Sunday, 20 September 2015

September Stitch from Stash

Month: September
Spent:   £ 0.00
Earned: £ 0.00

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!

July Budget
£ 15.00
July spend
£   7.75
August Budget
£ 15.00
August spend
£ 14.57
September Budget
£ 15.00
September spend
£   0.00
Current Balance
£ 22.68

So you can see it was a great month!  In fact the whole of last month was a real zero personal spend.  I had to get the Large Boy a new pair of shoes and a new pair of trainers for school (sports shoes for the foreign!) so all I spent on myself was £3.20 for some curved needles.

But never fear, I did not go without this month because it was my Birthday and my friends are ever generous!  Here are the presents I received in addition to a lovely Crafty Kitten voucher from the equally lovely Crafty Princess, stunner!

From Jocondine, a beautiful hand made card and packaging for the ribbon which came in a vintage box.  It might even be vintage ribbon.

Close-up of that ribbon:

see, it has my initials on it!

From Nicola the Everlasting Diary featuring a number of samplers from the Fellers' Collection plus the gorgeous Needlelace cards from Catherine Barley.  I fell in love with the Snow Queen cards, there is a wondeful video of how they were made on her website here.

From Mouse, two Just Nan charts which I didn't have and some lovely ribbons.  There seems to be a conspiracy to get me to use more ribbon!

It has been IHSW this weekend so I've been working away on Elizabeth Shephard or Lizabeth Shephard because I haven't done the first E yet. I stitched most of her name and the brown motif in the top left hand corner.

stitched on 30 count linen

Finally, Kaye had launched yet another new blog - Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics.  Basically you pull out any WIP or UFO and stitch it on a Friday.  You can carry on frolicing throughout the weekend and post your progress when you are done.  I chose to continue Just Nan's Ghoulies and Ghosties which I started in August for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.  Here is my current state of WIPness:

stitched on 28 count tan evenweave.


Heather said...

Great job of spending and happy belated birthday! You got some great stash :)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Jo. Lovely birthday gifts. Nice progress on your projects.


Barb said...

Very pretty work on the Quaker design! I love the little Halloween one too!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great job with SFS! And you got such wonderful gifts, I especially like the Deck the Halls pattern and hope you will work on it soon. I'm also sure you will soon find a good use for all that ribbon!

Kate said...

Lovely pretties and progress!

Kerryp77 said...

Happy birthday! Elizabeth shepherd is coming along so well. You did well on SFS too

Tiffstitch said...

Happy Birthday and great gifts! My bday is in September as well. :)

Katie said...

Beautiful work and wonderful bday goodies!! Happy Bday!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Happy Birthday, Jo! Beautiful stitching, and enjoy all your new goodies :D

gominam said...

Wonderful goodies! Belated happy birthday:)

Brigitte said...

I'm behind with my blog reading, so happy belated birthday wishes to you, Jo. These gifts are all wonderful.
Nice progress that you made on your projects over the weekend.

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday again, my dear and well done on your zero spend for Stitch from Stash.

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jo. You received some lovely gifts.

Nice progress on your WIPs.

Well done on your zero spend!

Julie said...

Such lovely gifts that came your way.
Well done on the zero spend.

Mouse said...

glad you loved your gifties and it does seem there is a conspiracy ... and well done on the zero spend ... love mouse xxxxx

Steph said...

Lovely goodies. Ghoulies and Ghosties is looking lovely. XOX