Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 Stash Accounting

Every year since 2010, I have done an accounting of the money I have spent on stitching.  This year will be no different.

2013 Expenditures:
On Charts:    $  95.43 
On Fibers:    $ 174.44
On Fabrics:   $ 0.00
On Embellishments [Beads, buttons]:  $ 14.83
On Tools and Accessories:  $ 25.75
On Framing: $0.00
On Books, Magazines and Subscriptions:  $ 40.00
On Classes and Retreats:  $ 495  [Stitcher's Hideaway Mystic I]
Shipping/Handling/Insurance  $ 14.34
Memberships in stitching organizations: $ 60.00
Total   $  779.79

As in the past few years, my biggest expense has been the Stitcher's Hideaway, an annual treat that I would be loathe to give up.  For the most part I have been stitching from stash with a minimum of new purchases.  The amount spent on charts came as a surprise to me as I tallied it up.  One third of the amount [$31.47, to be precise] was spent by my husband who bought the charts as an anniversary gift but the rest is squarely on my head.  It's more than I have spent on charts in several years.  And I thought I was being so good.  Then I did splurge on some Glorianna silks.  I couldn't resist the 50% discount at Chris' Collection Closeout sale and spent $145.00 on the silks alone.  I wish Chris the best in her retirement.  

The figure of $779.79 divided by 365 days in a year works out to $2.13 a day.  Most people spend more than that on coffee or other minor vices,  So I don't feel all that guilty though I do think I shall try to be a bit more frugal in 2014.


Karen said...

If you look at if by day, the cost is really minimal.... I like that concept and don't feel so bad. Now....if I did this with my Joann's/Michaels/Hobby Lobby expenses, I might not feel so good! :)

happy stitching in the new year....

Shebafudge said...

What an interesting idea! I think I might give it a go this year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! You're brave!

Julie said...

Very interesting. Not that much at all when you see it broken down. The fun the bogging about your hobby brings to others is priceless!

Maggee said...

Well, I am behind again... just finished Christmas 2 with the majority of my family finally here. But this makes me wonder... I shall see what my figures are. Hmmm...I have many differences. Hugs!