Sunday, March 23, 2014
SFS Month #3: New Season, No Stash!
Wow, wherever does the time go? I can't believe that it's already time for my next SFS check-in, let alone past the First of Spring! Well, officially at least. We had a light dusting of snow this morning, and a big storm is coming soon. Not unusual here, but not very pretty. There's BIG heaps of old dirty ice everywhere and I'm happy that some new snow is coming to cover that ugly mess up until it finally decides to melt :)
Unfortunately, I don't have any stitching to show today! Due to my computer issues last month, I missed the second month in the Just Nan SAL, but I did have most of the stitching done and will hopefully get the photos up for this check-in ;)
As for the carousel horse I mentioned in my last SFS report, I'm not sure when I'll be starting. I did do some measuring, and Summer is too big for my Q-Snaps. But I do have a lovely wooden scroll frame that was a gift from my Groovy Grandparents several years ago, and while I think it might *just* fit, it's a little heavy to hold.
So I need to do some more experimenting! In the meantime, I'd like to start a small stitchy project for Spring, and possibly a vintage-inspired embroidery for Easter. I've never actually stitched anything for Easter, and I'd like to do a little bunny if I can find the right pattern. It's a perfect chance to finally use some of my special stash threads, and I'm greatly looking forward to Stash Diving and Dreaming LOL :)
Here's my SFS Spending for this month: $0.00!!!! Zilch, zip - ZERO! I was beginning to be afraid that it wouldn't happen for me! ;) That means I can bank the full $25 allowance this month with the $15.09 I had from last month, for a grand total of $40.09 banked, which will surely come in handy in the future.
Although Spring is a long way off from being "sprung" here yet, I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading and have really enjoyed seeing the beautiful seasonal bulbs and garden plants in warmer climes. So I'll leave you with a photo of Violetta, my rather unimaginatively named African Violet. She was a gift from my Grandma two years ago, and recently bloomed beautifully and fully for the very first time:
She's currently resting and recuperating after being repotted, LOL, but as she grows ever stronger, I hope Violetta will have some new flowers to show off soon ;)