Archive for April, 2014

April 27th, 2014 - The Stash

Here I am again. Three weeks in a row. New records are being set!

Anyway, I actually bought some fabric and I’m not happy about it at all. First off, I used a $25.- gift card and secondly, the fabric didn’t even match! I was so irritated by my choice I couldn’t believe it. I was trying to match up a red for a border on a quilt. I even took the top to the store and put all these reds up against it. I thought I had the right red and I was thinking of even taking it over to the window, just to be sure. Then I totally forgot to do it. I bought the rest of the bolt (3.12 yds) and then I went home. Once I laid it out at home, I could tell right away that it was the wrong red. Needless to say, I found a red in my stash that I must have missed and I’m sure I’ll be able to use that other red in the future.

On a better note, I made 5 quilt backs and that made up for the red. Here are my numbers.

Fabric used this week: 16.75 yds

Fabric used YTD: 70.96 yds

Fabric added this week : 3.12 yds

Fabric added YTD: 41.35 yds

Net fabric busted: 29.61 yds

This is going to be a very busy week. I have take my brother to London twice this week and maybe watch my grandson a day or two. That doesn’t leave much time to do anything. Oh well, there’s always the week after. I hope everyone has a great week.

April 20th, 2014 - The Stash

Happy Easter! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful but chilly day. I’m going to go get my grandson shortly to give his parents a break. They are both sick with this rotten cold that this house just got over. I didn’t even watch the little guy this past week due to it. I hope no one else gets it.

Now on to the stash. Two weeks in a row. I think I’m setting a new record, for me at least. Here’s my numbers.

Fabric used this week: 8.82 yds

Fabric used  YTD: 54.21 yds

Fabric added YTD: 38.23 yds

Net fabric busted: 15.98 yds

I hope everyone has a great day and a great week too!

April 13th, 2014 - The Stash

Hey, I’m back. Still very busy but I’ve been able to quilt a little bit. Or should I say, use up some of this stash. No pictures as I’ve made these quilts before, nothing new. I finished a Simply Squares, maybe 2 and cut up some stuff for the blocks around the Winter Wonderland stitchery project that I’m trying to finish. Oh and my Black Friday flannel arrived and that really brought my numbers down. It will go fast as I bought it for backings of comfort quilts and I have a pile waiting for backs. Once I get it all washed up then I will see a real reduction in my stash. Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 16.33 yds

Fabric used YTD: 45.39 yds

Fabric added this week: 38.23 yds

Fabric added YTD: 38.23 yds

Net fabric busted: 7.16 yds

I also went to the local quilt shop to get a piece of fabric to finish a couple of baby quilts. Made them before so no pictures. Boring, I know! Anyway, all is good and I plan on finishing some quilts this week so maybe next week you’ll hear from me again. Have a great day and enjoy this beautiful spring weather. Finally!