This month's Stitch From Stash report can be summarised in one word - FAIL! :( And I was doing so well. But then I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and understandably spent a little more than my budget allowed. Having said that, I don't regret any of my purchases and my overspend was nowhere near as bad as it could have been. I'll just have to work hard for the rest of the year to try to make up the deficit.
BROUGHT FORWARD - £14.00
OCTOBER BUDGET - $25 = £16.49 (at 01/10/2015 exchange rate)
EARNED - $8.00 = £5.28
AVAILABLE TO SPEND - £35.77
SPENT - £50.65
CLOSING BALANCE - minus £14.88
£9.90 on two cute charts
£15.75 on five gorgeous Threadworx hand-dyed threads
£25.00 on stunning over-dyed and sparkly fabric
(which the photo does not do justice)
I did purchase a lot more fabric (as shown in my Ally Pally posting) but after friends had delved into the pile I didn't have much left for myself!
Challenge projects worked on: (post to follow 1st November)
* winter owl
* spotted owls
Other projects worked on:
* owls in love (new start - see previous post)
* dragon eye (new start - post to follow soon)
Lizzie Kate October flip-it stamp = $4
Initial 'J' ornament = $2
(photos borrowed with permission from Justine's Cross Stitch)
Initial 'I' ornament = $2
(photos borrowed with permission from Mii Stitch)
I'm hoping to make up some of the deficit in November by finishing Owls In Love. It just depends on how fast my needles work!
PS I try not to mention family too much on my blog but there are two things that have to be said:
1) Happy birthday Toby - 12 today!!
2) Heather, we are very proud of you for completing your 25 mile 1 1/2-day self-sufficiency hike at the weekend as part of your Chief Scout Gold Award. Well done from your whole family! xxxx