Stash Report – Week 49, 2016

I added yardage into my house.  All the fabric I bought was for an intended purpose.  I love that!  I didn’t buy fabric just to buy fabric.  First, I bought the additional yardage I needed for Provence.  If you remember from this post, I miscut and needed to buy more for my side triangles.  To be safe, I bought 1.5 yards which should be more than enough of what I need.  Then I bought the constant magenta for Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt.  When I pulled fabric this year, I forgot that the magenta was to be a constant so I pulled all the pinks/magentas from my scrap bins.  Luckily someone said something or mentioned that it was to be a constant.  I returned all those scraps to the right bin and made my way to my fave LQS to correct the situation.  Bonnie called for 1.5 yards but because of my recent problem of not having enough of the right fabric, I bought 3 yards.  My LQS had a sale of thirties fabrics and I needed backing for the next quilt that will be finished… Have yourself a Quilty little Christmas!  I felt that thirties fabric will go well with that quilt and proceeded to by 4 yards for that.  Again, I bought more than enough to ensure that I have enough.  And finally, I still love this fabric:

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My LQS had about 2.5 yards left on the bolt so I bought it all.  I am planning on making bags with the fabric.  I think the little scenes are adorable and they would make great project bags for my knitting.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 10.5 yards
  • Added year to Date: 113.972 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 48.472 yards

For the Budget: 

Spent this week: $109.23

Spent year to date: $4,677.89

For the yarn stash:

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 625 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 623 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  I only work on this project on Sundays for Slow Stitching Sunday so it’s the same project from week to week.  I also work on this project when I meet with my mini group each month.  We usually meet at someone’s dining table so hand work is the best project to bring along.   It’s slow but that’s the point of Slow Stitching Sunday.  Some days I enjoy the process and other days it’s a slog.  Last weekend I enjoyed it.  Even though my Clippers were losing.  Hopefully that continues.  My enjoyment, not the losses. ;0

Here’s how it looked last weekend:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 11/20/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
11/20/16

And here’s how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 11/27/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
11/27/16

I’ve got 2 of the flowers stitched down with two more to go.  I really enjoyed stitching the flower on top.  It was the second one I stitched on and I like the little blanket stitch.  The bottom flower had just a bit bigger stitches and I didn’t enjoy the look of those as much as I do the top flower.

 

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

6 responses »

  1. That is exactly the point… we can create amazing things a few stitches at a time!
    Thanks for sharing with the Slow Sunday Stitchers!

  2. That holiday fabric is really fun. I can see where some weeks the slow stitching would be fun and some weeks you’d just want it done. I have a looooong term stitching project, but I only work on it when we travel.

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