Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stash Report

                               Used since last report:                   8.25 yards
                               Used year to date:                         44.08 yards
                               Added since last report:                 0.00 yards
                               Added year to date:                      52.625 yards
                               Net used in 2014:                        - 8.545 yards

Last Saturday, Oct. 18, we had a birthday party for my Hubby's 75th birthday. He likes to say he is only "57". Good try but no buy, Buddy!!! Our son did a pig roast and it was nummy. Everyone was home until Monday, so there was plenty of time to visit with everyone.

Finished sewing 27 bags for the Coborn's Cancer Center in St.Cloud, MN. They hand out approximately 700+ bags a year for new breast cancer individuals.  That is only one of the many hospitals in Minnesota. The number of new cancer patients is staggering to think about.

I finally finished staining and putting urethane on my quilt ladder. Byron, my son, built it for me. It is nice to have a place to showcase more of my small quilts, instead of rolled up in the closet.

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

Hugs, Beth


  1. What does the hospital do with the bags? That would be a good use for some of my older fabrics that I'm no longer fond of.

    Did your son have a pattern for the ladder or just do it from his head? I'm looking for a way to display more of my quilts.

    1. The hospital fills the bag with information the patient may need, as well as some goodies. It is nicer than a plastic bag. The pattern is on the following site:

      No pattern for the ladder, I picked up 2 - 2x4's 8 feet long and six wood closet rod pieces cut 24 inches long. My son drilled holes to inset the rods into the 2x4's. He then used screws to hold the rods in place. He left the boards 8 feet long but angled the back top side to fit flush against the wall. Hope this helps. It was very inexpensive to make.

  2. Great sized quilt ladder Beth, I love that there six rungs on there - plenty of display room and your quilts look just right on there.

    1. I love the ladder. Course it is always special when a family member helps to make it. Now I will be able to change out some of the quilts tucked away and enjoy looking at them.

  3. Beth, your stash report is looking real good!! Nicely done! Happy birthday to your hubby!! October birthdays are the best!! :)

    1. Both my youngest daughter and Hubby agree with you that October Birthdays are the best.

      Now if I would get downstairs and do some more quilting, my numbers would be even better!! LOL