No sooner do I sign up for Stitch From Stash and I have the incredible and uncontrollable urge to splurge. It was awful, but neato at the same time. I'm a little ashamed, HOWEVER, the fabric I ordered is for specific projects I will be working on this year with no extra just for fun...so I did alright there. One pattern I purchased as a gift stitch project, and there was this TW pattern and some of you already know about the HAED mini which is my first ever HAED pattern.
Do you know what Heaven and Earth call their most recent sale???? DO YOU??!!! STASH ENHANCEMENT SALE. Try and be good when that is in your face just begging you to do something rash. Oh yeah, it was an Amy Brown pattern......I feel I should be hanging my head in shame here, but I can't! I'm giggling instead, but still trying very hard to be shamefaced about it....not succeeding.
So here is the grand total: $71.59. I emailed Mel and explained that some of that was for a gift and she had me subtract that part so my actual balance for January is $31.59. $25.00 for January and a carryover balance into February of $6.59. With all of the projects I have to do, I verified that I have fabric and floss and patterns to keep me busy all year (okay the next several years who am I kidding here?) so there shouldn't be anymore massive spending like that again (still kidding!)....unless I see those sweet, sweet words STASH ENHANCEMENT SALE. No more visits to HAED.
On to Vinnie and the song he sings! Because I am tired after work I don't get in more than an hour of stitching Monday through Thursday, so it's a little bit every day and it makes me VERY happy.
This is a super fun pattern to stitch made more exciting when my eyes are tired so it took a bit to make sure I understood stitch placement and then I could sit back and stitch. The nice thing about repetitive borders is being able to figure it out quickly and not sit hunched over a pattern for hours.
I have contemplated working on a few projects at a time. Some of the blogs I've been reading lately have wonderful ideas on rotating projects. A few stitchers switch daily, one gives each project 10 hours and goes to the next and so on. I'm not sure I could do that, so that idea is still up in the air, but I really do like the idea of 10 hours per project and then switch. We shall see. I'm usually better mentally if I'm focused on one project at a time, too many songs in the head and the head explodes, so I'm assuming it comes with practice. Let me know what you all think about these rotational ideas...
Until next time.....