Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stitch from Stash - July Report

Month: July
Earned: 0
Spent: 0

Where I Stand for the Year: $25.00

I haven't spent much time stitching (or stashing) this month.  My feet are feeling more and more better all the time so I've catching up on household chores and such that had been put aside for months.  So all is well, hopefully I'll have some finishes to share soon!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stitch from Stash - June Update

Month: June
Earned: $0.00
Spent: $0.00

Where I Stand for the Year: +$45.36

June has been a pretty good month for me overall.  I feel like I am finally starting to come out of my post foot injury/surgery funk.  While not completely back to normal my feet are improving, I even had my last post op appointment today with the Dr.  Unless the last bit of swelling doesn't go away in 6 months I'm off the hook from going back!  At least until I stumble and break a foot again ;)  I actually didn't spend anything, a first in quite some time.  I also didn't do any stitching. I did get some finishing work complete on previous stitchy finishes.  I also made some excellent progress on other projects in my creative que, it feels great to finally get some of things done!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Stitch from Stash - May Report

Month: May
Earned: $28.00
Spent: $37.14

Where I Stand for the Year: +$20.36

May seems to have disappeared in a fog of post surgery recovery.  Things are improving, just a bit more slowly than I would have chosen :)  I may even be able to sport actual shoes again by the end of this week - I can't even imagine what it will be like to wear matching shoes again!

I was able to complete several little projects, and my stash increase came mainly from floss.  I am just 2 skeins away from a complete DMC cotton collection! Now I have to complete that organization project I have brewing in the back of my mind.
Little Ornament for a sweet Niece

Unfinished Ornament to have on hand during the
 upcoming holiday season, just 7 months away ;)

A cute little Lizzie Kate Santa, not sure how
 I'll finish it yet.   I think it will be for me,
but maybe it's really a gift in the making!

An unfinished ornament for an adorable baby Nephew

Another unfinished ornament to have on hand.

A little decoration for my Imagination Studio.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stitch from Stash - April Report

Month: April
Spent: -$39.00
Earned: $0

Where I Stand for the Year: +$4.50

My big plans of stitching up a storm during my surgery recovery fell quite short . . . I did some stitching just didn't finish anything.

The surgery went well, and progress is being made each day, but the recovery has just been a lot harder and painful than I anticipated.  Focusing has been challenging, but this is improving.  I still have a few days off from work so I'm hoping to get some stitching done still!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stitch from Stash - March Report

Month: March
Spent: -$85.00
Earned: $0.00

Where I Stand for the Year: +$18.50

So . . . it turns out my foot didn't heal as wanted after all which means I will be having surgery in mid-April.  My response to the news was a bit of stash busting, obviously - ha ha! I need something to keep me busy during recovery right? ;)

I got a few new patterns and then mostly fabrics and fibers for Stash projects.

I did do quite a bit of stitching on my oldest WIPs (sorry no photos) but no actual finishes this month. Work basically exploded and I ended up spending lots of extra time at the office and then working on preparing my home for post recovery.

Due to the craziness at work I postponed surgery a couple weeks into April, also because our deductible restarts April 1 and I preferred to put the procedure towards a new one versus an expiring one.  The extra weeks will be/have been challenging but I think the wait will be worth it in the long run.  The company is also rolling out a brand new time off policy April 1st, which means my full two week recovery will be paid!! With our current system I'd accrued just enough to cover nearly a week of it.  This change will be a great blessing!  Also I've been approved to work from home too, so I plan to put in some part time hours during the second week, so I don't have complete chaos upon my return.  I also do not want them to start thinking they can survive without me! ;)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stitch from Stash - February Report

Month: February
Spent: -$3.50
Earned: +$16

Where I Stand for the Year: +$78.50

I had a couple of Patriotic finishes this month courtesy of Lizzie Kate designs.  I also made some excellent progress on my two oldest WIPs (sorry no picture updates).

P.S. My foot appears to be healing and it looks like I will be able to avoid surgery.  Still this is turning into the most expensive clumsy moment of my life!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stitch from Stash - January Report

Month: January
Spent: $0
Earned: $16

In simple terms January was rough, I quite happy it will nearly be over!  I refrained from any new stash but I did however get some stitching in :)

A little Lizzie Kate with a change in colorway to match my Imagination Studio scheme.

A Bent Creek pattern for a sweet little one.

And this happened.  Turns it wasn't really a sprain and is a bit broken.  Hopefully wearing this will help it heal and eliminate a need for surgery!  I even have to wear it to bed, that's the hardest part!