Wednesday 27 May 2015

Stitch from Stash in May

It's report time for SFS15 - Stitch from Stash is a great SAL organised and run by the lovely Mel at Epic Stitching. It's month 5 in our 6 month SAL, I can't believe how quickly it's going.

My budget carried forward from April is: £153.98

Month: May
Spent: £zero
Earned: £12 

My budget carried forward to April is: £190.98

My stitching seems to have slowed down, well on paper but I am mainly working on big projects. Santa's Tablecloth will be a long long project (it's looking like 10 years minimum haha) and my other three main pieces are a reasonable size;

Earth's Sampler (The Primitive Needle) 
and a secret project. 

I do have two finishes this month, firstly the Friends Count (Victoria Sampler) bookmark I stitched for a friends's birthday. She was delighted with the gift, it is a lovely item to stitch and easily personalised. I earned £4 for this finish.
50th Birthday gift
I finally finished the snow on Santa's Sleighworks - I've used some silver to bring the snow alive a little as just white looked a little flat on the large tablecloth. I'm quite a way through adding the snow on Santa's Stocking Store which I'm hoping to finish in June. I only stitch on this on a Wednesday night and being stitched over one some nights I don't get very much done. I earned £8 for this finish.

Santa's Sleighworks
Santa's Stocking Store
Last month I claimed for completing the March and April Monthly Christmas Challenges on Needlecraft Haven. All my finishing items were from my stash :)

March Challenge - Kissy Cross
April Challenge - Balades et Broderies
My secret project is growing well, as is Earth's Sampler. My December piece is at a stop just now as I need to buy more DMC 934. I am going into town later today so I know already that next month will not be a zero spend haha, although I may do an online order with Sew and So and then it will definitely not be zero !!
Earth's Sampler

A huge thank you to everyone who supported my MS Cake Bake - all the final details are in my Aimetu Blog

The total amount of cash raised with my baking orders and the coffee day was £235 and my online Just Giving page is currently at £36. My raffle takes place on Sunday so I'll be able to have a final overall count by then but I am amazed and so grateful to all my friends and family :)

On a health note I have just finished a short course of meds as my own MS symptoms were affecting me. My legs finally feel better which is why I'm off to town later, the first time on my own for quite a few weeks.

On a much happier note it's Needlecraft Haven Meet Up on Saturday - a little later than usual and a new venue but it's always a fun day and a fantastic chance to meet, stitch and chat :)

Thanks for calling by - have a great weekend wherever you are, whatever you're doing :)


Julie said...

The silver really does make a difference on the Santa Village, it will really sparkle on your Christmas table when completed.
Well done on SFS.

Pull the other thread said...

Lots of wonderful stitching. Well done on all the great finishes. Congrats on the zero spend!

Maggie said...

Well done on your SFS. The table cloth will look lovely when it's all done.

Congratulations on your fund raising, you did an amazing job.

I'm gutted that I will miss Saturday's meet-up :-( Hopefully I will be able to make the next one.


Mii Stitch said...

Have a fantastic time at the meet up :)

Vickie said...

I am glad your legs are feeling better presently. Have a good day in town!

Maggee said...

You are doing quite well with SFS! Hope your Meet Up was a good time, and that you got a little stitching in... I really like Earth Sampler... it is looking great! Hugs!

jocondine said...

Congrats for your finishes. Love the red houses, pretty red colors. xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Well done on the zero spend and congratulations on some lovely finishes too. The Christmas Village is looking great with the silver snow, very sparkly.

Enjoy the meet up tomorrow.

Brigitte said...

Wow, that has been a successful SFS month for you spending nothing and earning some pointes for finishes. Which are so beautiful by the way.
And also very successful money raising during the MS Cake Bake. Good to read that you are feeling better and have fun today at the get-together.