Last year I decided to participate in Val's Piggy Bank Savings Challenge and now that it's been a year, it's time to settle up and see how much I saved. I actually stopped putting money in a few months ago because things got so hectic and I just plain forgot.
Confession time: when I started the challenge, I already had money saved up just waiting for a rainy day. Most of the money came from spare change and selling unwanted household items and toys. But I have to confess that since I don't tend to carry any cash on me, if I ever needed some, I dipped into my little piggy bank, especially if I saw something at a garage sale or on our local craigslist site. I know I pilfered at least $40 over the last year. Oh well, it is what it is.
So, the grand total is: $50.73 I had a little helper to count out all those pennies. He used the numbers on my cutting mat. There was $6 worth of pennies. I think those are going to go into his piggy bank, along with the random $2 bills that I had.
That will leave me with $40 to spend on quilting supplies. I originally wanted to buy a supreme slider for free motion quilting, but I broke down and bought that a few weeks after the challenge even started, so I'm not sure what I'll spend this on. For right now, it's going back into my little bank until I find a good use for it.