It's that time of the year. Heavy work time. No sewing. I come home and just want to sleep. My dog doesn't know who I am any more. My house is a disaster zone. My Bernina thinks I've abandoned her.
So what do I do to get some excitement in my life? I poke buttons.
I went back to my stash report book for 2008. Weeks 14 and 15 were heavy purchase weeks with no busts. It's shaping up to be the same this year.
To explain a bit my downfall this week - I love birds. I love everything about them. (Except when they poop on the head of my St. Francis of Assisi fountain on the patio.) I even have a Richard Sloan print of his Scissor Tailed Flycatcher above my bed. Excuse the very bad picture.
So where is this leading? Aviary. Anything named Aviary is a sure bet to hit my stash, and the kit arrived this week. Of course, backing was in order, so that was ordered, too.
Then the first month's BOM, finishing kit and backing arrived for Heartland Heritage. A few other minor things came also, but just the kit and the BOM package were enough to assure me that I'm trending exactly as I did last year during April.
So there you have it. 36.25 yards of fabric. I didn't even open the boxes until this morning. No busts, but I did make a couple of basket blocks in odd moments when my hands were idle and my brain needed soothing. It seems to need that a lot these days.
Oh, and about that nap yesterday? It lasted almost all day.
Busted: 119.50 yards
Purchased: 275.625 yards
Net YTD: <156.125> yards