Monday, March 31, 2014

Design Wall Monday & Late Stash Report

Used since last report:         3.33 yards
Used year to Date:               5.33 yards
Added since last report:       0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:             8.00 yards
Net Used for 2014:             - 2.67yards 

Not a lot to report but have been keeping out of mischief! LOL  I finished putting borders on a 
log cabin quilt center that my daughter Brenda pieced. Also pieced a back for it and currently loading the quilt on the frame. Hope to quilt and bind it this week.

Brends's log cabin quilt
Since the weather has not been cooperating -- Snow, Snow, Snow---- I couldn't open windows and start airing out the house after a long winter. Soooo -- I decided the stash is so far out of control and started to purge some of the old fabrics. These fabrics have been cut into patient bags for the Coborn's Cancer Center. The scraps left after cutting the bags are being cut into usable sizes for future quilts. So far I have completed another 10 bags, three are in process and approximately another 50 bags cut out. Each bag uses approximately 1/3 yard of fabric. You know what --- It hasn't appeared to even make a dent in the stash.  <Grin>  Guess I will be sewing for many years. Too many years working in a quilt shop surrounded by all those wonderful fabrics did it to me!!  LOL That is my story and I am sticking with it.

Stack of cut out Patient Bags
On Sew-Sew Monday, Maureen brought her Bulls Eye quilt top.  What a great quilt!

Mary brought a star quilt top she has completed. What a fun quilt.

Connie has a quilt started with a block using four pinwheels with a nine-patch surrounded by sashing. It will be absolutely smashing.

I'll end with what it looks like out my window on March 31st.  Spring will come!!!!  <Grin>

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

Hugs, Beth

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:         2.00 yards
Used year to Date:              2.00 yards
Added since last report:       1.50 yards
Added Year to Date:            8.00 yards
Net Used for 2014:             - 6.00 yards 

Wow!! What a difference a week makes. Last weekend my children were home for my Birthday. The snow was so deep in the yard, on the deck and steps leading up to the deck, that their dogs had problems climbing up onto the deck. By Wednesday, we could see bare decking and now it is almost completely bare.

Even the deer have started coming out onto the field behind our house because there is some bare ground. I couldn't resist taking a picture of one of the deer. This has been a hard winter for them. 

With the sunshine and warmer temps (30° F. or more), I have felt so much more energetic and climbed out of my corner. Started digging into projects to be done, and fabric to be used up. Currently I have been sewing up patient bags for Coborn's Cancer Center in St. Cloud, MN. Last year our guild members donated over 700 bags and the center is completely out of bags. These are only given to new cancer patients. They have as many as 1200 new patients per year. Makes a person think of how we are all touched in some way by cancer. Anyway, I have completed six of the bags and have a bunch more cut out and ready to sew. It is an awesome way to utilize fabric that I know I will never use and don't know why I bought it.  LOL!!!

On my way to Featherweight Club (we all sew on Featherweight sewing machines), I took a picture of a 50 foot snowman. He makes you smile!!  They have featured the snowman on national news. What fun to have him as a neighbor. LOL  He is starting to slump in the warm 40° F. weather.

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

Hugs, Beth