Monday, October 31, 2016

smalls SAL & monthly goals!

Just like last month, I'm combining these two posts into one. :)

It was a successful month for smalls, though I haven't stitched much at all since my last update, so I don't have anything new to show. Still, I finished five smalls and that's not too bad! Here's a collage since showing them all individually again would be overkill. :p

And more to come next month, of course!


On the goals front, things were not quite as successful...

- blog about progress once a week - NO
- finish Bride's Tree Ornament #10 - YES
- start/finish at least three other small projects! - YES
- NO craft/stash shopping - NO

I'm glad that I got all the stitching done earlier in the month so my goals wouldn't be a total bust!

I haven't been posting because I haven't been stitching... and I haven't been stitching because I've spent most of the month moping around while my wife was away on an international business trip. I didn't have the energy or drive to do anything, really, so... yeah. Bit of a letdown there.

Also, I had planned to break my shopping ban, using only money earned from selling things from my stash, but... yeah. I didn't do that badly on the stitchy stash front, to be honest (even returned an expensive item that wasn't right for me) but there was other recreational shopping going on, and that can't be allowed to continue.

So, I've joined the warmup for the Stitch from Stash FB group, which means my no-buy starts NOW instead of at the beginning of the year, and it extends through June 2017. I'm also on a no-buy for nail polish and makeup items for the remainder of 2016. These are my three problem areas, and since moderation isn't working for me, time to go cold turkey. Wish me luck! :)

My new goals for November!

- blog about progress once a week
- finish Bride's Tree Ornament #11
- start/finish at least three other small projects!
- comb through stash again and pull out things I no longer want to stitch
- NO craft/stash shopping, for real, NO exceptions, even if I sell things!


  1. Great finishes! And good work on achieving at least some of your goals. (My goal list would be all NOs.)

    Thanks for taking part in the Smalls SAL!

    1. Thanks for hosting the SAL! I love looking at everyone else's smalls for each month. :)

  2. Great finishes and good luck with your plans!

  3. Great job on your finishes and good luck with your goals. No craft/ stash shopping is the hardest thing of all...

  4. I have joined too - well I did not join the warm up but starting January. I have started to inventory my stash. I just have to do something. As always love your stitching.

    1. Making an inventory is great! I'm sure you'll find some amazing gems in there and get inspired to work on them. :)

  5. Lovely work on your Smalls this month, sorry you've lost your stitching mojo with your wife away.
    I'm not starting SFS until January because I still have one large piece of fabric to order for a focus BAP for next year. Then I'm set to go and in!

  6. Great progress on your smalls :) I hope your mojo is back :)


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