January 13th, 2019 - The Stash

I think this is my first post of the year. I hope everyone is having  a great new year so far. I know I am. I didn’t make any resolutions either and I feel really good about it. I just want to sew, use up my scraps and not spend too much on quilting stuff. I have spent the first 2 weeks of the year in my sewing room, organizing and tidying up. There was a bit of a mess from stuff I didn’t put away properly and I still have a few things to go through. I started a charity box and once it was full, before I changed my mind, I got rid of it. No second guessing.

I have a large bag of fabric swatches that I have not touched at all. I made a tote bag out of one pile and I do have a lot of ideas for the other piles. Seeing as it is mostly decorator weight fabric, I will probably be making more tote bags out of it. These will be some really fancy grocery bags.  This is my only fabric usage (lining) and finish for the year.

Now for those numbers.

Fabric used this week and YTD: .72 yds

Fabric added this week and YTD: 0 yds

Net fabric busted: .72 yds

In the 15 Minutes To Stitch department. I have sewn or been doing some sewing related task every day this year. I average 2.5 hours per day. Even if I’m too tired to start actually sewing, I forced myself to go do something. Hence all the organizing and cleaning.

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 challenge.

I hope you have a great week!

5 Responses to “The Stash”

  1. Sunday Stash January 13, 2019 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] My stats remain all zeros. I got the first border on the 9 patch top this week and accomplished nothing else in the sewing room. I’ve felt more drawn to hand work lately. I find I don’t enjoy working in my over-cluttered sewing room. I’m considering my options for sewing elsewhere in the house, or maybe rearranging things in the sewing room. I’m not sure about either. What I do know is that I have a lot of unfinished projects and projects I want to do that will never get done if I don’t spend time at my machine. This is one of those “make it work” moments. Fabric Added: 0 Fabric Used: 0 How did you do this week? 1 Meloney 2 Kate 3 Chrisknits 4 maggie f 5 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    Sounds like a good plan. I only wish I could spend 2 weeks cleaning up in the sewing room.

  3. Chrisknits Says:

    I am planning to use all my home dec leftovers for small cases this Christmas. Maybe I need to start now? Hey, 1-2 cases a month will yield enough for everyone.

  4. Kate Says:

    Sounds like you’ve gotten a good start to the new year. A clean and organized space always helps. Hope this week has been as good on the stitching front.

  5. Susan Says:

    I’m a little slow getting around this week, but I do like your plaid tote bag.

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