December 5th, 2010 - The Stash

Well it’s week #49 and you know what that means. Only 3 weeks left to get to our goals. Oh no!  But there’s always next year to start all over again. If you wish, that is. I’m starting to re-think my goals for next year and maybe my whole quilting hobby. Not that I want to stop but maybe really slow it down and persue other interests. But that’s for next year. On to some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 2.125 yds

Fabric used YTD: 182.776 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 181.985 yds

Net fabric busted: 0.791 yds

 Looks like I’m just breaking even. At least I’m in the positives. I did some sewing but forgot to take pictures. On Thursday, my husband’s aunt took us out to dinner and to see Celtic Thunder, which was very good. I made her a Christmas table topper as a thank you and I didn’t even get all the binding sewed on before I gave it to her. She said she would finish it. I felt kind of bad but you know how it goes. When you’re in a hurry to complete something, everything goes wrong. My new machine was skipping stitches and pulling the top thread down in to the bobbin area. I was getting really frustrated. I had no time to do all that unpicking but I had to do it. Needless to say, it still turned out okay. Not my greatest work but it was very pretty anyway. She liked it and I even gave her a hand made card too. Lucky for me, I have a stack of cards all made up and ready to go.  

That’s it for this week. Later! M-K

4 Responses to “The Stash”

  1. liz Says:

    I understand the need to evaluate what creative hobbies we do. Hope you don’t give up quilting…. I’ve noticed that while I have not quilted that much, my purchases are more selective, which is good. But, I’ll buy when and what I want and I’ll play in the quilting room. But, it is fun to see what everyone does… Have a good week! Liz

  2. Allie Says:

    Really? What other interests do you have? I gave up a bunch to keep quilting – I only have so much room in here for craft stuff, lol! I’m glad your aunt liked the table runner. That’s not good about your machine though.

  3. Bonnie Says:

    Mary-Kay — I sure understand re-evaluating how much quilting you do as I’ve been thinking about it too. I am an accomplished quilter but I make mostly fast and easy pieces. I’m wondering if I shouldn’t pick a complicated, beautiful pattern and spend the time on it to make it wonderful. I give some of my quilts away to charity so there is an issue with that — I would want to continue to give my work to charity.

    One quick question — how do you determine if you’ve used fabric? I have considered something used once a quilt is completely finished. Oops, 2 questions — how do you determine the amount of fabric you’ve used? I’m renegotiating with myself regarding next year’s fabric usage plan.

  4. Lori in SD Says:

    Everyone should reevaluate from time to time. Sometimes we need to remember what we LIKE about quilting.

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