Month: February 2015
Earned: Monthly allotment = $25;
Earned by stitching = 0 -- not a darned penny/farthing/rupee/yen
Hold Over from last month: -$47
Grand total year-to-date: -$72.40
Anyone want to take odds on March being a better month? Yes, I don't feel it is a very safe bet either.
But, Gentle Reader, I may be a shopper, but I have also been a stitcher lately. I got a whole bouquet put in Ethel courtesy of embellishments and beads by Sundance-- and I plane some serious hours this weekend on the sky, the remaining sheep, and possibly the head scarves.
I finished the stitching on a king from Boothy's Kings and Queens (and I just might feel his backstitching and a buddy for him coming on for this evening!
a couple rows of penguin fanny happened on one ornie -- this is by Vee and Co and I call it "big tree"-- as it nears completion, you will see why.
I worked out what to do with Mrs.' uneven bands of pink (some of those vertical stripes are 4 across while most of them are 5-- vexing, I tell you, vexing!)--
This ornie by Full Circle Designs "Ho! Ho! Ho!" was going to be my "earnings" for finishing this month, but as you can see, that didn't happen. Oh well-- leg up on March I guess!
And then there was my downfall..... The Dreaded 80%-off Bin. Frankly I am beginning to think of it as The Badger''s Play Bin because I have such fun in it.
I picked up this Ruth Schmuff piece with stitch guide (which, yes, I shall probably stalwartly ignore). I plan on doing this as an ode to my reading "club" that went on the Bouchercon adventure with me last year-- So Many Books, Elaine, and I. It might be a pillow eventually or possibly a bag insert.
I also picked up this scissors case from the bin. I'll be switched if I can remember at the moment who it is by. I plan on doing it as a pair of especially sparkly ornaments like shields in honor of my friend who lost her battle with leukemia last year.
I also got 2 identical little yellow chick canvases (if I have one, my sister will want one too), but the picture once again INSISTS on being sideways. Maybe this weekend I will be able to work out why this is happening, or, more likely, simply retake the pictures that are behaving badly.
I wish you a happy weekend filled with stitchy joy. I have big plans to lounge about, clean, stitch, read, and generally do my best not to get out of my PJs. I hope I'm more successful at that than I am at cleaning my desk or winning the lotto!
Hey, just for laughs and because I'm in one of my list-making moods, let's see how I do. Here are my hopes for the weekend:
- chili or spaghetti making
- 4 books finished
- 2 ornies done --- I'm aiming for Ho Ho Ho and one of the LKs I have started but currently can't find (see item #1 on this list!)
- progress on:
- Ellen's flag
- Boothy's Kings and Queens
- Serenity Harbor
- the needlepoint flag