September 30th, 2018 - Sunday Stash and Sewing Report

There is not much going on over here in the stitching department. Too much drama in this house for me to stitch. My son’s family is splitting up and there are 2 little munchkins in the mix. My son cannot drive due to medical reasons and all I seem to do is drive back and forth across town. Yup, my car is getting lots of miles put on it which doesn’t matter much because it’s warranty has expired.

And that’s another story. I bought a 7 year warranty in December 2011. So you would think it expires in December 2018. But that’s not the date the manufacturer uses. They use the date the car is put in service which was August 2011. So shame on my for not noticing it sooner. The other issue was that it was in for service in April and they said the noise was from the winter tires. We changed the tires and it still had the same issue, wheel bearing, but we were so busy and couldn’t get the car in until last week. Well, seeing as it’s not under warranty anymore and even though it was in for the same thing, it would cost us over 1000- to get it fixed. Boy, was I mad! Still am. Needless to say #1-I am never buying a car from Windsor MINI, here in Windsor ON and #2- I am never buying a MINI again. Too many issues with getting it fixed. When it comes time to buy another car, it’s going to be a car that any mechanic can fix.

So in the sewing department, I did not buy any more fabric. Woo hoo!! I did manage to use a few yards and I finished a stitchery that I have been working on for a few years now.

Not a very good picture but Cool Guys is done! Ready to be quilted.  It seemed to take forever to stitch all those snowmen faces and hats.  The noses where supposed to be appliqued pieces of material, I think, but I chose to outline stitch them in orange perle cotton just like the snowmen. The coolest part about this quilt is the only fabric from my  actual stash is the white and the dark blue border. The center blocks , the light blue outer border and the small blue and dark blue checked border are all from a bag of scraps I bought from Island Batiks. It’s the fabric that’s left over from when they make 10″ squares. I can’t believe how much fabric was in there. I didn’t count it in my stash because I wouldn’t know how.

And I used some of it for a  border of another stitchery project too. Plus there’s more than enough to make a quilt or 2. Best deal on fabric ever!

Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 3.78 yds

Fabric used YTD: 139.3 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 197.25 yds

Net fabric busted: -57.95 yds

I made this Mondo Bag this week. I have it listed on my Etsy site, TheQuiltingJunkie. I have a few of the Quilt Smart panels to make a few more. I was thinking of making a Christmas one and maybe a scrappy one, just to use up some scraps.

In the 15 Minutes to Stitch department, I seem to sew in spurts rather than every day. I managed to stitch on average 2.3 hours per day. Some days I don’t go in my sewing room and other days I sew for hours. On the days I don’t sew, I feel all antsy, like I should be in there using some of that fabric. I am a little crabby on those non-sewing days. What I would really like is to sew every single day, all day with no interuptions.  Right and I’m the tooth fairy too!

I’m linking up with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report and with Kate at Life in Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Sew.

I hope everyone has a great week!

5 Responses to “Sunday Stash and Sewing Report”

  1. Sunday Stash September 30, 2018 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] No change in any of the numbers this week. I haven’t spent any time in the sewing room but made decent progress on the embroidery. Not ideal, but an improvement over last week. At least I’m not buying any fabric. Or classes. Or patterns. It seems the less I sew, the bigger the temptation. The last thing I need right now is another project. Fabric In: 13 yards Fabric Out: 15 yards Net Fabric Used: 2 yards Quilt & embroidery spending: $141 How did you do this week? 1 Meloney 2 Julie in GA 3 Chrisknits 4 maggie f 5 Kate 6 Quilting Gail 7 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    Sorry to hear about your son.
    Very cute embroidery projects. They’re always a good choice when the mind wanders.

  3. Kate Says:

    Sorry about the break up of your son’s family. That’s a very hard thing to go through, especially for the munchkins. Like you sewing all day, every day would be my preference, till retirement though, I’m happy with at least an hour a day. It does do a lot to keep the crabby pants away. Hope life lines out a little for you soon.

  4. Susan Nixon Says:

    That scrap bag sounds awesome! Did you find that at a show? I like your blue quilts, and all the wonderful snowmen! I hope you can find a cheaper mechanic to fix the bearing. That’s terrible! I made a new rule at my house. I sew the first two hours of each day, then the rest of the world can bug me, not before. LOL

  5. Mary-Kay Says:

    I did find the scrap bag at a sewing show in Novi Mi. I always found great deals at this show but there hasn’t been one the last couple of years. NowI just have to go further afield to find more goodies.

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