Month : February
Earned: Not going to track - will try to remain within the $25 budget!
Carried forward: $50
Subscription not included in Budget: Serenity Harbour SAL $6
Sew & Stitch Magazine $15
If you're wondering what SFS is all about, head on over to Mel's blog and read all about it :)
With orders from last year still flowing in, the urge to splurge has been all but crushed :) That being said, I think we all know that stash buying isn't always about needing anything!! I'm convinced its a ....I want to say disease but the word just sounds so harsh! So I''ll say.....affliction? Whatever you wish to call it, suffice to say that very often we don't need the items ......we covet it....want it for some future project...and then we get seduced by the next piece of loveliness we see! If we were men and stash were women....we'd be married/in a different relationship every week HA! :D
With my fabric for the Serenity Harbour getting here (atlast) I could make a start with it. I'm not quite done with Part 1 but had a bit of a bumpy start....I had stitched the second flower in its entirety only to find that I had miscounted and had to frog the flower and vine! (I had to remind myself there is a reason why the saying "Count Twice Stitch Once"is there!)
I've changed pretty much every colour in the design....and actually had to redo rose 1 as I wasn't happy with the first colour choice.
I think my substitutions are rather pretty :) I don't much like pink roses so this peachy colour worked better for me :)
I've also been stitching on Enchantress....pics to follow in my YOTA update :)
Oh oh!! I've been meaning to post a pic of this forever!!!! (Forever being since I finished it in the first week of January of course :D
This is my first ever crochet blankie.....it's a giant granny square that I did with 2 colours I had in my stash. It's kinda lopsided and not quite square....or rectangular......but I'm rather pleased with it :) It's my eldest bug's ......now to start my son's one....hopefully he'll have his by next year winter :D
Have you been having fun? Keeping away from the white stuff that seems to be around in your part of the world? It's still relatively hot here and the kids are swimming most days....not sure how much longer though...I'm starting to feel a slow chill creep into the mornings....
Have a fantastic weekend all :)