March SFS2015-A Report and a Fire Accident

Month: March
Spent: $ 23.92
Earned: $ 13.50
Carried over from February: $ 44.92
Budget March: $ 25.00
To be carried over to April: $ 59.50

Hello dear friends and followers,

an especially warm welcome to all my new followers and thank you for your lovely comments on my Coffee stitch. The fun fact is: I don't drink any coffee, simply don't like the taste, so this piece is a true labour of love! ;-)

As you can see, I am doing quite well with my budget, the only things I have bought this month are an issue of the "Cross Stitch Collection" magazine and some zinc grey fabric for a future project. Both are on their way to Austria by mail, so I can't show you any photos.

I have been a good girl and done some stitching from stash, I finished three Christmas cards. It never is too early for them, right? I did the finishing this morning so that you can have a look at the finished cards rather than at small pieces of fabric.

These were two small kits from Mouseloft and there was so much thread left over that I decided to stitch the owl twice. I had a scrap of exactly the same light blue aida in my stash and also the three card mounts, so it was not only stitching but also finishing from stash. These cards earn me $ 2 each for my budget.

What I also finished this month is a page of my "Coffee Time" piece, but there won't be a photo until my next "Gifted Gorgeousness" report, sorry! I started this page about half finished, so I claim $7.50 for it.

This month I also learned what heat can do to a stitched piece. The owner of my favourite pub bought one of my "Little Sheep Virtue" pillows from me a while ago to display in her pub. She is crazy for sheep. It always sat on a nice and safe place but somehow the lady who does the cleaning must have moved it and put on a lamp. No problem this far, because this lamp is usually not turned on.
But fate was not good to the little sheep and somebody turned on the lamp and the back of the pillow got hotter and hotter.... Fortunately it didn't catch fire, but there was quite some damage done:

Well, what do you think I should do about it? Do you think it makes sense trying to save the stitching on the front and sewing it unto a new pillow? I would be grateful for any ideas, because I am rather unsure at the moment how to tackle this...

I hope you all have a lovely week with lots of stitching time, now that the days are getting longer,


  1. Ich würde versuchen das Kisserl zu retten einfach auftrennen und hinten einen neues Stoff verwenden.
    LG und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Elke
    Deine Weihnachtskaren sind auch sehr schön.

  2. Das war auch meine erste Idee. Das Kissen auftrennen und neu nähen. Wenn meine Gebrauchsstickereien Flecken haben, wasche ich sie gern mit Oxiclean. Ob das auch bei Brandflecken funktioniert, kann ich leider nicht sagen. Aber einen Versuch, so die Stickerei zu retten, wärs doch wert.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

    PS: Ich habe deinen Blog über Stitch from Stash gefunden. ;-))

  3. Yes i agree with a bove ones :)
    Well done on your budget
    Look forward how the sheep will end up :)

  4. Deine Weihnachtskarten sind dir gut gelungen, ich liebe Karten mit Stickereien sehr und verschicke sie auch gerne.
    Ich würde diese schöne Stickerei auch zu retten versuchen, das lohnt sich auf jeden Fall.

  5. First of all, well done on your SFS budget and earning more bonus money. You're a credit to the challenge! Secondly, that's such a shame about the little pillow. The front's not too badly damaged so I would definitely stitch it onto a new pillow with some new trim. The remaining fire damage will act as a reminder of where not to put it! :)