Friday, 23 January 2015

Stitch from stash check in January 2015

Month: January
Spent: £0
Earned : £15

So that means I have £40 to carry over.

Pretty pleased with my first month!

I earned £15 for my tapestry bell pull which was 16,000 half stitches. Just need to make it up and attach the ends and give it to my clarinet playing daughter.

Plans for February are to carry on with 'Starry Night' I will complete page two and then probably do something small from my stash.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Stitch from Stash 2015

Not had a chance to blog since I started this. Life has been so busy.

I have signed up to Epic Stitchings Stitch from Stash 2015. The basic idea is that you limit yourself to a budget (£25) a month to spend on craft stash, but you stitch from what you already have as much as possible. You also earn spending bonuses for completing projects you have had for at least six months.

I don't have a massive stash of cross stitch stuff but probably enough to last a couple of years. I do have a full set of DMC threads which I just replace as they run out.

I am currently stitching 'Starry night' which is pretty hard going and blue. I have had the chart in my stash for about four years, the fabric for about fifteen years and the threads are from my collection so all in all a free project!

I completed one page then had a break and finished a tapestry bell pull I started thirteen years ago. I still have to work out how much I 'earned' doing this.

I will add photos as and when I finish things.