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Stash Report – Week 31, 2017

I made this bag last week so I’ve got a bit used.  And nothing added!  I restrained myself while at my LQS.  Our guild’s treasure hunt is happening next week so my numbers will be taking a dive but it will be a fun event.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: -1 yards
  • Used year to date: 27.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 38 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 10.5 yards

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts

I pulled out Block 8 for A Rainbow Garden!

And I’ll be working on setting up today.

I only had enough energy to trace the pattern onto the freezer paper last week.  Hopefully, I’ll get further along today

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – Traced pattern onto freezer paper
7/30/17

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 30, 2017

I’m super excited to post that I’ve had some activity this week!  I finally finished the binding on Missing Ivy just in time for July.  It has been on my goal list for the last few months and I finally made it my ONE crafty goal to finish.  I do not have a picture of it yet but here it is as a finished top.  I plan to get a picture later today when my helpers are awake.

Missing Ivy
Finished top!
10/10/16

 

It’s a huge finish and now I’m not in so much of a hole as I was last week.  I did buy some Halloween fat quarters that I couldn’t say no to.  Look how cute these are:

Trick or Treat Teal
Designer: Sarah Watts
Collection: Lil Monsters

Neko Black Designer: Sarah Watts Collection: Lil Monsters

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: -17 yards
  • Used year to date: 26.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 2 yards
  • Added year to Date: 38 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 11.5 yards

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts

I pulled out Block 8 for A Rainbow Garden!

And I’ll be working on setting up today.

Here’s Block 7 all finished up:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – finished?
7/23/17

 

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 29, 2017

So I’ve been on vacation and I haven’t been quilting.  What happens when I am not quilting? I buy fabric.  Not all of the fabric I bought were purchased for quilting.  I actually bought some for bags and clothes.  But they all go in the same stash so I’m adding it.  All 13 yards of it.  🙂 Which since one skirt can use about 2 yards is not that much at all.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 9.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 13 yards
  • Added year to Date: 36 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 26.5 yards

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts… I’m kind of done with Block 7 for A Rainbow Garden!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
6/4/2017

Here’s where I am now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – finished?
7/23/17

I actually need to do some embellishments like french knots but I’m not feeling those at the moment.  If I think it needs it later, I’ll add it. For now, I like where it’s at.

I have to get going on block 8 but that means pulling my UFO bin out of the closet and I do not know if I have the energy for that today.  I may just do some binding on Missing Ivy since I’ve only got a week left in the month.  I’m pretty close to being done so I can possibly get it done.  I just have to do it.

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 22, 2017

Nothing Used. Nothing Added.  I’m slowly working on projects but can’t add to my stash report just yet.  I’m binding Missing Ivy so that will be in the finished department soon and those numbers will bring me closer to the black side.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 2 yards
  • Used year to date: 9.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 23 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 13.5 yards

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!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
5/28/2017

 

Here’s where I am now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
6/4/2017

I got a lot of progress done on this block and I’m loving it again.  I need to put the last two of the leaves and then I’ve got 4 flowers to stitch on.  I have some finishing stitches to embroider on and then it’s done.  I hope to get this done this week.

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 21, 2017

The weekly stash report is being hosted at Quilt Paint Create’s site.  Thank you for hosting!  I enjoy it each week even though I’ve been out of the loop the last few weeks.

I pulled fabric to make my Maxwell Bag –

The outer and inner parts put together

It’s not finished yet so I’m a little hesitant to add the usage.  However, it’s almost done and I’m afraid if I do not add it now, I will forget to add it later.  And I really do not know how much to count as usage.  I pulled fabric from my scrap bins.  I’ve had these little owl scraps and other beautiful pieces forever and didn’t want to put it in a scrappy quilt.  I didn’t want the fabric to get lost in a scrappy quilt.  I love how they are being used in this bag.  Anyway, I’m just going to say 2 yards because there was a lot of fabric used and bits thrown away.  I could grab the pattern and get the real amount of yardage to add but I am too lazy right now.  So, I’m just going to say 2 yards for now and when I get together with the ladies to finish up this bag I’ll count up the real amount of yardage for my stash report.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 2 yards
  • Used year to date: 9.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 23 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 13.5 yards

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!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
5/14/2017

Here’s where I am now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
5/28/2017

 

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

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 20, 2017

It’s been about 10 weeks since I last posted a stash report.  And I really do not have much to say other than over the last 10 weeks, I attended my LQS anniversary sale, I was gifted a ton of yardage, and I didn’t finish anything other than a few drawstring bags.  I didn’t count anything in or out but I want to start back at it.  So I’m just going to say that I added 15 yards net in the last 10 weeks.  It might be over or under but if I try to be accurate I’m never going to jump back on this saddle.  And I really want to get back on this saddle.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 7.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 23 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 15.5 yards

A few weeks ago I was about to give up counting stash altogether.  But since then I’ve gone to my LQS a number of times and bought more fabric.  Some of it was for projects I was working on or planning like my Civil War Diary quilt but there was a lot that I bought just to buy.  That’s when I knew I was in trouble and that I had to get back to my weekly stash reports.  I recognize that I purchase more fabric when I’m not quilting.  So by the third visit I decided to stop going to the LQS and really start using that time to quilt.  In addition, I also decided not to count my craft spending any more.  It really doesn’t help me reduce my spending and it just makes me feel guilty about how much I do spend.

Since I last posted a Stash Report, Judy decided to do away with hosting the linky for the Sunday Stash Reports.  Where is everyone posting now?

 

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!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7
4/30/2017

And here I am now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – still in process
5/14/2017

I’ll be working on that big center flower today and hopefully get that done.  I’ve still got a bunch of little pieces to add so I’m not sure how much longer it will be before I can count this block finished.

