SFS - Aug 2015

Budget: $25.00
Spent: $21.38
Earned: $0
Carry Over: $3.62

So......I managed to stick to my budget this month. JoAnn's had a 3 for $.99 sale on DMC floss a few weeks ago, and I needed to pick up some colors for one of my next projects so I took advantage of the sale. I also picked up a magazine and I had a 20% off coupon as well.

$9.24 for 28 skeins
$14.00 for the magazine

 Floss on the left is what I bought. Right pile is what I already had in my stash. Still need to bobinate them which is why there is a pack of plastic bobbins. So I now have all the floss colors I need for "Project Princess" and I just need to get the beads. Those will probably be purchased next month though.

There are a several  Joan Elliot designs in this and I LOVE JE! There are a lot of other cute designs too so I just had to pick this one up. 

Already have a few plans for some of these, I just have to make room in my project list for them.


So....what did I work on? Well I worked on some of the weather tags for the calendar I'm making for Mom.  I also got my Mom's sewing machine last time I was home along with some cross-stitching supplies she came across from when she cross-stitched, when she was cleaning out the garage. I'll take and post pictures later next week.

Got good news at work. Friday was my last day as a temp. Starting Monday, I'm a full time employee who is now eligible to earn vacation time, sick days, holiday pay, and other benefits.  Also got a bit of a pay raise. :)

Well, it's a short post this time but there wasn't a lot going on this month.

Happy stitching everyone!


  1. I'm really looking forward to you starting your project princess, so hooray for getting the theads! Also, I'm in love with that magazine of yours, let's see when I cave and get it as well~

    1. Haha it is a very pretty magazine ^_^

      I'm thinking I'm going to start it soon since I'm getting restless to start

  2. Well done on your sfs budget
    You bought a great magazine with beautiful designs
    Look forward to see some wips pictures especially from the new starts
    Greetings from Holland

    1. Oooo Holland! It's on my bucket list to visit at some point. Greetings from Colorado! ^_^

      Thanks ^_^

  3. I love that you were able to hit that sale! I've thought about picking up the Ultimate but it might be another magazine that gathers dust like the ones I have now :(

    1. Oh I'm sure it will sit on my shelf for a while, but I know I'll get to some of the patterns eventually :)


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