Tag Archives: 2016

Stash Report – Week 13, 2016

Easter

I’m still working on binding Scrapitude!  I’ve got about half done.  We’ve got a few things happening today so I’m not sure I’ll be able to make the Tuesday deadline.  I will do my best though.

For the fabric stash:

Nothing Added. Nothing Used

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 6.25 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 13.5 yards

For the Budget:

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $2627.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

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 plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  Here’s where I was last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 In progress 3/20/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In progress
3/20/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

A Rainbow Garden 3/27/2016

A Rainbow Garden
3/27/2016

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

Stash Report – Week 12, 2016

Happy National Quilt Day!

Okay, I’m not sure when it actually is.  Whether it’s today or yesterday or Friday.  All I know is that I went to my sew in yesterday and I took advantage of 40% off a single cut of fabric.  And I checked out the sale room and bought additional fabric for 50% off.  So I added fabric!

Purchases from my LQS 3/19/2016

Purchases from my LQS
3/19/2016

I got 2.5 yards of the fabric on the left.  Since I’ve got to make 31 strips for SFVQA strip club, I’ll need that much.  Thank goodness I was able to find a good yellow in the sale room!  I did check my stash first and didn’t find nearly enough of 1 yellow.  The other 2 I got 1 yard each.  🙂  I’m doing a happy dance.  I really wanted to buy more but I restrained myself.  I knew I was on a budget AND I forgot a box of sewing stuff for my sew in so I had to buy stuff (or go home and get it).  I bought it and decided that those items will stay in my sew in/workshop travel bag for next time.  And on to the numbers…

For the fabric stash:

nothing used yet.  Scrapitude is really almost done.  The binding is half way done.  It’s on the quilt, I just need to hand stitch it to the back.  I’m so happy to still be in the back!  I’m excited to see how far I can stay in the black.

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 2.5 yards
  • Added year to Date: 6.25 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 13.5 yards

For the Budget:

Bought some stabilizer for a bag I’m making.  Not much but is part of my crafty supply purchases.  I bought the thread I needed for my “welcome” cross stitch project.

Spent this week: $62

Spent year to date: $2627.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

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 plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  Here’s where I was last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/13/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/13/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 In progress 3/20/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In progress
3/20/2016

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 11, 2016

Scrapitude 2015 the inner part is all quilted 3/10/2016

Scrapitude 2015
the inner part is all quilted
3/10/2016

For the fabric stash:

Nothing used and nothing added!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1.75 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 18 yards

For the Budget:

Nothing bought this week!

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $2565.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

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 plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  Here’s where I was last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/6/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/6/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/13/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/13/2016

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 10, 2016

Scrapitude on the frame 3/6/2016

Scrapitude on the frame
3/6/2016

 

For the fabric stash:

Nothing used and nothing added!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1.75 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 18 yards

For the Budget:

Nothing bought this week!

Spent this week: $237.41

Spent year to date: $2565.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

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 plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  I got a bit done on the new block last week.  When I took Alison Glass’ wool applique class at QuiltCon, I learned which side was the front and which side was the back.  That was really helpful as I didn’t know before.  In addition, she puts a bit of glue on the wool to keep it secure rather than pin.  I would love to do that because the pins keep poking me but the glue doesn’t work on the background fabric.  So, I’m working with pins for the moment.

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/6/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/6/2016

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 9, 2016

Hampton Ridge Finished Top 2/27/2016

Hampton Ridge
Finished Top
2/27/2016

For the fabric stash:

I finished border #4 for Hampton Ridge yesterday!  Wooohoo!  Now that the top is done, it is Quilt #4 in the quilt queue for this year.  At QuiltCon, I was given some fabric and need to add it to the numbers!

  • Used this week: 6.75 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: .75 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1.75 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 18 yards

For the Budget:

Since QuiltCon ended on Sunday, I spent more money this week.  I bought more thread, more pins, the class fee, and I got Bailey back.

Spent this week: $237.41

Spent year to date: $2565.43

For the yarn stash:

NO knitting done this week.  Maybe next week.

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 plan to work on A Rainbow Garden today!  I’m really excited to take this project out and start working on it again.

