Wednesday, 23 April 2014

April Stitching From Stash

A little bit more spending this month than usual. I ended up ordering floss that I ran short of to complete one piece and I ordered two online charts as a pdf from The Primitive Hare and Primitive Stitchin'. As an international customer I prefer to order pdfs because this saves me considerably on shipping costs. All told the breakdown is as follows: 

Floss: $7.96
Charts:  $12.75
Total:  $20.71

Phew! Still within the monthly budget!

Over the month I made significant progress on two patterns from my stash and ended up finishing both just in time for Easter. The first is very appropriate for the season - With Thy Needle and Thread Three Tulips. This is the one on which I ran short of floss. When I started the piece I didn't figure in the fact that I was using 2 strands over 32 ct rather than one over 36 ct. and that urn took a lot of floss.

I'm so glad that I finally got around to stitching this one. I love it!

The second finish was one of my final purchases in 2013 - Plum Street Samplers Love Thy Neighbor. Paulette was kind enough to design an alternate chart with the Canadian and UK spelling of neighbour.

It was the rich colours and the funky cats that attracted me to this piece. 

In addition to these stash patterns I have a two new starts, a freebie for Easter which I just didn't manage to get done in time for the holiday. It's offered by Bonny Woomer of The Nebby Needle and is called Hoppy Easter. I'm stitching it over one so it's taking me a little longer.

The second start is a Blackbird Design from my stash called Spring Tulips. I just started this one two days ago so I haven't got very far on it yet. I love tulips and there are lots of pretty pastels in this one. A perfect spring stitch! Fortunately I had all the overdyed floss in my stash.

That about sums things up for this month. I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Easter holiday weekend. Although my family was unable to join us, we had the company of many friends for our Easter meal.
We are so blessed!


  1. Congrats for staying within budget. I know how difficult that can be. Your 2 finishes are beautiful and inspiration to start the ones in my stash!! Laura

  2. Still within budget - whoo hop

    Great stitching too :-)

  3. Gorgeous finishes, beautiful stitching, lynn
    Way to go

  4. Lynn congrats on two GREAT finishes!!!

  5. I love the stitching you have going on.:)

  6. Lovely finishes! Congrats :)

  7. Three Tulips turned out soooooooooo pretty!
    Love the variegation of the floss colors.
    The PSS piece is pretty also.
    Congrats on staying within your stash budget. ;)

  8. oh what 2 gorgeous finishes!
    WooHoo Congrats!
    Very pretty new starts.
    I too have a Easter chart to still stitch up (just came in the mail Chicks by LK) LOL.
    love Annette

  9. Congrats on your latest finishes and well done on staying within budget. I splashed out this month, on new fabric and a couple of new charts. It felt like such a treat to finally have some new stash!
    Best wishes.

  10. Three Tulips looks wonderful.
    Well done sticking to your budget.

  11. Two beautiful finishes and a great start to your other 2.

  12. Congratulations on staying within budget while still treating yourself. It does make it easier!

    You have two lovely finishes too, which is, of course, the idea behind SFS.

  13. I love your finishes. I often change colors and then run out. Right now I am trying to finish the sky in my french knotted "Pumpkin Hill". Luckily, I found three more skeins which should do the trick. Congrats on staying on budget!