January was not bad as far as productivity.
Stitch From Stash 2017A
I was able to get through the entire month without any stash purchases, and I got $26.00 credit for finishes. So I begin February with $46.00 and my February budget of $20.00 for a grand total of $66.00. Go Me. Hoping I can have another month of no purchases and making progress on some old projects.
MONTHLY NEW STARTS
Breath of Spring by BlackBird Designs
28 Count Woodvine Jobelan (very definitely a lilac color) using Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works cotton threads 2 over 2.
Sampler Excursion #1 Scotland from Amy Mitten.
32 Count Linen, "Fibers to Dye For" silk threads 1 over 2.
I got this kit last year and it comes with everything.....linen, silks, even a needle. My only issue is all the initials called for in the pattern. It will take some thought on my part about how to actually do the initials.
I am still enjoying the Mystery SAL from Linens & Threads. Will be making the color choices as each band is released (monthly) using threads from my stash that I have in multiple skeins. It looks like it is going to be basically a green, gold and brown piece. This month's band is quite a bit smaller and more manageable so it did not take me too long.
I am caught up on the Under the Sea SAL by Ship's Manor.
Books Reading Books, HAED
Completed Page 15 which is just abouth half way. I am in year to of this project and my goal is to give it a little more love this year.
Dancing Deer, Cherished Stitches
I also made a pillow out of a December 2016 finish, Reindeer Games. It need some emblishment, but I am going to wait until next Christmas when I am more inspired as I think is really needs something.
I am not all that thrilled with how it turned out. I think I left too much of the linen fabric on the sides. I used a pillow form . By the time next Christmas rolls around I may be in the mood to re-finish it.
Completed a couple of ornaments so far this month. I think because the two releases on the SALs were small I was a little out of sorts at the beginning of the month. I found myself wanting to do some February/Valentine themed projects, but new purchases are not in the budget, so I got a freebie and did a small ornament.
That is it so far this month.
I am finding that the Stitch From Stash is carrying over to other parts of my life also. I am a little more conscious about what I am putting in my Amazon basket these days.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Stitching.