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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stitch from Stash 2014 Update!

Hi folks, as you can see, I have fallen behind on my updates. The holidays have kept me very busy as well as a few hospitalizations of family members and other stuff that happens in Life! We are all together so that is a good thing. In November, I did not spend any money for stitchy stuff. I did start on Christmas presents for other stitchers but none for me.

In December, I did do some shopping for myself at Herrschener's on-line. See pic below. I love the Mill Hill beaded ornaments. They are perfect for a lighted tree as the light sparkles off of the beads and it makes for a lovely display.

The pins below I ordered from somewhere but can't recall where. They were on sale for about $8.00 dollars, they retail for about $13.00.

SNF -  So far this year for SFS:

Dec - $42.38
Nov - $0
Oct $0
Sept $16
Aug $20
July $ 7
June $17.25
May $0
April $9
March $4
February $0
Jan $0

I have saved hundreds of dollars on this challenge and hope to do the same next year, but more importantly for me, I have started all my projects from stuff in my stash.I want to thank Mel at Epic Stitching for hosting this. She has worked very hard on this and deserves a big congratulations and hug for all of her efforts. Count me in for next year Mel!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Prosperous and Healthy New Year!


  1. Those stockings are adorable! You did a great job with SFS, congrats on saving lots of money!!

  2. Congrats on a monumental task of stitching from stash!
    Love mill hill!

  3. Like your blog! think i will follow along with you on stitching from stash! I need to do it desperately. love the added stash to your collection....i have never done a mill hill kit but must say i admire those that have them and have done them . happy new year and nice to meet you ! hugs, and happy stitching, Queeny

    1. Thank you, Queeny. The trick to the Mill Hill kits is finding a way to manage the beads and then to understand that its slow painstaking work. Read all of the instructions in the kit because you don't bead with the same number of threads as you do to cross stitch. Do it! You will love the effect.

  4. I LOVE those Mill Hill Stockings! I think I will have to get those and actually keep them for my tree!

    1. I encourage you to do so. I love taking the ornies out every year and admiring my own handiwork, lol.

  5. Congrets of your saving on SFS
    I all so take part for the first time in 2015
    Hope to do as good as you 😊
    Wish you a happy new year
    You are working on some lovely projects

    1. Thank you Esmeralda. I didn't make into this years challenge but will be keeping my own personal one and updating here throughout the year.

  6. I love the project and pins both!

  7. Happy New Year!!
    Hope all's well at your end...haven't seen any new updates lately.

    1. Thanks Mylene. I had gotten into a big funk but I should be back with monthly updates due to SFS 2015A.

  8. Great stashing. Those MH stockings are very cute. You did well with 2014 SFS! Kudos!!