Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:                  0.00 yards
Used YTD:                                     0.00 yards
Added since last report:               4.50 yards
Added YTD:                                   6.50 yards
Net Used YTD:                              - 6.50 yards 

I sure have not been very productive lately, but I am "okay with that!"  Sometimes we just have to give ourselves a time out. I have been working on projects, just have not finished any.  Now that I have gotten the "whine ------" out of my system!!  LOL

On Thursday evening at our quilt guild meeting, I won one of the birthday drawings. It was the a very fun basket. There was a teapot, cup, tray, and tea bag holder. Also the cutest fat eights of fabric, Quilter's Apprentice book, slow cooker, and a red "Princess" teddy bear. I think the fabric will be used to make a sewing machine mat for my Featherweight. After all, she deserves the very best!! VBG

The other fabrics were purchased but they were all on "SALE." That is always great justification for purchasing fabric. Right? The check is for on some towel edges after I get recipes machine embroidered on them. The rest is stash enhancement - I borrowed that phrase!!

I have re-organized a walk-in closet that I use for most of the overflow supplies from my quilting studio. While re-organizing, I have been noting all the UFO's. I pulled one out to be finished this quarter as part of my challenge to finish a UFO per quarter. The problem I had with this quilt is -- it was a mystery block of the month I participated in quite a number of years ago. I had to force myself to finish the center. All it has needed is for the borders to be put on and then quilted. Well - it was just "too PINK" and reminded me of Pepto BismoL. Since I used to suffer from motion sickness as a child, my mother was always feeding me Pepto Bismol. Can you understand now why I didn't like so much pink? You know what??? When I dragged the quilt out, it wasn't so bad after all. In fact, I quite like it.  Isn't it amazing how our perspective can change?  I did find a fat quarter of a solid pink in my stash to insert before adding the final border.  Being able to use my stash is always a plus.

Mystery Quilt
Two of my friends did come out on one of the coldest days this winter and sewed with me. What nice hardy Minnesotans for friends. Mary is busy cutting sashing for her quilt and Maureen is steadily ironing.  We had a good day and everyone got home safely.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe. This had been quite the winter!!

Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

Hugs, Beth


  1. Love it when friends get together to sew!

    1. We try to get together at my house once a month. It is always fun.
      Thanks for visiting.

  2. Okay, I'll admit it, I have recently written "2013" upon the date of a check. But tell me, shouldn't this year's stash report be for 2014? If I'm wrong, it's because I never figured out BC and AD dates in history either. Isn't there a zero year? And what happened then? Never mind. I love your sew-in with your friends!

    1. Hey Vic, Good catch. Because I do copy paste, I didn't even pay attention that I still had 2013 in the stash report. Maybe I need to try the zero year! LOL
      Hugs and stay warm.