Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stitch From Stash March

Stitch From Stash Group 2014
Mel from Epic Stitching started a Stitch From Stash group to encourage us to stay on a budget of $25 or less per month for cross stitching.  Click the link to see the list of blogs that are participating.

My carry over from February was $24 for a total budget of $49 this month.  Here is my check-in for March:

Amount Spent:  $47
$10 - Neighborhood Friends chart by Little House Needleworks for animal care fundraiser.

$5 - Forever in my Heart chart by The Sunflower Seed
I'm going to stitch this with both my dogs' names and frame it together with their photos. They both went over the rainbow bridge in 2010.
Brandy & Norman, age 15
$32 - Cross stitch fabric from MCG Textiles (They were having a sale and I couldn't resist!)
I'm going to use the Starlite Aida to stitch the Brooke's Books Advent Animals. There will be 25 free charts, from now until October 2015.

Now I only have $2 to carry over to April.

New Starts from Stash: St. Patrick's Day, Best Witches.

WIPs or UFOs worked on: Santa Hang-Up, Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 5), Universal Unity, Fall Welcome, Thai Dancer, Boule Pastel, Alice from Resident Evil, Cut Thru' North Pole House, Beach Babe, Leo, Lamplight Bridge, Halloween Happiness, I'll Get You My Pretty, Out for a Ride, Pac-Man, Harley-Davidson, Thankful Critters, The 12 Days of Christmas, The Wave, Flaming June, Black Cat Alphabet, The Wizard of Oz, Trick or Treat Greeting, The Sorcerer, Snow Bear and Sleigh, Boo-gie Fever, Star Wars, Yo Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Ark, Best of Friends, Spring Sampler, Believe.

Finishes: I'll Get You My Pretty, St. Patrick's Day, Best Witches.

What I was tempted to buy but didn't buy this month:

This looks like a great Halloween design, but I'll wait until I finish a few of my Halloween WIPs before I buy it.
Halloween Eve #172 - Cross Stitch Pattern
Halloween Eve chart


cucki said...

Aww sweet pretty
Brandy and Norman are so cute..
Huge hugs x

Linda said...

Love your new stash Debbie. AND, you still have $2.00 to carry over. Great pic of your furbabies.


sharine said...

Great new stash. Brandy and Norman looked like cuties:)

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely new stash additions!!
I love your puppy dogs... that is lovely idea to stitch the Neighbourhood Friends design with their names :o)

Vicky L said...

Love your new stash! Your dogs are beautiful. You kept in budget with $2 to carry over. Great job!

blue star stitcher said...

Love the new stash, especially the Forever in My Heart chart. It's cute how they framed it with the dog's collar under it. We lost a dog two years ago, and I still have his collar and tags.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stash, especially your doggie charts.

You worked on lots and had lovely finishes, and still money to carry over !!

Mii Stitch said...

Well you purchased some great stash!! Have fun :)

Pull the other thread said...

Wow you got quite a lot for your budget. Well done for sticking to it. That is some list of projects worked on, well done you!!!

Katie said...

Love your new purchases. I look forward to seeing your progress on both. The fabric looks yummy. I looked at the freebie charts and just might be forced to stitch those too. Especially since the first one is Katie Kitty!

Anne said...

Some really lovely buys there!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Brandy and Norman look like real sweetie pies. Love your new stash--congrats for staying in budget!

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful stitching! Congratulations on staying within budget. Now what can you do with that $2???

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

I love the idea of the pieces in honor of your dogs with their collars!

bwuerthele said...

See now I would blow the budget on hand dyed fabric and not be able to spend for months!