Monday, February 23, 2015

SFS February, IHSW, New Yarn and Starts #52-54

It's check-in time for Stitch From Stash hosted by Epic Stitching. I spent more this month but have two finishes to count.
Month: February 2015
Spent: $29
Earned: $8
Total: $21


My two finishes are my smalls for January and February.

I bought two charts
Calvin and Hobbes Making Faces from Hornswoggle Store

and Hooties 12 Days of Christmas from PinoyStitch

and I bought some Aida fabric.




I enjoyed my first IHSW hosted by Random Ramblings. I was able to finish my smalls SAL early as well as make progress on three charts.
I worked on start #46 the most, Calendar Girls January from Little House Needleworks.
I started out here:
and ended up here:
I worked on one of my Turtle Trot pieces, and I worked on the Castle SAL I'm doing with Linda for A New Stitchy Start.
Here's where I was last week:
and where I am now:
I honestly didn't think I would be able to make as much progress as I did. Our church had a yard sale Saturday morning, I had a jewelry show Saturday night, and I spent half of Sunday sleeping off a bad cold.

I'm also making progress on start #14, Socks and Underwear by Lizzie Kate.
Here's where I was when I started:



and where I am now:
Today, we woke up to this.

Since we homeschool, we rarely take days off due to bad weather, but I made an exception today. It's a good day to curl up with some yarn and hooks. I have a couple of pairs of slippers to make, a scarf to finish, and a couple of blankets to start for new babies being born into the family.
When I was at Walmart buying groceries, I wandered over to the yarn aisle (of course) and found this delightful new color.
It's called Panther Pink. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I had to have it.
Wherever you are, I hope you're happy and warm.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

Starts #52-54 for SDUCJFC (all online freebies, just click the title to take you to the chart):
#54: Tea For 2

Today's Inspiration






41 comments:

  1. Cute finishes. You made lots of progress on the Castle!

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    1. Thanks, Justine :-) It's coming along slowly but surely.

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  2. Cute finishes. You made lots of progress on the Castle!

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  3. Love the hooties twelve days of Christmas :) SO cute!

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    1. Thanks, Summer :-) I'm an owl nut, so I HAD to have it!

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  4. Great progress. The finished orgies are cute. Love the Calvin and Hobbes pattern ... very funny faces.

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    1. Thanks, Marcy :-) I love Calvin and Hobbes; I'll be starting that next month.

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  5. Your cross stitch patterns came out really cute. I've been avoiding any outside contact with yarn lately. :-) You'll find something fun to make with your pretty new colors I'm sure. Take care and have a great day, Heather

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    1. Thanks, Heather :-) It's safer that way, I think; yarn just jumps into the cart!

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  6. Your finishes are adorable:) Nice purchase u got there, Calvin and Hobbes really cute;)

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    1. Thanks :-) I'll be starting both charts next month.

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  7. Great new starts Kate. Love the yarn. I just bought a whole bunch of new variegated Red Heart yarn from Walmart. Nice progress on the other pieces. Love your new stash.
    I really enjoyed talking to you and hope to do it again soon.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda :-) Walmart can be fun (and dangerous!). I enjoyed talking with you, too :-)

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  8. Great stitching on your projects.Your finishes Ares so cute. Lovely yarn, I understand why you couldn't leave it behind.

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    1. Thanks :-) I have no strength when it comes to cute yarn!

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  9. I love your cross stitching and the yarn is so pretty and colorful. Hope you have a nice week Kate.
    Hugs, Julie

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  10. Really nice progress! I like the "Hooties 12 days", it will be perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Daniela :-) Gotta love owls! I'll be starting it next month.

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  11. So glad to have your company for this month's IHSW. Stitching looks wonderful. :)

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  12. Lovely finishes!! The yarn and the new charts are very nice :)

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  13. Lovely finishes Kate, I love the 12 days of Christmas. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda :-) I love anything 12 days of Christmas and anything owls; put the two together and I'm a happy crafter!

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  14. Sweet finishes :)
    Love your LK Socks & Underwear start!

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    1. Thanks :-) I love Lizzie Kate charts, and this one's too cute.

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  15. Wow you were a busy lady! All of your starts and finishes are beautiful. I home schooled our son for 4 years. We loved it!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn :-) I managed a lot more than I thought I would. We've been homeschooling for 6 years so far, and it's been a real blessing.

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  16. Great finishes, starts and progress! That is quite the fantastic yarn colour, no wonder you had to succumb.

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  17. Oh my but you have been busy Kate! Lovely stitching! Your Hooties are a hoot :D

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  18. Wow, you did great! Love the colour of that wool.

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  19. Love your smalls for the month - who made those patterns? Would love the stitch the heart in the future

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    1. Sorry, I forgot the link! I added it to my post from yesterday, but here it is, too:
      http://www.rainbowgallery.com/freechartdownloads.cfm?ID=11
      There are a lot of freebies on this page; just keep scrolling until you find the hearts.

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  20. Well done on staying within budget this month. I do like your monthly small series, very cute.

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  21. Lots of great work! Your needles are smokin!

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  22. I love your little smalls! Good work. And, you also did a great job with Stitch from Stash.

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  23. What cute finishes! Great job with the SFS budget.

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