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Stash Report – Week 30, 2014

I’ve been working on the BOMs so it isn’t like I’m not doing anything.  Just no finishes for me to include in the “used” portion.  And, thankfully, I’ve been holding back on visiting the LQS (there are 2 that are near to me – 1 closer to my office and the other closer to my home).

I’m caught up with Tell It To The Stars – see this post. One block closer to being caught up with Moon Glow – now I’ve only got 2 blocks to get caught up (update).  And I’m currently working on Month 7 with blocks 26-29 for Hampton Ridge – once that is done, I’ll have 2 kits to get caught up.  I know if I buckle down and stay home on weekends, it is possible for me to get caught up with Moon Glow and Hampton Ridge over the next couple of months.  But now that we’re out and about each weekend, I’m only able to sew here and there between outings and a little bit during the week.  That’s okay.  We’re having a blast this summer. Yesterday, we hiked the Mt. Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park.  It’s something we’ve always wanted to do but just never had the chance.  We didn’t make it up to the top this first time around, but I’m sure after a few more times, we’ll get there!   I’ll be on vacation in a week and I’m hoping to get more time with my Bernina then.

Hiking the Mt. Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park 7/27/14

Hiking the Mt. Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park
7/27/14

Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 21.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 74.4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 52.9 yards

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~At the retreat!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 29, 2014

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  But good news is that I haven’t bought anything (at least I don’t remember buying anything!).

Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 21.5 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 74.4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 52.9 yards

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~At the retreat!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 24, 2014 – Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Today, we’ll be staying home enjoying a Sunday with each other.  My sewing machine and my craft area was put away before I left for LA a couple of weeks ago.  Since we’re packing up and moving now, I probably will not take it out again until we’re in LA and I set up my new office.  So as usual, when I cannot quilt, I buy fabric.  Over the last two weeks I’ve purchased 16.875 yards of fabric.  I have found the best way to buy fabric when I feel compelled to buy fabric is to haunt the clearance section.

 

Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 21.5 yards
Added this week: 16.9 yards
Added Year to Date: 74.4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 52.9 yards

see more stash reports at  Patchwork Times

~At the retreat!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 22, 2014

 

Razzle 20 blocks done 5/31/14

Razzle
20 blocks done
5/31/14

 

This weekend is Retreat Lite with my guild.  I love Retreat Lite because it’s not a huge investment ($30 for the weekend).  It’s about 15 minutes from my house.  And I can choose whether to drive back and forth every day or stay at the hotel it is located at.  I love to stay at the hotel but since I’ll be going to Los Angeles this week I decided to save money and drive in.  Since my last stash report (sadly it’s been a few weeks) I added 3 yards and used a yard for a net of 2.  While in LA last month I bought fabric for binding, perused the sale rack and purchased more yardage on sale.  Then I promptly used 1 of those yards on my binding.

At retreat I’ve worked on the three items I planned to work on:

  1. Hampton Ridge – I got all the borders  for the blocks in Month 6 and one of the blocks done.
  2. Iris Cameo – The middle part is all quilted and all I have to do now is attach it to the frame and quilt the frame.
  3. My Corduroy Quilt – which I’m calling Razzle.

I really like Razzle, I’ll post about this quilt on it’s own post but for now, it’s the corduroy quilt and I was able to get 20 blocks done.

Today I’ll continue more of the same – more blocks of Hampton Ridge, quilt the Iris Cameo and work on the sashing of Razzle.  My goal today is to get the final three blocks for Hampton Ridge for Month 6 done and finish up the Iris Cameo.

We took a break and made it over to Intrepid Thread yesterday so I’ll have to add fabric.  I’m not sure how much yardage it is yet as they’re with my things at retreat.  I know it’s a lot of yardage – something like 10.  I’ll add it to my report next week just to make sure it’s accurate. They’re having a 15% off sale so I went through the clearance section and then the non-clearance section and when my first purchase was way under budget I bought more. 🙂

Used this week: 1 yards
Used year to Date: 21.5 yards
Added this week: 3 yards
Added Year to Date: 57.5 yards
Net Added for 2014: 36 yards

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~At the retreat!

Melanie