Monday, 27 April 2015

Stitch From Stash April update

Monthly budget for April:          £20
Spent in April                             £3.20
Earned:                                       £7

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!


  1. A good month for you - little money spent and even virtual money earned.

  2. You know the font you're using isn't quite ideal for displaying numbers - at first I thought it said spent: 320 there because I couldn't see the point in between! Good thing for you it's there and yay on that finish, I love the pink :D

  3. I did the same as Leonore! Wouldn't it be amazing to spend that much on stash?
    Anyway, I love your Love heart, I really like designs which are a little bit different for weddings and other occasions. The thread is perfect too.