Sunday, 20 April 2014

Stitch from Stash April 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-
March Budget
£ 15.00
March Spend
£   8.42-
£ 31.75

Goode Huswif Book of Spells
£   6.17-
Brightneedle Ezmeralda’s House
£   4.12-
Patricia Ann A Secret Garden
£   2.47-
Primitive Hare Cross Stitcher at Work
£   3.43-

£ 15.56
April Budget
£ 15.00
Available to carry forward to May
£ 30.56

Allowed purchases:
Jodyri Threads of Month Club : £ 5.54

New Starts from Stash: With Thy Needle & Thread April Word Play
WIPs and UFOs worked on: A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc, Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown, The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas.

The new charts came from Carin who announced she was selling some of her stash including some Hallowe'en charts.  I was very good and stuck to budget and she was kind enough to send a bonus chart too!  Here are all four charts:

The Book of Spells is the one I am most excited about, I have a number of finishing ideas for this one already!

I also gave into temptation for the Primitive Hare design Cross Stitcher at Work because she is running a competition for everyone who stitches this design, you can win fabrics and charts too.

I finished my part of the Round Robin I was stitching and mailed it off which meant I could move on to something else.  Nothing was calling loudly except a chart from my 14 in '14 - With Thy Needle & Thread April Wordplay, so I dug that out and found some suitable fabric.  It was then that I realised it was actually on last year's 13 not this year's 14!  Oh well, it's a lovely design and so close to being finished I'm not showing a proper photo just this blurry one to give the impression of my stitching!

The design is charted in GAST which I don't have so I converted them to DMC.  Unfortunately the DMC are rather muddy in comparison so I have changed most of the colours while still keeping them in a muted palette to fit the design.

Primitive Hare's Spooky Countdown is now up to Day 12:

Having finished the reindeer I have been stitching this white border on A Mon Ami Pierre's Noel Blanc:

And this is the third Day of Christmas from The Little Stitcher:

Finally, the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop started on Good Friday, all the letters are now up so you can hop around and discover the Mystery Phrase now if you haven't already done so.  I have enabled comment moderation for the duration of the competition so your comments containing the answer will not appear until after the end of the competition!

Please make sure there is a way of contacting you as more and more people are coming up as "no-reply" thanks to their Google Plus accounts.

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop
Click Bunny for shortcut to Treasure Hunt. 


Julie said...

You've got some nice new charts this month and done well to keep within you budget.
Looking forward to seeing your version of the wordplay.

Jacquie Morris said...

I really like the fact you are on and monitor a stitching budget... I so should of done this!! I may start keeping tally from June... middle of the year and my birthday! Good place to start??
Yes enjoy the Primitive Hare stitch I loved it! Cannot wait to see what you do with yours!
All your projects are really coming on now..
And the wonderful Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop was SO much fun! Thank You!
Smiles and Happy Easter :)

Linda said...

Great new stash Jo. Nice progress on all your projects.


Shebafudge said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous stitching as always Jo and I love your new stash.
Congratulations on being well within budget this month again.

Bronny said...

Lots of lovely stitching dear friend....
No - I have not deleted your blog from my reading list, but Google in their wisdom have a small glitch happening now on my updated template - waiting for an answer from the Google boffins.
Looking forward to catching up with everybody's stitching.
Hugs... bronny

Anne said...

Great job on keeping to your budget Jo!! I just stop myself from that final click on "order" lol...about a 100 times! My hubby said I can order something next month so I will. Lovely progress on all your WIP's. I get the same thing with google + followers. Not sure how that is going to work itself vs blogger...sigh.

The Maiden said...

What a great idea, stitch from stash with a monthly money limit! My stitching could really use those rules! Cute bunny, very timely!

Christine said...

Well done for staying in budget again.
I love that AMAP Christmas design more every time I see it

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great new stash additions - all within budget too :-)

Lovely stitching this month Mel x x

Chris said...

Great job with SFS!
Lovely stitching progress too!

Lili said...

Great new stash, Jo!!
Lovely stitching progress!


Chris said...

Lovely variety of stitching and well done on keeping to stitching from stash, not easy!
Chris x

Kerryp77 said...

great progress Jo, and well done on the stitching from stash, you're doing fabulously

The Crafty Princess said...

The Book of Spells is the one that I'm most excited about too! It looks so cool. I can't wait to see that worked on.

Alicia xo