Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Month: May
Spent: 26.63€
Earned: 20€

I know, I know, I promised lots of posts for the weekend, but then I turned out to be pretty lazy...I think I might be brewing up a cold again, since I didn't feel so good at work today, lost my appetite, and now I hava a nice sore throat and a bit of a headache to top it off. felix isn't feeling too well either, I think that busy last year or so is finally catching up on us - we might just take it slow for a while until we start in our usual busy summer program :D So I'm just getting those two SALs out of the way now, then return to my couch for a bit of stitching and resting.

So let's first account for what I spent: all fabric, actually. I ordered a piece of Pumpkin Patch evenweave at Sparklies for the Halloween SAL I'm planning with Carla and Nancy, and it really is an amazing color. The 13x18" piece of 32ct was 7.50GBP. The little blue square is a sample piece of Moonlighting - Kate offers those at 1GBP each. I needed to see the color in person before I order more for a larger project (test passed!), and the small piece will probably end up becoming an ornament or something.
Since I wasn't so sure about Pumpkin Patch turning out like I want it to, I also ordered a piece of Chocolate Orange opal linen at craftykitten, that hasn't arrived yet. I'm not sure which one I will use for the SAL yet, but I'm sure I'll find some good use for the other one was well :) That piece was 8.90GBP.
And last but not least, I got a piece of unlabeled, natural colored linen off ebay last week. I'll have to determine the count myself, and it's not as even and clean as I'm used from crafting fabric, but I'm sure I will find some use for it - and it was only 2€ for a huge (about 45x28") piece plus some scrap parts!

For the earning part, I did have to smalls - Magical's May ornament and the Aster wedding sampler I did a while back. Both are free patterns and fall well into the 4€ range of SFS.

I also finished the third page of Dark Force, which adds another 12€ to my earning. Now it's only one and a partial page to reach the right edge of the design!

That concludes the counted SFS part, and should put me at 34.83€ (carryover) + 20€ + 25€ - 26.63€ = 53.20€ to spent in June, plus the new budget for the month of course :)

I also got some more goodies: My threads for this month, including the hand dyed skein that was missing last month, and then I got another awesome envelope from Magical, who helped me with missing colours for her ornament again, but also gave me a qsnap she doesn't use and two duplicates of the Crossstitcher magazine she had. Yay for magical Magical! :)

This month's thread shipment also allowed me to finally get on with my Mystery Band Sampler, and I managed to stitch up all the remaining eight bands this weekend. So much fun! That also adjusts for the yellow threads on top of my TUSAL jar, the remainder is just my usual little bit of everything :)

And with that I conclude this heavyly picture-dominated post, I'll catch up on everything else later (hopefully) - for now I'm off to the couch, to spend some quality time with Felix and DF :D


Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

So much eye candy!!! The pumpkin patch fabric is quite wonderful and now I"m wondering what the new fabric will look like once you get it...there may be heated debate on which to use for the SAL!

Once again you have motivated me to get some stitching done instead of whatever it was I was going to do ha ha!

katjakay said...

Dark Force is beautiful, I can't believe how quickly it's going, I like that little sample fabric, the colour and the idea,

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better. Dark Force is looking great. Both our edges are coming (^_^).

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Pumpkin Patch is a lovely fabric. The sample is a great idea too.
You know I've just used Chocolate Orange for a project? Mine was the evenweave so not as vibrant. Warning - it does not smell or taste of either chocolate or orange.
Great progress on Dark Force and I'm looking forward to hearing more about this Hallowe'en SAL too.

Leonore Winterer said...

Actually, seeing your finish on the fabric was what made my buy it in the first place. Now I just hope it turns out somewhat like I imagine it to :D

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm wondering that too - online pictures aren't that good usually. I'm looking forward to those debattes of ours :D

Glad to motivate you as well ;)

Leonore Winterer said...

Thanks :) I love that idea as well, it's nice to see what you will get and you can still use it too!

Leonore Winterer said...

I actually was sick all weekend, but am now better again. Yes, hooray for edges!