Here's the rundown...
I really was trying to be good, so last night when I was still feeling sneezy and wheezy I sat down on the floor and spread my charts over the floor. "I'll just kit up something I have in my stash!", thought I. Pretty soon I had piles of "I like this!" and piles of "I should stitch this because someone sent it to me" and piles of "I want to do a charity stitch or two next year" scattered around me, and then I opened one of my folders and saw this...
|HAED Mini Christmas Mailbox|
I went through my floss and marked what I needed. I made a list of accessories I wanted to have, and I started shopping...
Here's the rundown...
One big Decorative Box to hold the threads, accessories, fabric and charts of my two HAED's on the go.
One little Decorative Box to hold the extra skeins of floss.
Bobbins and Needles
One DMC Storage Box
DMC Floss to finish kitting up The Nativity and Mini Mailbox
One Kiss & Make Up Bag to hold accessories.... It's Vonna's fault.
One clipboard to hold my pattern
One Dimensions Kit from EBay
One WOCS magazine from Ebay with a stitch I want to do for charity.
For a grand total of $78.00 BUT Mel just said we could have a $50.00 exemption once before the end of the year, so I'm going to take it now, making my total a mere $28.00.
So here's my accounting for the month...
I started with a balance of $123.51 + October's allowance of $25.00 = $148.51
I spent $78.00 - $50.00 exemption= $28.00. So my balance forward is $120.51.
My goal is to stitch on 5 projects for the rest of the year...
1. HAED The Nativity (WIP)
2. Stoney Creek Woodland Sanctuary Stocking (WIP)
3. LHN Necessities Sampler (WIP) (I can start something new if I finish this,
but it needs to be a charity piece.)
4. HAED Mini Christmas Mailbox - New Start
5. Dimensions Kit Oh Holy Night - New Start
But I have quite a bit still in my Stitch from Stash "account", so if I get desperate again, or if I need fabric or floss for the charity stitch, or if I just want to place a Black Friday order, I still have room to play. : ) This has been such a fun challenge! Next year I'd like to do this for my stamping supplies, too. I've spent WAY more there this year than I have on stitching!!
Thanks for stopping by!
ps I've already started both the Dimensions kit and the new HAED. You'll have to come back in a week or two for pictures! :)