Monday, January 20, 2014
I found a LNS (local needlework shop for those of you not in the know) in Bridgewater, PA which is about a 45 minute drive. It's called Covered Bridge Needlearts and it is a WONDERFUL shop. Anyone in the Western PA/Eastern Ohio area should totally check it out. The lady who owns it runs it all by herself, so I would highly recommend calling ahead (you can find her contact info on her website).
Well, for those of you that didn't know this already, I joined Epic Stitching's Stitch from Stash's Challenge this challenge basically consists of not spending more than $25 in any one month on stash. There are so exclusions, like framing for example. You are also allowed one month where you do not participate. I normally don't spend much honestly, so I figured this would be a pretty easy challenge, but like I just said, I found a new LNS. The above photo shows all that I bought.
The beads are all for the Glendon Place Tiramisu that I mentioned in an earlier post and the Sullivan's floss is for that as well. I also bought a Little House Needleworks pattern (it's coffee related, I already put it away otherwise I could tell you the name of the pattern.) As well as a bunch of DMC floss that I needed and some Weeks & Crescent Colors (which is now called something else that I can't remember). The total came to $29.35 (before tax since that doesn't count towards the limit), however I had a gift card left over from Christmas that has $17.87 on it, so my actual total for the month came to $11.48! Well under budget.
If you don't spend all the money then it rolls over into the next month, so I am still good to go! $38.52 is what I'm starting off with for February. I know January isn't over, but I've got plenty of things going on right now, so unless I make it out to Bridgewater next Saturday I think I can resist online.
Speaking of online shopping, I'm bidding on a lovely piece of purple hand-dyed fabric on Ebay, if I win that will be another $8.50 (since shipping also doesn't count, I love all these exclusions!). Which would still bring me in under budget. ($19.98, $5.02 under!)
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