Friday, 26 June 2015

Stitch From Stash - June 2015

Good morning fellow bloggers!

Here are the financial details of June's Stitch From Stash:

BROUGHT FORWARD - £5.84
JUNE BUDGET - $25 = £16.46 (at 01/06/2015 exchange rate)
EARNED - $8 = £5.27
AVAILABLE TO SPEND - £27.57
SPENT - £27.41
END OF SFS-A CLOSING BALANCE - £0.16


Spending:
* £24.18 on the remaining threads I need for my Challenge pieces
* £3.23 on a chart

Let's Eat Dessert by Ursuala Michael (download from crosstitch.com)

This is another chart I have to thank Jeremiah's Mom Katie for "making" me buy! I love Ursula's Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter charts Katie started in January so just HAD to have a look at the whole series There are loads to choose from so I doubt this will be the only "words" series chart to join my stash over the coming months! Oh dear.

Projects worked on: (post to follow on 30th June)
* dreaming of dolphins
* April showers
* a tatty friend
* polar bears
* cream
* ravenclaw

Projects completed: (both $4)

Lizzie Kate June flip-it stamp      Autumn from The Four Seasons


So, that's the end of SFS-A. I am very proud that I have been honest, worked hard and not once gone over budget.

The lure of bonus money definitely encouraged me to finish projects, although I do admit that I rather naughtily bought far too much new stash with my funds.

I have signed up to SFS-B where I intend to save my budget (mostly!) and continue earning lots of bonus money in order to treat myself to a Gecko Rouge kit at the end of the year. That's a good target to work towards.

See you in July!

Cheerio
Rachel x

14 comments:

Irene said...

brava, che belli i tuoi ricami

Mii Stitch said...

Yum, that dessert chart is really cool & colourful!
Good luck with your budget for the second half of the year :)

Katie said...

Ohh I love her designs so I'm glad I could enable you. You picked a fantastic one too. I don't even have that one haha. Great job staying on budget.

Tina said...

Good job for staying on budget!! Ursulala's pattern are delicious! Ha Ha (pun)..anyway
Your finishes this month are so cute! I can't wait until the June 30th post to see the progress on all of those projects!!

Justine said...

Well done on staying in budget (just!) I love your new chart.

Heather said...

Good job staying on budget and good luck in the next half!

Ruth said...

Congrats on your excellent self control..... and your excellent stitching!

Nancy Peterson said...

The dessert pattern is awesome, I'll have to go check it out. And I can't wait to see the polar bears.

Preeti said...

This is a beautiful design :) I am sure you will enjoy making this zero calorie desert ;)
Love your autumn finish.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Well done on staying in budget! I think its a great idea to encourage yourself by saving for a special project at the end of the year!

Kate said...

Congrats for staying in budget! I'm much too naughty for SFS. Ooh, I love that Ursula Michael design! Those word charts are so neat. Beautiful finishes :-)

Brigitte said...

Well done on the last SFS month. And good luck with part B.

Miamina said...

Well done for managing to stick to budget! Rewarding yourself with a treat for staying on track is a great idea!

Alyssa F said...

I will look forward to seeing this done. It has been on my wish list for awhile now too. I love it!