Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Stash Report

Today was a sunny, windy and very cold day. I think I am finally on the back side of the vertigo, thank heavens! Today is the best I've felt since New Year's Eve, and I took only a single dramamine tablet early this afternoon. I was even able to look down without my head spinning, so I cut and sewed a couple of pillowcases this evening to go with the Tug of War quilt I just finished.

What you can't see in the photo is a small balsam tree that was sitting on the corner of my table. I watered the tree earlier (do you know what's coming?); and yes, unbeknownst to me the water spilled over the pot onto the table and onto the piece of paper that now looks like watercolors in the upper left corner of the photograph. My new pillowcase that I just finished soaked up some of that color from the page. Horrors!

I immediately rushed it into the laundry room, sprayed it with a little prewash, and threw it in the wash. Most all the stain came out, and what's left I don't think will be noticeable. Whew!

Here's the Stash Manager's Report:

Fabric used this week: 2-1/4 yards
Fabric used year to date: 2-1/4 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 0 yards
Net year to date: 2-1/4 yards

Gee, it's nice to be on the positive side again!

We took down the Christmas tree and all the trimmings today. We usually take it down New Year's Day, but we decided to wait til the weekend and enjoy it a little longer. I love the smell of fresh greenery in the house, looking at all the little handmade ornaments, and remembering Christmases past, so I don't look forward to taking it all down. Once it's down though, I'm happy to reclaim the space in the living room and have things back to normal.

This week my goals are to finish the second pillowcase, assemble the little chickadee crosstitch into an ornament, finish piecing and load another strippy on the longarm for practice, and make some headway with the Star Block of the Month blocks. I haven't looked at it for quite a while, and I think I'm six blocks behind. I intend to finish all of the blocks by the end of the month!


Exuberant Color said...

I'm glad your vertigo is in check. I have never had it last more than a few minutes so I can't imagine what it must have felt like for days.

I like your Tug of War quilt too.

jovaliquilts said...

So glad your stain came out! What a scare that must have been. And congrats on being on the plus side of stash reduction!

Stephanie D. said...

I'm glad most of those stains came out. There must be a Murphy's Law about that kind of accident.

Oh, and I'm sorry your vertigo has been so persistent! I hope it's all over with soon.

LC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my first time here, but I will be back. I love your Tug of War quilt. Also glad to hear that the stains faded and hopefully the vertigo is doing the same!


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better - I hope that goes away and never comes back. I like the idea of matching pillowcases and from now on when I buy yardage for a quilt I think I will probably include yardage for the matching pillowcases at the same time! Those cases are going to look great with your quilt.