Spent: $13.67 Cdn
Earned: $4.95 Cdn ($4.00 US)
I have set my budget at $30.00 Cdn, an approximate equivalent of $25.00 US.
My balance to carry forward for next month is $21.28
My purchases this month were for some DMC threads and GAST threads.
I have had 5 finishes this month but only 1 earned a bonus.
Winter Holiday Nutcracker Ballet - Prince @ 2008 Mill Hill
Of the others, two were from charts purchased in the last 6 months and the other 2 were started last year and required very little stitching to finish off.
I joined SFS this year in order to become more accountable for the amount of money I spend on stash. Last year (not being part of SFS) I went overboard on purchases and I am definitely in the
SABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) category.
I currently subscribe two magazines - Just for Cross Stitch and Cross Stitch & Needlework plus 3 chart series - CCN - Classic Ornaments, LHN - 2015 Ornaments and HOD - A Year in Chalk. Between them I should have more than enough S.E.X. (Stash Enhancement Experience).
I resisted one temptation this month. I love, love Little House Needlework Designs and earlier this month I saw that they were presenting with Dyeing to Stitch a 4-part series called "My Dwelling Place". It was hard but I decided to back away. I have several LHN charts in my stash that I have yet to stitch, so they should hold me over.
I am looking forward to this stitching year and being a part of SFS group.
Take care and happy stitching!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for visitng!!!!