I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

January 2018 Stitching Update

Image from Princess Sassy Pants website
So as you have probably guessed already today is blog catch up day.... this is the third post from me today!  Wonders will never cease... but I have to admit that I am starting to have stitching withdrawal pains so hopefully this post will come together very quickly!!  😅

So the purpose of this post is going to be a very quick run down of what I stitched on during the month of January.  Some of this you will have already seen but hopefully you don't mind seeing it again...

January Starts - 11
Start #1/2018
Start #2/2018
Start #3/2018
Start #4/2018
"Snowy Days" was Start #5 for 2018... and Finish #4 so the picture is below in the "Finishes" section

Start #6/2018
Start #7/2018
Start #8/2018
Start #9/2018
"Holly Jolly Xmas" was Start #10 for 2018... and Finish #2

"L-O-V-E" was Start #11 for 2018... and Finish #3

January Finishes - 4
Finish #1/2018
SfS Credit - $2.00
Finish #2/2018
SfS Credit - $5.00

Finish #3/2018
SfS Credit - $5.00
Finish #4/2018
SfS Credit - $5.00
Other WIP Stitching

Now just for something a little bit different this year, I thought I would chart my actual stitching sessions so that I can see where my stitching time has gone....

The first graph is the stitching for January and the second one is all of the stitching for 2018.  Of course they look the same at the end of January (albeit they are in different styles!)

(Oooh... look you have got a little preview of a Feb start... I forgot to remove that label from the chart before saving the picture!!)

Stitch From Stash Update
January Check In:
Budget: $25.00
Expenses: $131.00
Credit: $17.00 (4 finishes)
New Balance: -$89.00

In my defence... Tammy (CCF) was having 20% sale so I had to buy some fabric that I have been waiting for a sale to order... and I scored two Mira charts for less than half price of a new chart (and one is a huge score!!)
$15 Australian for each of these charts....
that's half the retail price of a Mira in Australia!!
Ok.... so that is a bit of a marathon post above... sorry!! Hope you didn't get too bored by the end (assuming you got to this point...)

I have some great stitching coming up in February, and as it will be Stitch Olympics I should hopefully get some great progress happening on some of my WIPs - so stay tuned!!

Til next time, happy stitching!
Hugs xx


Rachel said...

Wow! You were a busy little bunny during January with your progress and finishes. Here's to February being equally successful (shhh - we won't mention the SFS overspend; I think that was well-deserved!) :)

Linda said...

Love all of your starts and finishes Noni.


Lesley said...

Great post Noni,a proper catch up and lovely stitching

Julie said...

Great update for January ... lots of lovely progress and finishes - well done.

Mary H said...

What a great collection have you started and finished! You're off to a wonderful start this year!

Brigitte said...

Wow, Leonie, lots and lots of wonderful stitchy projects. I couldn't even say which one I like best :)

Kaisievic said...

Wonderful stitching, Noni - lots of great projects there. Don't worry your Stitch from Stash balance is still better than mine! lol!

Katie said...

Wow busy busy. Lots of beautiful X's being done. Love them all. Keep it up. Hope your February is just a full of beauty as your January was.

jocondine said...

Great post, thanks for sharing all your stitching plans. Very impressive graph! Must give me courage for my own projects. Glad to read that you'll stitch for Olympics Games too, I have ten "sporting events" and snow in the garden to keep me focused! xxx

Astrids dragon said...

Oh my, you know how to keep busy! I think I like the Rubber Ducky the best for a finish!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Was this a Month of Starts or just a normal month?
Love the Long Dog on that fabric, I shall be following this with interest.
Also love your charts, always good to see a chart or two!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

ps Sleeping Beauty is OOP? So a great scoop there!