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

Bees SAL...late....

OK, Diana and I cannot come to a meeting of the minds, but we did decide on a date and topic....September 15 and of course, bees. We are going to be stitching bees and will start on September 15. We will post our picture updates on Saturdays (right???) and will finish when we finish. Since I am working on smalls, I am going to start with this, Summer Solstice by the primitive hare. I bought my threads in August and will start on September 15 (itching to start now....). I have several other bee patterns that I have purchased this year that I would like to get stitched. So, if you like bees, feel free to stitch with us for as long or as little as you like...this is very informal, but fun.

later, deb

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Stitch from Stash and other noteworthy news?????

OK, this has been a terrible month for me as far as spending....when I get stressed I do all the wrong things...I eat and I spend on needlework. So, I am going to call this my "free" month and not report how badly I did for the whole month....I did buy $14.47 in DMC floss for 3 (or is it 4) "bee" projects, but I ain't 'fessin up to anything else. And I will check with Mel to make sure that I am doing this correctly, because I do want to follow the rules.

Edited: I checked with Mel and my free month of August means that I do not get penalized for my spending, but I do not get the $25.00 for the month in carryover, so I will start September with my July ending balance of $36.30.

I worked on Prairie Schooler 2012 freebie (Halloween)...this is where I was:

and this is where I am as of a few days ago:

I am taking Friday as a day off in addition to our Monday Labor Day holiday, so I am hoping to get him finished this weekend. And the other noteworthy news is my sister Diana and I are going to do a personal SAL starting September 1 on one of our "bee" projects. I will get back with you on the details this weekend and will let you know which project, so if you would like to sal along with us (very informally) feel free.

later, deb