Sunday, February 28, 2010
Stash Report 2010 - Week 9
I busted 6.375 yards this week on things sent to others, but nothing where it counts - in my sewing room! I'm going to do a few things around the house this morning and then turn on my sewing machine to work on something/anything. To quote a football player I once heard being interviewed on TV about 20 years ago when asked what they could do to accomplish their goal .... "I don't know, but something's gotta get did."
No purchases this week. Next week will bring not one but two boxes from The Fat Quarter Shop. One box will contain 8+ yards of Bar Harbor, and one box is a mystery. I have no clue what button I poked - didn't even know I had poked a button - but I received an email from UPS. You know, the one that says "This message was sent to you at the request of Fat Quarter Shop to notify you that the electronic shipment information below has been transmitted to UPS." (sigh) The last time a mystery package arrived, it turned out to be a bolt of cheddar! Lord only knows what's in this package. Well, Kimberly probably knows but I haven't asked her. Stay tuned. It's about time for another give-away, so I'll see if I can't come up with something relating to this mystery box.
I did manage to finish the Botanika binding and get another one done yesterday while watching the earthquake news. Sixteen years ago I would have only noted it and probably changed the channel. Now that I've been living where the earth moves on a regular basis, it's made me aware that at any moment it could happen here. The thing that throws me each time I feel the movement is that it's totally out of the blue. No warnings, no sense of anxious preparation like when waiting for a hurricane to make landfall. Just "wham," day or night. I can't even begin to imagine what an 8.8 felt like and how frightened those people were. My heart goes out to them.
Enough yapping here -- I have fabric to bust in "anxious preparation" for that box landing on my doorstep!
Busted: 86.25 yards
Purchased: 66.625 yards
Net YTD: 19.625 yards busted
Surely the two boxes won't equal more than 19.625 yards! But best get a bigger cushion in place!