Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Stash Report

Now who possibly couldn't be cheered up looking at these beautiful colors? These are the Kaffe Fassett prints I picked up at the quilt show, 17-1/2 yards in all! I've admired them for a long time but never bought them because I couldn't quite figure out what to do with them. The butterfly quilt was all the stimulus I needed; and after I got home from the quilt show, I went online to Hancock's of Paducah and ordered a few more.

Well, I'm a failure at stashbusting, but ask me how much it bothers me right now! At this point, I don't really expect to recover and be in the black by the end of the year, but there's always next year, right? And how much willpower do you really expect me to have at quilt show anyway?

Here's the Stash Manager's Report:

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 101-3/8 yards
Fabric added this week: 17-1/2 yards
Fabric added year to date: 183-1/8 yards
Net year to date: - 81-3/4 yards

I did get released from work early today, so I spent a couple hours this afternoon cutting apart plaid shirts that I found at the thrift shop last week. Bonnie Hunter really hit on a fantastic idea with her quilts made from plaid shirts--recycle, reuse. I've started collecting a few here and there but haven't got enough different ones to start a quilt just yet. Cutting the shirts apart saves some storage space though.

I also finally got the binding machine sewn to the front of the Road to Many Friendships quilt and will start hand stitching tomorrow morning.

Hooray, I'm on vacation all this week! I am happy to stay home and not go anywhere. Besides catching up on a few things around the house, I plan to spend plenty of time in my sewing room.

9 comments:

Margo said...

They are utterly 'gorgeous' ...what fun you will have working them into a guilt...love um'

Kim said...

OH my goodness I would have fallen off the wagon for those too. I just ordered the Lollipop trees pattern some are working on and they would be PERFECT for that-have fun using them

Lori in South Dakota said...

I won't buy any fabric--I will just come to your blog and drool!! Oh, they are so gorgeous!!

Vicki W said...

Those are great fabrics! Enjoy your vacation!

Laura said...

Love the fabrics, the look so happy lying there together!

Dionne said...

Well, you said it all... 'Now who possibly couldn't be cheered ...' NOT I! Beautiful colors for sure! And I love your Stash Manager's Report. I'm going to have to check back to your blog often. Cheers!

Barb D said...

Love those fabrics!! I can't wait to see them in a quilt! Your stash report is just too funny! That would be me so why bother, eh? I'll be at Kay's on Friday. See you then!

Lurline's Place said...

Wonderful!
Quilty hugs - Lurline.

Pat said...

Sue,

Can't believe a whole week has gone by! How was vacation?...I was sure I told you how beautiful rhese fabrics are :) Like Lori, I keep stopping by and drooling over your fabulous fabrics and quilts :)