Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stitch from Stash - January report!

Month: January
Spent: $0
Earned: $0

Haha, well, I didn't earn any bonuses by finishing projects, but I didn't spend any either! Yes, I'm reporting a bit early this month, but I really don't feel like buying any stitchy stash. My money's been focused on other things lately, which isn't great, but eh, at least there's less stash piling up and making me feel guilty about not stitching it!

This month, I started Chinese Garden Mandala by Chatelaine. No pic since it hasn't had any progress since the last time I posted, haha.

I've been working on Gypsy Mermaid by Mirabilia instead. I needed a break from the confetti in the border of the Chatelaine, and Miras are always nice and soothing with their blocks of color. Even the confetti in the anchor seemed pretty tame in comparison. :)

It's waaaaay too early for me to feel all YEAH I'M GONNA FINISH HER SOON but somehow I can't help myself. She's not even half done... and since I plan to stitch her skin over one as usual, uh, well... yeah, I may never finish. :p

Now I just need to decide if I want to do the other half of the bottom border, or start creeping up the right side of the design there. Hmm. Bottom is easier so I might go for that first!


  1. That has such pretty colours, can't wait to see the progress on it.

  2. Well done on your zero spend, I love the vibrant colours in your stitching

  3. well done my dear...
    beautiful stitchingx

  4. Well done on your zero spend. That mermaid looks so beautiful, that colours are gorgeous.

  5. Beuatiful projects
    Congret on your spending
    It made me think when you wrote that you felt less guilty if you didnt buy anything new to pile up.
    That is what i will keep in my mind next time before i spend on stash because i can stitch at least for 20 more years without buying any dmc or fabric
    Thanks for that reminder
    Wish you a lot of happy stiching stash hours

  6. I love how the color pops on that fabric.

  7. The fabric is gorgeous! Well done for your zero spending!

  8. Love the colors she's so vibrant! Looking forward to seeing more!

  9. Lovely piece you're working on. The colors are fantastic! I have had to take some breaks from my HAED as the confetti drives me insane at times. Backstitching is much less tedious for me to focus on.
    Congrats on not spending anything this month. I may have to sign up for the next SFS to try and keep myself to a budget!!

  10. Well done on no spending !!!! And the stitching looks great !!

  11. Well done on your SFS report. I'll be interested to see how many others managed a zero spend!
    I love the vibrant colours of Gypsy Mermaid and look forward to watching her grow. :)

    1. It looks like there have been a lot of members who spent nothing this first month! It's rare for me to have a no-spend month so I'm happy to be among them this time. :)

  12. Well done on spending zero! Your mermaid is looking great too :)

  13. Can't wait to see this one done. It has such pretty colors!

  14. This mermaid is looking gorgeous.

  15. Well done on a zero month spend!
    Your mermaid is gorgeous! Very much agree. Mirabilia's are relaxing to stitch upon!

  16. Congrats on the zero spend. I managed that too. Having no actual money made it slightly easier LOL.
    The mermaid looks lovely, such beautiful colours.

  17. Keep in mind that you have to link to Mel's blog for SFS 2015 A between the 21st and the 28th or else you won't get credit.


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