Sunday, November 25, 2007

Stash Buster Sunday


I didn't bust any stash this week. Unless, of course, you count the cash stash for medical bills. No, let's not count that. In fact, I'd rather not think about it.

I did start sewing up a couple of things for a friend, but I can't call that stash busting because it was her fabric. But while I was doing that, I came up with some plans for how to use up some of the stuff I have here, and how to store it better so I can more easily see what I have.

A friend emailed me yesterday and said she was going to send me some strips for my loggies. WHAT? NO, YOU ARE NOT!!! Nuh uh!! No way!!! I was so shocked that I forgot to email her back! Will do that immediately! ROFLOL. Honey, we're stash busting - and that DOES NOT mean sending me your stuff! Love you anyway, and nice try!! LOL

One thing I was also thinking about last night are the most favorite quilts I've made. Those haven't been from coordinated lines of fabric, but from my stash.

For instance:

"Strawberries for Lisa" has been juried into Road to California!!!! That was 100% out of my stash! Well, except for the background because I didn't have enough of any one piece. But all the rest of it came from my stash! It's a special quilt because I had hoarded that strawberry fabric for five years until Judy's design inspired me. Thank you, Judy!

I was thinking about Judy's pink quilt she just made, and all of the other Hour a Day quilt patterns. I'm going to make some of those starting over the Christmas holidays!! Yep, I'm just going to do it!

So while I've gotten off to a shaky start this week, I'm driven by my determination to have all my stash fit into one room! I'm not going to pledge yardage used or number of quilts made, but just to have it all fit into the stash room! So that means a LOT of sewing in my future!! :)

Gratitudes:

~ The remarkable health care system we have here in America.
~ Jane.
~ A long holiday weekend to recuperate.
~ Coming to the conclusion that I actually like Jell-O!

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on being accepted in R2c and on your stash busting efforts.

JudyL said...

I'm so happy to hear you say that you love your stash quilts. I know how much you love your collections. And, most of all, I'm thankful for everything on your gratitudes list and especially thankful that you're feeling better!

JudyL said...

I love your quilt and I think I forgot to say Congratulations on being accepted in Road 2 CA! That may be one of my most favorite quilts.

Beth said...

I am with you, while my stash generally fits onto one bookshelf and in my sewing armoire, I have more than I could possibly use! I am going to go through it and take out all the stuff that I loathe, there is a lot that I got from a few scrap grab bags I purchased, what's the point in keeping it? Then I bought some of those 2 gallon ziploc bags. If I have a pile of fabric and a pattern that will make a quilt, that whole thing is going in it's own ziploc, that way I see how many quilts I have to make! But for all my talk, I went to the Fabric Patch today and bought the stuff to make another lap quilt! Good grief! It is soooo an illness!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations Vicky! I love that quilt. I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

julieQ said...

Yahoo! Congratulations on your quilt being accepted into Road to California. Wow!! It is beautiful. I have tried to give away fabric, and sometimes it works for me. Do you want some more strips for logs? haha, just joshing, have a wonderful day!!

julieQ

atet said...

Congrats on your quilt being accepted into Road to California! And good luck with the stash busting! You can do it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Beautiful quilt there. And hubby decided he too liked jello when that's all he could eat before the colonoscopy. LOL!!! It's not bad huh??

Kim said...

Congrats on getting into Road to California! And congrats on starting to feel much better--and that's the most important one!

cher said...

exciting to have a quilt accepted! great news...do you have a photo to remind us of how it looks?? I like the ideas you are coming up with...keep up those thoughts!

Nan said...

Congratulations on being accepted in Road 2 California! What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!
I am so pleased you are feeling better! Isn't it funny how Jello can taste so darn good when you can't enjoy much of anything else? Jello has been a God-send to me many, many times in my life. I am grateful for it, too!

Marcie said...

Hey, I like Jello too! Did you know it is no longer "in"? So sad. It's such a happy little food! Glad you are feeling better! Your quilt is beautiful and I am excited for you that it will be in the Rd to CA show! I want to stash bust, but I don't know how. I actually have several vices of overabundant living. Snort!