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Stash Report – Week 16, 2016

For the fabric stash:

Pillowcase my girl made 4/17/2016

Pillowcase my girl made
4/17/2016

Last weekend, my baby girl and I went to my favorite LQS and took advantage of their anniversary sale.  I already added those numbers in so we’re good on that end.  But my baby girl decided she wanted to make herself a pillow.  So we bought her fabric.  Since it was for her, I didn’t include these in my numbers and I can’t mark them as used.  I didn’t help her with the color choices either.  She has a great color sense.

Anyway, after sleeping on it for a week, she decided that the color combo didn’t match the quilt on her bed (currently Scrapitude) or her room in general.  So Friday, she made another one to match her quilt.  I do not have pictures of that one because she’s still sleeping on it.  I’ll try to post a picture when she wakes up.  She shopped my stash to make that one! 🙂  So I’ve got a bit used!  I’m one thrilled mama to have my baby girl suddenly have a desire to sew.  She whipped out her bernette and started sewing.  I also let her use my Aurifil for the first time and she absolutely loved it.

Update – Here’s a pic of the new pillow…

New Pillowcase 4/17/2016

New Pillowcase
4/17/2016

Yesterday, I went to a presentation with Alex Anderson.  I’ll have to post about my experience another time but I received a fat quarter so I’ve got a bit to add to my stash. And I received back my the yellow strips from my fellow guild sisters.  I’ve got a plan for those…

 

  • Used this week: 1 yards
  • Used year to date: 30.75 yards
  • Added this week: 2.75
  • Added year to Date: 16 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 14.75 yards

 

For the Budget:

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $2692.43

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:

 

Rainbow Garden Block 4 In process 4/10/2016

Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In process
4/10/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 In process 4/17/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In process
4/17/2016

A close up of the left flower…

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 In process 4/17/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In process
4/17/2016

 

 

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

 

TGIF, 4/15/2016

So apparently it has been a couple of weeks since my last TGIFF post.  During that time, I finished binding Scrapitude!  Woot Woot!!!

Scrapitude 4/3/2016

Scrapitude
4/3/2016

And I finished the top of Raining Cats and Dogs!

Raining Cats and Dogs Finished Top 4/10/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
Finished Top
4/10/2016

Linking with –

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

A Quilted Passion

Happy Quilting Friends!

Melanie

Tuesday’s Garden Update

Tomatoes 4/12/2016

Tomatoes
4/12/2016

The tomatoes are doing really well.  It’s been raining so they’ve been growing strong.

Potatoes 4/12/16

Potatoes
4/12/16

The potatoes are doing well too.  There are multiple kinds planted in this pot as you can see by the different leaves.  I’ve never planted potatoes before and retrieved these from my compost bin when I saw that they were growing.  I’ve read on the internet to toss more dirt on top as the leaves start to grow to help the potatoes grow.  Do you know if this is accurate?  I started tossing dirt on the side at the top of the picture but kind of stopped.  I think I should continue to do it.

Strawberries #1 4/12/2016

Strawberries
#1
4/12/2016

My strawberries are growing really nice.  You can’t tell very clearly, I’ll have to remember to take a close up picture so you can see the strawberries clearly.

Strawberries #2 4/12/2016

Strawberries
#2
4/12/2016

Milk Thistle 4/12/2016

Milk Thistle
4/12/2016

I’ve been reading up on some herbal/ home remedies to healthier lifestyles and started growing Milk Thistle from seed.  This is supposed to be good for the liver and kidney and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties.  It was one of the suggestions made to help reduce fibroids.  I thought it would be fun to grow them and see what happens.  I planted these 4/1/2016 and you can already start to see the seeds sprouting.

Basil 4/12/2016

Basil
4/12/2016

And I felt the same about basil.  I love basil, especially fresh with balsamic vinegar and tomatoes and mozzarella.  Of course, I shouldn’t have mozzarella anymore but I can use basil in a lot of stuff.  I haven’t been successful growing basil so this is an experiment.  I planted these on 4/1 too but they aren’t sprouting yet.  I think it takes longer for basil to sprout.

On the quilty side of life…

One of my goals for 2016 is to finish 6 quilts.  This has been on my goal list for the previous 2 years and I didn’t accomplish it.

In 2014, I finished 4 quilts.

In 2015, I finished 3 quilts.

I’ve always been happy to just finish something.  This year, I’m on track to finish 6 quilts.  I finished 2 already and there are 3 more that are ready to be quilted.  So I’m working on piecing quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice.  This is the only project I’m working on right now that’s in the piecing stage.  The problem is, I get really tired working on 1 project at a time.  Especially a project like Celtic Solstice with a hundred million little pieces.  I’m now ready to put my next UFO back into rotation and that is Missing Ivy.

Missing Ivy Blocks A and B placed Design Floor 11/2/2015

Missing Ivy
Blocks A and B placed
Design Floor
11/2/2015

It’s really almost done too and may surpass Celtic Solstice to the finishing stage.

 

 

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~Melanie

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Stash Report – Week 15, 2016

For the fabric stash:

Scrapitude is finished!  wooohoo!!!  And I cut the strips for my guild meeting’s strip club on Monday so that’s a total 10 yards used!!!!  Of course, I’ll add 2.5 yards when I bring home the other strips.  I’m already planning on something for those strips.

And I bought some fabric at the Anniversary sale yesterday so I’m adding 7 yards.

