August SFS-B 2015 report

Month: August:
Spent: $28.27
Earned: $6.00
Budget: $25.00
Carried over from July: $51.65
To be carried over to September: $54.38

Hello dear friends and followers,

the end of August in nearing and so it's time to my monthly Stitch From Stash report.

I have only managed one finish this month, but this really is a stitch from stash, it has been in my stash for several years and this group inspired me to finally get it out and work on it.

It came as a kit from DMC together with a second one with a dog on it, which has long been sent to a friend.

I ordered some goodies from Stoney Creek: The latest issue of their magazine, some fabric and threads and a prefinished bookmark.

It has not really to do something with stitching, but I want to share with you the little fellow I crocheted recently:
Sally Sheep
Isn't she lovely? It was fun to do something different for a change.

Hope you all are having a nice late summer weekend!

Hugs, Silvia


IHSW August 2015

Hello dear friends and followers,

it has been a really hot weekend, most likely the last one like this for a long time...
I took lots of time to sit outside in a shady place and stitch to my little heart's content. Friday noon I started here:

 It is a design from a spring issue of Cross Stitcher called "Locked on you" and I really enjoy working on it. On Sunday afternoon I finished the top half and now it looks like this:

The first photo is much more true to the actual color. I hope to be able to finish it soon, because my fingers are already itching to start some Christmas project.

What are you all up too stitching wise?

Greetings from good old Austria!



Hello dear friends and followers,

I joined The Alphabet Club hosted by lovely Chiara over at "The Grey Tail".

It is a fun idea, we post a letter each month, starting with "A" and get creative with it. I chose to post words in my mother tongue, Viennese German. Those of you who speak standard German, be warned: This may look like a completely different language to you sometimes! ;-)

So here is my word for this month:


You can hear the word spoken here. I would pronounce it a little different, the speaker is definitely not from our region, but it gives you an idea.

There is a lot of wine grown around here, both white (GrĂ¼ner Veltliner, Riesling...) and red (Zweigelt, Blauburger...) one and many winegrowers have small wine bars that are open for a few weeks every year, named Heuriger. There the wine and the food (only cold dishes allowed) are rather cheap and it is the perfect place to spend a warm summer evening. You usually order your wine by the amount of an "Achterl", which means 1/8 of a liter. If I would like to order a glass of red house wine I therefore would say "A Achterl Rot, bitte" (the "A" means "Ein" = "One" in Viennese German, so this month's letter alone would also be a word).

I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody else posted, hope you all have fun with this idea!
Greetings to all of you, I am off to the next Heurigen! ;-)