Month:     January
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!!!!



  1. Great work, Loretta! Your Nutcracker is really nice!

  2. Good luck, Loretta, with your goals this year. I admire you for stitching from stash! I am such a hoarder and I love all of the new designs too much to do that yet but I am definitely a SABLE and have plenty of S.E.X.! lol!

  3. I love your Nutcracker, well done on your low spend

  4. I am finishing a couple of the projects models for the Dyeing to Stitch/LHN Collaboration for Diane ...oh my...I signed up...
    I'm bad!!
    I love your ornament!!!

  5. SABLE!! Thank you for putting a name to my illness. Made me laugh out loud. Congratulations on your Prince, he is quite dashing.

    1. I came across the acronym years ago in a online XS group I belonged to. I loved it!!! It fit me to a T.