Monday, 27 April 2015
Stitch From Stash April update
Monthly budget for April: £20
Spent in April £3.20
Time to check in with my Stitch from Stash report - organised by Epic Stitching
I finished my "All You Need is Love" piece at the weekend - just in time as it is going to be a wedding sampler.
The chart is from an Etsy shop called Wonder Needle and I purchased it in June 2014. When I found out that this song is one the couple are using in their wedding ceremony I thought it would be perfect. Then I was lucky enough to win some threads from an Instagram giveaway by Riotous Colours and as soon as I received them I thought that the pink variegated perle would be ideal. What I stupidly didn't do was check whether I would have enough thread and about 2/3 completed I realised I would run short. I contacted Lisa from Riotous Colours and she eventually found some of the thread in her personal stash so I was able to carry on and finish, thanks to Lisa. The white linen came from stash an I am claiming this finish n my earnings.
I also stitched a small card from an old free kit from Cross Stitcher magazine. I still need to mount the stitching in the card so I am claiming the stitches in my earnings and will show the finished item in my Smalls SAL update later this week.
My spends were on the extra thread I needed plus a #5 perle I was short of for a Shepherd's Bush stocking I intend to stitch. I was really pleased that I only needed the one skein - I have all the other colours in my stash.
Although this SAL only tracks spends and stitching on Cross Stitch I have found that the good habits I am developing here are also encouraging me to restrict my spending on stash for other crafts. Having said that I did succumb to buying some beautiful Lynette Anderson fabrics as soon as they arrived in my local Quilting Shop. Once a month at my stitching group we like to do a joint project and I plan to use these fabrics for the May one so I'm not just adding to my fabric stash.
But before I appear to be like Goody Two Shoes I should mention that we are planning a trip to the Malvern Quilt Show next month so there may be some spending there!