Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Something Old and Something New

A friend shared this on Facebook. I thought it was rather appropriate considering the snow that greeted me this morning.

Fortunately, it warmed up enough that it was all gone by the time I got out of work. I'm hoping that was Winter's last big hurrah, because I'm getting kind of anxious to put my garden out.

In other news, I have mixed feelings about the new rules that just rolled out from the Stitch for Stash group. I was one of several people who went "over budget" this month, and the moderators have instituted what I feel are fair "penalties" (basically if you overspent, you lose your budget until you earn enough finish money to go positive again) but I guess the issue I'm having is that I'm not really sure this is the right group for me. The goal was the limit my crafty spending and I'm doing that quite successfully, but the additional funds I spent, that according to the rules put me in the hole, were preordained for crafty spending (gift card and work bonus), not reckless splurging. Since I don't think it is fair to the other participants to blatantly ignore the rules, I am considering dropping out and just continuing on with the budgeting without reporting or linking.

Now for the Something Old: an update on Butterfly Profusion.

and the Something New: I allowed myself to play with my new HAED material packs and started Mini Innocence.

Nope, I don't even bother anymore to keep count of how many projects that I have going. I'm just enjoying the ride. Its about the journey, not the destination.


  1. Nice progress Kaelyn and I love your new start.


  2. Yes, I agree with you about SFS; if you've planned it and have it, you shouldn't feel badly about spending it. Wonderful progress on the butterflies. Ooh, what a pretty new start! Have fun with it. I'm not sure how many I have going now, either, but I know it's over 100. Take care :-)

  3. What a gorgeous new start! Butterflies is almost done so a new start is definitely in order.
    I can't help with SFD. I overspent last year and had to drop out. Maybe just keep budgeting yourself with your own rules?