Stash Report – Week 6, 2017

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2/12/17

I got new fabric.  One of the members of my mini-group was distributing fabric from her recently deceased mom’s stash.  I got three yards of both the blue and beige fabrics with the quilt block names and 2 yards of the tan flower fabric.  I can see project bags out of these.  And my baby girl finished another pillow case.  Thank goodness because that really helped my count this week.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 2 yards
  • Used year to date: 6 yards
  • Added this week: 8 yards
  • Added year to Date:0  yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 2 yards

For the Budget: 

Even though I got free fabric this week, I’ve been spending too much time shopping for yarn and all things knitting related.  I joined in the Knitting Expat’s New York Sock Collection.  In addition, I joined A Sweet Sparrow Yarn Club called “A Year in Middle Earth”.  This season the theme is hobbits.     And I bought some yarn at Joann’s for a project I’m crocheting for my son.  Luckily my LYS (local yarn shop) had to close early last Tuesday and knit night was cancelled.  Otherwise, my spending would have been more.  This spending cannot continue as it is going.  But for now, I’m okay with it.  Maybe next month I’ll go on a spending diet.  I am enjoying watching my friends at LifeAsIInterpret and Declutteringthestuff with their #LeanSpendingMonth and while I admire them, I’m not ready to go there.  I have been slowly getting rid of stuff this month as I am playing my own game of get rid of something every day in February.  But it doesn’t help that I’m buying a bunch of knitting stuff.  Part of it is that I don’t know what my favorite needles are and I find that some needles I’m getting are not great.  What do you do with tools that you buy for a project and then realize that they’re not the tools for you?  I’ve got a bunch of knitting stuff that I’ve gotten the past few months that fall into this category.  For now, I’m keeping them because I am using them.  But once my project is done, I’m not sure.  I guess I’ll keep them for now and see if I may use them for a different project.  But, as of today, I do not think I’ll be knitting socks on #1 needles again.

Spent this week: $156.68

Spent year to date: $385.07

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts… I will continue to work on Block 7 for A Rainbow Garden!  I wasn’t able to work on this project last Sunday becaue of the Super Bowl but luckily Monday night was mini-group night and I usually work on my wool applique when I’m at my mini-group.  Here’s my process from Monday night:

Here’s where I was last Sunday:

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And here’s where I’m at now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - in progress 2/12/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – in progress
2/12/2017

 

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - close up 2/12/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – close up
2/12/2017

 

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

 

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