Sunday, 26 January 2014

January - Stitch from Stash

It's not quite the end of January but it is nearly the end of this month's Stitch from Stash organised by Mel; its closed to additional participants now but you can still keep up with how everyone is doing. One of my blog pages is a list of all participants - 130 wow - so browse around and see how everyone is doing.

The idea is not to spent any money on stitching or stash buying. This month I have spent .... NOTHING .... £0 whoo hoo.

Here is the list of stash I've used, all the exchanges, the RR, SAL and UFO stitching are from Needlecraft Haven forum.

Charts
  • Creative Moments winter and summer welcome banner charts (for RR)
  • Joy to the World - Lizzie Kate

Charts for Welcome RR
Fabric
  • 28 count fern green (Meet Up Exchange and Monthly Ornament)
  • 28 count country blush (Valentine Exchange)
  • 28 count ivory (Joy to the World)

Thread
  • DMC white or B5200 (Birthday Exchange)
  • Kate's Kloth perle, DMC variegated & Maderia Glissen Gloss (in lue of postage for overseas friend)
  • DMC colours as required for charts

Finishing
  • Brown organza ribbon (Meet Up Exchange)
  • Green 4mm ribbon (Monthly Ornament)
  • Green Christmas fabric (Monthly Ornament)
  • Floral fabric (Meet Up Exchange)
  • Christmas fabric (Joy to the World)
  • Pink ribbon (Valentine's Exchange)
  • Embellishments (Valentine's Exchange)
  • Metallic cording (Joy to the World)
  • Stuffing for Joy to the World - orts from 2013 
Stash used for Meet Up Exchange
and Monthly Ornament

Stash used for Joy to the World
I cannot show my Valentine's Exchange piece as it's a secret until Valentine's Day but all the items to stitch it were in my stash as were the gifts we have to send.

I can however show my other finishes.
Monthly Ornament Exchange
 Sheep Day : The Little Stitcher
online free chart
Meet Up Exchange for Tina
The chart was a Christmas gift from Mary
I've stitched this for me and it's
stuffed with my orts from 2013 !
I have also used my stash to set up my RR, stitch on my Santa's Village, my Drawn Thread and my Angel Blessings UFO - here's my progress.

Mrs Claus' Cookie House is now finished
I'm doing the white at the end
of stitching all the designs 

Next house started
any ideas which one?
Welcome RR - summer

Welcome RR winter
Border and trellis completed
Angel Blessings UFO
I quite surprised at how much I have stitched this month as we have had a busy time and the first week I was unwell and did hardly any stitching. I am also surprised finding enough things in my stash to complete my projects and exchanges - just shows what's in those boxes !!

Good luck to everyone else taking part - and huge thanks to Mel for organising such a fun idea.

Thank you for catching up with me and my first month of Stitch From Stash - and for your thoughts and comments.

5 comments:

  1. Well done n the stitching from stash Clare, and lovely stitching

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  2. Well done Clare on not spending a penny. If you need something you don't have you could always ask and we could do a swap if I have it...that doesn't count as a spend does it lol.

    Lots of lovely stitching this month.

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  3. Well done on your first stitch from stash post.

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  4. You have managed loads of stitching Clare and well done on the £0 spend.

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  5. It is a good idea, isn't it, Clare, I am really enjoying it as well as applying the practice to my knitting and quilting stash too! Sitting here with a cuppa, stitching on Dusty's RR and waiting for more snow!

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