything else is great too - but seeing the AMAP makes me extra sad about the news that the designer is retiring. She stopped going to the Paris show a couple of years ago, but before that her wonderful model-filled stand was always one of my longest visits and a feast for the eyes. It's just too sick that she has to fold to piracy...

Brigitte said...

You have been stitching a lot from stash this month. Great success on the challenge. And such lovely pieces. I particularly love the spring witch by The Snowflower Diaries.

Michelle said...

You are doing so well Jo xx

Christine said...

Still going well with the budget Jo!
Some lovely stitching there too

Vickie said...

Good for you! Noel Blanc is so pretty.

Susan said...

You're doing really well on your stitching from stash and budgeting. All your projects look great. Love the bunny!

Lili said...

Noel Blanc is so pretty!!
Nice stitching pieces!
Happy weekend!!

Jan Gartlan said...

Such sweet projects

♥ Nia said...

Somebunny looks so cute =)))) congrats on your finishes :D
And well done with your budget goal ;)

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Jo, I really admire how you do so much beautiful seasonal stitching all year round!!! I'd love to actually get some ornaments done in time for next Christmas, but once the holiday's over, I just can't seem to get in the mood :( Does a rotation help? I'd greatly appreciate any tips! ;)

Kate said...

Gorgeous stitching Jo. Well done on SFS.

The Crafty Princess said...

Man you are so good with your budget. If I was in this I would have already blown the entire years budget by now. I'm easily distracted by sparkly things and sales!!

I love the colours on Winter Typography, sorry to hear about the frog action on it though. Great updates on all your wips, they look fantastic!
Alicia xo

Faith... said...

Spring Witch is cute. All your stitching looks great. Congrats for staying within your budget for SFS!