Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stash Report

Used since last report:        0.00 yards
Used year to Date:            47.00 yards
Added since last report:     5.00 yards
Added Year to Date:         34.17 yards
Net Used for 2013:            12.83 yards

The Fabric Demon bit me!!!! LOL  I haven't bought a FQ Bundle in years but I did buy one this week and did a wonderful job of enhancing my stash. I received a bundle of 20 FQ's of Collage from Fat Quarter Shop this week. I really, really like fabrics with writing on them and the colors in this bundle were just too much fun. There are also coffee cups and birds with writing on them. What could be better?  Please don't ask me what I am going to do with them. Haven't a clue except to pet them and enjoy the eye candy. Some ideas will come eventually.

I have been doing some machine embroidery. Urban Threads had the neatest new design packet called Miniature Menagerie. They showed them done up into a quilt. Did I have any resistance??? NO!!! What a fun quilt it will be. There are two more designs to be embroidered plus I will need to repeat all of the blocks for a total of twelve embroidered blocks. 

Getting excited to attend the the Machine Quilting Today Show in Wisconsin. There is a group of us going. Since we don't all take the same classes, we will be able to share information learned from different classes.  I am also taking a Nolting Maintenance class. This will be very beneficial since I have a Nolting Fun Quilter and live quite a distance from any support. Not that I have had to do much except time the bobbin area. When I get back home from the show, I should be all enthused to get at the mound of machine quilting that I have to do. I think the banister can't take much more getting stacked on it!!! This will provide me with an opportunity to try out the new things that I learn.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stash Report

Used since last report:       4.00 yards
Used year to Date:            47.00 yards
Added since last report:     3.00 yards
Added Year to Date:         29.17 yards
Net Used for 2013:            17.83 yards

Where is the summer going??  July is more then half over and it seems like summer just barely arrived. I do have to WHINE about the heat wave we had this last week. 95+ degrees weather just does not agree with me, especially when the humidity gets so high. Have to admit I holed up in the nicely air conditioned sewing room. 

Last weekend we went up to Fargo, North Dakota, to celebrate July birthdays for our daughter, Natalie, son-in-law, Norman, and grandson, Jacob.  We also brought something extra for grandson, Jordan, since we missed celebrating his birthday in February. Natalie was very happy with her birthday present. I order the adapter for machine needle felting. My son helped me modify an old sewing machine into a needle felting machine. It works very well and was a lot less expensive then buying a needle felting machine. The sewing machine will never be able to sew again because the whole shuttle area needed to be removed, but I think I have a significantly sufficient supply of sewing machines!!! TeeHee!!!!  (Hubby completely agrees!!!! LOL)

On Monday, we had our Sew-Sew Monday at Grubers Quilt Shop. It was a fun day sewing. Connie brought her Stars & Strings quilt from the Fall/Winter 2012 Quilt Sampler magazine. It turned out so beautifully.

On Friday, I finished piecing Hopscotch, Butterscotch quilt by Bonnie Hunter from her "Leaders & Enders" book.  My very nice hubby held the flimsie up for me to take a picture. I am very happy with how it turned out. I did have to buy the sashing fabric. Everything else came from scraps.

I am still in the black for stash enhancement. Trying very hard not to purchase unless I need it for a project. I did buy two one-half yard pieces of brown fabrics for a large quilt I am working on for our bedroom, besides the fabric for Hopscotch.

Little by little I have been sorting through stored UFO's. A few projects are being donated. Some projects that had not been started but had the fabric pulled for them have been dismantled and the fabric is going back into stash. Once things are back in the stash then I am able to know what I have and start using it. It is amazing how much a person accumulates. 

I am also considering selling my knitting machine. It hasn't been used in years and there is starting to be people interested in buying knitting machines. Sometimes it is just so hard to let go of "Stuff."  I always think I am going to want to use it sometime!! Bet no one else does that! LOL.

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