Stash Report – Week 1, 2016

What a way to start the first report of the year!  Nothing used, Nothing added!  Woot woot!

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Added for 2016: 0 yards

As part of my 2016 goals, I want to start tracking my hobby spending.  I’ve set the budget for the year at $3,000 and I’ve allocated a bit for sewing machine servicing, spending money at Road, spending money at QuiltCon and a monthly allowance for bits and things.  I’m not looking to add fabric this year as I want to shop my stash first.  But I know that I’ll need some backing as I finish tops up.  I already have backing for the next 3 quilts so I’ll not need that for awhile unless I start quilting up a storm.  I know there are some things I want to get – inktense pens, for example, and creative grid rulers.  But I don’t NEED anything.  I also know myself and once I get to those shows, I’d want to buy.  So, best to set my budget now and be realistic.

Hobby Budget Report

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $0

And Judy at Patchwork Times  added the yarn report to the sunday stash so I’ll add a yarn report as well.  I’m not a prolific knitter like Judy but lately I’ve been knitting a bit here and there while I watch basketball games with the hubby.  I do have a bit of a yarn stash and I want to use them up before I start buying more.  Nothing added and Nothing used so far.  I’m working on my Rosie hat and that should be finished soon as long as I work on it.  I only do 2 rounds at a time when I do work on it so it takes me a long time. 🙂

Yarn Report:

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Added for 2016: 0 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I’m going to continue working on Raining Cats and Dogs.  I worked a bit on the cat yesterday but failed to take a picture.  I hope to have enough energy and time to finish the cat.  Here’s a pic before I started working on the final cat.

Raining Cats and Dogs Block 7 2 cats down 1 more to go 12/19/15

Raining Cats and Dogs
Block 7
2 cats down
1 more to go
12/19/15

I’ll also get some more stitching done on my Cross Stitch “welcome” project.

Cross Stitch  Welcome Project 12/20/2015

Cross Stitch
Welcome Project
12/20/2015

 

And afterwards, I will get more of the quilting done on Tell It To The Stars.  I’m working on the orange parts today and I hope to get all those orange parts done.

 

 

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching.

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

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10 responses »

  1. HI, I love the raining cats and dogs. Is it your own design? I do have a question, what is inktense pens? I don’t know that I have heard of them and since I *love* gadgets, don’t want to miss out on something fun!

    • Raining Cats and Dogs is from Ann Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs pattern. Inktense pens I guess are really pencils but I’ve seen them used on fabric and from what I understand once you’ve wet them, it sets them. They’re very similar to water color pencils but can be used on fabric. I might have the details wrong but I want to get them to try them out.

  2. I have no idea how many yards of fabric or yarn I have. Maybe someday I will total it up. I think that is a very generous crafting budget. Right now I am trying to mostly use what I have. I know I will need to purchase some cross-stitch fabric, but I’m not sure I will need much more than that. Your cross-stitch is very pretty and I’m enjoying watching the progress on Cats and Dogs.

    • Thanks CathieJ! I have no idea how much fabric I have either. I’m afraid to count all of it. I’ve just been counting how much comes in and out. I’m not buying as much as I used to but that’s all because I report it each week on the stash report.

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