Stitching from My Stash

Hello, Stitchy Friends!

I think I mentioned earlier that I am taking part in the latest incarnation of Stitch From Stash. It is now organized through a Facebook group and headed by Stephanie Kyne. Each month’s check-in is a Facebook event page, and it is so much fun to scroll through the pictures of all the finished projects!

So far I’m doing pretty good. I’ve set my monthly budget at $25, and I’m keeping track of finishes to earn a little extra credit. I’ve calculated that I’ve spent $12.88 so far on stitching supplies this year (but please don’t ask about fabric or yarn or machine embroidery patterns…), and I’ve got $51.12 “banked”.

Along with my Smalls SAL finish for this month, I also stitched up a couple of other little designs. First is Butterfly, the little kit that Bucilla sent me. It is super cute and will make a great gift.

Butterfly, designed by Bucilla

It comes with fabric, floss, and the black plastic frame. I found both the fabric and floss to be of good quality, and the chart was clear and easy to stitch from. The finished design is lovely, but not quite the right shape for the frame, as you can see. The frame itself is okay, but it shows some marks on the front that aren’t very attractive.

My second finish is a cover kit from an old issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. I think it dates back to 2013, although I haven’t been working on it quite that long. 😉

Country Diary Poppy, from The World of Cross Stitching magazine

The design doesn’t really seem to have a name, but it is associated with The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. The kit included all the supplies–fabric, floss, card with aperture, and envelope. Sorting the floss was a little confusing, but it looks so lovely with all those red shades.

I’m hoping to spend more time working on larger projects in March, but one never knows what the future will bring!


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