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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.


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

  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.

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

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

  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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