Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday 1-20-08 Stash Report

I was really good this week. I had a redwork pattern come in that I had ordered at the quilt show last weekend, and I only purchased a Diane Phalen quilty jigsaw puzzle at Ginger's.

But ....



Thursday night at Applique Club, Jane gave me half of her wonderful positive/negative polka dot purchases at Road. Uh oh, I guess I need to report the incoming fabric! A total of 3 yards, but since we're collecting dots, I won't beat myself up over it. Of course, I might beat up Jane!! LOL

I've been sewing this weekend on a quilt that Judy designed. This is the one where she fixed all the pinwheels for me. I'm going to go ahead and count the yardage for the top in this week's bust because I'll get it finished up tonight. That's 8.5 yards busted.

The backing will be reported on next week's report. I'm renewing a goal of mine to immediately piece the backing for a quilt when the top is done and get the binding pieced and ready to go on. I set this goal every year, but this year I'm sticking to it!!

So Year-To-Date Totals:

Incoming - 11.25 yards
Busted - 37.25 yards

Net YTD Total: 26.00 yards BUSTED!!

I've so totally enjoyed sewing this weekend! I installed the new light on my Bernina, and it was wonderful being able to see while sewing late last night! Of course, I had to tidy up my sewing table before I could get going. I threw away a bunch of papers that had accumulated. My other new goal -- neatness counts!! That one may be harder to stick to!

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

It would have taken me about 2 seconds to add those dots to my stash too!

Nan said...

There is no way I would have said "no" to that fabric - it is a must-have!
You are definitely making progress on your stash busting. I don't know about the neatness part, though - is it really important? If so, I'm in big trouble!! I usually have about 3 projects going on at one time, and several more sitting there waiting for me! I guess I could stack them neatly, right? Tee hee!

Randi said...

26 yds is great...it's only January!

JudyL said...

Stick to that goal of piecing the backing and binding as soon as you finish. I usually use wide backings but have been piecing the binding as soon as I finish the piecing and it makes such a difference.

Great stash report and yes .. you do have to count the fabric Jane shared since you're counting the fabric you're giving away too!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Isn't it so much easier to finish something when the back is already piece?? And I couldn't have passed on those dots either--they are lovely.

Betty J in OKC said...

For focusing on neatness, I strongly recommend Flylady. www.flylady.com

Kim said...

I don't think it counts if Jane's giving you fabric. Nope, I wouldn't count that. That Jane's SUCH an enabler, though, isn't she?! ROFLOL!

Kim said...

Oops! I just read what JudyL said. So if the fabric from Jane counts, and if you get to feeling real guilty about it, go ahead and send it to me. I'm always willing to sacrifice to help out a friend.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE THOSE!!!!! Tell Jane she needs to share with me too.