Stash Report – Week 10, 2015

 

 

I’m sorry, I’ve got no pictures to show.  All I finished this week was the bucket bags from earlier this week for a total of 3 yards.  That’s bringing me closer to actually using more than adding.  I don’t think that’s ever happened except maybe the first week of the year.  Maybe… It’s a new place for me and kind of exciting. 🙂  I am planning on purchasing things at the guild’s quilt show in May and our SoCal Quilt Run in June so I’m hoping to get my numbers in a good place before then.

Martidiy asked me what I do with the bucket bags and I gave the girl hers and I’ve been using mine to tote my yoga stuff in the car.  It’s not big enough for the yoga mat but I put my yoga clothes and face towel in it.  It sits in my car so that whenever I’m able to go to a class after work, I don’t have the excuse that I don’t have my things.  That’s what I did with the bags this time.  If I get the mojo to make these again, I am thinking about saving them for emergency gifts.  I never feel like making anything when I do have to give a gift so it is a good idea for me to have a gift closet that I can go to.  A long time ago, I used to get things on sale and put them in a closet.  These things were usually anywhere from $1 – $10 each but whenever I had a party to go to I always had something to give without worrying about spending money at that moment or taking the time to go to the store.  Over the years I let the practice go for one reason or another – space, money, just not going shopping as much as I used to so not seeing the sales like I used to…  But I think I can do a similar thing but with things I make.

I spent yesterday morning quilting on Bailey and I’m prepping a whole post about that.  It’s not ready yet and I do not have the energy to finish it. But Month by Month is half quilted and would have been done yesterday if the needle hadn’t broken.  I do not have an extra one so I will not be able to finish it until I’ve got that.  I have to run errands today so I’m hoping to stop by Joann’s to get that and some other things that’s been on my list.

I spent the rest of yesterday’s afternoon getting “month 12” of Moon Glow started.  I finished step 3 and will be working on step 4 today.

I’m running a little slow today, we had too much fun with friends and stayed up way too late last night.  Now I’m suffering  – but it was fun! 🙂

Used this week: 3 yards
Used year to Date: -26.25 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 29.75 yards
Net Added for 2015: 3.5 yards

see more stash reports at  Patchwork Times

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

3 responses »

  1. Congratulations on almost being in the black! Having gifts like that is a good idea. I hate going to the store at the last minute trying find a gift. I am looking forward to your post about Bailey and Moon Glow. I started mine but then it got set aside because it takes so much time to prep for a block. I need to get busy because I love the quilt

  2. Great idea to have a stash of your bags to use as gifts. I find it hard to hold onto something once its made especially if I made it specifically for someone. Oh well we all like getting something special for no particular reason… I already have my top with my quilter. Excited in the not to distant future to have it back. Hope you were able to get the needles you need. Sandi

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