I couldn’t restrain myself. At Road2CA I found this little baby at a price I could not say no to. I don’t have to clean it up or deal with broken bits. I can thread it, plug it in, and start sewing. I actually haven’t had the nerve yet but once I get through the awe of actually having one of my own, I’ll get going on it. I made a bunch of purchases yesterday and I’ll be showing them off over the week. But I want to spend the rest of the day working on a project so here’s the stash report:
I used half a yard on the little pin cushion I finished last Sunday –
But I added yardage from Road2CA. In previous shows, corduroy fabric was my fabric. I first saw it at the Long Beach Quilt Show in 2012 and at every show and quilt shop since, I keep an eye out for it. Now, my LQS carries a bit of it so. I have a Corduroy quilt I’m working but I love the fabric so every time I see a different one, I buy a bit of it. I didn’t see any at Road2CA this year. Which made me sad at first. Until I saw Moda’s Linen and now I am loving Moda’s Linen. I do not know if I’m loving Moda’s Linen or linen in general but now I’ve got my eye out for linen. So I’ve got 5.25 to add to my stash.
In addition, I bought a kit. I know I said no kits but I want to start making bags and bag kits are going to help me start learning how to actually do this. It’s bad enough that I often cannot understand the patterns but to have to gather all the materials makes it really hard to get started. So – I bought 1 kit to try it out. (I have 1 kit here at home that I know of and maybe more stashed away). I WILL get to it at some point. I’m not sure how much yardage is in here but from the supply list I’ll round it to 2 yards.
I’m almost done with Flowers and Baskets – only the binding left to do so that will help with my numbers soon. In the meantime:
Used this week: .5 yards
Used year to Date: 7.5 yards
Added this week: 7.25 yards
Added Year to Date: 20.25 yards
Net Added for 2015: 12.75 yards
~Have a quilty week!
Those fabrics are adorable! Bags are fun after you find all the supplies.
Sounds like you had a fun time at the quilt show and found some wonderfully fun things to bring home! I have also been thinking of making a really easy bag, maybe someday.
I am discovering that mixing in small projects with the big ones helps me feel like I’m getting stuff done… which, of course, I am. But bags are perfect small projects!
That stash report is not so bad. I love doing embroidery on hanky linen and I need to check the Moda to see if it’s the same weight. Your little FW is a beauty!
Thanks Susan! I have to check out embroidery on hanky linen… I have some embroidery projects on hand towels purchased from PIQF 2013… maybe, one day…
The pin cushion is so cute! And your new machine is a beauty!
Thank you Linda!
Congrats on your featherweight. I pulled my grandmother’s out today and did a little sewing on it – it is neat to know that she and I have sewed on the same machine.
I love that! I have my grandmother’s Industrial Juki. It hasn’t been used in over 20 years. I’ve been meaning to have someone come over and service it so I can turn it on and play with it. She used to teach me how to sew on it when I was a kid.
Love your new sewing buddy. Enjoy!
Your hexie pincushion is awesome. Love it!! Congrats on becoming the momma of such a sweet little lady. She looks like she is in great shape too. I know you will love it when you and she bond. I just bought a walking foot for one of my babies so I can sew on bindings with it when I take her to a QoV sew day. Have fun. Your numbers look good.
My sewing and crafting buddy has a featherweight and has for years. Funny, she just bought a fancy new machine.