Rainbow Garden Block #3 WIP 1/15/2014

Rainbow Garden
Block #3
WIP 1/15/2014

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 8, 2016

 

For the fabric stash:

I finished binding Tell It To The Stars last night!  Wooohoo!  I am so happy to be done with it.  I wasn’t able to get a picture since it was at night and I’m at QuiltCon today so will probably not be able to take a picture until later this week.  But it’s finished and I can sit and relax for a bit.   I also bought a yard at QuiltCon.  Here are the numbers…

  • Used this week: 13 yards
  • Used year to date: 13 yards
  • Added this week: 1 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 12 yards

For the Budget:

I spent more money this week.  I knew it would happen.  But I didn’t mean to spend as much as I did.  But it happened.  I bought an accuquiltGo! Big.  I’ve been looking at it for a long time and did the demo at QuiltCon and looked at the Sizzix and decided to go for it.  I got the 2.5″ squares die and I plan to use it to help me cut scraps into 2.5″ squares.  One day, I will want to get a die to help me make 1.5″ squares because I want to make a postage stamp quilt one day.  I’ve been accumulating 1.5″ squares in a little bag.

Spent this week: $609

Spent year to date: $2328.02

For the yarn stash:

NO knitting done this week.  Maybe next week.

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, since I’ll be at QuiltCon taking a wool applique class, I’ll be working on that this morning! 🙂

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

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

Stash Report – Week 5, 2016

Nothing used, Nothing added!  Woot woot!  Here are the numbers…

For the fabric stash:
  • 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:

Spent this week: $0.00

Spent year to date: $1504.22

For the yarn stash:

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 practice my hand quilting.  Last week, I finished all the hand work for Block 7 of Raining Cats and Dogs!  And that as I mentioned in many posts this week, it was the final block of this top.  Here are the pics again for those who didn’t catch the previous posts this week:

Raining Cats And Dogs Block 7 Final 1/24/2016

Raining Cats And Dogs
Block 7
Final
1/24/2016

 

Raining Cats and Dogs All blocks laid out on the design floor 1/24/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
All blocks
laid out on the design floor
1/24/2016

Please be patient with me.. there’s not much craftiness going on here this week.  Everything was disorganized after Road and all my scrapbook stuff was all over the floor in my sewing room.  I spent most of yesterday cleaning and organizing and now I can walk in my room.  I also got the SewEZ table on Friday so I put it together and I LOVE It!  I haven’t yet had a chance to play with it but I plan to do something crafty today.

Here’s the mess:

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Here’s the SewEZ all set up.  Keep in mind this is the Grande so while it’s not permanent like a piece of Koala furniture, it’s not meant to go with me to a workshop or sew in.

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 4, 2016

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

I was at Road2CA this week and I’ve already posted that I spent a ton of money.  As I was going through the days, I spent money on parking, food, etc.  They were non quilty related but related to being at the show.  That totaled to being $353 for the week.  That’s most of my Road allowance.  It’s nice to know this info so I can budget more accurately for next year but I’m not adding it to my craft expense for the year.  I am adding class fees and material fees for the classes I took and ALL the shopping I did.  And for the week the grand total is $1489.50.  WOW!  Don’t tell the hubby.  Anyway, the bulk of it was due to the SewEZ table and the batting I purchased. Both of which I’ve been eyeing for quite a few years.  They’re not impulse buys. So, the SewEZ table is a one time expense and the batting will last me a good while.

Spent this week: $1489.50

Spent year to date: $1504.22

I also didn’t buy more yarn, And I didn’t finish anything yet.

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.  Last week, I worked on embroidering the the gray embroidery of the cats’ eyes and wording. Today I’ll work on the black embroidery.

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 3, 2016

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

Another woohoo!  I didn’t spend any money this week on crafty stuff!

Spent this week: $0.00

Spent year to date: $14.72

I also didn’t buy more yarn, And I didn’t finish anything yet.

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.  Last week, I worked on embroidering the gray floss on the windows.  Today, I’ll work on getting all the gray floss embroidered on and maybe even start working on the next color to embroider.

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

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie