|If Dr. Seuss had been asked to design a tree, this would have been the result!|
We had one of these in our front yard in Oklahoma and while it's a very pretty tree, it is also a messy one. It is a legume and as such each of those flowers produces a seed pod which falls to the ground and has to be raked up.
But I'm sure you didn't visit to read about trees or the heat, so I'll get on to the update. Mel at Epic Stitching is hosting this challenge and it's rather simple (at least on paper). We are given a budget of $25 (I'm using USD but others are converting to an equal value in their currency) for each month for all those must haves. If you have funds left over at the end of the month, they roll over to the next month, so you can save up for a Chatelaine, kit up that Mirabilia or buy that Just Nan limited edition. You also get a free month if you really need it all NOW. This month we were given an extra $50 with the caveat that we had to spend our $25 monthly budget first so with $75 for this month plus my carry over of $125, I spent.... nothing. Instead of buying, I stitched on Elegant Doily, Secret Victorian Garden, Strawberry Summer, and Santa's Magic. I think I have posted updates of all of them recently except for Santa, so here's where he was when he finished his time in the rotation last week:
From my stash, I started Little House Needleworks' Winter Sheep.
So, for next month, I have available:
June Budget: 25.
June Purchases: 0.
Carry over to July: $150
Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts is on the frame for the rest of today Just Nan's Strawberry Summer goes on it tomorrow for its week in the rotation.