Good afternoon! This is going to be a large post and I apologize for the size of it! :-) As you may have noticed, I have been a bit m.i.a. Well without boring you with my troubles, I have been having a really hard time with my back, so I went to a back doctor last week and it looks like I am going to have to have back surgery. :-( I need to get stronger and lose some weight first. I started physical therapy yesterday and I am hoping that I will eventually not be in constant pain. Well, enough of that. :-)
I have been a little busy stitching the last couple of months, since I last posted some actual stitching photos. :-)
I am going to try and catch up where I left off. When I last posted,I was working on my August Poppies. I finished that and went on to autumn stitching. I only finished two little pieces. I kept getting distracted. :-) The lovely Sally, gifted me with two patterns and the threads to stitch them! I completed the first one which was . And the second one was Woodland Samplings by LHN. I have made just a tiny start on it.
The second autumn finish was pumpkins by Heart and Hand. I changed it all up. :-) I wanted to add white pumpkins and make it a little more colorful. :-) I really enjoyed stitching this one.
My other two autumn starts are Give Thanks by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, which I hope to finish tonight or tomorrow. :-) The second one is the Harvest thread pack by LHN. I was doing really well, and then I discovered a major mistake, so it went into time out. :-)
I have been also working on some Christmas stitching. I finished Gingerbread Tree by LHN. I started that one back in January. I have also been working on Snowglobe by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I have kitted up several more ornaments to stitch. :-)
I also finally finished the first of the Frosty Forest series. Hopefully I will be able to work on that more after I am finished with Christmas stitching. :-)
I have made myself a little stitching tin with my current ornaments and a tiny tin with my stitching necessities in it. I am loving it. I saw the idea on @heyporkchop instagram feed. She is half of the dynamic duo of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. :-)
I have also been doing a ton of birthday and Christmas knitting , which I will show after Christmas. :-)
Well, I think that catches me up. If you made it this far, you deserve a prize. :-)
Now onto the nitty gritty of the sfs update. I used my bonus buying fabric and threads for my kitted ornaments. And for this month's budget I have spent $14.94. $9.99 for this year's ornament issue and $4.95 for the Give Thanks pattern. :-)
So, I have $61.36 carryover and adding this month's budget of $ 25.00. That gives me $86.36 to start. I used $ 14.94 this month. So for next month that will leave me with $71.42 carryover. :-)
I hope that everyone has a very blessed holiday season! To all of my American friends, I hope that you have a lovely Thanksgiving!