Monday, September 28, 2015

Sept SFS2015-B Post and a FINISH!

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SFS Reporting
Well here I am at the end of the month of Sept and I can honestly say I'm not entirely sure what I spent. It's been an odd month. We were away for a week visiting my sister and brother in Vancouver (Canada) where I didn't spend any money on stitching but we spent a lot of money on comics, records and general travel expenses. It was a great trip however.

So here's my attempt to report... I may be off by a bit:
Spent: $45 (all on Facebook stash group... again)
Finished: $10 - Mill Hill Butterfly  (5x5" on perforated paper with 50% beads; so I did an approx. number)

So yes I'm still over... But I'm still within an attainable amount if I finish a couple other things I've got on the go. Including Take Time to Read. There is still hope.

Mill Hill Butterfly Finish
Well it seemed like it took forever (but I always forget how much extra time is needed on these because of the beads) but I have completed the Mill Hill Butterfly. I just adore it. It's so shiny with the beads, symmetrical and yet not (because of flowers) and was a dream to stitch up with all it's fun color changes.
I've done quite a few Mill Hills over the years but I think this is my favourite from the 5x5" designs.
From the kit, done on 14ct perforated paper with DMC threads and Mill Hill beads:



13 comments:

Justine said...

That's beautiful Mel. I really do have to try one of these kits one day soon.

Annie said...

Lovely!

Thoeria said...

This is really lovely!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful finish! And that FB group is very dangerous. :)

Irene said...

The butterfly is lovely. I've made a few of Mill Hill's kits too and I agree that the butterfly is one of their best. (I'm doing my best not to buy it though.)

Heather said...

Lovely finish! Stay off Facebook! ;) I've been doing fairly well with my SFS but I had to put something in this month that I had completely forgotten about. But it's okay because I received the cross stitch this month.

KimM said...

This is so pretty - I love it!
xxx

Rachel Tomkins said...

Your butterfly is absolutely stunning and I am so pleased you love it.
Don't fret about your SFS budget too much. Like you say, you've still got time to make up the shortfall. :)

Leonore Winterer said...

What a beautiful butterfly! I'm looking forward to more finishes, I'm sure you'll still be able to even out your spending :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous beading on your butterfly. So what did you buy this month?

Susan said...

Love the butterfly. I always find the detail in these smaller pieces amazing.

Karen said...

Very pretty!

Karen said...

Beautiful finish! I've never stitched with beads. French knots are about as complicated as I get.