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Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Stitch From Stash

With all the travel the last few months, I was in Alabama last week, summer has passed me by with a whoosh!  I really do feel like I completely missed out on it this year.  Normally that wouldn't bother me too much as summer is my least favorite season, but this year, the weather was very nice and I would have liked to take more advantage of it.

My stitching mojo has also passed me by with a whoosh this summer.  Fortunately, the lack of stitching mojo has had a positive impact on my stashing mojo making the  2014 Stitch from Stash  challenge easy.  Stitch from Stash is hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching and has a duel purpose - love your stash and save your cash!!  Each month you get a $25 budget and sometimes, like this month, you can have a bit more.  If you don't spend your regular budget amount, you can roll it over to next month so you could have a rather substantial amount for a splurge by the end of the year.  If you can't wait that long, you do get a by month when you could go stash wild.  For August, my spending report is:
               Carry over:  $175
        August Budget:  $  25
   August Purchases:  $   0
     Balance Forward:  $200
 
I had two starts from stash this month:  Just Nan's Spring in the Air:

 
and Little House Needleworks' Red House in Winter

I did stitch a little on a WIP this month, but only a little.
 
This is Secret Victorian Garden by Chatelaine.  My progress was those blue stitches around the backstitched motif with the heart.  Not much progress, but each stitch in is one stitch closer to done.
 

7 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching and well done on SFS.
Happy weekend (:

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching and well done on SFS.
Happy weekend (:

Leonore Winterer said...

Your stitching work is beautiful as always, I'm sure you'll properly get back into it soon - and congrats on your SFS!

Justine said...

Beautiful new starts and love your Chatelaine. All I can say about SFS is...you must have a lot of stash already!

Pull the other thread said...

Gorgeous stitching. Sorry to hear your stitching mojo has fleed I hope it comes bavk very soon. Well done on SFS.

Linda said...

Amazing!! Not a penny spent this year. Congratulations.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You're doing so well with the challenge! Will there be a big splurge at the end of the year?

Every little stitch helps build the design too.