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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stash Report - Week 40 (and other festivities)

Hang in there my stashbusting and blog following friends...I have lots to post about today so this will be a long one! 

I'll do the stash report first in case that is the only reason you're visiting (but really, who just visits for that?). Added a little fabric to the stash this week because I visited a couple quilt shops with my mom yesterday, and we also went to the cross stitch store on Friday, which is always fun! I don't count cross stitch linen in my stash report (acquired or used). 

I have had jet lag since returning from Germany on Wednesday night, so the early mornings have been filled in my sewing room. I got two pillowcases made and started on the backing for one of Lois' quilts. I made a rule at the beginning of the year that I wouldn't count anything in my stash usage that was for her UFOs and this week I am kicking myself because I pulled 6 yards to make this back! Oh, well....she would be so happy to see this quilt being finished...will post more on that another day. 

I also picked up this cutie patootie tape measure in a tin - love that it is 120" and will fit easily into my notions bag that Jill made me ages ago. Jill, I love that little bag and use it all the time!

Fabric added this week: 1 yard
Fabric used this week: 2 yards

Fabric added year to date: 32 7/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 98 yards (looky, looky, I am getting really close to a big round number! Woot!)

Net fabric used: 65 1/8 yards

Now on to the other fun stuff. I got a pattern in the mail from Regina yesterday - she had a giveaway on her blog for the new Lazy Girl Purse Pattern Lily. I have already picked out the fabrics I want to make it with, now just have to narrow them down to a few that will be smashing. If you have any thoughts on which ones will be smashing, please let me know :)

Ok, now on to the real fun - this is my 250th post and I now have 50 followers! Thanks to all of you from the first to the 50th who read my musings and comment from time to time. In celebration of getting to this point, I am going to have a giveaway - this is a simple one - just leave me a comment below and let me know which of the three prizes you'd like. I will pull two winners - the first place person will get their first two choices and second place will get the other one! You don't have to be a follower to win, but I will be happier if you are ;) I do however, need to have your email address, so if you're a "no reply" commenter, please include your email addy in your comment. 

First up - a bundle of FQs from the Great American Quilt Factory - if you've never visited this shop in Denver, CO, it must be added to your list immediately. It is the home of Possibilities books and their shop has just as much personality as their books. There are 7 or 8 FQs in this bundle, mostly florals (and in full disclosure, this and the other fabric came from Lois' stash so I have no idea what the lines are/how old they are but they are quilt shop quality). 

Second - another bundle from Sweet Treats - if you've ever been to a quilt show where they have a booth, you know it is great eye candy. They have an amazing talent at picking a set of fabrics to go together and have patterns for sale so that you can use the whole bundle in a lap sized quilt. This pack actually has 6 FQs even though the label says 8 - Lois must have removed a few for something she was working on! 

Third - this is for my scrappy friends - a box full of selvages. I have been collecting since early this year and have filled this small box (it came with thread in it originally). Although I like the look of selvage things, I don't have that much interest to actually make them myself (the list is too long with other things right now!)

So, let me know which you'd like to win - first and second choices - and thanks again for reading, commenting, and supporting me in this blogging world! 


Becky said...

I changed my status to a follower. I've been following you for a while in google reader, but now I've "signed on". I would love to receive either of the packets of fabric. They are both wonderful. I did visit the Great American etc on vacation this summer in CO, and it was a wonderful store. Congratulations on your posts!

Moneik said...

Congrats on your blogging. Always enjoy your posts. I'd love to win the GAQF fabric or the selvages. I've been collecting selvages for over a year, but still haven't made anything with them.

Rhonda P. said...

Congrats on 250 posts and 50 followers! Great giveaway! I follow you in Google Reader. Hope you enjoyed your trip.
Stop over at my blog for a great giveaway!

jillquilts said...

Congrats on your posting and followers! :)

I'm so glad that you like that little bag! I use mine all the time and I think that your tape measure tin would be a perfect addition to yours! lol

Woo hoo on your stash report!! I am so close to 200 yards used on mine! Probably by the end of this month! lol

And great giveaways! Although, I don't need anymore fabric, but I know that Barb would love the selvages so I will enter for those for her! :)

See you soon!!!!

Charlene S said...

Big milestones in blogging. your busting is offsetting my enhancing. LOL I think I would like to win the first 2 prizes.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Congratulations on reaching 50+ followers. I've been following a while now and would love to put my name in the hat for any of your giveaway prizes.

Best Wishes & Happy Quilting,

Reenie said...

Welcome home, Jennifer!!! Glad to have you back. I am so proud of how much stashbusting you have done this year...way to go! Hmmm..I think I would choose your first fat quarter bundle. Like you, I love the idea of the selvages, but not sure when I would ever get to them!!

orchidlover said...

Congratulations on reaching all those blog posts.
If I get lucky I'd love the Sweet Treats FQ bundle.
I'm glad you got back from Germany OK. We've just booked up to go for a few days next September

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Judy said...

Been following on and off. Glad to hear you are home safe and sound. Congrats on your blog and followers. I would love the either fabric packet. I have not started collecting selvages, yet!!!

Mimi said...

I would love, love, love to win the first one - a bundle of FQs from the Great American Quilt Factory. All choices are awesome, thank you for your generosity!! micheletimms at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW! Now I know how to do it. I'd love the Sweet Treats then the American with the last choice being the selvages. I don't know what to do with them.
It was so good to see you on Friday. You are really missed!!! by all of us.

Regina said...

Wow -that many posts~! congrats!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I love the GAQF bundle...love the colors and the selvages as a second choice as I have a friend collecting them:-). I enjoy your posts and appreciate your sharing!

e-mail: bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

Pat said...

Congrats on your blogging! I like the Sweet Treats bundle and selvages!
I followed your link thru JudyL :)

Gari said...

I always love your blog and seeing what you are doing. If I win I would love your Great American Quilt Factory FQs.

Bonnie said...

Just found your blog from Judy's stash report. Wow, a blog giveaway too -- how fun. I would love to have either of the fabric packs. Just a quick question though -- how come you don't count fabric out of your stash for Lois's quilt back? Having just read the one post I'm not up to date on your overall thoughts and plans. It just seems to me if you use a piece of fabric it no longer graces your fabric stash, thus your stash is shrinking a bit. Just a thought. I like seeing how others have done with their stash control. Thanks for sharing...

Amy said...

Wow Jen...I'm not worthy ;)
How do you find the time to get so much accomplished. I think I would like to be more like you when I grow up :)
Your prizes are amazing and I like them in the order that you presented them.
Welcome home and I hope you can find some time to get a little rest.
Amy L.

Marilyn W said...

Hi! Love your blog. Lots of things to see and do on here.

I would love the FQ bundle from the Great American Quilt Factory. It would be the perfect addition to the quilt for my 3 yr old Daughter Morgan's quilt.

Keep the blogs coming, your doing an awesome job.