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January 27, 2014

SFS2014 ~ January

Well, another month is almost over... I really cannot believe that we're already one month into 2014. Sounds so cliche, but it's true!

I signed up for the Stitch from Stash group that Mel is hosting this year.  The timing was perfect for me, as my hubby got laid off at the beginning of December and things were getting stretched pretty tight :( Thankfully he has found another job since then, but we still have to watch our pennies! 

So here's January's stash purchase:


One magazine, so not too bad... Best part is I had a reward on my plum rewards card that I redeemed at Chapters so I only spent $2.35!  So the balance of my $25 for this month will be carried forward and I will be able to spend it in another month if I want to.

And in keeping with the theme of stitching from stash, I've spent some time on Butterfly Ballerina Blue and here's my progress on her to date:


This piece is a challenge, and still a little intimidating, but I am determined to keep plugging along on her.  I do need to pick up the pace and finish more than one page a year ~ I have another HAED chart that I want to do at some point!

I also started an ornament for the next HoE ornament round, and everything is stash for that piece too!

And now I'm off to cozy up in my stitchy spot and spend some time working on that ornie.  Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Chris said...

Great job on SFS Cole!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So glad your dh found another job! That has got to be a major relief. Your making great progress on your HAED stitch. I would never have the patience to do something like that. I'm always impressed by whomever does them.
There were a couple of things in the JCS mag I really liked so for me, this was one of the best issues in a long time!

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Dani - tkdchick said...

Butterfly Ballerina Blue is going to be stunning!

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful stitching.

Angela P said...

Wonderful first SFS report :) Mine has just been posted too.

Brigitte said...

You were doing great with the SFS challenge. And you have some nice progress on your HAED. Very impressive.
So good to read that your DH could find a new job.

valerie said...

Great stitching! I think HAEDs are so intimidating. Great SFS report and good news that your DH was able to find a job so quickly.

Catherine said...

Love the piece on the front of the magazine! I admire anyone who works on those HAED pieces!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful work on Butterfly Ballerina.

Shebafudge said...

Looks gorgeous!