Month : April
Spent : $13.33
Earned: Not going to track - will try to remain within the $25 budget!
Carried forward: $81.82
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 :)
Well this month saw a further whittling into the budget,,,,but I can honestly say that the one purchase was necessity (the DMC threads for my mini HAED "The Witching Hour") and I think that paying $8.60 for 14 skeins of DMC out here in my neck of the woods is a pretty good bargain so I'm not going to complain about that one bit!
The second purchase is another fantastic bargain - Abi Gurden, from Bee's Needleworks and owner of the Yahoo Group "The Stitch Specialists" designed an absolutely gorgeous SAL for drawn thread work that she offers at a super duper cannot say no to cost of only $4.73 for the entire six part SAL. Her work is gorgeous! Head on over here to have a sneak peak at the design. Joining the group is free...and there's a wealth of knowledge that is shared there :)
On the stitchy front this month has been mostly the "Serenity Harbour SAL" by Donna of By the Bay Needleart. The beauty of this piece is that while Donna supplies suggestions for colours, it's entirely up to you how you wish to play with it! I spent a bit more time on it this month as I couldn't quite decide on the choice of colour for the water so had a few false starts :) As I shared a pic in the last post I'll skip a repeat!
I also spent a few days on "Witching Hour" and can say that I've finished column 2 of page one....and a wee bit extra. At this rate I should have this piece beyond the black blob stage in about a year :D
|Mini "The Witching Hour"|
Stitched on 25 count Laguna with DMC threads
Not part of my SFS report as I had placed the order for these goodies last year and thanks to our postal woes they never arrived back then, are these lovelies!
I have to admit that I had actually totally forgotten about placing this order! The one order I am really really waiting for and am worried has been lost is the one with my Chatelaines :( I'm keeping fingers crossed that it will eventually make it's way out to me!
This week will see me spending time with my Woodland Enchantress....hopefully some progress to show in my next YOTA post!
Have a wonderful week all :)
I'll leave you with a pic of my fat lil fur girly - Buttons :)