Monday, 28 April 2014

Stitch from Stash #4

Hello, just a quick update before I have to rush/run to work. There is lots of stash in this update ... and I am still in budget! Thank you to my lovely family who got me lots of stitchy things for my 25th birthday. "Quarter of a Century makes a girl think" (from 'Some Like it Hot')

First up I have some photos of that job lot I bought last time with threads.

sorted into 3 bundles

24 dmc

163 anchor

190 other companies

And I spent £35 if you can remember. So it is not too bad. Mind now I need something to use all those random threads on. And I am not 100% certain about the anchor ones as some are really old and have somebody else instead of Coats listed on the labels. But the logo is the same.

Stash wise mum got me the following kit:

It is  'Victorian Roses' by Candamar Designs. I can't wait to start stitching it ... look at all the gorgeous threads:

My sister gifted me four lovely charts by Little House Needleworks with buttons:

I have already sorted the fabric and threads for all 12 designs ... even though I only have charts and buttons for 6. I think I am going to start on 'Love' next month.

What did I actually buy then ... a magazine:

It was a huge disappointment. The cover design is nice, and one other, but as magazine was packed up I did not realise that was all that would interest me in it. I don't think I will be buying this one again any time soon.

I also bought the Fizzy Moon kit exclusive from the World of Cross Stitching for £19.99. But it still hasn't arrived (almost a month now). And I am worried as they have put the price up to £24.99 now ... I will have to wait and see. But I would have felt a lot better if it was in my stash draw!

Okay I carried forward $/£15.06 + this month's allowance of $/£25 which is $/£40.06 I could have spent. I only spent £24.24. So I have $/£15.82 to carry forward. But the scary part next month is May ... and for some reason May and June are the worst for my cross stitching shopping sprees. Good luck to me!

And just a quick note on the projects from stash that I started this month:

Ember II

QS Poisonous Beauties

Till soon,


  1. Great job sticking to your budget! I love those LHN sheep designs - I have several waiting in my 123 Stitch shopping cart. It'll be fun to see you stitch them too! :D

  2. Well done dear..
    I love all these sheets dealings so much too..
    Happy stitching x

  3. Happy Birthday, Lija. You have done well with all your threads. I have all of those LHN designs - pretty aren't they? I have to ask though - why are May/June particularly bad months for spending sprees?

  4. Happy Belated Birthday!! Wonderful new stash!!!

  5. Happy belated birthday! 25 is a wonderful age, I remember it well lol. I never buy magazines for the same reason. Love the threads xx

  6. Belated birthday wishes! You did great with your spending, you're really keeping it under control! The threads are great, I would invest in some shade cards so that you can match the Anchor and other threads to DMC by colour, rather than just relying on the shade numbers, then you can replace them on charts.

    Great start so far on the projects!

  7. Happy birthday! I'm impressed I couldn't have kept up with SFS. Good luck with all your new starts planned, I'm looking forward to seeing them come to life. Sorry you were disappointed in the magazine but I can see why you bought it. Love your new starts and the colours on Ember really pop. It's going to be a beauty,
    Alicia xo