Monday, 20 October 2014

Stitch from Stash October 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
July Budget
£ 15.00
July Spend
£ 17.00-
August Budget
£ 15.00
August Spend
£ 29.72-
September Budget
£ 15.00
September Spend
£ 29.08-
Birthday Money
£ 80.00
£ 88.76

Crafty Kitten 4 x fabrics
£ 37.89
JBW Rocking Horse chart
£   4.28
Glendon Place Fall chart
£   4.63

£ 41.96
October Budget
£ 15.00
Birthday Voucher for CK
£ 25.00
Available to carry forward to October
£ 81.96
Allowed purchases:
Jodyri Threads of Month Club : £ 5.54

As you can see from the above list, my Birthday continued for the rest of September!  The very stunning Alicia the Crafty Princess sent me a voucher to spend at Crafty Kitten which has in theory left me quite alot of Birthday money still to spend.  I say "in theory" because it doesn't actually exist any more!  I seem to have spent it on the Large Boy's Birthday.  Hmmm, perils of being a parent!

Anyway, here are my Crafty Kitten fabrics:

Top left - Moondust 32 Murano (Dragon Dreams Dragon of Winter Sun
Top right - Love in the Mist 32 Murano (Nora Corbett J and E letters)
Bottom left - Blue Hydrangea 32 Murano Opal (Nora Corbett Little Snowy Cottages)
Bottom right - Moonlit Water 32 Murano (Madame Chantilly Hallowe'en Town)

New Starts from Stash: No new starts from stash
WIPs and UFOs worked on: A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc, Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown (finished!), The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas

A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc
I am so excited about this one!  You can see how close I am to the end.  I have to finish that C and then there is one snowflake which fills the corner and I am done!

Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown Day Twenty on my tree.
I spent today making a coffin to keep all the tombstones in.
Photos to follow.

This one is not listed under New Starts from Stash because it is a new chart which I bought last month.  I have been waiting patiently for the special fabric from Sparklies to make a start on it.

The chart is Madame Chantilly On the Beach and the fabric is called Kynance and is half blue/half yellow.  If you contact Kate she will let you choose whether to have the split portrait or landscape and if you want the dividing line to be higher or lower than the halfway point which makes it a very versatile choice.  I went for landscape and about an inch below the centre.  Only a small part is visible in this photo.

I have only stitched one stripe of the centre hut and I am unsure about the colour.  It is DMC 926 which is a grey blue but the picture shows a nice baby blue.  Since this is for my cousin's new baby I am thinking of changing it before I do too much more!

Finally, it's time to sign up for the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop.  Just leave a comment (making sure I can contact you via email - Hazel D that means you!!!) and then a few days before the 31st October I will contact you with a letter to display on your blog on the 31st along with some Hallowe'en stitching of your own.  I will list all the blogs in order and people will hop around collecting the letters to SPELL out the Mystery Phrase.

To see how it all works, check out last year's Blog Hop here 


Vickie said...

Wonderful fabrics Jo. I understand very well the spending of my own birthday money for "other things". Oh well. ;)

Emma/Itzy said...

So close to a finish! Love the new fabrics from Crafty Kitten.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Jo,
Gorgeous fabric - perfect choice for that design! I think that I would change the blue to something bluer. But that is just me.

Linda said...

Gorgeous fabrics Jo. I really love the fabric your using On the Beach. Your Noel Blanc is so pretty and almost done.


Beth said...

I would try another blue. That is interesting fabric.

Christine said...

Oh my, I totally love the Kynance fabric!
Almost there with Noel Blanc, I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished

Annette-California said...

Love your new fabrics. Noel Blanc is gorgeous! You have very pretty wips. love Annette

Julie said...

I'm going to miss Noel Blanc when its all done, I've loved watching it develop.
Fabulous fabric, I love it.... think I would have to change the beachhut to a nice blue like the chart.

Lili said...

Gorgeous fabrics!! Moonlit water looks amazing!!
Your Noel Blanc is lovely, so pretty progress.
On The Beach is so cute, nice start!


Mii Stitch said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your latest fabric purchase, just fabulous (I'm well jealous :P).
The fabric for the Mme Chantilly is just perfect... looks like sand and sky, wonderful!!!

diamondc said...

Love the fabric, your stitching choices are wonderful.


Sally said...

Those fabrics are lovely Jo. Gorgeous stitching too.

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous fabrics Jo! That seaside scene is going to look great with that fabby!Lol....yes...being a parent means your money is never truly your own!

Susan said...

You're doing wonderfully on the SFS. I know the feeling - my birthday money seems to disappear into the checking account. Looking forward to seeing Noel finished. Ummmmm yeah, 926 sure doesn't look like the color in the photo.

rosey175 said...

Can I just wrap myself up in the Blue Hydrangea fabric pleeeease? It's so beautiful!

I think the Kynance fabric is amazing too. Having options of where and how you'd like your split is great!

Steph said...

Ohhhhh! All of that beautiful fabric! Lovely ^_^ XOX