Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stash Report Week 11

I'm going backwards! I started the year like Seabiscuit out of the starting gate, but lately have been more like the old gray mare who ain't what she used to be!

I knew I wouldn't be busting much in the past couple of weeks, and probably won't for another couple of weeks. I am working on UFOs, though, and if any of those are finished, then I can piece the backing. On UFOs I'm only counting backings as stash busted, or perhaps borders and bindings if those are pulled out of the stash.

Where I got into trouble this week was buying 19 yards of fabric! Patriotics and Simplicity. Yikes!

One project for which I was going to cut fabric this week was put on hold for a bit. The other project planning is perplexing me. I need to get over it and start cutting. Way overthinking it.

My mind has been on work almost exclusively this year. The tax stuff just about does me in; it's massive. I'm real close to having all of that finished, and once the first quarter financials are done, I can relax a bit and get more creative.

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 122.50 yards
Purchased: 97.5 yards
Net YTD: 25.00 yards busted!


Becky said...

Count your completed U.F.O.'s as progress. An unfinished project is an unfinished project that can't be enjoyed.

What patriotic fabric did you buy? I can see a patriotic quilt in my future. I've purchased a couple of pieces.

What did you decide on the borders of the quilt from earlier in the week?

Take care,
Becky in Georgia

Vicki W said...

A copleted UFO is as good as used stash. Both get bulk out of your sewing room!

Mel said...

You are doing great. You are still less stash than you started with. :)
Keep on keeping on.

The Quickie Queen said...

Wouldn't you rather just slam your fingers between a car door and its frame than do taxes?! Taxes are the pits and take the wind out of me too! Glad to know that I'm not the only one that hasn't finished them either.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Overthinking your project?? Maybe your brain is tired from all those taxes. And a finished UFO is stash moved out.

atet said...

Um, since the amount of stash you've used far exceeds mine for this year -- I'd say you are still cookin'!

KathySWFL said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing a great job at stashbusting! Once you get this tax nonsense out of your head you will be going strong again!


Amanda said...

I would consider finishing a UFO as stash busting. I have one that I am going to count as stashbusting, but I most likely won't count up all the fabric that I used for making so many half square triangles. I guess I'm too lazy. I will count the borders and the back, though. I'll be glad to get it off my shelf and quilted!

Ugghh. Taxes. I feel your pain.

Tigger said...

I'm with Amanda: UFOs should count as stash busting too. Besides, either way you look at it, you've still got a net decrease in yardage so YER DOIN' GOOD!


Kim said...

I don't know Vicky, but it sounds to me like the old gray mare is an awful lot like she used to be before she started busting stash! ROFLOL! No, actually I think you're still doing pretty darn good considering!