Sunday, October 25, 2015

October Stitch from Stash 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 some bookmarks, a lot of confetti stitching, the exchange I mentioned a few months ago, and a little stash.

Month: October 2015
Budget Amount: $25.00
Spent: $13.78 (Threads and Foxwood)
Earned: $24.00 ($6.00 Grapes Bookmark + $4.00 Music Bookmark +$4.00 Full Moon Pinkeep + $2.00 Full Moon Scissor Fob front + $2.00 Full Moon Scissor Fob Back +$6.00  October Mini Pocket turned into a drum pincushion)
Carry Forward: $ 57.51  ($22.29 from last month + $25.00 budget - $13.78 Spent + $24.00 Earned)

I finished this bookmark from the booklet Page by Page CSB-182 Cross My Heart Inc.
18ct China Pink Aida
DMC Threads
Stitch Count: 24 x 105, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch, backstitch, long stitch

I also completed this bookmark from the Leisure Arts Leaflet 420 Booklet Collection 10 designs by Terrie Lee Steinmeyer
Music © 1986
14ct Ivory Aida
DMC Threads
Stitch Count: 25 x 81, 2 over 1
Cross Stitch, Backstitch, Long stitch, French knots

Recently I took part in the Anything Goes Exchange over at Stitch Create Exchange hosted by Lisa V. I chose to stitch Full Moon © C.A. Zittel of The Drawn Thread for my partner.

36ct Dirty Edinburgh (DMC 612)
Dinky Dyes Silk, NPI Silk, (Substituted Topaz for the Autumn Gold)
Embellished with 6mm black buttons
Stitch Count: Fob: 34 x 34 (Front & Back),1 over 2
Stitch Count: 47 x 48 Pinkeep, 1 over 2
Cross Stitch, Leviathan Stitch, Backstitch

Then I still had some fabric left over and some time left before the mailing deadline, so I picked up another Drawn Thread Pattern and stitched this mini-months pocket calendar cover - October but instead of finishing that way, I decided to try to finish as a drum pincushion. I left off the border and changed some colors to make it match the other two pieces.

36ct Dirty Edinburgh  (DMC 612)
Dinky Dyes Silk, NPI Silk, SNC Silk
(Substituted DD Black Coral for NPI, NPI 915 for NPI brown, DD Sea grass for NPI, and SNC Autumn Twilight for SNC Plum Honey)
Embellished with 6mm black buttons
Stitch Count: 93 x 43, 1 over 2, and 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Satin Stitch, and Backstitch
You can see the finishes here.

When last I picked up this lovely design by Heaven and Earth Designs it was at 2760 stitches completed.

This month I added to it.

2013BB SAL QS Mystic Garden (It is a cropped version of Peacock Garden.)
Design by Michele Sayetta Artwork by Ciro Marchetti
28ct Picture this Plus Valor
Stitch Count: 139 x 138, 1 over 1 full cross (2660 stitches completed on January 1st 2015)
DMC & Kreinik#4
Now at 4640 stitches completed.

Lastly, some new stash -  I did buy a few skeins of DMC (for my next HAED) and a pattern by Foxwood Crossings.

The beginning of this month was the end of my 3 month jury duty, and DH & I celebrated 17 years married.

One last picture... Samantha sleeping....

I'll try for one of Bucky next time.

Until next time,
Have many wonderful days.
Lisa M.


  1. Hahaha! Love the picture of your sweet Samantha. We just adopted a 12 year old dog ourselves.

  2. Samantha looks like such a big, sweet, beautiful girl - fighting off the insane urge to pet the computer screen, lol!

  3. Always fun to get new stash! I rarely stitch small things, so it is fun to see what everyone else does.

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