The weekend before last I had a BBQ for friends to celebrate the end of summer. It was fun except for the fact that I was having chest pains the whole time. I thought my hiatal hernia was flaring up, Sunday was similar so Monday I got in with my doctor and she thinks it might have been a heart condition. I do have a family history for heart attacks. I was then sent to a cardiologist and she is going to have me do a few test to see what is going on. Both doctors read me the riot act about not going to the hospital when I was feeling the chest pains.
Enough with the boo-hooing. I am going to be fine so on to the important stuff, Crafting. I have some FFO's and a couple of updates on my WIP's
I showed you the finished stitching last update and now I can share the FFO of those 4 smalls. 3 pillows and 1 wall hanging. I love the colors in these.
And I have some good progress on the Stoney Creek Spring Village pattern. I love these colors and the fun of the houses.
I am doing a personal Stitch from Stash Challenge. I had signed up with a Facebook group. It was just going to be a fun thing to try to get me to look in my stash and do some of the patterns I have bought instead of buying new stuff. Well it got really discouraging. The way the moderator has set-up the rules people were getting more credit for finishing a Lizzie Kate pattern then a person who was stitching a full coverage page such as a HAED or a Atesy pattern. How is that even remotely fair. I questioned her in a private message and she said in her eyes it is a fair system. As I said it was just suppose to be a fun effort but it really struck me as crazy to say a full coverage was not as challenging as a more simple pattern such as Prairie Schooler or Lizzie Kate. I told her thanks for the chance to join but it was not my idea of fair so I left. I did not air any of my discontent on the open forum as I feel that is rude. I went in with my expectations and that was not how it came about. That is my bad, I should have researched the rules better. So I am still following the basic rules I have a budget of $25 each month for new threads, fabric or patterns and I get a credit for the amount of stitching I finish each month. It is not a scientific formula it is just a basic I stitched about this many stitches so that is about this much credit. I keep track of purchases and have a spread sheet. After 2 months of following this challenge I am at a + $21.68 I would have wished for a better result but the purchase of the Halloween table topper and fabric set me back. Plus I have bought several new over dye threads. At least I am still in the positive balance so hopefully I can stop spending and just stitch what I have. I am thinking of starting a Stitch from Stash Challenge the first of 2018 and maybe have a check in and prize give away. It could be fun but I would have to figure out how the check in would work.
All right folks that is about all there is this time. Enjoy the cooler weather, fall colors and stitching time you all can find time for!!!!!!!!!!