Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stitch from Stash - July

Happy to report that July has been a penny-free stitching-spending month for me.  I have been so focused on stitching on my son and his fiancée's wedding sampler, I haven't been too tempted to buy anything new.  I have a feeling that this frugal wave will end once the final stitch has been placed in the gift.  I tend to be a one project at a time stitcher, but I have to say, it's starting to get to me.  I keep feeling like I'm stitching the exact same stitch over and over and over again...   Grrr......
Here's where the sampler stands now....




I think 2016 will see me mixing things  up stitching-wise.  Somehow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I am determined to start some sort of a rotation-system.  I am SO open to hearing any suggestions as to how you deal with rotating/not rotating your projects.  Also, do tend to spend monthly on lots of little projects or do you save up for a few months and the. Go slap-happy with your spending? I have finally convinced all my nearest and dearest that the absolute best gift for me is stitching money.  Thanks to their generosity, I have a tidy little nest egg set aside.  I can't  wait to start spending (hopefully wisely!) when the right project (or 2 or 3!  Lol) pops up and I "gotta" have "it" or "them".
What are some of your "gotta have it" projects?
(Oh and I'm still collecting some goodies for my give-a-way.  I'll try to have it ready to go around the middle of August!  Stay tuned!)

Hugs and Grace,
*Sharon

5 comments:

Barb said...

Your WIP is looking lovely! For me, I just look at different sites and then decided what I love. I do have a few designers I like to buy, BBD, and Plum Street are a few of my favorites. I like Barbara Ana for Halloween.

Mii Stitch said...

What a beautiful WIP!!!
I stitch what I like and blogging is kind of awful for this because you discover new designs that you suddenly HAVE TO BUY :D
I do love Lizzie Kate and Tralala

Dizzy said...

Hi, I am doing Save the Stitches and it is divided into blocks. So my rotation is on the first of each month I do a block of Save the Stitches. When the block is finished I work on the next project I am working on. Right now it is a fox for my niece. At the beginning of August I will switch back to StS. It is working well for me.

Ohsewcrafty said...

My rotation is that I choose around 10 projects I want to work on over some period of time (say at the beginning of the year). Some may be WIPs/UFOs and others (intended) new starts. The new starts aren't necessarily anything specific- it could be "Halloween pattern" or "Mirabilia pattern" or whatever. Each month I work on 1 or 2 of the projects. So each project gets a 2-4 week rotation. When I finish something, I generally start something new. And sometimes I start something new just because I feel like it. I try to rotate through all the projects during the course of the year. Some of the projects get multiple rotations, because I have a deadline to finish, etc.

Teri said...

Dear Sharon ... I just wanted to come by your "little space" and thank you for your visit to mine. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your sweet thoughts. I so look forward to my afternoon quiet time to browse and peek all around your postings. Sweetest blessings for your week. Hugs ♥ Teri