I joined up again for the 2015 - 2016 round and now it's time to anti up again to see what kind of savings the year has held. When I realized that the end was near I wasn't feeling very hopeful for my savings this year because of the nearly 6 months I spent doing very little which meant little had been put into the savings jar because I couldn't climb the stairs.
I knew that my online savings had been depleted by $350 to attend Stash Bash and the savings jar had also taken a $200 hit before the retreat for some spending cash for fabric shops on the way to retreat. ($550 in Stash Bash Withdraws)
Val was kind enough to send us a reminder a month before the link up as a final push (though I read it as being a week away instead of a month away) so I got to counting and money rolling and see what damage had been done.
A $130 in the stash jar and add in $30.50 in rolled change
a Surprise find of $40 in the rolled coin storage -- from where I had sold quarters to my husband for car washes (yeah you read that right, i sold him back his loose change.)
Bringing the saved total to $200.50
Honestly, I was kind of disappointed by this number, after having done so well last year. Then I remembered that I did have a downstairs savings spot to put cash while I had been injured and found another ...... $700.
This is mostly from selling some items and was contributed to by my husband since last years savings went to him to buy a supercharger for his car. (it's a good thing he's cute)
I'm not really sure what fun things will come from this money but I do know there are several wonderful things that I saw on Instagram from Quilt Market that have my attention and there is talk of going to Quilt Con in February.