Monday, June 29, 2015

June SFS2015-A Update & New Start

Well it's halfway. I lost the Stitch from Stash budget challenge wayyyy back in March but did have 2 months of no spending which is quite impressive for me.
And yet I couldn't extend it to June. After finishing Dragons I felt like I *had* to get a couple new things. So took advantage of some eBay deals.
Spent: $22.50 
Earned: $20.00 (1 page finish on Dragons) 

So I guess I'm really out $2.50 of budget with my 'earned' amount which isn't so bad.

New Start - Monarch Butterfly
Following the finish of Dragons I wanted something simple and easy so I started a Mill Hill design on perforated paper called Winged Monarch. Only done some stitching so far but did sort beads and love all the great bright summer colors in this little project.
These kits really are fantastic and perfect for really chilling out and stitching. Besides for the price they are also a great deal in my opinion. :)
I think Mill Hill just released their Halloween line which is dangerous for me...

  

Coming up
- Dragons framed and competition results!!! (results Thursday, except post Friday)
- New Jeanette Douglass start!!
- Second half year of Stitch from Stash!

Happy Stitching!
Mel 

15 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Great new starts! I love the Mill Hill designs but I dislike stitching on paper, so I usually use fabric instead.

Irene said...

I'm a fan of Mill Hill kits too! I don't blame you for splashing out a little after finishing Dragons, it was a huge accomplishment.

Heather said...

Cute butterfly :). Good job at not spending money those two months too :D

Stitching Angel said...

Like your new start, looks pretty

sharah said...

Very pretty! I think those colors are fantastic!

Delphyne said...

I love the start on your butterfly. I look forward to seeing it evolve.

Leonore Winterer said...

Well with that HUGE finish on dragons, you really earned yourself a few goodies! Lovely new start, I really enjoy looking at the Mill Hill kits and will need to get one myself eventually..or two or three :)

Fidike Mamivonat said...

Lovely stitching!

Justine said...

I love your Monarch butterfly start, looks like just what you needed after your really Epic finish! Good luck for Thursday, remember you're a winner in our eyes whatever the judges decide!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing which of the Jeannette Douglas pieces you'll start!

Tiffany Pincombe said...

I'm a Mill Hill kit fan as well, great start on yours!

Beth in IL said...

I have quite a collection of Mill Hill bead kits so I hope to get some done while I work on SFS2015-B! Love the butterfly. I won't be buying one. Sigh.

Brigitte said...

A great new start. And a nice change after finishing your epic piece.

Vickie said...

Great Start! Mill Hill is always dangerous for me!

Carla Eldridge said...

oooo, SUCH PRETTY!