Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stitch from Stash: January report!

Here's my January report for the Stitch from Stash challenge!

New starts from stash:
Just one, Floral Fifteen by Just Nan, which doubles as my Just Nan SAL piece for January. :)  I did the first five blocks (out of fifteen, of course!) so I could pace myself.  JN designs have a lot of color changes in a small area and I didn't want my head to asplode. :p

I started with a blank slate and ended up with this!

WIPs or UFOs worked on:
I finished Hope by Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books), which was my last start from 2013!  She started the month as a blob and finished as a very lovely lady. :)

I had also planned to finish the stitching on Bluebeard's Princess (Mirabilia) but my poor neglected WIP of Spring Knotgarden (Chatelaine) was calling to me.  I made a huge amount of progress in just eight days.  Sorry for the weird angle, but hopefully you can see that those two big empty gardens are now filled.  I made a tiny start on the next triangle garden, but it's not enough to warrant a new photo yet. :)

what I used my stash money for:
Well, I actually posted this earlier in the month, but so no one has to click back through...

1.  Emozioni by Renato Parolin ($13.82)
2.  Poinsettia Star by Faby Reilly ($4.50)
3.  Afterglow shawl pattern by Diana Rozenshteyn ($5.00)

I probably shouldn't count the shawl pattern since it's knitting and not stitching, but in keeping with the spirit of the challenge I've decided to include it anyway.  I have $1.68 to carry over into February.  WOOHOO XD

stash plans!
I think February's purchase will be a Chatelaine from my wishlist, the cattleya orchid flower panel.  I've seen pictures of the finished project and OMG!  It's gorgeous.  I'll have to wait until March to get the bead pack, but I shouldn't need the actual kit because I have quite the hoard of specialty fibers.  Even if I don't have exactly what's needed, I can substitute what I have to save a few bucks. :)

Is it next month yet?????? :p


  1. Such amazing progress this month with careful spending. Love your Chatelaine

  2. Wow amazing progress, well done. Congrats on sticking to budget.

  3. Lovely stitching! And well done for keeping within budget :)

  4. Lovely stitching and well done on keeping within the budget!

  5. The Just Nan looks great! Congrats at staying within your January budget.

    I have posted my update too if you would like to take a peek.

  6. Congrats on your Stitch from Stash January. So awesome to stay within your budget and your stitching is beautiful

  7. Oh man oh man!!! I love the cattleya too!!! But I shall resist till I'm ready to do it. Btw, I couldn't reply to your comment cos your email isn't attached to your blogger account. YEAH!!! on the SBCC. :D

    Love the pics. The colors in the Just Nan are just amazing!


      Craaaap, I can't figure out the email thing for my account. The problem is that I have WAY TOO MANY Google accounts (seriously, I have about 10 because my websites use gmail for any mail accounts associated with them PLUS I have two "real" gmail accounts too!) so I have no idea which one I'm using at any time! That's why the icon on my replies will be different all the time too. BLAH! I've tried getting rid of some but I have about five that I actively use for various things and


      Rough life, right? XD

  8. Well done! You did great this month :)
    The orchid Chatelaine looks lovely. Fingers crossed you can get started on that one soon :)


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