Friday, May 23, 2014


I can't believe May is almost over!   What a busy and crazy month it's been.   I guess I'll start off with how much money I spent for the month.  I lost my invoice but I know it was right at $28 for some fabric off of ebay.  I bought it to make a baby quilt for my daughters upcoming baby.  I also bought some grosgrain ribbon for $1.97.   So I'm going to just call it $30 for the month since I can't recall the exact amount for the fabric.  Still haven't had a chance to make the darned blanket yet,  hope to have pics to show in next months update. 

May started off with a GIANT stash haul.  A friend that I met online in a yahoo stitching group a few years ago sent me a message via facebook saying she was going to be moving into a nursing home and she wanted to give me all her craft stash.  So I made plans to meet her daughter at her apartment and load up her stash.  I was honestly thinking it would be a box or two,  I ended up with an entire truck full.........
 I shared the truck load with fellow stitchers and ended up with a few fun goodies for myself.  One of those goodies is the entire line of DMC floss all put on bobbins and in 13 boxes.  I've been stitching for what seems like my whole life and still didn't have the entire line so I'm a pretty excited girl about that. :)

I have a couple finishes to show for this month.  This little thing I found in my stash bag and don't even recall starting it.  I have no idea where it came from or what it's called but it had the pattern wrinkled up next to it and just the border started.  I pulled it out and got it done in an hour.  It's teeny tiny.
 This little tree came out of the stash in the back of the truck.  This is my first new start for the month.  I don't have the chart next to me but I think it was a JBW design called "Christmas tree".   I will probably finish it into an ornament at a later date for my tree this year.
 Next up I finish this Lizzie Kate piece.  I had run out of two of the floss colors and intended to purchase them but never got around to it.  I decided to just wing it and substitute with some Carries Creations floss I had on hand.  It's not exactly the same but I like how it turned out.
 This next piece was my second new start for the month.  My first humbug!   It didn't turn out too bad for a first try at making one.  This one is for an exchange in a yahoo group, but I plan to make a few more later just to have something different hanging on my Christmas tree this year.  I think they are kinda cute.
 And my final pic for the month.......Grand Marquoir.   I've not made too much progress on it.  It kind of tends to sit there and I just pick it up occasionally.  I've kind of lost my stitching bug over the last 2 weeks and just don't feel like touching anything.  Hoping it will come back and I can get some progress for June.
Totals for the month:
2 WIPS/UFO'S finished
2 New starts
Total spent: $30

Not too bad for May.   Hope everyone keeps those needles smoking.  Happy stitching!