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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stash Report - End 2014/Week 1 2015

Unlike many stash reporters, I cut off the end of my year on the 31st of December and truly track usage for the full year. This also usually works out well because my mom and I wind up doing some shopping between Christmas and New Year's! That was the case this year, as we made a trip down to The Back Door and picked up a few things. It was a short list for me - a FQ for a future b-day gift, some fleece to make a scarf for my daughter (since she was begging), and a little quilter's vinyl (I don't count this as stash). 

I also used a little fabric between last Sunday and the 31st - to contribute to blocks that I was making for a comfort quilt. 

So, the full year 2014 report is as follows: 
Fabric added last (partial) week: 5/8 yard
Fabric used last week: 1/4 yard

Fabric added year to date: 48 1/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 62 7/8 yards

Net fabric used: 14 3/4 yards

It is nice to end the year in the black, but I will have to work a little harder in 2015 not to add so much. In looking back at my spreadsheet, most of what I added was purchased at sales, so I guess if I stay out of the shops when they are having sales, then I can do a little better! 

Here's the result over time...I have done a good job of using fabric each year, but seem to be slipping in my used and net results. I am hoping to turn that curve up again this year. 

Added by year Used by year Net Used by year
2010 44.625 137.5 92.875
2011 48.625 126.375 77.75
2012 46.75 108.175 61.375
2013 27 78.875 51.875
2014 48.125 62.875 14.75

So, starting 2015 with a fresh report, I used a little fabric by making up the fleece scarf that I bought earlier in the week, and also by making up a small kit that I bought at my fall retreat, so that means a good start to the year! 

Fabric added this (partial) week: 0 yards
Fabric used this week: 5/8 yard

Net fabric used: 5/8 yard

Hope you've had a good first week of the new year! 


Dee Dee said...

You can't feel too bad adding fabric when you buy it on sale.

Cute daughter ..and fun scarf.

Happy New Year

Dar said...

I think your numbers for year end are good. I was able to lower my purchases last year by avoiding sales too, but I had some enablers (friends that just wanted me to 'go with them' and I ended up buying. This year I will have to wear blinders. Cute scarf on your pretty daughter.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Just found your blog and I'm going to enjoy following your quilting / stitching progress! And thanks for the Pepperoni Roll idea! I'm going to work on that!