Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stitch From Stash 2015 - March Update

Month: March
Spent: $15.58
Earned: $0

It's been another busy, sometimes fun, sometimes stressful month. My younger daughter turned 14; her birthday party was the first in the new house and it was very much a success. She chose a karaoke theme, we had lots of family & friends attend and the party continued well past the time on the invitation. It was a great day!

The new house is coming together nicely; including preparations to paint the craft room. We (my mom & I) will be taking it from a dark orange to a lovely bright white. All the color will come from our accessories and fun storage containers.

The sale of our previous home has been delayed, due to contractor issues. It's taken far longer than we were promised for the work to be completed, therefore the appraisal couldn't be ordered and we couldn't close this past week, as scheduled. To say we're frustrated would be an understatement. Our hope now is to be able to close on the sale in mid-to-late April. I know our buyers were hoping to be moved in before Easter. I'm just thankful they're sticking it out. I think it helps that we've let them pick colors/finishes as work has progressed.

I did indulge in a little bit of retail therapy this month, while working on a project for our new home. I purchased a Dimensions Large Circle Chevron DIY Stitch Kit ($5.99 after using a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby). I've stitched on these necklace kits for my older daughter and decided my younger daughter needed one, too. I also snagged a Kreinik Signature Series bundle of #8 braids, on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $9.59 (originally $15.99). There are 4 spools in the pack; three of which I needed to kit up some dragonfly-themed charts (what else would I be kitting up? Ha ha!). I'm counting that fourth spool as a fun bonus!

Next month will start off with my birthday, then Easter and then a stitching GTG with some wonderful ladies I haven't seen in far too long. I'm looking forward to a day spent stitching & talking with so many talented stitchers!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Stitch From Stash 2015 - February Update

Month: February
Spent: $0
Earned: $0

A lot has happened since my January update! We finally closed on and moved into our new home! Valentine's night was our first night in the house. After an exhausting 2-1/2 days of loading & unloading trucks, we celebrated with heart-shaped pizza (Thank you, Papa John's!) and chocolate.

We've been in the house for two weeks now, but very little progress has been made on the craft room. It's currently a very dark orange, but we should have painters in soon to make it a nice bright white. I have managed to unearth the totes containing my "current projects". While we're still busy unpacking, finding homes for everything & hanging things on the walls, the pace is a little less frantic & the possibility of stitching this next month is very real! Yay!

All About Katrina

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    I'm 41-years-old, happily married for 23 years to my high school sweetheart and a proud mom to our three fabulous teenagers.
    In addition to being obsessed with cross stitch, I also enjoy reading, logic puzzles, baking and gaming.

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