Sep 30, 2014

Stitch From Stash - September

It seems like I just reported for SFS duty not that long ago.  It seems to have snuck up on me for September... it's time once again to report on the Stitch From Stash challenge coordinated by Mel at Epic Stitching.  The idea of SFS is to stitch from our stash to reduce spending. 

I didn't fare so well during the month of September.  Brooke's Books Publishing had an overstock sale going on and I ended up spending $20 on bunch of charts.

I put away Eight Immortals so that I could make more progress on Heart of America.  Coincidentally, I finished the heart motif the evening before my Mom passed away.  I changed the bottom of the flag motif to extend the vine and flowers rather than have the year stitched twice on the design.  Currently, I'm working on the last motif at the bottom.  I hope to have a finish within a couple of weeks. 

Until the next SFS,


Donna Pheneger said...

Love your Heart Of America.
Again, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Keeping you in prayer.

Scooty said...

After what you have been thru this year, I'd say you've earned yourself a 20.00 shopping spree! Enjoy -- Heart of America is looking good. I did that one on tea dyed fabric a few years ago. It was a fun stitch. Judi in Phoenix

*-* said...

Your stitching, as always, looks beautiful.
Wish I had known about the sale at Brooke's Books, never mind I've plenty of stash to keep me going. :)

Anonymous said...

Meari -

Your stitching looks great! Keep up the good work. Love the amount that you spent on stash!


RuthB said...

Hugs to you on your mom -- that heart will always be hers... just like yours is.

and, for all the lovely stitching you do, you deserve the stash :)

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great!!! I am so sorry about your mom. Am praying for you during this most difficult time.

Betty in AZ (ILCS)

EvalinaMaria said...

My deepest condolences dear Meari. I haven't visit your blog for a very long time - it looks like many things happen during that time.

You did very well on the SFS.

Thoeria said...

I was tempted by that sale too....but the exchange rate and the fact that I had gone and indexed all the charts I had stopped me from getting them!
Beautiful stitching on the hearts piece

cucki said...

Sweet stitching
Great new stash :)
Hugs xx

Lyn said...

I think you have the perfect excuse for not staying within your monthly budget in September, with your mom passing away. I am so sorry for your loss. Your stitching looks great, as always!

Carol said...

I've been about you so much, Meari--so good to see you are getting a bit of relief from your stitching. Sending a hug your way!

Fay and Charlette said...

That sale that Brooke's Books Publishing had was fantastic. I bought the same grouping for a friend's birthday. Lovely progress but would love to see pics of the Immortals (how dare I I
when I hardly ever post pics of my progress??!!!)

stitcherw said...

Lovely stash you got, my favorites are the halloween ones, especially spooky critters. Heart is looking gorgeous too. Hopefully working on this lovely project has been able to bring you a bit of piece at times. Sue

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful stitching

Anonymous said...

Heart of America looks great, Meari. I'm sure you'll do better on the savings part next time. Sometimes you can't say no to a great sale. :-)

Sandy in NM