It's that time of the month again.... Time to report on the Stitch From Stash challenge coordinated by Mel at Epic Stitching. The idea is (obviously) to stitch from our stash to reduce spending. I also look at it as a way to focus on reducing my accumulation of stash.
Last month, I spent $4. This month, I didn't do as well. I succumbed to the Bay of Evil and bought a chart to complete the set I've been wanting to stitch. Well, actually the set isn't complete because I'm not getting the first chart in the series. For February, I spent $14. Are you wondering what I *had* to have?
Sampler Cove has a series of charts called Rhapsody in Red. Part One is a ribbon sampler. I have no desire to stitch it, so that's the one I won't be getting. Above is Part Four. It completes a series of stitching accessories: a chatelaine, thimble nest, needlebook, and needle threader.
Just because I'm in a sharing mood, I'll show the other parts. Part Three creates a scissor fob, a pin keep, a tape measure, and a floss box.
All of these charts call for linen and Gloriana silk. I doubt if I'd splurge to buy Gloriana to stitch all of these accessories. I'm also debating whether or not I'd do them in red. So much to think about! Anywho... onward... Part Two shows you how to create thread winders, a biscornu, and a huswif.
Ok... What did I stitch from stash in February? I actually started... stitched... and finished! In a previous post, I showed my finish, You Are So Loved. I mounted it onto a photo album:
The fabric, floss, and trim were all in my stash.
Incidentally, I had a heck of a time finding photo albums at Walmart! One would
I started N is for Nurse. I'm close to finishing the nurse. I changed the color of the backstitching because I really didn't like how the original color blended in too much. The fabric is Khaki Cashel Linen. It looks gray in the photo, but it's more of a brown/tan color.
Until the next SFS,