Well it was the first of a very few splurge weekends that the Stitch From Stash (SFS) group is having. So I, of course, had to take advantage of the $100 budget that my wonderful man chose for us.
So what did I buy??
Why is this pattern so special to have a whole plan?? (something I never have)
Because it reminded us both immediately of a town in Germany we visited called Mastricht that was just over the border from the Netherlands (where we were visiting). And we feel it's a great little stitching piece I can do that symbolizes our first big trip to Europe together.
I got a new set of red stock scissors to replace a pair of stork scissors I lost last week. :( They were my travelling scissors which is why I can't be upset that they are lost as that is how it goes. I loose lots of stuff so I use $10 scissors for my travel kits (mostly Kumihim Bracelets) to ensure that it's no big deal to replace them. I did include them in my budget for the splurge weekend.
So all total I spent exactly $100.35 this weekend. Which means that I have a whole $0.35 to report, so far, in February as spending. I couldn't be more thrilled with my restraint this weekend. I struggled a lot with what to buy (I know I'm pathetic) but it never used to really be a huge thought. I just bought what I wanted and went with it. So now that I have to report my spending, am sharing what I buy with all of you; I feel more accountable. I think this process of SFS is going to really (I hope) change my spending habits, maybe in more than just stitching. We are not wealthy people
and with owning our own home now, as well as the repairs needed to it and other projects/plans I think being a bit more accountable is a very worthy thing. So only 1 1/2 months into this challenge I feel like I can make this work. At least for the rest of the year if not permanently. Or at least today it's a positive day. Maybe because I just bought stuff. LOL.
Thanks for dropping by and all your lovely comments on Counting Bats. More to come on that project and Dragons soon!