Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stash Report 2011 - Weeks 26, 27 & 28

This is the first report I've made since retreat weekend, so three weeks here. Thought I'd best do it now before that boat-load of fabric arrives next week! :)

Busted -- I sent a little quilting buddy some charm packs for her birthday, and then I cut out two quilts last weekend. So 28.05 busted! There were some other fabrics sent to a swap pal, but I didn't write down what those were and can't remember now, so I can't count them.

I need to hire myself a CFO! ;)

Incoming -- There are 28 yards that were given to me by a friend. (Thank you, my friend!!)

Next week ....... ouch. I have a package sitting here that hasn't been opened. I figure it'll just get added to the other gazillion yards incoming next week.

There were a ton of notions that came in this week from the Fat Quarter Shop. I laid them all out and found out my camera batteries were dead. Guess I need an assistant, too. Anyway, I picked up four spools of dark brown, dark green and dark blue Aurifil threads, fall colors. I plan on doing some quilting myself this winter. I love Aurifil thread, but more importantly, my Bernina loves it! The spools seem to last forever and there's a whole lot less lint than other brands I've used!

Four packs of these Clover fine pins. These are the only pins I have ever used that my Bernina allows me to sew across. I know I'm supposed to take them out, but who really does that? Okay, I know some of my readers do, but I don't. Anyway, these pins are so thin and fine. They bend easier but I'd rather lose a few in the process of making a quilt than having to spend the time stopping and unpinning before stitching that seam. I buy these every time I see them. I'm so glad the FQS is now stocking them. I can poke the button and toss some into the box on a fabric order.

Then for applique I picked up two favorites. I love the ThimblePads for both my pushing finger on top and the underneath finger. I also pick up these when I see them.

But the one thing I'm so glad the Fat Quarter Shop is now stocking are these General's white chalk pencils. I have tried every marker out there for making on dark fabrics and these are my absolute favorite! They're hard to find locally, so I'm a happy appliquer!!

Wow, this is long. That's what happens when I don't report for a while. I guess it means that I'm feeling a tad bit better today!

Year to Date:

Busted: 318.73 yards
Purchased: 378.025 yards
Net YTD: (59.295) yards busted :(


jillquilts said...

Your report is looking good! :) I love those Clover Pins as well! They are the only things I want to use religiously! lol

Lori said...

I always chuckle at your stash report. I imagine Penny pushing buttons and sneaking peeks to make sure you don't catch her. I love those chalk pencils too!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Hope you are feeling better. Sounds like they were all necessary purchases. :-) Have a good week!

katie z. said...

I love your stash reports.

Just blame all your problems on the heat (at least that's what I'm doing here!)

Quilterbee said...

I'm glad to read that you are feeling better. I love those chalk pencils too. I have some of the clover pins with the white glass head but I haven't seen the ones with the yellow glass heads.

Dawn said...

Hire me...I will work for fabric...

badlandsquilts said...

Thanks for the tip on the pins... I have always been a pinner but had moved to the much slower removal process since I got a better machine.

Anonymous said...

I would like to apply for the Chief Fabric Officer position!

Wendy in Iowa

Sharon said...

Hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to see what you purchased. And yes, you did cut up Burr, right? I love Aurifil for piecing and I know some people use it for hand quilting if they want a more refined look.

Kathie said...

I have to try those clover pins , yes I sew over my pins too, not always successful but I keep doing it!
maybe these will help me.
I LOVE these chalk pencils glad she is carrying them too
they are hard to find.
I usually order a box at a time
hope your feeling better

Carol said...

Love Aurifil thread...those pins are my absolute favorite, glad to know that FQS has them, and the General Pencils are the best. I'm going to have to try the ThimblePads. Thanks for sharing!

AnnieO said...

Good success there, just about an even swap of in and out. I've been noticing my pins are awfully fat and terribly dull lately and I've wanted to try the Clover doubles. Perhaps I can find some at the Long Beach show--guess I can wait a couple more weeks :)

LuAnn said...

I love your button poking reports. I like those pins as well. I bought some of the "fork pins", and those really seem to give me an accurate seam. I've learned to go slower when I get to a pin and don't lose so many needles that way. I love Aurifil, too. Glad you feel better.