Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash update #11

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!
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Too funny about putting your LHN piece in time out!! LOL! Great stitching and I'm so sorry about your back pain. :( Great job on the budget!!

Barb said...

Wow! I would say you have been busy stitching some very cute things!!So sorry to hear about your back and hope you feel much better soon.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Your stitchy things look great!

Julie said...

Lots of lovely little x's to see.
Hope you are soon in less pain. x

Sally said...

Lots of lovely stitching Heather. Your little JBW pumpkin looks adorable. Love your stitching tin too.

You're doing great on your SFS. I'm gearing myself up for next year lol!

So sorry to hear you're going back surgery. AT least you'll be pain free once it's all done. Hugs xxx

Beth said...

Heather so sorry you have not been well - constant pain is unbearable. I enjoyed reading about all your stitching - I hope PT works for you.