  • Used this week: 10 yards
  • Used year to date: 29.75 yards
  • Added this week: 7 yards
  • Added year to Date: 13.25 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 16.5 yards

I’m still in the black so I’m very happy.  2 more quilts are ready to be quilted so hopefully that will help me stay in the black.

With the quilt sale, I spent some money!

For the Budget:

Spent this week: $65

Spent year to date: $2692.43

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 4/3/2016

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

Here’s where I’m at now!

Rainbow Garden Block 4 In process 4/10/2016

Rainbow Garden
Block 4
In process
4/10/2016

 

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 14, 2016

SPRING IS HERE!

SPRING IS HERE!

I’m still working on binding Scrapitude!  I was able to get a bit of it done yesterday and I really thought all I had was a yard left.  But now I really only have a yard left. ;0  Binding just keep getting longer on me!  But I’m very very close to being done so by next week I’ll be able to add to my used yardage list and be MORE in the black!!!!

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

I was also very good and didn’t spend any money this week! at least not on crafty stuff!  

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 3/27/2016

A Rainbow Garden
3/27/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

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

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

 

 

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

 

TGIF, 4/1/2016

Not much going on quilty wise over here. 😦

My parents are in town so I’ve been spending quality time with them.  That’s a good thing.  Any free time I had, I spent binding Scrapitude.  I’m almost done.  I only have about a yard left.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to knock that out over the weekend.

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Still the same picture!

Scrapitude trimmed just needs a binding on it 3/16/2016

Scrapitude
trimmed
just needs a binding on it
3/16/2016

 

Linking with –

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

A Quilted Passion

Happy Quilting Friends!

Melanie

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

TGIF, 3/25/2016

March is almost over and this last week was not very productive around here.  I am in a bit of a sewing slump.  Hopefully that changes soon.  My parents will be coming to spend a few days with us next week and work will be picking up.  Of course, it’s happening at the same time.  We’ll just have to take it day by day.

As for now, I’m working on binding Scrapitude.  I’ll be watching quite a few movies over the next few days.  I want to get it done for the next Valley MQG meeting on Tuesday.

Scrapitude trimmed just needs a binding on it 3/16/2016

Scrapitude
trimmed
just needs a binding on it
3/16/2016

Linking with –

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

A Quilted Passion

Happy Quilting Friends!

Melanie

Got my tomatoes planted!

Yesterday was a wonderful day for eating.  For his birthday, the boy had waffles for brunch and his favorite dinner, rib eye steak grilled by his dad.  Me and the girl enjoyed ourselves too.  The little ones are growing up fast.  Despite the food and other errands ran, all the boy really wanted to do was play his favorite video game.  He didn’t spend all day playing (we had errands) but he was able to get some good game time in.  That allowed me to go to yoga, plant my tomatoes and start the binding on Scrapitude!

Scrapitude trimmed just needs a binding on it 3/16/2016

Scrapitude
trimmed
just needs a binding on it
3/16/2016

I had a hard time finding my binding supplies.  I remembered seeing the little bag of stuff out and about and then me putting it away so I won’t lose it.  That was last week.  All weekend I kept looking for it and couldn’t find it.  I was VERY frustrated.  Finally, yesterday, I looked in a box, that I looked at a million times before but suddenly, my little binding supply bag was in that box.  Of course, right?  Well, thank goodness because I was finally able to get the binding started!

Scrapitude Starting the binding 3/21/2016

Scrapitude
Starting the binding
3/21/2016

And here are some pics of the garden getting started.  It felt good after 2 years of not gardening to play with dirt again. I can’t wait to see these start to come up.

The potatoes planted 3/21/2016

The potatoes planted
3/21/2016

I don’t want to put these in the ground so I’m keeping the tomatoes in the half barrell.  I plan to put sticks all around and wrap string around them to keep them from going out.  I’ll do that part as they start getting bigger.

The tomatoes planted 3/21/2016

The tomatoes planted
3/21/2016

And I started something new.  We’ll see if it works.  I’ve been seeing a bunch of different ways to grow strawberries on Pinterest and I always thought they looked cool.  I’m never too sure they will work so we found some old closet hanger shelve thingies lying around (the official name for those things) and for this one I planted strawberries on the top and the third baskets.  The plastics and boxes lining the baskets have holes in them.  I don’t know what I’m doing so we’ll see how it turns out.  I’ve only grown strawberries in the ground so I’m experimenting here.  If it works, I may plant more stuff on the 2nd and the 4th shelf.  I also have a second hanging closet thing that I’ll pull out and use for herbs or something.  I’ll take any advice from gardeners! 🙂

Strawberries 3/21/2016

Strawberries
3/21/2016

And since we’re talking about gardening right now, here’s my lazy composting bins:

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These were here when we moved in and the dirt inside the pots were dry and rocky and half full if memory serves.  So, I dumped old coffee grinds in them every morning and the veggie pieces that get thrown away, egg shells, etc.  The dirt is nicer now with worms and other insects.  I toss the contents around and try to cover all the new stuff with the dirt.  It’s my lazy way because I don’t want to buy real compost bins again only to leave them when we move again.  I think I’ll dump new stuff in one container and let the other one compost completely so it will be ready to move into another barrel when I’m ready to plant again.

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Scraptastic Tuesday

Fresh Poppy Design

 

~Melanie

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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