My budget carried forward from January is: £41
My budget carried forward to March is: £84.10
I can finally reveal my secret stitching. Last month I claimed £8 as earnings from stitching a Lizzie Kate sampler. If you follow my blog and read my Gifted Gorgeousness post you'll know all about it but here's the photo again - our friends loved it.
|Wedding Gift for Niki & Sue|
Last check in I also claimed £4 earned from stitching the bookmark I sent to Kate for the Needlecraft Haven Meet Up exchange - details and photos are in my Meet Up Exchange post.
So now to the items I have stitched this month - last Tuesday was our daughter's 21st birthday - DH and I went down to Cardiff to see her. her University friends had arranged a surprise party for her which we stayed to - it was a surprise as she thought we'd come home. I stitched this sampler for her - it's from Just Cross magazine June 2007. I did adapt it slightly and added a gold butterfly. I earned £8 on this finish.
|Philippa's 21st Gift|
I also stitched a Valentine's card for the Sweet Feet Exchange on Needlecraft Haven - unfortunately Mr Postie has not delivered my parcel although I posted it over three weeks ago. It must be taking the long route to New York. I will be stitching it again and re-posting but I'll only claim this time. I earned £4 on this finish.
I have also finished my October The Drawn Thread - I stitched this at the weekends on my rotation as my UFO stitching. This weekend I have started November. I earned £8 on this finish.
|October - The Drawn Thread.|
I had to buy two skeins of thread this month and although our local art shop charges 95p per skein it is cheaper if I just need one or two as buying online means paying postage. I do have a large purchase to make this coming month and will be checking my DMC stash so I can include any regular colours I'm running low on.
I am not including my Santa's Village in SFS15 as I am not completing them properly. I have yet to do the white but last Wednesday I did all the coloured parts on Santa's Stocking Store. Now I have five houses in a row complete my next few Wednesdays in the Parlour on Needlecraft Haven will be stitching the white on these. I'm then going to cover them with voile to protect the work whilst I do the other designs.
|Santa's Stocking Store|
Three of my stitching friends, Mary, Kate and Barb, have had birthdays lately and I made them each a beaded scissor fob. Theses are so easy to make and are just a small gift but I enjoy making them and I hope my friends liked them.
As I mentioned it was Philly's 21st - I made a cake to take and decorated a shop bought cake for her party. I was so pleased with both - thanks to my friend printing some photos onto icing for me. Philly loved them and they both tasted great.
|Beaded scissor fobs|
|The cake I made|
|The shop bought cake I decorated|