Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stitch from Stash-February

Hi all! Hope this finds you enjoying warmer weather maybe?

Time for SFS14!

I am proud to say that I did not spend a cent this month! But we were given a Splurge weekend, which at first I resisted but on the last day, I put in an order for these! I was below the $100 for the splurge.

Hopefully, when you click on them, they'll show up nicely. Yes, the two are HAEDs! In my defense, they were on sale! Ha! I'm attracted to the artwork of James C. Christensen, they're so whimsical and I love the fish. The design in the middle is 525 x 700! I did not notice that when ordering. The one on the left is 400 x 201. So with the way things are going with my stitching, look for ONE of those HAEDs to be started next year. I also bought one of my temptations from last month, the LHN The Journey. Looking forward to stitching that one soon.

I had no new starts from my stash this past month but I did work on my Halloween ornament, Snow Day (soon to be finished), Hornbook Angel, School Days, and Blackwater Hollow Sampler. On WIPs I worked on: In The Meadow, Home (almost finished), and Fancey Blackett. Here's where I got to on School Days

By La D Da. I'm using a different fabric than what is called for, Goldfinch by R&R. I bought American Chestnut to use. It's identical to the model on the picture. All the words are to be stitched with GAST Tarnished Gold. I nearly subbed that with a darker gold color because I thought the words were going to disappear in the fabric. Not so it looks like. This is nice medium size and I feel I'll be done with it soon.

The Temptation this month is this, borrowed from the 123Stitch site

PS Mini Card Collection E (Black Crow). Fall-ish designs, my favorite would be that first one at the top at left. The pigs on the bottom, naaah! The pig commercials for Geico drive me bonkers. The latest one with the boots n pants, boots n pants, ugh! I haven't really taken a good look at Market things so I'll do that soon. The Attic down in Mesa has a great Market set up. Last time I went, I had a hard time restraining myself. I did end up spending almost $200 and that's without Market goodies! I do recall picking up a LK limited kit though.

I almost came close to joining the Chatelaine stitching challenge. There's still time, I believe the cut-off time is in April. But I talked myself out of it! I did print some small freebies from the Chatelaine site and will give one a trial run sometime. At any rate, they are just beautiful and intimidating all at the same time!

Enjoying the Olympics? I'm a hockey fan so I've been watching that along with most of the skiing. And tomorrow night's episode of Downton Abbey is the end of this season, arrgh! I don't know what I'll do with my Sunday nights, probably stitch! I always put down what I'm stitching to watch it.

Well, that's all folks! My daughter and I are having a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie marathon and its about to start. Thanks for coming by and commenting. I enjoy reading them! And a huge WELCOME to new followers, glad you're here!

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  1. It looks like you got some great stash!! I do love all the little PS cards. Plus a great choice on the linen color. It looks very pretty!

  2. Wonderful stash...I alwasy have a hard time not spending money at The Attic.

  3. Great new start Shelly and love your new stash.


  4. Lucky you for getting new charts for the splurge weekend! School Days looks great. You picked a nice fabric/floss combination. It's always fun to show what you were tempted to buy but didn't (yet).

  5. Those PS mini-cards tempted me, too, Shelly! I'm sure I'll give in sooner or later :)

    Love your new start and keep up the great work on stitching from stash!

    P.S. (I actually love the pig commercials :)

  6. I think that I want that group of mini cards too. Your projects look great. You have really done well with your stitching from stash...going to The Attic would be very dangerous :)

  7. Great new stash! I went to the Attic 2 weeks ago and everything was so tempting, but I only got a few things!
    Send me an email if you want to get together.