Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stitch from Stash March 2015

Month 3 of Mel's great Stitch from Stash - I love doing this although this year I will have to buy a few charts as they are specific ones I do hot have in my stash but more about that as the year progresses.

My budget carried forward from February is: £84.10

Month: March
Spent: £zero
Earned: £24 

My budget carried forward to April is: £133.10

It's nice to 'earn' money from stitching - it's just a shame it's virtual money. As I don't work I am extra careful with my hobby spending although Hubby is a darling I do try to use things I already have which is why I love Mel's SFS.

As always if you are a follower of my blog you may have seen a few of these photos before, sorry. Anyway here are my finishes that have 'earned' extra stash money. 

Gazette 94 free online design
This was January's Monthly Challenge set by Christine, one of Needlecraft Haven's lovely members. I was late in completing this so have claimed it this month. I earned £4 on this finish.

Luli free online design
And this was Christine's choice for our February Challenge - again I was late stitching so am claiming it this month. I haven't even started March's Challenge yet so that will be next month. I earned £2 on this finish.

At one of the Needlecraft Haven Meet Up's I received a lovely coaster kit in my goodie bag from Angi. It was Victorian Posy by Rainbow Gallery and Angi included a printout of the free chart, fabric and a coaster for finishing. Instead of using black (it was a blackwork project) I used DMC 122 variegated green. It turned out really well - there's a photo in my previous blog here. I earned £2 on this finish.

This year on Needlecraft Haven I decided to host a Four Season's SAL instead of as an exchange. There's three months to stitch the season, January, February and March was Spring. I decided to stitch Jardin Prive's freebie for spring - a beautiful tree and I'll be doing her other trees for the following seasons. I found a lovely frame in Asda, perfect size and square !! I earned £8 on this finish

Jardin Prive Spring
My final piece for Stitch from Stash is my November project from The Drawn Thread. I have finally stitched it so will now move onto December, the last in the series. I will then have October, November and December to make up and all my mantle pieces will be done. I earned £8 on this finish.
November - The Drawn Thread
So quite a productive month all told. I don't have many urgent projects to do now, I have Santa's Village to work on but I'm changing a bit of that so it's being a bit tricky at the moment. I have the challenges to catch up and do and I have not even started my 12 church pieces for the tree at Christmas, but nothing to worry about time wise which is a nice feeling. 

Away from stitching we have just opened our caravan for the season - this is probably the last year we will have it as now it is just Hubby and I we would like to spend our weekends (and money) on visiting new places. It's our 9th season at the caravan and we still love it but times change. It was a beautiful weekend,although I was unwell on Saturday we did manage a walk along the sea front with a pause for a hot chocolate whilst sitting and looking out to sea.
Champagne to celebrate opening up for 2015 
The beautiful Cambrian Coast
Sunny Sunday
I hope you've all had a great March in our Stitch from Stash 2015 challenge - thank you for calling by, happy stitching x x


  1. Wow, beautiful stitches, nicely finished :)
    I wish i was as good with spending money as you :)
    I will try to get better

  2. Lots of amazing finishes, they are all so pretty. Well done on a great SFS month.

  3. So great, your stitched pieces for this month. And you have had a successful SFS challenge with no money spent. Like you I am always happy with the charts and magazines that I have, and they are like new when you have had them and haven't looked at them for a long time. I so love the SFS idea.

  4. Beautiful finishes Clare. Shame you had a day of illness last weekend.

  5. You've done a great job earning yourself some stash cash!

  6. hi clare just found your blog, lovely stitching you have done, beautifully finished too

  7. Lovely finishes Clare, SFS certainly makes you think about how and what you spend your money on :-)

    Have a good week xx

  8. Yes wouldn't it be nice if we could earn real money through our finishes? Yours are lovely, happy stitching!

  9. Lovely finishes Clare. I love the earning part this year although you are right it's a shame it's only virtual earning!

    Lovely photo of you.

  10. Mrs Milkybar Kid posted:
    Beautiful finishes and congratulations on your virtual earnings! Love your frame for your Jardin Prive finish, they are such sweet charts especially as they are freebies :).

  11. All your stitchings are great, love November, can't wait to see a spring-like December. Happy opening too! xxx

  12. Beautiful finishes you've shared this SFS month.
    How lovely to have some spring sunshine for your 'opening up the caravan' weekend away.
    It's always nice when there are not upcoming deadlines for projects that need to be completed.

  13. What beautiful finishes you have!! (You should get "extra" SFS funds because your finishes are so lovely! Lol
    Isn't it a blessing to have a hubby who is supportive of your stitching!
    I loved your photos - they made me feel like I was right with you on a perfect spring day.

  14. Beautiful finishes and that frame works so well.


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