Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stash Report 2010 - Week 11

I have not been able to sew all week, and I don't expect to be able to do so for a couple of more weeks. The person at work who is sick is having surgery on Tuesday, and I've been working hard to get things pushed through. It's amazing how much I got done. I did manage to work a bit on bindings - five done this year and am working on the sixth. Two more big quilts to go. These will all be 2010 finishes. I will try to get some applique prepped so I can have that ready to go when I need to de-stress. It works. It really does.

Penny is getting better about not trying to play with my thread as I'm stitching bindings down. She's such a cute, joyful puppy, but no where I sat could keep her from wanting to play while I was stitching. I was beginning to think I was going to have to hand stitch standing up!

Last week I forgot to report the Fig Tree Club tablerunner kit that landed. That's 3.625 yards. I can't wait to make this one.

This week a small package arrived from Minick & Simpson for their Stars & Bars kit. I already had the pattern and had purchased some star fabric from the Jo Morton line, but I found another pattern on which to use those darker stars. What's a girl to do but buy more fabric?! Anyway, that kit is 7.75 yards. I'm such an M&S groupie! :)

I will try to get the Pennsylvania Dutch block made today and get that posted for the drawing info for those participating in the Pennsylvania Dutch club.

The give-away I planned to do this week will be after that. I need another bust to get me out of the red!

Year-to-Date Totals:

Busted: 86.25 yards
Purchased: 87.875 yards
Net YTD: <1.625> yards busted


jaybird said...

you are only barely in the red... no worries... you have plenty of time to get back into the black...

i hope work doesn't stress you too much... i know how it feels to have times where you just can't sew... but things will change eventually!!

Marilyn said...

I think you are really doing well on your stashbusting! Just think of where you were last year at this time! I know how tough work is at this time and that is taking all your energy.

Hire a cleaning lady every two weeks. She can clean the kitchen, bathrooms, do some vacuuming, mop some floors and change your bed etc...that would be a good treat to you. While she is there, you can sew away!

Penny said...

Your fig tree fabric looks yummy. Oh, maybe I shouldn't say yummy....Penny will think it is something to eat. That dog is a hoot. Give her a hug for me.

You are doing so great on your stash busting efforts. I think I need to cull some out and donate it. It really helps with the numbers. I really am jealous of yours.

I sincerely hope all goes well for your co-worker.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Penny doesn't like binding--she's JEALOUS!! Silly dog--like she doesn't know you love her!

jillquilts said...

Oh no!!!! Fix that!! Fix that fast!! I have let you down! I was no support or voice in your ear saying, "Don't Poke Buttons!!!" lol