New starts from stash:
- Letters from Nora: A (Nora Corbett) - finish is HERE
- A Day at the Beach (Sweetheart Tree)
I didn't get too far before putting this aside, sadly. I've done all the companion pieces to this one, and on those, I did a lot of the stitching over-one since that was a suggestion in the directions. Well... since this is a larger piece, there are a lot more of the same motifs. If I want them all to match, there's a LOT of things that need to be done over-one.
I wasn't in the mood for that, so I didn't get too far.
WIPs or UFOs worked on:
- Cattleya Orchid (Chatelaine) - finish is HERE
- Floral Fifteen (Just Nan)
- Spring Knotgarden (Chatelaine)
I wanted to finish five squares on Floral Fifteen, but I only did one, plus the outline of four more. Maybe I'll do more by the end of the month?
Spring Knotgarden is baaaack! This may take up the rest of my stitchy time for the month. The only additions so far are the brick-shaped stitches on the bottom corners. Hard to see in my terrible photo, but it's a pale pink. I just put this back on the q-snap last night but I have big plans for the rest of the week!
I had $53.30 in my budget from this month since I didn't shop at all last month. This month, I organized a group buy of the Mirabilia "freebie" Arezzo from Casa Cenina. CC only ships by express if you're an international buyer, and the chart would have been about $66 with shipping if purchased individually. I gathered a group on FB and we ordered a total of 17 kits to slash shipping per kit by a TON!
It was kind of crazy. :p
I only kept ONE, I promise! The rest are already at their new homes. :)
I also picked up Christmas by Renato Parolin. My stitching wishlist is very small now and I'm only buying items that have been waiting on that list for a LONG time. This fit the bill. :)
=== details ===
Arezzo - $28.02
Christmas - $24
total spent = $52.02 ($1.28 remaining)
I'm hoping May will be a better month for stitching, now that Loki's back to normal. And also hoping that the return of my stitchy bug does NOT also mean the return of my shopping bug!