Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Stitch from Stash Part 2 ..... this is embarrassing

Well, I forgot some of what I purchased and realized that I had also purchased some "paper patterns". I hope that I am not coming across as bragging, but I usually NEVER purchase this much and probably never will again (unless of course I win the Florida lottery...). All photos are from the websites.

from Crazy Annies Stitchin' I bought Hands on Design "Twice Blessed"

Humm, white acorn theme going on here.....

I did most of my damage at


I realized that I was buying for my Ornament tree (which is currently in storage). I miss not doing something for the holidays and this will allow me to do a little decorating.

later, deb

Friday, November 28, 2014

My final Stitch from Stash (I spent it all), Exchanges and Smalls SAL

First, a wonderful thank you to Heather. I was her secret giftee in the 2014 Xmas Ornament Exchange. She stitched this for me, and I just love it....

My partner has not yet received her gift as I was late mailing...but it is on its way. I will show you pictures once she has received. I stitched and finished her ornament in November so I have a finish for the Smalls SAL AND a Stitch from Stash and cannot show you as it was for the exchange......LOL.

And as the Stitch from Stash....well, I shopped and emptied my "balance". I ended October with a balance of $65.30, added our bonus of $50 and my November allowance of $25, which gave me a beginning balance for November of $140.30. I spent $174.00....which of course also included my December allowance of $25, which means I overspent $8.70 for the year. Let me show you what I purchased (heavy on pictures AND all pictures are from the sellers websites).

An Etsy seller that I really like is PinoyStitch. I have purchased quite a few patterns and two needle minders:

Hooties My Honey Bee
Hooties Thanksgiving
Hooties Year Round
Jane Eyre needle minder
Harry Potter needle minder
I also bought from CuoreeBatticuoreShop:

And from The Handicrafter:

And finally, from Lizzie Kate:

So, as you can see, I am spent out for the year, but luckily, my birthday is in December, so I am counting most of this as a present to myself.

later, deb

Friday, October 31, 2014

October Stitch from Stash and Smalls SAL......late

Well, I am posting for the first time in a while...I have been really knocked down by fall allergies. I have never had a problem before and I guess my time has come. Anyway, on to the subject at hand (I like that phrase and must research its history).....

I started with a $56.30 balance from September, added my $25.00 and spent $16.00 which leaves me a balance of $65.30 walking into November. I bought a few patterns and a small piece of gingham linen from Sandra at Plain and Fancy Merchant. I bought the linen to stitch the "Boo Thyme" freebie.

Here are my before and after pictures:

Some progress, but not a lot. Unfortunately, I did not finish anything for the Smalls SAL. We'll see how I do in November....

See you tomorrow for another update.....

Edited: Well, I forgot that a part of the $16.00 that I spent was on a sale at my local Hobby Lobby. I found this book for $5.97:

Words to stitch by...8 Cross Stitch Designs by Lori Markovic (La-D-Da)


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bee posting

Thankfully, Diana has been posting for our Bee SAL; here is where I am on mine---not very far....

And the inclusion of the bee tin was not intentional :) It is a canister of sorts that I bought from TJMaxx several years ago that I use for charger cords. Hopefully by next Saturday I will be much farther/further along (not sure which word is correct).

Later, deb

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My weekend didn't end until last night....

So technically, I'm not too late, I hope. OK, first up is Stitch from Stash...and I only spent $5.00 on some DMC from Joann's. I started with $36.30 from August, added $25.00 and only spent $5.00, which gives me a carry over to October of $56.30. Here is what I worked on, which I did not finish; this is where I was:

And this is where I am now; like I said, not much stitching.

I did not finish any smalls again this month. I also did not get started on my Bee, so it is good that Diana worked on hers and made progress. I seem to have hit a wall with both my stitching and reading, but pulling myself out of it.

Thanks for reading, deb

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I owe you three posts.....

I just realized that I have not posted since September 2...been a little crazy. So, I will post this weekend and cover everything and get back on track...

thanks, Deb

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thoughts on stitching from stash

I recently opened an account on pinterest. I look at a lot of needlework and very often see a pattern and wonder of wonders I.ALREADY.OWN.IT. So I think I am going to start putting pictures of my stash on my pinterest account to remind me that I can shop/stitch from what I already own....sometimes it just takes me a few minutes......

later deb