Stitch from Stash – June Check-In

It is Stitch from Stash check in time again!

Stitch from Stash 2014 buttonThis month we had a special bonus of an additional $50 beyond the monthly allowance of $25. But, after having items sitting in various online shopping carts for the entire month, I ended up spending only $16.54. $2 of that amount was the Threadworx for Love (if you remember, I ran out), and I believe that doesn’t count. I also purchased the issue of Cross Stitch Collection magazine that I was featured in for $14.99. That brings my total for the year to:

$70.01

To be completely honest with you, I am very surprised I’ve managed to control myself so well. I did have a bit of a knitting related splurge this month, thanks to a Knit Picks gift certificate that my lovely friend Erica gave me for my birthday. (Her birthday gift accidentally got packed up and is currently in my in-laws basement…) To get a deal on shipping, I had to spend a bit more money, but I did get some lovely yarn for a sweater for my little man, and some knitting needles. I also splurged on a knitting magazine and a sewing magazine. :/

June magazine purchases

June magazine purchases

So, what project from stash did I work on this month? Lily of the Valley Fairy from Nora Corbett.

Lily of the Valley Fairy by Nora Corbett (WIP)

Lily of the Valley Fairy by Nora Corbett (WIP)

I haven’t made as much progress as I would like since I kept making mistakes in the wings. (Have I mentioned that the whole selling the condo thing has me really stressed out?) But, she is finally coming along nicely.

Smalls SAL – Don’t forget, Wednesday is check-in day for the Smalls SAL. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

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5 Responses to Stitch from Stash – June Check-In

  1. Kim McCool says:

    Lovely stitching – the Fairy is so pretty – looks a bit challenging – but you are doing it justice.
    hugs
    xxx

  2. Linda S. says:

    Awesome stitching and beautiful design Heather.

    Linda

  3. judith says:

    lilly is very beautiful

  4. Thoeria says:

    Great going with the saving! I think I’d have totally failed if I had to do this šŸ˜€ I’m a sucker when I see SALE! And because it always costs a bumndle to get stuff mailed here….I have to make it worth my while!
    Love the Nora Corbett fairy….she’s looking beautiful!

  5. Joanne P says:

    Wow, $15 for a magazine! I think you should sign it and double the value. I guess most of that price is actually postage anyway.

    Lily of the Valley is looking lovely, the wings do look tricky and I imagine every error would show in the curved lines too.