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

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

 

Slow Stitch Sunday

Yesterday, I took her Glam Clam class with Latifah Saafir.  It was fun and exciting.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures because I’m awesome like that.  😉  And today, I’ve got family in town so I just wanted to get this out this morning!  My slow stitches for today –

Block 7 of A Rainbow Garden!

Here’s where I was last time:

 

Here’s where I am now:

4/30/2017

 

see more hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Slow Stitch Sunday

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an update on this project but I’m still slowly working through Block 7 of A Rainbow Garden!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - in progress 2/26/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – in progress
2/26/2017

Here’s where I am now:

I’ve got half a leaf to finish here.  And there’s more to do before I can stitch down the center flower (see below).

I’m starting to enjoy this again.  It was a slog a few weeks ago.  And I struggled just to get it out to work on.  But now my sew-jo is coming back and I am loving how this is turning out.

see more hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

Stash Report – Week 9, 2017

I was able to make it to the shop and finish quilting Missing Ivy.  Of course I forgot to take pictures again!  But I quilted everything except the dark blue border.  I decided to do those on my domestic at some point this month.  I hope to get those done in time for the April guild meeting.  The next one is next Monday and I am not going to push myself to get it done by then.

Missing Ivy Finished top! 10/10/16

Missing Ivy
Finished top!
10/10/16

I cut up some fabric to make more drawstring bags.  I hope to get the two for this month made.  I don’t like how the drawstrings are coming out and someone suggested a different material than what I had been using.  I’ll have to head over to the big box crafty store to see what’s available and try some out.  All other updates have been done on the knitting front and that will wait until my Knitting Tuesday post.

The fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 7.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 8  yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: .5 yards

For the Budget: 

I was able to catch Voolenvine’s update yesterday and was lucky enough to check out with some things.  That added to my spent section this week.  And I got in on a yarn of the month club with lolodidit.  Other than that I was able to control myself this week.  I’ve been watching a number of knitting podcasts and every time they mention some wonderful yarny goodness I feel the need to check them out.  So far I’ve gotten lolodidit, yarn ink , legacy knitz and some other ones.  On my wish list are: AndreSueknitz, and A Homespun House.  I really do not have any space for more yarn (my yarn space is very tiny indeed) so I’m trying really hard to knit my current projects and use up my fabric making quilts and bags.  But if I can catch an update and check out with 1-2 skeins, I’ll be happy. To be fair, I am trying to knit 12 pairs of socks this year and I do not yet have 12 skeins of sock yarn.  So… I think I can buy more sock yarn until I do. 🙂

Spent this week: $64.75

Spent year to date: $887.75

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!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - in progress 2/26/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – in progress
2/26/2017

 

Hopefully will get those other 2 leaves down today.

~happy crafting!

~Melanie

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 8, 2017

I was able to finish another couple of drawstrings so that’s a bit used this week.  I didn’t take a picture.  Yesterday, I was in the middle of quilting Missing Ivy when the machine decided it needed a time out.

Missing Ivy Finished top! 10/10/16

Missing Ivy
Finished top!
10/10/16

I forgot to take a picture of it on the frame.  I had just finished up one bobbin and put in a new one when it just stopped.  And we couldn’t get it to work. So my quilt is at the shop waiting for Monday when the service guy will be in to take a look at the machine.  Hopefully I’ll be able to come in next Saturday to finish up the quilting.

And finally, I made a zipper pouch.

My first zipper pouch 2/26/17

My first zipper pouch
2/26/17

I started making two but the other one had a bit of a mishap so I’m left with one.  🙂  I love it.  I did learn a few things that I would do differently the next time around.  First, I want the stitched edges by the zipper to be a bit more defined.  I was using Aurifil 50w and it’s too fine for what I want it to look like. I tried Aurifil 40w and it still didn’t produce the look I wanted.  I am planning on trying different stitches on my machine to see if one of them will give me the look I want.  Second, I want the little handle to be more centered on that top part.  And third, the interfacing I used is a little too thick to my liking.  I’ll use it until I run out as it’s what I’ve got but when I run out I’ll be searching for something thinner for these pouches.  The fabric was from my stash and was something the girl had me buy a long time ago somewhere.  I don’t know where and I don’t know when.  But I’m happy to be using my stash!

The fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 1.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 7.5 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 8  yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: .5 yards

For the Budget: 

I’ve been supporting the knitting industry this year.  First, I’ve been buying different tools to see which needles I like the best.  I think I’ve settled on HiyaHiya sharps as DPNs and the fixed circulars.  I love how smooth the yarn works through them and the sharpness of the metal tips.  I still use my bamboo DPNs when I need the yarn to have some grip on the needles.  I also still use my interchangeables from KnitPicks. But spending money for the right tools is important.  It has prevented a lot of the hand, wrist and arm ache I get when I knit a lot.  Of course, I still have some pain when I don’t listen to my body and keep knitting instead of taking breaks.  But in addition to that, I’ve been buying yarn.  That will have to stop soon as I’ve got no space for it and I cannot possibly knit all I’ve got this year.

Spent this week: $a gazilion

Spent year to date: $823

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts… I continued to work on Block 7 for A Rainbow Garden!  Normally I post this in the morning but I didn’t have a chance to update the blog until now.  So you’ve got the pics in real time! 🙂

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - close up 2/19/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – close up
2/19/2017

And here’s where I’m at now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 7 - in progress 2/26/2017

A Rainbow Garden
Block 7 – in progress
2/26/2017

Two of those leaves are appliqued down.  I’ve got 2 more left and I hope to get those finished next Sunday.

 

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