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Monday, January 27, 2014

January Stitch from Stash

Hey Blog Buddies,

It's nearing the end of the month (January can't leave fast enough to suit me!), so that means it's time for the Stitch from Stash check-in.

Mel, over at Epic Stitching has organized this SAL.  If participants spend less than $25/month on new stash, they'll be entered in the monthly drawing.  My reasons for joining the SAL have less to do with saving money (although I like that added benefit), or winning prizes (but that's nice, too) than they have to do with not buying any more new charts.  So going by that criteria, I was successful in January.  I spent $1.60 on four skeins of DMC which I needed for my Mates WIP, and $15 on fabric needed to balance out the tones on a lap quilt which I intend to start soon.

The two orangey fat quarters on the left,
and the two brown half yards in the middle
were my new purchases this month.

The new DMC skeins have already been sucked
into the vortex of the ring of floss
which is being used for Mates.
You didn't miss anything colorful;
they are light grays and beiges. 

My new starts from stash this month were:
Nordic Needle pre-work (click here, if you missed it),
 the pincushion that was part of my
Third Blogaversary Giveaway (click here)
and a Christmas ornament...

 I know this looks a little strange,
but it will be cute when made into a strawberry.

Here's the chart.
It's the one on the top left.

So that's a grand total of $16.20 spent, and $8.80 left.
I have a $25 gift card which can be used as
stash money, so that gives me
$33.80 that I can roll over into February!
I know, too much math!
I hope to do better, money-wise, next month.

That's it from here.
Folks in my area just have to make it
to Wednesday, and the temps
are predicted to rise above 0 degrees F.
Isn't that special?
Stay on the warm side of the door
if you've been visited by Polar Vortex, The Sequel.
Thanks for visiting!


Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Yes, due to the weather, I've had an extended weekend with the kids. No school buses today. -45C! Wow. It's been such a nice day indoors.
Those strawberries look wonderful!

Julie said...

A great SFS report.
I love the little Strawberries, so cute.

Chris said...

Great job on SFS! I can't wait to see the PS finish.

Melody said...

Love it, Polar Vortex, the sequel. Yes, we are experiencing the sequel too. Hope this is the last one too. Good job on your stitch from stash. The strawberry is very cute, will be fun to see your finish.

Jayne said...

You did well with the budget, love the strawberry.

SoCal Debbie said...

Great job not spending too much! Lucky you with a gift card!

Carol said...

Great job on staying within your budget! It is nice to see the strawberry design. I've never seen them stitched up so I look forward to seeing your finish :)

Hope Polar Vortex III isn't going to make an appearance this year--I'm so, so sick of this white, frigid winter!!

Anonymous said... are doing great with the Stitch for Stash. Good thing I didn't sign up...already spent $$ at Inspired Needle via phone! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Whoo Hoo a finish! or almost.

Anne said...

Looks like you're doing a great job stitching from your stash! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished strawberry!

Anne said...

Well done Pat on staying within budget! Love those PS strawberries. The lucky recipient will be pleased. Can't wait to see the lap quilt you are going to start!!

CraftyPretender said...

Beautiful work! Your Nordic piece is especially stunning, with the specialty stitches and colours!

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Meari said...

Good start on the strawberry. I've not seen them finished either. Looking forward to seeing it.

Congrats on staying under budget for SFS. I only spent $4.