Because I have been busy the last week, I'm a little late for my Tusal Report and my Stitch from Stash which is alright because it gave me some special time with my "stuff" today after work.
For April I spent $23.00 on fabric from Silkweavers which is for the Cross Eyed Cricket pattern called Skeleton Crew which cost $7.19 for a total of $30.19. This doesn't include shipping, but the fabric will be sparkly! If you want to read and see more about this little adventure in spending please read Oh Dear! What did I buy now?
I did get a little fancy on my ORT jar shot this time around. It is full of yarn as well as floss and beading thread.
There was quite a bit of work on the Dr. Who Scarf done, Vinnie, Day 1 AND!!!! Beading thread from the first dream catcher I've ever made.
I had a birthday party to go to last weekend for my girlfriend Vanessa who was turning 40. My daughter had picked out a star shaped crystal and I sat here in the NCC trying to think of how best to present the star to her.
We gave her the stars. I went to Wiki How to learn how to make one and then decided on using glass beads, Swarovski crystals and that really great star crystal. It's not perfect, and I'm not the greatest with beads but when I showed it to my daughter her eyes went wide and she loved it so I knew Vanessa would too.
Plans are taking shape for this summer lay off. Neighbors Day in Hoonah with a mile long zip line in June, and a week with my oldest son in July here climbing creeks with me for some great shots and good, good fun.
This summer layoff will be fine and this is where Stitch from Stash will really work in my favor. The fact that I'm now officially THINKING about things before I go all crazy and buy a bunch of stuff is such a wonderful new gift I cannot even begin to thank Mel for coming up with that idea. So HURRAH for SfS!! If she does it for 2015 I'm in!
Doesn't matter to me if I "win", its the fact that I am making serious effort to not do what I have done in the past. I could seriously gush on and on about this, but I'm proud of myself!! Wishlists are a wonderful thing.
And now, after not stitching all week, it's special time with Vinnie Stretch and the "Marathon Survivor" shows for the current season up to the most recent episode.
I've always thought it would be fun to cross stitch every season's "patch", so maybe that will be a fun project for this summer. Speaking of patches, I've been asked by the Chief of Police for Hoonah to cross stitch the police patch. They are having it redesigned slightly so I have to wait for the new artwork before I can proceed. I have advised him that this could be $1,000.00 worth of work and he said to go for it. We shall see how it turns out AND I have a great idea for the frame already!! Home made, sanded, stained all made by me. My girls will tell me how to price once I get closer to done since I'm not very good at putting a price on something.
I hope everyone is doing well, weather changing for the better in some places, others not so good, but here in Juneau, Alaska is AWESOME!!!! We have sunshine for the next eight days!
Happy stitching everyone, and if you aren't stitching I do hope you are doing something fun!