Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Stich from Stash and an early Small report

Month: April
Amount Spent: $0
Amount Earned: $0 (I'm not claiming earnings for finishes

More on the above a bit later.  WHEW!! I finally unpacked my suitcase Saturday and, unlike previous weeks, I put it away instead of just setting it aside. I made my last scheduled work trip last week and had a wonderful time in Maine. In addition to the usual sewerage and water treatment plants (I won't post any photos of those here), we were taken past Stephen King's house in Bangor.

While the house is beautiful, the design of the front gate and fence are the real highlights and yes, that is the last of the 100+ inches of snow that Bangor received this winter.

Because I have been doing so much traveling, I haven't been doing a lot of stitching and because I haven't been doing a lot of stitching, I haven't had any need to do any buying, so my April Stitch from Stash report looks exactly like my March report.  SFS is hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching and is designed to help us keep our stash stitching in check. You are given a $25 budget each month and what we don't use rolls over to the next month. You can also, if you choose, get additional credit for finishes. I am not taking advantage of that option, but it is a nice perk. My tally so far is:

Carried forward:  $75
 April budget: $25
Available: $100
Spent: $0
To May: $100

I had one start (and a finish) from stash:

This is the March installment of The Sampler Life's SAL. It's from Tam's Creations. Here it is with the other two blocks:

The next installment will be released next week. We received an email from the moderator and she said it will be a monochrome design, not something I have done a lot of, so I am excited to see and stitch it.

Santa's Magic from Mirabilia made it's appearance in the rotation and I was able to squeeze in a few hours of work on it.

Here is where it was:

And here it is as of today:

I think I will keep it on the stand for a while longer. I would like to get the Wisper in the beard done before I put it away.

We have plans to have the boat's annual safety inspection done tomorrow morning. I hope it doesn't take too long, as I want to get home and put some stitches in Shakespearean Fantasy or Christmas Presence.


Robin said...

Congratulations on your start/finish! Your Santa is looking good.

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish and nice progress on Santa Susan. Stephen King's house is amazing. I can't tell whats on the fence.


Pull the other thread said...

Well done on another very successful budget. Love the sampler block and Santa is looking amazing.

Leonore Winterer said...

The sampler block is lovely and santas is as well! Yay for finishing with your business trips, I'm sure it will be nice to just stay home for a while.

Catherine said...

Love your stitches! King's house is perfect ~ love it!!!

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

Now you can relax at home for a while. At least you managed some stitching and caught up on the sampler blocks.

Ruth said...

Conrgats on your stunning stitching progress. I just love how your Sampler Life SAL is going. I've been trying to figure out whether to stitch as one piece or multiples -- you are tipping the balance towards a single grouping.

Deb said...

What a magnificent house!
Well done on your SFS!
Beautiful stitching!