Wednesday 28 October 2015

Stitch from Stash October Report

I really enjoy doing SFS15 with Mel - if you have not heard of it before it's a great way to use up fabric, threads and charts and of course save a few pennies. You can find details on Mel's blog, hopefully it will be running in 2016 too.

My budget start for October is :£95.33
Month: October
Spent: £2.10
Earned: £8.00

My budget at the end of August is: £126.23
My spend was on two little bluebird buttons to finish my latest gift. I have not included framing in any of my SFS15 budget.

My final large gift project for this year was completed yesterday morning - which was quite fortuitous as you'll see ... it's a Lizzie Kate design and I used DMC thread to stitch it, although I did change the fence colour to a lighter grey (318) than suggested. I earned £8 on this finish.

Wedding Gift for Kat & Steven
I do hope our friends like it - we certainly enjoyed their evening reception in an amazing location. Kat looked lovely and everyone was having an amazing time both inside dancing and outside with sparklers.

So now I can concentrate on my Joy ornaments for my church tree. Thank you so much to Sally and Sally for sending me some beautiful ornaments - I'll be sharing them in my November Gifted Gorgeousness post.

So now to raid my stash for bits of fabric, threads, finishing items and to look online and in my chart folders for some freebie designs.

Thanks for calling by - I hope you've all had a successful stash using month too.

Saturday 17 October 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness October

The lovely Jo hosts this SAL, it's nice to stitch for others and to receive gifts. This SAL is a great way each month to remember those little things that were gifted and gave pleasure both ways - I love being part of Gifted Gorgeousness which in itself is Jo's gift to us 😘

I have one big stitching gift to show this month and lots of non-stitching gifts (some quite tenuous but made me feel good) Firstly, as you know last month was my birthday and one of Hubby's gifts was a trip to Prague - a beautiful city. You can read about it in my travel blog Aimetu's but here's a photo just to give you an idea of how lovely it was.

View from our breakfast table
Just after we returned my very good friend retired, the four of us go out together quite often and now my lovely Hubby is the only one working still. My Herb Garden was for her retirement gift as she loves cooking and grows many of her own herbs. I was very pleased with it's mount and frame - Frame Express do a great job (I do the mounting)

The Herb Garden - Drawn Thread 
That's all my stitching news, with birthday and holiday there hasn't been much time, my other gift news is just nice things that have happened. Driving back from MIL's we were so lucky to have the Vulcan fly over on one of it's last flights. We managed to pull over in time to take a photo.

Vulan's flight
I have been overwhelmed by the donation gifts already made for Clare's Challenge 50 - I have now completed the first three miles. We were amazed at how much there was to see in relatively a short distance, there's lots of photos in my blog.

And finally I am actually in Turkey writing this - we enjoyed our end of year break so much last year we are here again, and will be booking for next year too - so how is it a gift? Our room maid everyday leaves the towels on the bed but not just folded ....

Towel swans 
 And just so you can see where I am as I write this here's the view from our bed, top (5th) floor room with a fantastic view, nature's own gift.

View from our room 
Thanks for calling by, sorry Jo for being a little late 😮