Sunday, July 26, 2015

July Stitch from Stash monthly update

Hello everyone,

It's time for my monthly update for stitch from stash 2015 part B hosted by Mel over at epic stitching. You can see all the rules here
This month it's all about a little stash a few smalls and a heavenly finish.

Month: July 2015
Budget Amount: $25.00
Spent: $ 40.03 (Heaven and Earth Designs July4th Sale)
Earned: $19.00 ( $15.00 Forbidden Doorway + $2.00 Dolphin Kit + $2.00 Bee kit)
Carry Forward: $3.97

Oh no! I guess I was still in a spending spree mood this month as I couldn't resist the sale at Heaven and Earth Designs.

A few patterns really called out to me.. so I bought the download versions.
Thankfully no other charts jumped into my cart before checking out.
Looking over these patterns I was surprised to see that none of them use the kreink#4 that most of my others do.
So I got busy with my needle to earn some funds for finishes to apply toward my spending.
First up is my heavenly finish...
Heaven and Earth Designs 2012BB SAL SK Forbidden Doorway Chart Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Meredith Dillman
on January 1st 2015, I was at 14535 stitches completed. At the end of June I had completed 18500 stitches. 
July 19th I put in the final stitch  - Stitch number 21825.  (7290 stitches completed this year)
28ct Picture this Plus Opal Moonglow
Stitch Count: 75 x 291 (21825), 100% coverage 1 over 1 full cross
DMC and Kreinik#4
Next up I had a few take along projects for various appointments
NMI Stitch 'N Frame Kit Item 4112 Dolphin
14ct white Aida, single strand included in kit
Stitch count: 27 x 21, 1 over 1
Cross stitch, backstitch
This will be finished off as a small bookmark...I know that I have some faceted beads that look like water drops that I want to add to a tassel.
Lastly is this Plaid Bucilla Kit # 45910 - Sorry I didn't iron it before taking the photo
14ct white Aida, 6 strand floss included in kit
Stitch count:  31 x 31, 2 over 1
Cross stitch, backstitch, French knots
This will either be finished as a small bookmark or scissor fob.
Bucky and Sam are doing well - just finding the coolest spots in the house during this heat. And Bucky's blood work showed a slight improvement to his lever enzyme.
Look for a few more small projects next month as DH has to have another kidney stone removed... It'll be a long day at the hospital for that. And now I'll have to dig out another one of my larger projects to work on at home.
Dad is still healing - just slowly. He used an over-the counter moisturizing cream on his legs that caused a chemical burn to his skin.  He did finish home physical we just have to wait for the healing process.
That's it for this month.
Until next time - Have many wonderful days.


  1. Congrets on your finishes
    I still need to finish my first HAED so you are my inspiration :)
    Well done by just staying within budget
    Look forward to see what big project you are gone start now
    Greetings from Holland

  2. Your finish is beautiful! Lovely.

  3. Hi Lisa
    I all ready found your blog but just want to thank you for the asome give aways fot this month in sfs :) and look forward to your next update and soon to be a new finish
    Greetings from sunny ( on the moment :) holland