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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SFS-A 2015 March Update

Hello all my stitchy friends,

I haven't done much stitching the last month. I did start on a pattern that was showcased in Just Cross Stitch a few years ago, called Elegant Pumpkins. This was not part of my master plan but had some business travel and nothing handy to take with me so I took this monstrosity. Pic below from magazine. I bought this as a kit when the Martha Pullen web site sold JCS kits..and it was on sale! It's from my stash, of course.

As far as SFS goes:

Jan - spent $0
Feb - spent $19.99
March -  spent $0 from Budget amount of $25. 
Carrying forward I have $25 from Jan and $25 from March and the $5 from Feb for a total of $55. 

This is actually the most complicated pattern I will have ever undertaken. Slow and steady is the motto and count twice, thrice if necessary. I started with the green pumpkin and I have been plodding along and quite enjoying it.

Well that's it for me, stitching wise.

For those of you enjoying an extended winter...this shall pass...eventually...maybe?

Hang in there!



  1. What a beautiful design
    Love love that
    Look forward to see some update pics from it
    Well done on your sfs buget

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  2. Thank you Esmeralda. I will post pics with the next update.

  3. Gorgeous design! Good luck with all the counting.

    1. Thanks, Justine, I need all the luck I can get!

  4. Thank you, Justine. A mistake in this could really cause a lot of ripping out of stitches.

  5. What a gorgeous piece you started! Great job with the budget.

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    1. Lot's of unusual designs in the magazine Just Cross Stitch...LOL.

  7. Wow, that's a real big design. And it is looking so great.
    Well done on the SFS Challenge this month!

  8. Thank you Brigitte. I put it down this weekend to stitch on something smaller.

  9. It's starting to look like spring here, too. At least it's sunny! I've been able to get out on some lunch hours walks.

    Good job on SFS. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the newest WIP.

  10. Well done Christina. I personally counted upwards to seven times.

    1. Thank you Mike! In this project, counting seven times might not be a bad idea!