It's that time of the month again where we report whether we've been good or bad lol! I did have a bit of an extra spend this month on top of the thread and fabric for my ornament auto so that is not good! I will explain later!
So here is my report.
Amount spent: £16.36 ( fabric and thread for CCN ornament, 3 charts )
Earned: £2 for teeny finish
Balance carried forward: £30.73
I am happy with that. Lol.
Last month I saw the new Lizzie*Kate flip its and they just called to me with the frame of mind I have been in so I had a work out and knew I could manage them ( the first release is 3 charts ) and stay within my budget. I paid for them on Friday and will have them when they arrive with my ONS. They won't be getting started any time soon though!
So I am sure you are wondering if I actually managed any of those near to finishes this week. Well yes I did! 3 of them but before I show those I have to show you something else! Last Sunday was my very dear friend Barb's birthday. I stitched a sheep and a flower from Little House Needleworks Soft and Sweet and mounted it into a Tim Holtz pocket watch and here it is :).
Sheep from Little House Needleworks Soft and Sweet.
32 count vintage country mocha linen
Birthday gift for Barb.
I am so happy to say that she loves it! I must admit that I loved it too!
So my other finishes now.
Blackbird Designs Spell of the Moon
32 count Weeks Dye Works Tin Roof
Classic Colorworks, GAST and DMC.
I love this! Just love the owl! Not sure how I will finish it. I will have to have a root around in my finishing stash to see if I can find anything that will do!
Tomorrow I'll be starting a Blue Ribbon Designs ornament which has owls! I'm a little behind Barb now but we will be doing different Halloween pieces so it doesn't matter.
I was worrying a little that I wasn't going to get my March cottage finished in time but I don't know why as I didn't have that much to stitch so here it is. I just need to get it ready to hang.
Country Cottage Needleworks March Cottage
32 count natural opalescent linen
All ready to start April on Tuesday! I just need to cut my fabric.
Final finish is, of course, this one.
Country Cottage Needleworks Dear Santa
32 count Light Exemplar linen
DMC & GAST
This was such fun stitch!
So I now have the charts for Dear Santa, Angels and Spell of the Moon for sale so do email me if you are interested :).
I did not quite manage to get Beerenherz im Winter finished but I am not far off now. I just love this design so much.
Snowy Reindeer on Frosty Forest is coming along quite nicely. I think realising I am so close has spurred me on to try and get more stitched on it. I think I could finish it for Easter.
A little progress on September's Morning Glory next.
I almost forgot about a little more stitching on LHN Blessed :)
Finally my lovely robin. I was chatting to my surrogate sis Lisa, who I am SALing with, and I decided that my aim is to try and finish him by my late Dad's birthday next February so I have just under a year to get him done.
I do have another piece started. I'm taking part on the Four Seasons SAL on Needlecraft Haven but can only show my stitching on there until reveal day which for the Spring one will be 31 st March :).
Do you remember the SAL I did with the lovely Shirlee last year? We stitched Lone Elm Lane Snow Angel. Well it has been languishing in my finishing pile since and my plan was some sort of a box finish . When my DH and I were Christmas shopping we popped into Hobbycraft so I could buy a paper mache box but I changed my mind and bought a wooden stitching hoop instead and this is how I have finished it.
I am not 100% happy with it but then again I doubt myself constantly!
I have also, finally, finished CCN The Tea Room so that I can hang it.
Again not 100% happy with it!
I still have several pieces to finish off. I get some done then add more to the pile lol!
Thank you for reading and for all your wonderful comments. Knowing you are all interested in what I do and your lovely comments keep me blogging.
Until next time.
With much love,