It's time for another 2015-A Stitch From Stash Check In!
And here is the breakdown of what happend. So far, you know, I'm really not doing so well on this not-buying-stash thing. But I just had to get this lot of back issues of Cross Stitch Gold off eBay, since these are so hard to find in the States:
And of course I ended up planning a whole new series of Christmas gifts, so that meant 4 Mill Hill purchases needed to be made:
Hmmm, expect the Christmas lights one. That one's all for me. I freely admit it.
Luckily, I had two finishes this month, Perfume Bottle (90 x 80 stitches) and Rainbow Mandala (67 x 67 stitches), and both were freebie patterns with fabric and threads from stash, so I was able to count those towards my final budget. Both earned me $8 each in bonuses. So again, thanks to Mel's generosity, I didn't actually go over budget at all. Yay!
Actually, I had one more finish for the month so far (no picture yet though, sorry!), which was my block for the Frosted Pumpkin Round Robin sampler. But since I didn't pay for pattern, fabric, or threads for that one, I am not counting it for SFS.
Finally tally for the month:
Starting balance: $0.70
February budget: $25
Finish bonuses: $16
Total: $41.70 to spend in February
- Total stash purchases: $36.40
Ending balance: $5.30
So now I've shown you how I was naughty and bought things, let me show you what I DIDN't buy this month (although I came really close). My main temptations this month were:
Two of the Mill Hill new Owlets kits. How adorable are these? Between my love of owls and love of Mill Hill, I almost caved on this.
Also, this pattern:
I don't know why, but I'm really on a Mary Poppins kick lately. Disney version of course, both Broadway and movie though. So this pattern totally sang to me.
But I resisted! Haha! So now I have a little more wiggle room in the budget to use next month if needed...