Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Note To Self.....

I must be a better blogger!

I had a post all ready to go 3 weeks ago, I really did, (actually did it my 'spare' time at work), all
I had to do was add the photos when I got home, easy peesy, unless you get distracted by other things, as I clearly did :-)

What I wrote is so out of date that it's not worth posting, I've finished one, and almost finished another two of the crafty projects I was going to show you, (so more photos need taking), so until that task is done I'm satisfying myself with a Stitch From Stash report.

Report Month:- March
Carried Forward From February:- £35.20
Earned:- £0
Spent:- £11.70
March Allowance:- £20

Balance to Carry Forward for April:- £43.50

I asked the question last time, are you putting actual money away each month, or do you count the monthly allowance as "virtual" money? But I never told you what I was doing, just in case you are wondering, I am putting my £20 away each month and will take the money out as and when I need to buy anything.

This little pot is hidden away in my craft cupboard.

My spending was the result of a visit to the Hobby Craft Show at the NEC at the weekend, where my only stitching related purchase was the necessary threads to start these charts, which were a pre Christmas present to myself :-)

I resisted all other temptations of charts and aids to stitching :-)

However.... I did purchase yarn for myself,
(knitting and or crochet supplies do not come out of my stitching budget ;-)
And as daughter #2 has taken up an interest in sewing recently I bought her 4 sewing patterns, which in all fairness were a really good price at just over £3 each - the stall was 3 people deep for most of the afternoon!!

One of her gifts to me this Mother's Day was a lovely owl she made.

Isn't he lovely?
(His feet look odd on this photo, but they are perfectly fine and the same size, I think it's just the way he was hanging)

She shared a photo of this on FB the day before Mother's Day, I didn't know then that she would be giving it to me the next day and I was thrilled to bits when I opened it, he has a place on my wardrobe door at the moment and he makes me smile every morning :-)

looks like she has unlocked a hidden talent don't you think :-)

Well, that's it for now, short and sweet this time and, at least it's an up-to-date blog post, lol

Have a great week



KC'sCourt! said...

Love the Owl he is gorgeous
Julie xxxxx

Esmeralda said...

This is the 3rd time i try so sent a comment :)
Somehow it keeps going wrong
What a beautiful gift from your daughter
A real tallent
I am gone try your jar idea for sfs because i am not doing to good maybe that helps
Will start 1 april
Look forward to see your update pics

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely owl and yes she has a talent. Just like her mother.

cucki said...

Aww cute owl xxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The owl is lovely. I've now added 'Windy Night' to my wish list.

Barbi said...

LOL I've done that!
Great Owl, and great purchases! I love Christmas stash.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Two cute cross sticth projects there. I also went to the sewing show at the NEC, I really enjoyed it, and was fairly restrained I thought buying just 4 kits, I could have purchased more!
Caz xx

Clare-Aimetu said...

Gorgeous owl :-) great idea for your stash money :-)

Carol said...

What a sweet gift from your daughter--how wonderful that she has taken up sewing :) And I love the charts you brought home from the Hobby Craft Show, Maggie--enjoy!

Maggee said...

You are doing well with SFS! Congrats! I saw your comment at Mouse's blog and realized that your blog is another one I used to follow that fell off into never-land when I switched to Bloglovin. So, here I am again! Looking forward to seeing those projects finished now! And maybe more projects from your daughter... Hugs!

Julie said...

How lovely to have a daughter who is going to be a crafter too... lots of visits to wonderful crafty shops coming up for you both.
Love the owl, a great sewing project, well done DD.
Good idea to save each month. I've started saving for the show in November the craftshare group have a bus booked for that trip.
{hugs} x

Mylene said...

Owl is lovely! Your daughter did a great job!

Melanie said...

Awwwwwww! I love Mr. Owl. He's adorable. :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooh, she did a wonderful job with the owl! He looks so cute. Great budgeting too :D