Monday, July 20, 2015

IHSW and Stitch from Stash

Month: July
Spent: $0
Earned: $0

Two posts in a week? and I am (or will be when I publish this post) current on check-ins? Vacation is wonderful! 

I really did go into this IHSW (sponsored by Joyze at Random Ramblings) with hopes of sitting and stitching and possibly finishing Just Nan's Swan Lake. The reality was somewhat different. More reading than stitching and no finish, but it was very relaxing.

Swan Lake is now here:

It continues to amaze me how much detail a designer can pack into a small space. The fabric color is slightly off (it's a bit more green) but the thread colors are very accurate.

That little notation at the very top of my post is for Stitch from Stash.  Mel at Epic Stitching hosts Stitch from Stash and broke 2015 into two separate SALs. I took part in part A and decided to give part B a go. Stitch from Stash is a reminder to look at what we have before buying yet another pattern that will probably just sit in a file folder somewhere.  We get a very generous $25 USD each month (or your currency) so it isn't a fast, but a diet.  So, for July:

Budget $25
Spent $0
Forward to August $25

Hmmm, checking back it doesn't look like I had any starts from stash this month. I did pull a pattern, threads and fabric out of my stash to start Just Nan's Florentine Floral but no actual stitching happened.

 I will probably continue with Swan Lake this afternoon and maybe put a few stitches in Secret Victorian Garden but there is no hurry (and THAT is the reason I get so very little done while on vacation - I keep thinking that there is no hurry and before I know it, it's time to go back to work).


Lumiruusu said...

The Just Nan stitching looks just great..I also love tho detailed patterns.Well done !

Esmeralda said...

Love that cute little pattern so elegant
Beautiful fabric choice
Congrets on sfs :)

blue star stitcher said...

I love the darker linen you used on swan lake. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend, good for you!

Kate N said...

The fabric is a really nice colour and it works so well with the design and floss colours, its coming along brilliantly!

Leonore Winterer said...

Lovely progress! I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your vacation and relaxing, even if you don't get that much stitching done ^_^

Suz said...

Swan lake is looking lovely!

And yay for vacation!

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Beautiful design and colours in Swan Lake!

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

The colours in Swan Lake look lovely on that fabric. Great choice.

Dani - tkdchick said...

The floss colours really pop on that fabric for Swan lake! Wow!