Catching Up on SALs

Although I have been keeping up with various SALs offline, I haven’t been doing a good job of posting about them online. The last time I posted a TUSAL check-in was back at the beginning of October. I’ve been saving my orts, but I just haven’t been taking the time to take pictures and post.

Mini ort collector (October - mid-December)

Mini ort collector (October – mid-December)

This is everything I’ve collected since the start of October. There are bits from my smalls, from the Creativ Festival, and from the little bit of Christmas stitching that I have managed to do.

Large ort jar

Large ort jar

And this is my jar for the year. It isn’t as full as some years, but I’m still happy with the amount of orts in it. I may feel like I haven’t been very productive, but this jar shows me otherwise.

Stitch from Stash 2014 button

The other SAL that I’ve managed to keep up with is Stitch from Stash. I have to admit that I’ve done a terrible job of keeping track of carry-over amounts, bonuses, etc. Essentially, I made sure I stayed within the $25 budget every month as best as I could (and I knew I had some carry-over since I spent $0 for a few months). In November there was another bonus, and since all I purchased was an $18 chart (the newest Passione Ricamo SAL), I know I’m good.

I’ll be taking part in both TUSAL and Stitch from Stash next year (and running my own nifty spreadsheet to keep track of my budget). I’m also running the Smalls SAL again, and I would love to have you take part.

So, tell me, what SALs are you taking part in in 2015? I’d love to know all about them, because maybe I will want to join in too. 😉

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