February 24, 2015

SFS2015A ~ February

Boy, oh boy, these Stitch from Stash updates have been easy peasy for me, and there's good news and bad news because of that...

Month: February
Spent: $0 ~ the good news!
Earned: $0 ~ the bad news :(

Again this month, I haven't stitched at all... not one little x.  I've been looking at it, and thinking about it a lot.  Especially since I was gifted some amazing stitching stash from an aging friend of the family who can no longer do the craft she loves.  I will have to do a post to share exactly how amazing this gift was.  And how she made me cry when she gave it all to me.

But this month has been busy in so many other ways... and besides spending so many of my waking hours at work since tax season and filing deadlines are approaching, there's been some fun stuff around here too.

In the past month we've...

Celebrated my baby's 12th Birthday ::

Was surprised at the office with a treat ::

Knitted up some Valentine's for my little people ::
 Participated in Ethan's 4th Hair Massacure with a month of pink hair and a head shave (fundraising over $1,100!) ::

Visited too many hockey arenas to count ::

Hopefully the next month will be filled with so much more of the same. Oh, and maybe a little stitching too ;o)

February 8, 2015

An Overdue Birthday Exchange Post

Last year I joined in Cath's Birthday Threads Exchange.  My birthday fell at the end of the year, and here's a roundup of the cards and threads I received.

From Mary Jane (no blog), some lovely greens & purples and some of the now famous Peoria Purple WDW floss she sent out for each birthday!

From Lonneke, these gorgeous metallic and variegated purples and blues:

From Valerie, these bright and cheerful flosses:

From Donna, some fun variegated colors (and a beautiful handmade card too!):

And lastly, from Cath, these lovely colors that are looking to be put to use in an Easter piece I think:

All lovely threads for sure, I love, love, love them!  And I don't have a large selection of variegated flosses in my stash, so these are all a treat indeed.

I should have had this post up a month ago, but I was hoping that the rest were going to make their way here shortly and got hung up in the Christmas mail.  But maybe I'll receive a treat on a gloomy day when it's needed most :)

Thank you Cath for organizing this exchange, I had a lot of fun with it throughout the year!