Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Saving Pennies Tally

Val's Quilting Studio

I participated in Val's Piggy Bank Savings Challenge.  Sounded good and certainly very doable.

I have lots pf piggy banks, but those are for tucking coins for the grandkids.  I thought my lock box would be a safe place, but then I reconsidered as I really do not want the worry of a lot of money in the house.

So I used my regular bank.  I already do not account for those odd dollars in checks in, or those odd 'cents' on a bill (put in the checkbook rounded up to the next dollar.  All those things add up over the year - my Christmas money or 'needs' money.  So I just didn't account for another $150 a month that was direct deposited.

So I did well, but I had the home repair of the leaking bath which caused the cealing to collapse - money from the 'pot'.  Now the car - but that is covered except some routine maintainance added which does have to come out of the 'pot'.  And I am going out to the first every AQS show in SYRACUSE NY the end of this month - need to make those vendors happy.

But I am saving for a mid-arm machine, so I will carry over my savings to Val's challenge next year - maybe that will be my Merry Christmas present to me.

See how other's did with the Challenge HERE and maybe you will join in the next one.

Sewingly Yours,


  1. Sounds like a great idea. What midarm machine are you looking at?

  2. Sounds like great plan! I'm curious about what mid-arm machine you are looking at, too.

  3. So sorry that the surprise bills put a dent in your savings.

  4. Even with the dent .... you did great! I like the checkbook idea....a mid arm would be wonderful!!! Thanks for participating Sharon!

  5. Quilters who save money; that's a challenge all right. I was tempted by the Syracuse show, but have to pass this year. It is good to have one on the east coast. The checkbook idea sounds painless and doable. That I am going to try.

  6. Congrats on the savings program for the year. Sorry you had to dip into it for necessities, but I suppose that's how life goes sometimes.