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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stash Report - Week 25 2012

I started off the week on Sunday by making myself a list of things I absolutely wanted to get done, and I am very happy to report that I rocked the list and got all but one thing finished. I was able to get to the sewing room several nights this week and finished....

A back for a quilt (and got it partially loaded on the frame) 
A block for a bee-mate
The last two borders on my Wonky Trees quilt top, so now the top is done! (do you like my helper?)

and I quilted the wall hanging I am making for Jenna's teacher (school ends this Thursday, so it will be finished this week)
I felt really accomplished and had a good impact on my stash report too, which is always a nice bonus!

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 2 3/8 yards

Fabric added year to date: 16 1/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 36 3/8 yards

Net fabric used: 19 1/2 yards

I am going to work on getting the turtles ready for binding and cutting out a shirt tonight. Fingers crossed that I can get as much marked off my to-do list this week! Hope you had a great week with your stash :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

May in Review

I realized when Jill posted her end of month recap from May yesterday that I hadn't posted mine. I think I had a pretty good excuse, considering I was in Thailand when the calendar flipped to June. However, to keep a good record for myself, here's what I did in May: 
- Attended guild workshop on design given by Wendy Butler-Berns
- Quilted a birdhouse quilt for a beemate

 - Quilted my hexagon quilt (and cut the binding)

- Cut and trimmed my wonky star blocks
- Entered 4 quilts in a local show and won two ribbons

The last week of the month was consumed with my trip overseas. I have a long list of things I want to get done in June, so I better get off the computer and start working! 

Stash Report - Week 24 2012

I had a good week for sewing this week - I was able to get some sewing time in 4 days this week and made great progress on Friday moving the rest of the stuff from my upstairs sewing room to the basement storage area. Yesterday, I went to visit a store that has been open for a while, but not yet on my list to stop at. It is called The French Seam and it is a fabric store, but primarily for clothing. She has beautiful wools, knits, denim, some great ruffly fabrics, and I found a nice cotton/linen blend to make a shirt from a pattern I bought a couple years ago. 

Even with my acquisition, I had a good week - I used some yardage for borders, and then gave my mom's friend a big piece of fabric that I am not sure was cotton. She will use it for sewing clothing and thought it would make a nice wrap dress. Here's the report for the week: 

Fabric added this week: 1 1/2 yards
Fabric used this week: 6 5/8 yards

Fabric added year to date: 16 1/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 33 3/4 yards

Net fabric used: 16 7/8 yards

I also pulled several pieces of fabric for backs this week and hope to get one of them made in the week ahead, so I have my fingers crossed for another good week this week! Hope you had a great week with your stash. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I took a partial day off work yesterday with the intent of getting a zillion things done. Am I the only one who things I can get so much done in a day? My plan initially included: hang new shower curtain, long walk at Eagle Creek Park, work on storage area in basement and put together shelving, quilting, sewing, and a trip to Bath and Body Works for their semi-annual sale (which is the only time I allow myself to go there anymore since I buy way too much every time I walk in the door!). The plan changed when I my work stretched until 11  am. Once I got the work computer shut down, I headed down to the basement to survey the area and think about where I wanted to start.  

I decided to jump in and clear out the storage room so that I could build one of my shelving units with the intent to move things downstairs over the weekend. Once I got started on the clearing and shelving, I just kept going. I wound up getting both of the units fully assembled, and then had to see if my 3-drawer unit would fit correctly in one, so I started the process to move all my stuff from the closet in the old sewing room down to the basement. It really didn't take all that long, and once started, I just kept going. 
View from the doorway
From mid-storage room to the end, doorway is on the left
I didn't break for lunch until almost 2, then went on my shopping trip as a little reward for how much I had done.  By the time I got home from shopping, everyone arrived home, we had our neighbor over for a margarita, and then dinner/bedtime, etc took up the rest of the day! 

I did finally get down for a little sewing after the kids went to bed and got border #1 on the wonky trees and cut border #2. 
Mike and I settled in after that for some popcorn and netflix. All in all, it was a day well worth spending at home to get a few things done. Maybe I will take that walk tomorrow.....

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Stash Report and Catch Up Time

Well, I guess it is high time I do a stash report and general update since I haven't blogged in the last few weeks. On the stash side, it is really because there isn't much to share. I have been busy/travelling and that really cuts into the sewing time! 

First for the stash report. Since I last posted a stash report in mid-May, I have not added anything and have used a measly 5/8 yard for binding and hanging sleeves, so the year to date looks like this: 
Added year to date: 14 5/8 yards
Used year to date: 27 1/8 yards
Net used: 11 3/4 yards

I have a couple backs to make soon, so they should help (when I finally get to them!). 

Now, for the rest of the catch-up....since I last posted, Jenna bridged from Daisy Girl Scouts to Brownies, 
I went to Dubai for work,

then on to Bangkok, where I got to only one stop (the Golden Palace) on my only day for sightseeing and promptly got sick. 

I entered 4 quilts in a local show and won two ribbons! (they only had two ribbons in each category and I took 2 honorable mention/2nd places). I didn't even get to see them hanging in the show so I was thrilled to open them when I got home and find the ribbons. The winners were my Judy Laquidara quilt called Autumn Splendor and my Halloween quilt

I packed up, priced, sold, then donated the remainder of my baby/kid stuff in the garage sale in my parents neighborhood (since I missed the one in my neighborhood due to the work trip). 

And I sewed, just a little smidge. I am working on a small wall hanging to give to Jenna's fabulous first grade teacher at the end of the school year. I will show a picture when it is done, because it (hopefully) shouldn't take too long. 

It has been a busy few weeks and I am really looking forward to a few slower/normal ones so that I can get back into some type of normal routine! So, that's the news from around here and school isn't even out yet!