Sunday, 20 July 2014

Stitch from Stash July 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-
April Budget
£ 15.00
April Spend
£ 16.19-
May Budget
£ 15.00
May Spend
£   0.00
June Budget
£ 15.00
June Spend
£ 51.00-
June Bonus
£ 30.00
£ 39.56

Lavender & Lace 2 charts
£ 10.00-
Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornie Issue
£   7.00-

£ 22.56
July Budget
£ 15.00
Available to carry forward to August
£ 37.56

Allowed purchases:
Jodyri Threads of Month Club : £ 5.54
World of Cross Stitching Subscription : £8.99

I didn't include the June Bonus in last month's accounts but Mel reminded me about it so I've added it this month.  The two Lavender & Lace charts were an impulse buy from Willow Fabrics.  They are selling a whole load of L&L and Mirabilia charts for only £5 and I could not resist these two:

Enchanted Alphabet and Fairy Grandmother

New Starts from Stash: Just Nan Moon Riders
WIPs and UFOs worked on: A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc, Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown, The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas, Just Nan Winter Typography

Just Nan - Moon Riders

A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc
Alphabet completed!

Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown

The other two can be seen on my WIPocalypse post, there has been no progress since then.

Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop is now taking place, for more details of how to join in click on the garden picture to the right.  Here are the links for the four cards sent so far, why not pop over and leave a comment?

First postcard from Marcy goes to Gracie at Needles, Pins and Dragonflies
Second postcard from Krista goes to Jocondine at Jocondine
Third postcard from Michelle goes to Sharon at Shebafudge

Fourth postcard from Mouse goes to Vickie at A Stitcher's Story
Fifth postcard sent out but not posted yet...


stitchersanon said...

Impulse buys are always the best your choices.

Justine said...

Well done on staying in budget yet again! Lovely new stash. Your stitching is looking good!

Beth said...

So nice your budget allows for some bargain stash purchases! Noel Blanc is quite something!

Julie said...

We'll done on the spending, nice new charts.

sally said...

Well done with the spending.
Lovely charts and wip update.

Lili said...

Pretty new patterns!
Lovely start on Moon Riders.


Thoeria said...

Nothing wrong with a little impulse buying :)

Angela said...

Great report! Love your new purchases :)

Zurainny Ismail said...

What a collection! Enchanted Alphabet is so adorable! :D

Bea said...

I really like your impulse buys and the pieces you are working on. Nice variety!

Brigitte said...

I'm in awe of your two new charts .... just beautiful. BUt wait, I think I have that alphabet, too. I have to go and look for it.