Monday, December 15, 2014

Final 2014 Stitch from Stash Update

The cards are made and on their way. The gifts are made, wrapped, boxed and on their way. The cookies are on their way too. All that's left is the goodies for the in-laws and wrapping their gift, I have time as we will see them on Christmas, and to try to find my Christmas spirit. My holiday mojo seems to have gone on holiday. Maybe I just hang around with a bunch of curmudgeons, but I have heard the same statement from a lot of people this year. No clues as to why the sudden lack of holiday spirit, but I do hope it returns soon.

The making, baking and boxing has taken the majority of my time this past month, so there is very little stitching to show. Fortunately, when I don't stitch, I don't think of stashing; however, I was in and out of craft stores all month and the temptation was strong (especially in Jo-Ann's Fabric as they had DMC on sale for 3/$.99). Because I was so close to a zero spend year, I didn't give in and can give my final Stitch from Stash report as:

Carried over:  $300
November Budget:  $25 + $50 exception
Available:  $325 + exception
Spent:  $0

I had no new starts from stash, but did do a little bit of stitching on:

Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts Sampler

Shepherd's Bush's He Tends
I have finished He Tends but will save the photo for the Smalls SAL check-in.

So that is it! I made it an entire year and didn't spend anything on new stash.  Of course, it does highlight just how large my stash really is and explains my signing up for 2015's. There is a  ten day gap between the end of 2014's and the start of 2015's and I will use that to buy the floss I need to finish kitting up my HAEDs but I don't anticipate that next year's spending will be very different from this year's.

If you are interested in signing up for Stitch from Stash 2015A, Mel has opened up sign-ups until December 21st or until 120 people join. There were 69 participants last I looked so don't wait too long if you're interested.

DESIGN, A New Stitchy Start, WIPocalypseSmalls SAL and Gifted Gorgeousness are all still open for sign-ups too.


Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching. Sorry to hear you are having trouble finding your holiday spirit. Maybe do something that always makes you think of the season, a particular movie or song maybe. Anyway I do hope it makes an appearance soon. Mine only did yesterday when I put up our tree and watched the first Harry Potter movie. Well done on an amazingly successful SFS this year.

Angela P said...

Great final stash report. Love the LK project! I signed up for next year too :)

Linda said...

Congratulations Susan. I spent for you and probably 10 other people this year. I did sign up for next year. Toes crossed that I can stick to it.


Von said...

For someone with little holiday spirit, it seems like you have plenty to get your Christmas to dos done!! Great job!

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm sorry to hear about your missing christmas spirit...if that LK project doesn't put you in the mood, I really don't know what will :(

On another note, congrats of the year of zero spending, that's more than impressive! If you really have that much stash, you should post pictures some time ^_^

Kaisievic said...

Good luck with finding your holiday spirit and well done on your zero spend.

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

Hope the Christmas Spirit has descended by now, but there are still a few more days to go.

Congratulations on the zero spend this year, that really is amazing! I'm going to be doing my final tally tomorrow. I stayed within budget but it will be interesting to see where it all went...