Stitch from Stash April
I will confess, I DID buy stash! However, I used "free money" (my yearly bonus from work) that didn't come from my regular budget so it doesn't count. We were at Hobby Lobby trying to advertise for Maker Faire and I bought: an initial charm that would normally be a necklace but I'm going to make it into a needle minder, a skein of yarn for an afghan WIP, a pack of needles, 2 skeins of perle cotton (on clearance) and one of those wooden "pogs" that you can stitch on. I think it was around $20 I spent so it would have been within budget if it had counted. I also got a pack of the "new colors" of DMC (from a couple of years ago) from Staples. I used my rewards points so that doesn't count either! (What an awesome way to get stash! Can't wait to get my yarn winder that way...)
Stitching-wise, I'm still working on the model. I finished backstitching an area yesterday and completely stitched another which now just needs backstitching. I'm moving along quite well and am finally happy with my progress. However, I've received another model to work on. I'm getting to that one about every other day. No need to hurry on it until I get the first model done!