Sunday, August 08, 2010

Stash Report 2010 - Week 30

This week wasn't as bad as I though it would be. But only because two more boxes haven't landed yet. Next week -- uh oh! But it's okay. Repeat after me ... August is my no-guilt buy month! :)

The July shipment of the 2010 Fig Tree Club arrived. What is it about Joanna's fabrics that are so appealing to me? It must be those soft colors - they're like pastel but not pastel. Does that make sense? I don't remember if I signed up yet for the Second Annual Fig Tree Club. Kimberly, help!

Anyway, this adorable Blooming Meadows quilt from Fresh Cottons is 6.37 yards. I'm going to stash dive on those Fig Tree shelves for backing - unless I cave and go ahead and poke another button. It's August, after all!

The other box that arrived was the one with BOMs. I'll be making the Pennsylvania Dutch this week for sure. And before someone asks *again* - no, I don't count BOM monthly packages in my stash report. So there's a lot of sewing going on with no busts. I do, however, count the finishing kits and backings both in and out.

Went to Jane's last night for Sarah's birthday dinner. Yummy steaks! Jane's sweet DH cooks the best steaks ever! And a gorgeous birthday cake, but I passed on that because it was - gasp - chocolate! Okay, I admit it. I'm not much of a chocolate person .... I know. Weird, huh?

Penny is plumb worn out from playing with Skippy. We walked this morning, and she climbed right back on her perch to sleep more. She didn't even get down when I put the Fig Tree there to photo. I can't believe I actually got a picture without her head stuck in it! (LOL, I have to lighten the pictures so much to get her to show up.)

I'm going to dig around in the stash room and come up with something for a give-away. I'll get that posted a little later. Pennsylvania Dutch ladies, I'll get that post up after the give-away ends next week. And I also need to stick some more fabric in the charity box. Hey, a bust is a bust, no matter how!

Busted: 232.625 yards
Purchased: 323.325 yards
Net YTD: (90.70) yards busted :(


Morah said...

Look at it this don't have more to the negative...yet! I say, as if it matters, as long as it makes you happy and you can afford it...GO FOR IT!

Yvette said...

I'm drooling over that kit you just received.

August doesn't count??? Nobody told me!!! Time to start shopping!

CaraQuilts said...

I love that kit!! Tumblers are a favorite of mine, I'm working on one with Make Life and adding applique words too.
I have a layer cake of Fresh Cottons and maybe that's what I should do with it...

pdudgeon said...

Oh,that's a tumblers quilt! i just made one of those (Antique Thimbles)in blue, creme and tan, and i love how easily it goes together.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the new kit. Really pretty fabrics!

Carol said...

Yummy new goodies in the mail...look at sweet Penny...she's too pooped to pop...don't think there will be any running through the neighborhood hood for her today...LOL!

Judy Laquidara said...

I love seeing Penny on that couch. Red is such a good color for her. Speck (I almost typed Chad) still wears the red harness/collar that had belonged to Daisy.

Becky said...

Fresh Cotton by Fig Tree is a fabulous line. A couple of my teacher friends used this line for signature books for a retirement quilt for me. It is gorgeous. I have the blocks and need to assemble the top. You did good to purchase this one:) I'm using older Fig Tree fabric for the backing. I may purchase some yardage for the binding. Have a great Sunday evening!

Are you entering a photo of Penny on a quilt for SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts Quilt Show? She's a natural:)

jillquilts said...

Gorgeous fabrics!! And Penny is so sweet!!!

Lori said...

Penny is merely plotting her next escape from her perch. Yeah, TURD DOG!

joanna said...

Hope you enjoy that latest club project. And I am SO glad that you like my fabrics. pastel but not pastel is a good description. Fresh Vintage we call them!

Happy summer & happy August spending!