Friday, 19 December 2014

Stitch from Stash 2014 - December.... the final !!

I cannot believe it's the final posting for Stitch from Stash 2014 - a HUGE thank you to Mel for all her hard work in organising and running this fun online challenge ..... and for doing it all again next year !!

I have managed to have a zero spend for half the year - I didn't spend anything until May but seemed to spend more in the following months, although most things were for gifts, exchanges or meet up goody bags.

So here is my final month of 2014's report:

Charts
  • Jardin Prive - Friendship
  • Monthly Challenge - Ancsanaplo - Winter
  • Monthly Challenge - Pigna di Natale - Christmas Pine Cone
  • CCN - Santa's Sleighworks
Fabric
  • 32ct white evenweave
  • 14ct sage green aida
Thread
  • DMC as chart requires
Finishing
  • Green Merry Christmas Ribbon
  • Red Season's Greeting Ribbon
  • Christmas bells backing fabric
  • stuffing
Additions to Stash
  • Two Lizzie Kate charts (gifts to be stitched in 2015 so cannot say which)
  • 32ct Permin Linen Lambswool
Total spend £20.66
 
I am so looking forward to 2015, although I need to re-read the rules as a few things have changed. My stash boxes are no longer in the attic so I will be able to get finishing items, threads and fabrics much easier. I think my stitching has increased since I brought them down too as I know I put off finishing before because of having to go up the ladder.
 
I have finished November and December's monthly challenge on Needlecraft Haven but I can only share November's and I have started work on my Santa's Village table cloth again which I stitch every Wednesday in The Parlour on Needlecraft Haven.
 
November Monthly Challenge
Santa's Sleighworks
I have three exciting projects for 2015 - all special gifts so I cannot share on my blog until they are received. I have already bought the charts (that's my spending this month) and am going to start one today because I'm so excited about it)

My total spend in 2014 was .........  £105.40 which is less than £10 a month - I'm quite proud of my small spending amount and I'm sure Hubby is pleased too :)

10 comments:

Christine said...

Great finish on the challenge piece Clare

Brigitte said...

A great success, your 2014 SFS challenge. My own experiences are nearly the same and like you I will continue in 2015. It's such a lot of fun to choose from the stash.

Hazel said...

That's great! You've done really well. I want to try something similar next year as I have a huge amount of stuff that needs stitched. I need a plan!

Angela P said...

Great report, lovely stitching.

Maggie said...

You've done really well with SFS Clare.
I might join for next year, I could do with using some of my stash rather than just adding to it :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Clare,

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog posts this year. Interesting to see the spending patterns too. Having your stash closer is a good idea.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for the festive season.
Bev.

Kate said...

Well done with your Stitching from Stash Clare. Mel has done a sterling job keeping us all in line!
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas.

Julie said...

We'll done Clare, I think yours us the lowest send I've read about.....so far lol.
Super finish for the challenge last month.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

You did well on spending so little on stash this year.
I like the finish of your holly ornament.

Julia said...

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