Monday, April 27, 2015

SFS Success!!!! (Want a pattern?)

The April SFS Report:
Month:  April
Spent:  $0.00   -- (I know -- I'm as shocked as you are.)
Allotted:  $25
Earned:  $12.00 
Subtotal of April's accumulated earnings:  $37.00  
Holdover from last month:  -$39.40
Ultimate March total: -$2.40  (Look at me make up the Red Zone.)

And here is my proud moment of the month/weekend-- aka, what I spent my ENTIRE weekend doing (while watching hockey, hockey documentaries, and listening to audio books.... in between naps.  Why, yes, it was a glorious weekend, thank you!):

That's Chessie and Me's "In Virtue's Ways."  I sort of kept some of the colors while changing them all to silks, and I completely changed the words and the embellishments.  I wanted to do something with this piece because though I loved it, I just couldn't "love"it if you know what I mean.  Suddenly it hit me when I realized it reminded me of my favorite book growing up.  And in that moment the redo began.  I had to change the color of the cabin since it is grey in the book and the perfect words had to be found and the dates had to be picked (LIW's birthday and the publication date of the original LHitBW).

Also completed this month was the little guy from the last post..... he's still making me laugh with that very perturbed expression of his.

Now I have an offer for those interested.  I have done my effort on In Virtue's Ways.  I'm not going to do it again.  If you'd like the pattern (including the rose colored ceramic button since it did not work with the space I had when I redid the pattern), just leave a comment saying that on this post and I will draw a winner on Friday.  [Note: In this first picture, I put the button on the bottom of the page next to the cat logo so you can see how cute it is-- it really is nice it just didn't work where I had room for it.]

Pratchettism of the Day:

The world’s turned upside down.  It’s a bit more important than you right now.Jackram – Monstrous Regiment – Terry Pratchett

(A bit of a reminder to myself, as I whine about it being Monday in my little corner of the Fortune 500 that there are people in Nepal who need my prayers.)


Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Ruth. I love the way you changed it. I would like to be entered in your giveaway.


Cathy said...

I really love the changes you made. I like your version a lot more than the original. Congratulations on the finish. I don't wish to be entered in the giveaway.

Barb said...

You have some great finishes. I'm behind so I had better not enter your generous give-away!

Preeti said...

Your finish is very beautiful !! :)
Apart from Nepal, few parts of Northern states in India also got affected. We have drop centres for relief aids all over our country for Nepal or else we usually get our donations (as per our choice) deducted from our salary and sent to refief funds by the company.

Marilyn said...

Oh, I would LOVE In Virtue's Way!
I live in WI!
Please throw my name in the hat.

Gillie said...

If I promise only to encourage you and not laugh any more at your SFS reports, please may I be entered ? Actually, really well done, did they hide the 80% off bin?

I love the colours, especially the chimney .....terrific!

llknbillburg said...

Love that Chessie piece and shockingly it is not one in my collection! Please put my name in the hat to win it!! laura

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish on a really cute chart. I love the changes you made.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Love your finish of 'In Virtue's Ways. I prefer it to the original. Congratulations on your finishes.

Thoeria said...

Congrats on the finishes Ruth! I do prefer your version
Now....what happened to your play pen??!! I can't decide if I should applaud your restraint or complain that there's no yummy stash to drool over :D

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I love what you did with the design. Please enter me into your awesome. :)

Justine said...

I love what you've done with that design Ruth. It's perfect. Please get back to the Badger's Playpen soon!

Deb said...

Congrats pn a fantastic finish! Love the penguin!
Well done!

Melody said...

I like your remake of the design so much better than the original. Good job. I also like that the dates are corresponding with the author and book.

Heather said...

Good job on Sfs! I LOVE the LHITBW piece! I love LIW! Two ladies in the knitting world just colaborated on a LIW project. It's very cool. :-)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

I love the gorgeous little house on the prairie design. That's one of my favourite books.