15 January 2016

Another finish

Happy New Year!  Sharing a finish for today. I have had it kitted up for a few years, pulled it out before Christmas, and finished it this morning.  It's from a 2006 issue of UK Cross Stitcher, using the called - for DMC on white Monaco. It was fun to stitch and will be so pretty.

Today starts a 6 month period of Stash and Start Restraint for me.  No new stash,  no new starts. All I can work on are my UFOs.  All I can buy is the materials to finish those UFOs. Now that it's here, I'm a little worried I will cheat, but I can do anything for 6 months, and it comes at a time when we are feeling a money pinch, so . . . It will have to do til things get better.  Which, in an eerie coincidence, I heard my phone go off at 5AM with a FB notification, and it was some random message from a FB friend I don't talk to that much and it said, "Trust in God". Since I had asked Him to help us get through this last night, I choose to take it as a message. 

I have a few more finishes to post. I have 3 for the year so far. Nothing major . . . But they're finished. And 2 were UFOS, so they're out of the Bin of Good Intentions!


riona said...

Very Pretty. I am trying to clear up all my UFOs and WIPs as well nut I have been allowing myself a few new starts [from stash] as well

Clare - Aimetu said...

That's a lovely piece - how are you going to finish it? Stitching from Stash can give you a fantastic feeling in many ways - projects finished, Stash used and little money spent. Good luck and I hope things get a little easier for you as 2016 progresses x x

Justine said...

Think of it as choosing to finish those new starts you enjoyed so much! That's a really pretty stitch and deserves to be finished!

stitchersanon said...

A beautiful finish xx

Shebafudge said...

That's a really pretty design. I love all those flowers :)

Trust in God sounds like a sign to me - something we all need to remember. xx

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your finish, Rachel! Good for you on stitching on your UFOs in 2016! I am here cheering you on. Have a fabulous weekend!

Vicky R said...

Very pretty.

Last year all I bought stash wise was some DMC and the JCS Halloween and Christmas Ornament issues.

I stitched on UFO's only in 2015. Didn't get any finished but decided this is what I will do for 2016 also.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls