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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Stash Report - October 2016

Wow, over a month since my last post, but I've been busy! Yesterday was the first Saturday in a month that I haven't been out of town or committed to something for the whole day...and it was lovely! My mom and I went to lunch, did a little shopping, and then I came home and took a nap. It was great! 

From a stash perspective, it has been a pretty busy month. It started with preparations for my retreat - I did a little bit of cutting so that I could just sew when I get to retreat, which makes me feel like I get a lot more done there. I cut out a panel/top, and two purses, which had lots of pieces! 

I also took some time to pull together the leftover fabric from the quilter's garage sale earlier this year, and took a full tote of fabric to sell. It was mostly Orientals, as I have decided that, while they are very pretty fabrics, I really hardly ever use them. I did save a few from the stash, but the rest went into the sale bucket, and I did really well. I sold just over 26 yards of fabric! It paid for my purchases and my food while at retreat :) 
Stitching supplies - a new pattern, linen, threads, and ribbons to embellish finishes

I did buy a little fabric - there was a neat kit on sale at Pumpkinvine Quilt Shop and I just couldn't pass it up. I also added a few FQs, and a few stitching supplies as well. 
Quilting additions - a kit, a few FQs, a towel kit, and a few bobbin holders
Here's the final result on the stash for October. 

Fabric added this month: 3 5/8 yards
Fabric used/sold this month: 29 1/8 yards

Fabric added year to date: 16 7/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 81 1/4 yards

Net fabric used: 64 3/8 yards

 I will be back soon to show you all that I got done at retreat! 


kwiltnkats said...

That is a terrific idea to sell fabric from your stash at a retreat. Jennifer, tell me more about how this works. My guild does a retreat of about 40 quilters in May/June. I think this would be a fabulous opportunity. Oh and by the way, I'm like you with Orientals. Only found one of them so far that I ever used. It was a cat by the way =^.^=

Dar said...

Great numbers on your stash. Will be looking to see lots of finishes from your retreat too.

Kate said...

Great way to reduce the stash. Congrats on your great numbers!

Carol said...

Glad your fabric sale went well, Jennifer! I keep thinking I should do the same with some of my charts that I know I'll never get to...

Looks like you got some cute finishing ribbons and ric rak--I just can't pass up a nice display of those items :)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving if I don't "visit" you on your blog before then :)