Monday, June 30, 2014

June Stitch from Stash & Small Finish

It's finally summer here! Well, at least as summer as it gets. Which is to say it's about 21C (70F) each day with a thunderstorm in the late afternoon or evening. And I'm just fine with that as no one (but crazy rich people) have A/C here I love when it cools off in the evening.

That brings me to my Stitch From Stash update for June
Everyone was given a $50 bonus, on top of their budget $25 for the month (and of course carryover can still be used). So I went a bit crazy... And feel like I just want to keep buying still now. It's awful. But here's what I got in the end so far this month (I'm going to have to be careful in July now as I have no carryover at all!):
  • $19.95 for Gigi & beads (I'll use DMC & fabric from stash)
  • $42.00 on 9 patterns from eBay, including lots of Ink Circles patterns (show pics of 3 matching).
  • $0.00 on two cross stitch books because of issues with ebay a seller sent me free 2 books by Joan Elliott including "Fairy Enchantment". Love how beautiful these books are and definitely worth even the retail price based on number of patterns inside.
Small Finish
From Just Nan, this piece is "Summer". A Whimzi design that I happen to have the Whimzi frame for that is quite cute (it has a cute little flower on the edge). Which means I will actually, eventually, finish this into something (lol).
Done on 32 count pale pink linen with DMC (2 DMC substituted as didn't have exact number available in stash and didn't want to pilfer from kitted up projects). The linen is not really showing up as pink as it actually is... so imagine it pinker?

This piece will be going up for sale on Etsy once framed and complete (this is my way of motivating myself to finish it, I hope!)

In Other News: 
Dragons is coming along. I'll post when I'm at a halfway through the page point. Maybe even as early as the end of the month if I'm really hopeful.
Just Nan - Counting Bats is only 3 bands away from complete! It will be photoed and I'll update on it next week.
I also have a very exciting story to share with everyone but am going to wait to hear the "official" word on it. It is stitching related and quite flattering for me. But I'll delve more into it as soon as I can (maybe by next week).

Happy Stitching! 


Justine said...

Intriguing! I love that Summer piece, very pretty. Just Nan has never been my cup of tea but that one is lovely. Look forward to seeing Dragons soon!

cucki said...

It's so sweet..
Enjoy xx

StitchyDon said...

Really sweet piece !!!

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely finish.

Bekca said...

Ooh, I look forward to reading about your exciting story. Congrats on the latest finish! I love Joan Elliot designs, they're so colourful :)
Best wishes.

Jo said...

lovely stitching x

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your small is so pretty! And good luck next month... we can't have our fearless leader fall off the SFS wagon! LOL... OK, OK, I guess you do get a free month... : ) Happy stitching on all your new goodies!


Katie Haskins said...

I have fairy enchantments too. I loved the patterns.

KimM said...

Love your stitching - and love fairies.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Mel. Great new stash.


EvalinaMaria said...

Can't wait to read your story.

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh, can't wait to read your next post!! Sounds like a very exciting news :)

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Leonore Winterer said...

Looks like you made good use of your bonus as well! I love Joan Elliott's books, Fairy Enchantement is so pretty and there are a few more I want to get eventually ^_^

Susan said...

Very nice finish. Very nice stash too! Can't wait to hear the news!

Michele said...

Wonderful work. I can't wait to hear the news...intrigued.