Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Stitch from Stash May Update
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!
Jodyri Threads of Month Club : £ 5.54
New Starts from Stash: Nothing!
WIPs and UFOs worked on: A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc, Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown, The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas.
Wow, what an uneventful month! In the interests of total transparency (after all, I am a stitcher not a politician) I have to confess I did spend some money on scrapbooking supplies which is my other hobby. Because I am new to scrapbooking I decided not to "Scrap from Stash" this year. Maybe next year I might do my own personal challenge.
So here are the progress pictures for the first two projects:
A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc
Since last month I have stitched the pretty scrolling border to the left and under the reindeer. I have a choice to make now. Do I stitch the square motif which will fill in the gap on the left side, finish the long border you can't see on the right hand side or reward myself with the alphabet I have just started to the right of the scrolling border? Decisions, decisions!
Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown Days 13 - 16
I just love that creepy hand holding the spider between its fingers!
Finally, I have opened up the sign-ups for the Summer Postcard Blog Hop. All you have to do is send me a photo of something you have stitched on this year's theme which is Gardens. I will then send you a photo from another participant which you must display on your blog. Please include a message with your photo, about why your garden is important to you, or what you love about your garden, or why you don't have one but what you would like in your ideal garden. Anything with the word "garden" in it really!
The first photo is in, the sender sent me a photo of a beautiful design I really want to stitch now and a photo of her own garden. So if you want to do the same, please do. The garden photo is optional though, the stitched picture is not!!