Monday, May 25, 2015

SFS May 2015 and a Giveaway!

Hi all,

Another month has passed and it is time for another SFS 2015 update.

Month: May

Carry Forward: $122.04 ($97.04 + $25.00 current month budget)

Spent: $ 12.00
Floss: 30 skeins DMC

Earned: $ 30.00
Monthly Cupcakes March, April & May ($2.00 each)
WOCS Silhouette - Bloom
Q4OC Bloom (color)
Stoney Creek - Halloween pt 1
Lord Give Me Coffee

Carry Forward into April: $140.04

I have been going through my stash and decided to find new homes for some of the projects and patterns that I knew I was not going to do. This allowed me to pick up some more fabric for some of the projects I plan to get started soon.

Now onto some pictures. I posted some of my finishes so I won't bore you with those.

This weekend was wonderful! Stitching to my heart's content. I was able to finish the first installment of Stoney Creek's pattern of the month. This was stitched on 32 ct Jobelan Calypso Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie using the recommended threads

Lord Give me Coffee by the Stitching Bear. This was started and completed this weekend. It went a lot faster then I thought it would. This was done on 28 ct Monaco Tea using the recommended DMC.

Now onto the Giveaway part of the program. I have completed the following patterns and will not stitch them again and I would like them to go to a new home. I can only ask that when you have completed them, you pass the pattern along to the next person. Comment with which pattern(s) #1, #2, and/or #3, you would like to stitch next. If you leave a no reply comment, please make sure that you leave your email so I can contact you. I will be picking the names on June 5.




Now onto deciding which project to work on next.

Ta Ta for Now,
Angela CG

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mid Month Update

Hello all!!

I have a couple of finishes to share with you and an overall progress update.

I have been going through my stash looking at what I have kitted up, started or completed trying to decide if I am ever going to actually stitch these items. Those that I decided I would never do or finish I posted on a FB stash sale site to make room for new projects (or to complete the kitting up of ones that I do plan on completing). I was able to re-home quite a bit. The side benefit of this is I now have money that I can spend on new stash guilt free.

For the month of May, Stoney Creek started a new Halloween Series as their free pattern of the month. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and had to pick it up as soon as it was available. Since I had the funds available from my previous sales I went ahead and picked up the glow in the dark DMC and the one Week's Dye Works that I did not have and the button pack. Since I just finished a quick little stitch and I have everything needed to complete this, I think that I will start on this one today once I can tear myself away from the computer.

I completed two charity stitches earlier this month. They are the same pattern but using different colors. WOCS needed an urgent silhouette pattern I started a dove pattern but the pattern would have come out too large for the requested piece. I tried on a 20 ct aida 1 over 1 but I did not like how the stitches looked. I had found this online and liked the way it looked and saved it because I wanted to stitch it at some point.  I really like how this one came out.

Next up is the piece for Q4OC. The second challenge piece was to be a flower design. I knew that I enjoyed the pattern and as I was stitching the silhouette, I was imagining it in color. This is the result.
I am participating in an Ink Circles SAL on one of my Face Book groups. I started out strong but have been distracted with the charity stitching and one of my other loves...reading. This is my current progress. Not much, but any progress is good progress.

The other thing that I have been working on is these little monthly cupcakes. Aren't they just the cutest. And they stitch up so quick. I started March sometime last week and finished on Friday between my appointments. Then yesterday I was able to start and finish April's yellow cupcake and make a start on May. This morning was spent finishing up May and sorting the treads purchased to finish kitting up July to Dec's cupcakes, and two other projects.

Not very interesting today I know. I think it is time for me to let you all go. Have a great rest of your weekend.

Ta Ta for Now,
Angela CG

Don't interfere in the affairs of Dragons
...for you are Crunchy and taste good with ketchup