My first Stitch from Stash 2014 post!
Like so many of us, I NEED this challenge, either that or to live past the next millennium! I did okay but surprising how it mounts up! I bought a couple of DMC threads thinking I had to send them in an RR but turns out we all use our own as each piece arrives. However, I had a momentary qualm about dye lots and went ahead and sent the colour used to "frame" the piece since I had two skeins of one dye lot and one of another! The fabric came from stash AND the pattern. I'll post a picture in another post as forgot to take one before it went winging its merry way to Lynn in Lancashire!
I also bought some Congress cloth and stretcher bars, some ecru perle and a skein of Caron Impressions to use in an EGA piece that we will be stitching at our March meeting. The cloth will be paid for out of chapter funds which is nice!
So, time for some accounts.....
For RR - DMC x 6 @ 40 cents each (sorry UK!) minus 15% coupon plus tax = $2.04
? - Weeks and GAST threads (ashamed to say can't remember what for) @ 2.00 each minus 10% discount for EGA plus tax $9.54
For EGA March meeting - Caron Impressions and perle cotton minus 10% for guild discount plus tax $5.36
Grand Total: $16.94
As they used to say on my school reports in maths.......could do better! I could take off the DMC as the RR was arranged last year and being on the programme committee for EGA I need to make a sample of the project, but I will be strong....! It will be interesting to see just how much I do spend/take from stash over the year. To that end, I have also decided to keep a running total for fabric, yarn and craft magazines too.....
Stop Press - just saw an email from Mel so have removed the stretcher bars from the list, hooray!
Cotton yarn for dishcloths as I am working my way through a crochet book
5 @ $2.19 and 1 @ $1.29 cotton yarn $12.24
Stitch magazine (UK Embroiderers Guild) - was completely swayed by cover (fabric cupcakes) and then nothing appealed inside. I used a gift card from Christmas and my B and N discount but still came to a whopping $10.79
Moving swiftly on.....
Today was reveal day on Needlecraft Haven for our monthly Christmas Challenge and the design came from here, the fabric and threads were from stash....
|A freebie from The Little Stitcher|
The Sheep Day
December 1, 2013 post
|It pays to hold onto small pieces|
of fabric - wasn't this perfect?
This has been a fun weekend in the world of blogging because of the lovely Vicki. A lot of blogs to check out and say something nice! I am hoping to visit them all and leave a comment, wish me luck! There is still time to visit them all and perhaps enter a giveaway (including mine!) and leave a comment on the January 25th post. Names will be drawn (with a few exceptions) on February 15th.
This stitching from stash seems to have had a trickle down effect in food shopping, eating out and book buying for the Kindle...... I've been keeping my receipts this month from the supermarket (apologies to those who know exactly how much they spend!) and for each meal have tried to use an item from the pantry and/or the freezer. It's working well and we've had some good meals, a couple from here, the Chicken Paprika, Black Beans and Rice and the Honey Lime Fruit Salad will all be made again. No eating out until February, even though it's my birthday today, sniff, and only free books have been allowed on the Kindle...... pretty impressive, don't you think?
I'll leave you with a weather update...... looking at the inches on the left of the ruler........
|There are actually steps below the steps you can see...|
and one of us has to risk life and limb on them
Why? I'll tell you, it's all to do with a
cup of coffee and a door opener.....
|See, DJ, no feet!|
|Right leg covered with snow to the knee...and the left was the same!|
Sunday Selections will pick up next week with something completely unrelated to winter weather!
Wherever you are, enjoy your week and keep warm/cool!