Sunday, June 07, 2009
Stash Report Week 23
This week a mysterious package arrived, and in it were two quilts from my very dear friends, Sally and Nicky. One is for Penny and one for me! They are so so so beautiful! They also tucked inside the package a purse for Penny. It's her new favorite toy. So cute running around with the purse in her mouth. In this picture she's trying to figure out the squeaker in it. (I had to lighten the picture. It's hard to photo a black dog!)
Sally and Nicky, thank you SO much for your friendship and love. These quilts will always be cherished by me! I love you both very much!
On the sewing front, not much going on! I tried to sneak down this morning without waking up Penny. I almost had the coffee pot together when I accidentally hit the talking ball with my foot. She heard it and was awake! For the next two hours it'll be play time until she wears out and I can put her in her kennel for a nap. I love this little puppy and she's so much fun, but she's also a lot of work! Oh, we had her second vet appointment yesterday. She gained exactly two pounds from her appointment three weeks ago. She's all of 5.1 pounds now!!
I want to work on an old quilt top that my sister-in-law, Gail, wants to have finished. It was put together by her grandmother I'm guessing as a utility quilt. The fabric strips are from clothing and are hand sewn. Gail said she recognized some of the fabric. Several of the long seams are really crooked and the quilt top doesn't lay flat. I'm going to give it a good steam pressing this afternoon and assess what I'll have to take apart and resew to get it flat and square. I'm going to get my local longarmer to just do an overall on it. I really want to finish this for Gail, but the quilter in me needs to fix it. It'll be fun to work on, and will be an easy project. Maybe I can get that accomplished today.
I'm really bored with getting UFOs done. Time to start a new project, I guess. But which one? Ginger asked me to look at an applique project that they might want to offer as a BOM at the shop. I'll do that today, too. I need to figure out how I can work that into my life right now. Hey, maybe sitting on the sofa stitching will give me play time with Penny and also something accomplished on the quilty front.
I've delayed the stash report long enough. It's not pretty - but what else is new. The box I hadn't opened last week contained mostly Roses de Noel as I thought. 16 yards of it. :) There was also 5 yards of a dotted cream background from the Pumpkin Patch line. I had used the Halloween background from my stash in Judy's Bears in the Barnyard project. That definitely needed to be replaced as I have a Halloween project that I'm wanting to do. So 21 yards purchased to report this week. Well, actually last week ..... oh, heck, what does it matter when!
I'm so motivated right now, but there are too many quilt projects sitting around. I just need to focus on one until it's finished.
Busted: 119.50 yards
Purchased: 369.125 yards
Net YTD: <249.625> yards