Friday, August 28, 2015
August Stitch from Stash B
Here we are at the end of August, and I've been quite quiet lately. Sadly, I've kind of lost my stitchy bug the past few weeks, and I haven't been stitch nearly as much lately. But I'm taking a trip this weekend, so maybe I will get that bug back a bit during the trip since I don't have to drive.
As you can see, due to the loss of my stitchy bug, I didn't have ANY finishes for this month. A first for me this year!
I did end up buying some stash though. Last month one of the patterns I bought was one called Summer Designs by Bobbie G. Designs. Well, doing some research into that pattern, it turns out it was a series of patterns and I got it into my head one day that I needed the other 3 seasons to match it (you know how I am with seasons and monthly patterns). Sadly, my go to supplier (since there's no LNS to be found near me) 123stitch.com failed me and didn't have them in stock. But I did find another website called Stitching Bits and Bobs that did have them, and what do you know, they were even on sale. So added to my stash this month were Winter Designs, Spring Designs, and Autumn Designs. I have to say spring and winter are probably my favorites of all of them.
I wish I could have found bigger pictures for you to look at (or even had the foresight to take some of my own) so you could see all the amazing details and colors of these patterns. Of course, when they arrived in the mail I discovered that (gasp!) the Bobbie G Designs have quite a few blended threads. Oh frogs. I haven't done blended threads yet, been too chicken to try them, but I suppose these patterns will be as good of an excuse as any to try them out.
In other news, the Cross Stitch Crazy 2016 group (home of the Crazy January Challenge) has opened, so I'm already planning my starts for next January. And sheesh, I still have Christmas present to finish. I need to get this stitchy bug back soon! Otherwise, I will completely fail SFS Part B. I need more earning bonus, LOL
Starting balance from July: -$33.00
August budget: $25
Finish bonuses: $0
Total: -$8 to spend in July
- Total stash purchases: $26.40
Ending balance: -$34.40
Hey, my red balance only went up by a dollar...