Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Stitch from Stash Update

Hello Everyone,
Thanks so much for all your kind words. My computer time has been limited by my Dad's medical appointments - but I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has left a comment.

It's time for my stitching from stash monthly update for April hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching.
Month: April 2015
Budget Amount: $25.00
Spent: $14.00 (Just Nan Strawberry Bunny)
Earned: $2.00 (Stitchworks Fall Heart Free Graph)
Carry forward: $25.00 + 2.00 Earned - $14.00 spent + 113.00 from last month = $126.00

My Dad had his first vascular by-pass surgery for his right leg yesterday. Hopefully he will recover quickly so that his other leg can be scheduled for the necessary surgery.

Spending? Yes, I caved... I saw this lovely limited edition from Just Nan and before I knew it I added it to my cart and checked out. But I am stitching it as a gift for our dear friend JM.

This month, I worked on a bunch of things but have little to show for it....

First is the Cricket Collection  Nutkin Mitten mentioned last month - somehow I made a mistake and have been spending more time frogging than stitching. I only have a few more rows to fix so hopefully I can finish it up for next month.

Then I started a Baseball theme bookmark while at my Dad's appointments. I only got the first letter stitched.

I added a few more stitches to my Snowman Needleroll by M designs but not enough progress for another picture.

I also managed to put a few hundred stitches in my HAED Forbidden Doorway - again - not enough done for a picture.

Lastly, I managed a very small finish. I had this with me yesterday so I was able to stitch it up while my Dad was in surgery.
Free Graph "Fall Heart" from the Heartstrings series © 2008 The Stitchworks, Ltd.
Fabric: 14 ct Lambswool Aida
Threads: DMC
Stitch Count: 29 x 26, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch, Long Stitch

Just have to finish it - just the right size for an ornie or a fob

One more picture before I leave... Here is Bucky watching dinner cook. He has a direct line of sight to the tasty treats that are in the oven.  Samantha was asleep when I took this picture. I'll try to have a picture of her next month.

Until next update,
Have a wonderful day!