How to describe November so far? Between being sick, fighting a cough that won't go away, the whole election fallout, planning and cleaning for Thanksgiving, trying to prepare for my first Modern Arnis test, and the passing of a family member, crafting is at a minimum and NaNoWriMo is only a distant dream.
While I was sick, I started Reflections by Dimensions, having replaced the black fabric with some hand-dyed. I had purchased a couple different hand dyes, desperately hoping for a really dark navy blue but the medium gray blue seems to be the best that can be done on Aida.
The end result might not be as striking as the original, but I do think that its very pretty. This is a confetti heavy piece that seems to stitch best using the parking method.
The crochet blanket now has more than eight skeins and its wide enough for my bed, so now I've started making it taller. Its actually too big to get the whole thing in a photo on my living room floor. I will explore other photo options next time I take a picture. I'm thinking an outdoor option will be my best bet.
My October Stitch from Stash Report is as follows:
October Budget: $25.00
Rollover into Nov: -$1.87
November Budget: $23.13
We're halfway through November and I've bought no stash despite all the pre-Black Friday sales, so I'm optimistic that I'll be able to remain in the green this month.