Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Stash Report

It's definitely time for a stash report, since I haven't done one for a couple of weeks. I am SO happy to report that both the Twelve Stars Til Christmas quilt and Theresa's Stars quilt are quilted, bound, and labeled--completely finished! Casey's Quilters met at our good friend Helen's today, and I put the last few stitches in the binding there. This makes my thirteenth finish for the year. Before the year is over I intend to finish at least three more that have been waiting in the wings--two that only need the binding, and one that needs to be quilted still.

All of the fabric for Twelve Stars has already been accounted for in earlier stash reports. Over the last couple weeks I used 8-3/8 yards for backings and bindings, and another Keepsake medley came in the mail, adding 1-1/2 yards.

Here's the Stash Manager's report:

Fabric used this week: 8-3/8 yards
Fabric used year to date: 196-7/8 yards
Fabric added this week: 1-1/2 yards
Fabric added year to date: 351-7/8 yards
Net year to date: - 155 yards

Helen invited our little group over to her house today for me to learn to make yeast rolls. Helen lives between the pages of House Beautiful magazine. Her home is inviting and spacious, with beautifully appointed furnishings. Her sewing room is downstairs in her basement, and we had plenty of space to spread out and comfy chairs to sit and sew while we waited for the dough to rise. Helen has brought these rolls to some of our meetings before, and they're so good! I'll bet it took less than 15 minutes to combine the ingredients for the dough and kneed it, then it was into a proofing oven for the first rise. After an hour Helen showed us how she kneeds each little dough ball and shapes it into the roll. It will be a very long time before I learn to do it as quickly as she can; and in the interest of time, we shaped the dough balls together. After another rising, the rolls went into the oven for about 20 minutes, and we had them with dinner. Helen made a wonderful dinner for us, with ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, and some assorted side dishes.

A very light snow fell outside for most of the day; but even though there was very little accumulation, the roads were pretty slippery, so we left after dinner and headed home. Earlier in the day, poor SueB slid down Kay's driveway into a guidewire for the telephone pole, but we got her unstuck and there was no damage to either the pole or Sue's truck. It sure was a nice day, and I feel lucky to have such great friends.

I'll be working 40 hours or more each week for the rest of the month, so I'm not planning to start any more new projects this year. I'll be mighty happy if I can just get those three quilts finished.

8 comments:

Lurline's Place said...

Love your Christmassy header and yeast cookery is so satisfying - how nice to have a Girlie Day doing it!
Hugs - Lurline!

Margo said...

It looks great glad you accomplished it.Like your choice of borders...mine is waiting to be quilted...finished putting binding on 2 strippy quilts this week and put the binding on a runner Sat. at Koleens....fun day...glad your day was good...miss seeing you all...so much going on I have to pick and choose...

Shari said...

It feels so good to finish a quilt, doesn't it? What a lovely day you had! Sounds so cozy and warm and fuzzy.
Merry Christmas!

Stephanie D. said...

Love those Girls' Day Outs! I used to make refrigerator yeast rolls for Thanksgiving years ago, but never learned the art, so sometimes they were okay, sometimes they weren't. When they were good, though, they were VERY good!

Vicki W said...

What a lovely quilt!

Lori in South Dakota said...

The star quilt is beautiful. And can I come the next time you go to Helen's?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sounds like a wonderful and fun time! I love special dinners!!! And your Christmas star quilt is just beautiful!!!
Cheers!
Evelyn

Dionne said...

Such a fun time! Your quilt is lovely.