Tuesday, July 28, 2015
July Stitch from Stash B
Hmm, yes it seems I blew my first two months budget out of the water. But I'm hoping to earn a good chunk of that back soon!
Let's start out with the good news. I had two finishes to count for July, my Tropical Drink magnet and Fish Pond square for Love Quilts. Pictures of both can be found on my Finishes page if you haven't seen them yet.
As far as stash purchased, I have discovered the dangerous world of Facebook stash selling groups, which in addition to eBay was my downfall this month. But I plan on stitching my way out of the red the next few months at least.
Here's a breakdown of what I bought:
$10 - Lizzie*Kate Sweet Tooth Boxers, Cupcake and Ice Cream
I guess this is a series of four designs, so now I need to track down Pie and Candy, which I have found on eBay, although both are the same price each that I paid for these two together. These are sort of like kits in that they come with the fabric and embellishments, but not the threads to complete the design.
$20 Mill Hill Nutcracker set
Someone on Facebook was selling her entire set of Mill Hill Nutcracker Ornaments. If there's two things I love about Christmas is the Nutcracker and 12 Days of Christmas, and I love Mill Hill kits too, so I jumped on the deal. I am contemplating stitching these up and turning them into a wreath.
$12 Mill Hill Mask kits
Did I mention Mill Hill kits? These larger ones are usually upwards of $13, so when I found 2 for $12 I was so happy. I've been eyeing these mask ones for awhile. Not really sure why, but something about the designs and colors just catch my eye.
$7 Bobbie G Designs
$15 Facebook closeout group
This was a set of several charts and kits I picked up from a lady who was closing out her Facebook albums because she was getting ready to move. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture, so I will have to share those with you all at a later time.
Starting balance from June: $0.00 (new start!)
July budget: $25
Finish bonuses: $6
Total: $31 to spend in July
- Total stash purchases: $64.00
Ending balance: -$33.00
I definitely don't want to see that red sticking around too long!