My budget carried forward from March is: £133.10
My budget carried forward to April is: £153.98
My spend was on a secret chart that I will not be able to share until the summer - however it is the prize in a competition I'm announcing on May 1st :)
My other stitching has been very slow, maybe because we've had Easter away at the caravan and also a weekend in France (you can read about it on my other blog - Aimetu's) Anyway here's my updates:
Earth's Sampler - The Primitive Needle. I'm really enjoying stitching on this, for some reason the photo looks pink but i'm stitching on 32ct Jobelan Ivory. The chart uses The Gentle Art threads but I have converted to DMC, some look ok but some look quite different, but I'm not changing as I am loving the design and it's great to stitch.
I've been working on The Drawn Thread, December but have run out of 934. Of course my stash has 935 and 936 (some even two skeins) but no 934 so next tie I'm in town I'll have to pop into the art shop. I wish I had thought about it when I ordered my secret chart as I added some threads to the order and it would have been cheaper. It's not worth the postage for under 5 threads so I pop into town and pay a bit more. Saying that I managed to finish the walls :)
|December - The Drawn Thread
I've had three finishes to claim this month but I have yet to actually finish the up - once December is finished I'm have a make up day as I will have three Drawn Thread pieces and theses three ornaments.
Joy is my first ornament for my church tree - my theme this year is Joy to the World, there's more information on my GFG post here. Thank you to those who have pledged stitching :) I earned £4 on this finish.
I have stitched the last two Monthly Challenges on Needlecraft Haven, although again they are not made up. March was a Santa scene from Kissy Cross and April a cute snowman from Balades et Broderies. I earned £2 for each of these finishes.
I am hoping to have flying needles in May as I seem to have fallen a little behind. I haven't been keeping my stitching diary (on paper or online) up to date so this post took a little longer than I though it would. It's very easy to start the year full of enthusiasm with great plans and ideas but things waiver as the months go on, I notice this too on the two forums I host, Needlecraft Haven and Cuvée Reserve although there are many posts and sharing.
|My first ornie for my church tree
|March Monthly Challenge
|April Monthly Challenge
Thanks for calling by to read my SFS15 April catch up - I hope you've all had a good April :)