Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sunday 12-9-07 Stash Report


Man, it's killing me to be this good!! I wasn't perfect, but all things considered, the CEO of Purchasing is pretty happy with herself!

I poked a lot of buttons this week, but they were mostly things for others. I did poke once for myself, and that was to pay for something that I had reserved a while back. So that doesn't count since it ordered a long time ago. Right? :) Kimberly at http://www.fatquartershop.com/ will vouch for me on this one! I promise!

Yesterday I went to two quilt shops and got a backing, three FQs and a pattern. The backing was purchased for two reasons: first, I need it for a patriotic project. But I can't reveal the REAL reason I bought it. Not yet anyway! LOL. So let's not count that purchase either! Okay, I'll admit I didn't need the three FQs, but they were polka dots! I mean, polka dots! I have quite a collection of those, and I couldn't stand to leave those three piddly FQs at the quilt shop! They looked lonely!

The pattern is Irish Reel from the Straight to the Point Series, http://www.quiltwoman.com/. I hate sewing diagonal rows with those setting triangles. I always get all discombobulated sewing those together. This pattern has you sew straight rows and then make two long cuts on the quilt top and sew it back together to get the on-point setting. This pattern only needs three fabrics, so I can see some stash busting on this one. I'm going to dig into the Robyn Pandolph stash closet. I'll bet there's something in there that will work! Edit: Well, the link won't take you right to the pattern. In the search box on the Make it Easy link up in the top right corner, type in "Straight to the Point" and you'll get to it. Sorry!

The funny thing is that I'm actually thinking stash busting these days whenever I look at a pattern or book. That's good! I'm usually like the high school teenager who's been invited to a party. I have to go out and buy a new dress, even though I have a closet full of new dresses that still have the tags on them. Not any more! I want to use up some of this stuff -- okay, maybe only to make room for more stuff, but we won't talk about that!

The picture was taken this morning when I went out with Daisy. There's snow on our mountaintops! Hooray! Our "winter" has arrived!

9 comments:

JudyL said...

I'm so proud of you! I know how much you enjoy shopping and you're doing great!!

Sweet P said...

Congrats on your no buy progress. Keep up the good job!

Erin said...

Congrats! great job!

Vicki W said...

I think we both did well this week! Three FQs is VERY good!

Carla said...

The picture of the mountains and trees made me just a little bit homesick for your area. Is that Mt. Baldy? I moved from Chino Hills to Alabama 13 years ago so I know that view well. What quilt shops did you go to?

Yvonne said...

Well, it just goes to show ya....you really can do it! :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That picture of the snow is beautiful. I could see it too this morning. Glad you and OUR Jane had a fun filled day. How could you not have fun with Jane? LOL!!!

Beth said...

I went out on Sunday to run errands and I noticed all the snow on the mountains behind my house all the way over to your neck of the woods, really pretty. Hope you're feeling better by the day, and see you Thursday.

Nan said...

Good for you on the stash busting!! I will say you are having an effect on me, too. I now look at a pattern, and wonder which of my stash fabrics would look good with it! Thank you, Vicky - you are an inspiration to me!
The photo is beautiful - a palm tree and snow on the mountains. Wow!