Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stitch From Stash January

Stitch From Stash Group 2014
Mel from Epic Stitching started a Stitch From Stash group to encourage us to stay on a budget of less than $25 per month for cross stitching.  Click the link to see the list of blogs that are participating.  This challenge has already saved me money, since I thought twice about buying some new kits "for the future" that I didn't really need. Here is my check-in for January:

Amount Spent:  $0.00, ZERO! ZILCH! NADA!

New Starts from Stash: Wicked Witch, Count Your Blessings, Life's a Stitch, Happy Easter, Hungarian Peacock Sampler, Snow Bear and Sleigh, Collection, Nesting Season, Wolf, The Wizard of Oz, Alice from Resident Evil, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Boos Brothers, Spring Sampler, Cats in Hats - Samantha, Jacks are Wild, October Witch Snowlady, Trick or Treat Greeting, Disney Princesses Pixel People, Woodland Splendor, Penguins at Play.

WIPs or UFOs worked on: Universal Unity, I'll Get You My Pretty, Basket of Fruit, Very Scary, Easter Hang-Up, Merci, Out for a Ride, The IT Crowd, Bird Nest (No 2), Bear, Star Wars, Pac-Man, Eeyore and Butterfly, Boo! Club (Fright), La Pensée Positive, Gatitos, Triple Jack-O-Lanterns, Shiver Me Timbers, Holiday Cheer, Disney Princess Birth Announcement, Autumn Heart, Gallinas, Candy Cane Christmas.

I'm still a few days behind in my Crazy January starts, or my list would have been longer!  No finishes this month yet.  I'll include the end of January info in my February post next month.

I loved Tricia's idea (The Stamper's Stitches) of showing what she didn't buy this month.  Here is what I was tempted to get "just because" but I resisted and didn't spend a penny!

24 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on resisting the pull of the stash goblin. Wow you have worked on a LOT of projects this month!!

Teresa S. said...

I am proud of you, Debbie! Also love the idea of blogging what you DIDN"T buy!

Katie said...

Oh I couldn't do that. If I blog want I didn't buy I would definitely buy it haha. Plus the design you didn't buy is really really cute haha. My mom would love those.

Angela P said...

Wonderful first stash report. Mine has just been posted too!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oooo - good for you! Aren't you proud of yourself for resisting? And look at the great list of new starts you have to play with now!! :)

Tricia
The Stamper's Stitches

Linda said...

Great job on no spending Debbie.

Linda

Busy Lizzie said...

well done Debbie

Clare - Aimetu said...

Well done on staying 'inbudget' haha

You've certainly had busy needles this month

Christine said...

Well done on the stitching from stash.
That is an impressive list of projects you've worked on

gracie said...

Kudos to you for $0 spending.

Susan said...

Great job on resisting temptation. Its great that you had so many starts from stash.

Shelly said...

That's quite a line-up of new starts and WIPs! It's pretty hard isn't it, to Not buy something you want! I'm glad Mel has made Qsnaps exempt because I need at least 2 of those. Have a nice day!

Julie said...

Well done on your zero spend. I've just suggested to a lady who lives near to me that she could do a swap with me if she needs something that would be SFS - Swap from Stash lol. That wouldn't count would it??

Lesleyanne said...

Great post.

Keebles said...

Funny thing about those little ornament kits...I have dozens of Disney ones in my stash, but they take FOREVER to finish! You'd think something so small would only take a couple of hours, but they are horrible to do!

Michele Hebson said...

LOL that's clever...post what we didn't buy. LOL I'll have to remember that in next month's post. Well done on the $0.00, ZERO! ZILCH! NADA! I too am guilt free this month. LOL

Chris said...

Love the idea of stitching from stash.. I am trying to finish one WIP per month. I only have 4 but one might take 3 months!! I am making progress on my cut thro Beach Hut but I have only just noticed that the sides have bits missing. My chart was from a magazine so perhaps it was made smaller?
Well done on finishing your Cut thro design.
Chris x

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Well done on resisting :)And what a lovely idea of showing what you were tempted to buy and you didn't :) you've done a great job on the amount of WIPs started, good luck for the rest of the year :)

Vicky L said...

Congrats on buying zulch! But that is cruel of showing what you wanted to buy. I love those beach scenes.

Brigitte said...

Well done, Debbie! I also loved Tricia's idea to show what she did not buy. I put all the charts that catch my interest on a special wish list which I browse through every now and then And eliminate the wishes that aren't so urgent any longer, lol.

Melinda said...

Congrats on Your Stitch from Stash January --

Basia said...

Well done! I wouldn't be able to do this in January, especially with all the sales. Congratulations!

Faith... said...

Congrats on spending $0 and having so many new starts from your stash! Congrats on being the monthly winner for not spending too - yay!!

Gillie said...

You did well! Wasn't tempted to go shopping but got all excited reading Paulette's blog and that there was a new design from Plumstreet but sadly, only as a kit and a limited one at that. Wish it could be released as a chart in a few months. Just can't justify a kit :(