Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stash Report Week 16

Well, moving in the right direction again ... but a lot of catch-up to do before I'm back in the positive. The way things are going, though, I could very well turn it around in the next couple of weeks! Remember, I said that after April 15th I'd be able to accomplish a lot more! :)

I spent all day yesterday cutting. I cut Hometown Christmas, even the borders. I started sewing a bit on it, but decided to eat dinner instead! It's always something! Anyway, I'm counting it as busted. I also cut another kit with Renewal fabric by Brannock & Patek. That one was 9 yards. I'm counting that as busted, too - otherwise, I would have a nothing report this week. That's 28.75 yards total busted this week. These numbers do not include backing or binding. That's for another week, hopefully in the not too distant future. Both of these will sew up quickly. Cutting is the hardest part of the whole quilting process for me. I like to have essentially a cutting weekend occasionally. I seem to get more sewn when I do it that way.

I purchased nothing. Okay, I did place a small order that hasn't arrived yet. It'll be on next week's report. But I'm proud of myself because I had a ton of stuff in the cart, and then backed out a lot of it before I poked the button. I'm trying to break the habit of buying everything. From now on I'm just going to buy what I have a reasonable expectation of actually making. The amount of money I put into my retirement account each month should grow proportionately, and that's a good thing!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 163.75 yards
Purchased: 189.50 yards
Net YTD: <25.75> yards busted!


Vicki W said...

Great report!

Lori in South Dakota said...

"reasonable expectation of actually making" I love the way you say that!!

Becky said...

Glad to hear that you are having some time to sew. I'm not familiar with Hometown Christmas. Looking forward to seeing pictures in your blog. Hope that you had a wonderful Sunday!

Becky in Georgia

Suze said...

Now that the cutting is done you can sew uninterrupted. That is a great way to accomplish a lot.

Congratulations on resisting the urge to stock up.

Kim said...

I was thinking about Hometown Christmas too--but that's as far as I got; just thinking! LOL! Good for you getting it all cut!

Nan said...

Good for you! I am also trying NOT to buy fabric. You give me strength, Vicky!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Well, you sure do buy alot of fabric, but it looks like you are using it just about as fast as you buy it! You are doing a really great job at keeping track of it all.