Monday, 24 February 2014

Stitch from Stash - February

My month's slightly overlap because otherwise I would miss the deadline for emailing Mel. I am really enjoying this challenge - although I was never really a big stash enhancer.

It's a great way to see how much I have achieved over the month and how many bits and bobs I've used up :) so here's my February's update:

Charts
  • The Drawn Thread July - previously purchased
  • The Drawn Thread August - previously purchased
  • alphabet from 2001 design book - I was given this book by my Mum and used the design for this thank you card
Fabric
  • 28 count pale blue (Thank You card)
  • 28 count ecru (Monthly Challenge - I can't share a picture of this yet) 
  • 32 count off white (spring exchange)
  • 28 count country blush (August - The Drawn Thread)
Thread
  • DMC colours as required for charts
  • DMC perle 12 & 8 ecru as required for charts
Finishing
  • Blue 5mm ribbon (Thank You card)
  • Blank card and envelope (Thank You card)
  • Christmas material (Monthly Challenge)
  • Christmas material  (LHN Pear Tree ornament) 
  • Gold cord (LHN Pear Tree ornament)
  • Gold ribbon (Monthly Challenge)
I had stitched this but hadn't finished it -
backing fabric and ribbon from my stash
All my other stitching this month has been on my on going projects - The Drawn Thread August, Poinsettia House from Santa's Village, Welcome RR and spring exchange. All threads for these have been from my stash.


Additions to Stash 
  • LHN Home of a Needleworker chart (bought with 123stitch gift certificate)

  • Cross Stitcher magazine - gift from friend
  • Weeks Dye Works Begonia - Valentine exchange gift
  • Amour - French Country - Valentine exchange gift

  • Cross Stitch Card Collection by Clare Crompton - book from Mum
  • 2001 Cross Stitch Designs - book from Mum
  • Cath Kidston ribbon - used a gift voucher but had to pay £1.00
I had £3 left on a gift card and
this ribbon was £4 so I spent £1
  • CCN Gingerbread Emporium - promised purchase from 2013
  • CCN Santa's Sleighworks - promised purchase from 2013
  • LHN Simplicity - promised purchase from 2013
  • LHN Faith - promised purchase from 2013



These charts cost me £2.50 each but I had already promised
to buy them back in 2013
Here's my over view of my Stitch from Stash February - I'm certainly pleased with my additional stash and stash used :)

 
Amount Spend: £1.00 (but £11.00 if past promised purchases are included)
 
New Starts from Stash: August The Drawn Thread, Monthly Challenge(finished),  Spring Exchange, Thank You card (finished)
 
WIPs or UFOs worked on: Santa’s Village, Angel Blessings, Welcome RR
 
Month of Entry: February
 
I'll have quite a few finishes next month to share as much of my work this month has been secret - one item I declared in January was the Valentine Exchange which I sent to Dusty. Here is the scissor fob I stitched for her - its a Drawn Thread free chart and I stitched it over one.
 
Scissor fob for Dusty
Thanks Mel for organising this - now to start recording my stash for March - happy stitching everyone x x
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Well done Clare, you are doing very well. The CK ribbon is nice, that will go a long way for little money.

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  2. You are doing really well Clare,good job I didn't join in otherwise the shops would go bankrupt lol

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  3. You're doing well with this challenge Clare. I love the fob you stitched for Dusty

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  4. Well done Clare, I would be no good at this I am too easily led by all the goodies out there. The fob you did for dusty is lovely.

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