Stash Report – Week 7, 2016

happy vday

We were able to celebrate the hubby’s birthday last night with our friends.  Karaoke, Korean BBQ, and a 80s/90s lounge bar hit the spot for the event.  It was fun.  For Valentine’s Day, we’ll be having brunch at our favorite tea house with the kids.  We were there last year for the first time and I’m excited to go this year.  The girl and I have been going there periodically throughout the year to spend momma/daughter time.  Today they will be serving a 5 course tea ceremony.  I’m excited.  Afterwards, I think the hubby wants to go hang out with a couple of friends at Pechanga.  It’s a casino a hundred miles or so from us.  I am hoping we can go to the buffet for dinner.  I like to hang out there and read or do some handcrafts while I wait for the hubby.  Tomorrow is his actual birthday and since it’s a holiday, I believe we’ll be doing something.  Anywhoo – on to the myriad of reports…

For the fabric stash:

Nothing used, Nothing added!  Woot woot!  I’m almost done with Tell It To The Stars and I’m tempted to add it.  But I’ve still got half the binding to do so I’ll wait until it’s really done.  Hopefully by next week’s report I’ll be able to report it.  Here are the numbers…

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

For the Budget:

I spent money this week.  At the guild meeting, we had a speaker and I loved what she was doing.  Of course I had to buy her stuff and my plan is to use it on a project I’ve been mulling over for awhile and just didn’t know exactly what to do.  I need to get this one done by June so it won’t be big but it will be different than what I’m used to.  I also signed up for next month’s workshop which will be on a beautiful bag.  I’ll probably be spending money then too.  Not to mention that I’ll be at QuiltCon this week and while I’m not planning on spending a lot of money, I am planning on spending some.  Oh and when Bailey gets back from being serviced, I’ll have to pay for that too.  And then starts the rotation of sending all my machines in to be serviced.  I plan on sending them in one month at a time.  I don’t know if I need to send them all in but the Bernina will be in for sure in May.  She’s my workhorse so I make sure to send her in at least once a year.  The others I use sparingly so if I don’t bring them in as often, it’s not a big deal.

Spent this week: $214.80

Spent year to date: $1719.02

For the yarn stash:

I’m working slowly on the Rosie hat and not getting a lot done quickly.  We’ll have to be okay with that but now I wonder if I even need to count my yarn stash.  I’m not buying any yarn at the moment and I haven’t felt the urge to buy.  We’ll keep it up for now but if this continues, I may remove this report at some point.

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 0 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 0 yards

Net for 2016: 0 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I’m going to be binding Tell It To The Stars!  Once that is done, I’ve picked out my next hand project.  It’s A Rainbow Garden, my first wool BOM that I started too many years ago.  I think I got 2 or 3 blocks done.  I’m not sure.  I’ll probably pull it out in a couple of weeks. Since next weekend is QuiltCon.

Rainbow Garden October 2013 Block Finished 12/29/13

Rainbow Garden
October 2013 Block
Finished 12/29/13

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

6 responses »

  1. I like that wool flower – you do nice stitching. I don’t think cleaning and servicing sewing machines should come out of your craft budget.

    • Thanks Susan! I think I have to think about whether to include servicing or not. I like the idea of knowing how much I spend on my hobbies but I agree that it shouldn’t come out of the budget. 🙂

    • Thanks Kathy. Binding is not my favorite but I am enjoying this one. I think because I’m going slow, taking my time to avoid mistakes, and only doing a bit when I’m feeling up to it. It helps to have someone in my family sit next to me watching TV. 🙂

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