Thursday, March 01, 2018

Stitchin' & Stashin'

Hey Everyone; Hope you all are doin' well.

I have another finish to show off....

Finished 2-28-2018

Designed by me using DMC threads and Mill Hill beads on 28 count white Monaco from Charles Craft and a rose embellishment. The stitches used are cross stitch, back stitch, satin stitch and a couple of Rhodes Hearts. The trim is hand made from DMC threads. I got a little large on the "F" but noticed it to late to do anything about it so it stays.

 The back is a cotton moire with an 1/8" satin ribbon run through the back for tying onto baskets or wreaths. 
I'll start stitchin' March soon after I make some more tweaks to the chart.

"January & February"

Now on to the "Stashin' " part.

I like to be frugal when it comes to my craft, sewing and needlework supplies, I like to use coupons, shop sales and shop thrift stores to cut down on the costs and have found tons of bargains doing so, but my recent order through was my best deal yet. 
You see, I take surveys using sites like I-Say, My Survey, Swagbucks and Pinecone and doing so lets me earn points that I turn in for Amazon gift cards. Between the hubs and I we have bought over $200 dollars worth of stuff with no out of pocket costs.

This is what I got yesterday ....

The Complete Serger Handbook $4.48
Bias Tape maker kit $12.29 came with 4 bias tape makers, sewing foot and awl.
Kreinik Custom Corder $15.30
Total = $32.07 
Cost to me $0.00 because of Amazon gift cards.
Well that's it for today, so until next post .......
Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy 


  1. Sandy, very cute. I don't think the F is too large at all. If I were you, I would make each of the capital letters a bit different from each other. Great job!
    Judi in Phoenix

  2. Cute finishes.
    What bargains you have gotten!

  3. Your January and February charts are pretty.

  4. I, too, do surveys. They are fun and nice "pin" money. I even won a $500 Amazon gift card!

    Your stitching and finishing is beautiful, as are your designs!

  5. Your stitching is lovely!
    I also do surveys and things like that through mypoints. Lots of gift cards for birthdays!

  6. Sandy, I totally agree with Judi; the 'F' is not too big... I think it looks great! After all, if you're going to use them as basket tie-ons (great idea), you will only be displaying one at a time!

    I used to sell Longaberger Baskets in the early 90s, and we girls were always looking for unique tie-ons to dress up our baskets for shows. I did cross stitch several seasonal designs and attached the same type of ties to run into the weave and tie inside the basket. Great minds!!! LOL!

    I'm cheap and look for bargains too, but I'm going to give your survey and other tidbits of your info a good whirl and see if I can get things as you do. What a great small-time entrepreneur you are! I'll have to keep my eye on you, LOL!

  7. I like your February block. I like the idea of basket tie-ons. Well done! Enjoy your week!

  8. Congrats on another cute finish, and Kudos on your Amazon shopping. I do DIY surveys and testing for gift cards.

  9. Such lovely finishes, I like how you added the ribbon on the back.
    Nice stash!


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