Stitch From Stash – October 2015

Oh, stitchy friends, it was not a good month. I went way over budget…

Stitch from Stash 2015 BMonth: October 2015
Spent: $80
Earned: $15

Let’s see. I bought Lizzie*Kate’s Halloweenie, the fibre package for X’s and Oh’s Spooky House, a scissor fob kit from Gingerbread Girl, a very expensive pattern from Gingerbread Girl, in addition to a few other things I can’t remember. That puts my total for the month at just under $80.

Santa's Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions

Santa’s Journey Stocking, designed by Dimensions

I am so far off the monthly budget, and  I’m more than a little disappointed in myself. Even with my carry-over from past months, I’m over budget. So, for this one month, I’m going to claim some earned credit from finishing up Santa’s Journey Stocking.  It is about 230h x 180w, but it isn’t fully covered and there are some half stitches. So, based on Mel’s chart, I believe it earns me about $15 in credit. Which is enough to keep me going! Yay!

I do feel a little bad finally claiming credit when I haven’t done it all year. But, in the past Stitch from Stash, October was my free month because of the Creativ Festival, etc. I always overspend this month, and I would have saved this as my free month if that had been an option again. So, claiming credit is a way of sort of doing that. Thank goodness!

Now, hopefully November and December will pass with nothing new to tempt me. I have so many great projects to work on. What’s that? Just Nan just released another Gingerbread Mouse? Oh no…

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11 Responses to Stitch From Stash – October 2015

  1. Emma says:

    Oh well sometime we need a splurge 🙂 Your stocking is lovely too!

  2. Juatine says:

    Very naughty going over budget and not showing us what you bought! Your stocking looks amazing.

  3. Heather says:

    Uh oh! At least you were able to make it up!

  4. Susan says:

    Sounds like you got some very nice stash (it actually sounds too nice to be called “stash”). The stocking is gorgeous!

  5. Catherine says:

    This stocking is beautiful, I am so happy for you.


  6. Joanne P says:

    Haha, you are so weak! But you do have nice things to show for it.
    The stocking is looking good.

  7. Kim says:

    I blew my budget, too. But now I have more stash… stitch…..just need more TIME!

  8. Sandy says:

    You were very good compared to me 🙁 Oh well, I needed the retail therapy. Can’t wait to see pictures of your stash enhancement. Keep stitching, the stocking looks great.

  9. Judith says:

    Beautiful stocking ♥

  10. tw conroy says:

    What a wonderful project – so pretty and amazing colors….

  11. Karen says:

    Ah, temptation! Pretty stocking though. Nice finish.