Saturday, 21 March 2015

Stitch from Stash - March

Month: March 2015
Brought forward from February - £11.20 + March £25 = £36.20
Spent: £25.67
Earned: Nothing
Carried forward to March: £10.53

This month I bought myself some threads from Jodyri Designs and a Passione Ricamo chart called The Prosperity Fairy.

I am currently model stitching the Jodyri Mystery SAL for Michelle and also helping her administer the Facebook group - in return she has given me the chart free of charge.  I am so lucky to have some really great stitchy friends.  I needed to purchase some Jodyri threads for this chart and also treated myself to one of Michelle's newest themed packs Feathered Friends.  I also rejoined the Jodyri monthly thread club and after having checked with Mel this doesn't count towards my Stitch from Stash budget even though I have joined part way through the year.

When my threads from Michelle arrived I was started stitching with them straight away and forgot to take pictures!!  So I will use the pictures from Michelle's website to show you what I purchased.

I purchased the Feathered Friends pack which contains:- Peacock Feathers, Lovebirds, Hyacinth Macaw, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Island Jay, Indian Ringneck, Robin Redbreast, Violet Parakeet, Bee Eater and Lilac Breasted Roller Bird.

I also got Moon and Stars, Diligence (one of the Seven Heavenly Virtues) and Autism Awareness.

I also received the 5 monthly thread pack and this months limited edition.  All the colours are gorgeous.

I don't remember ever seeing this chart before but when I saw it I had to get it straight away.  I got mine from Sew and So and once again their service was second to none.  I ordered the chart on a Saturday and received it on the Monday without paying any extra for quick delivery.

It will take me a while to purchase all the Petite Treasure Braid needed for this project so although it was an immediate I have to purchase it won't be a start in the near future.

Keep stitching, smiling and destashing

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Jodyri Mystery SAL - Part 1

I am currently model stitching the Jodyri Mystery SAL for Michelle and helping her to administer the Facebook group.  I was lucky enough that she has given me the chart for this SAL for helping her out with it.  This also means that I have seen all the chart and I have to say I love it.  I am hoping to keep one part ahead of the group at least with the model but won't be publishing any pictures until the SAL participants have received that part of the chart.

So here is part 1 of the Jodyri Mystery SAL.  You can still sign up for the chart until the end of March if you're interested.

Here is part 1 completed.

I'm stitching it on 28 count Arctic Splash from Jodyri although this photo does not show the colour well.  The lettering for this part is also a Jodyri thread Emerald Forest.

Keep stitching and smiling

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Plum Pudding - Glendon Place - 7th March 2015

On 1st March I was extremely excited to start my stitch along with Amanda aka Mrs Milky Bar Kid.  We are both stitching on Plum Pudding by Glendon Place.  As we both love the colour purple it had been a chart we had both coveted for a long time.  We agreed to both stitch on it for 7 days starting on the 1st of the month.  Here's my progress pictures.

I am stitching on 28 count Jazlyn in Candytuft from Crafty Kitten fabrics with the recommended Dinky Dyes silks.

I am really enjoying stitching on this and it is taking a great amount of restraint to put it down and not stitch on it again until 1st April.

Please check out Amanda's new blog here.

Keep stitching and smiling