Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stash Report - September 23rd

I was ready for Friday this week.  Unfortunately, we had a full weekend too.  A bit of volleyball, meeting up with old school chums and a visit with family rounded out the weekend.  So not much time to sew.  I don't think I've touched the machine since last Sunday.  I do hope to get back into the sewing room for a bit this evening. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep myself from pushing a few buttons.  One reason was pretty obvious, Hancock's was having a sale on a few fabrics I had drooled over previously, so I broke my fabric fast and ordered them, plus a few other sale fabrics to "enhance" the stash.

Timeless Treasures Vivienne

Timeless Treasures Vivienne and Wilmington Porter
Blooming Spring Petals




Then as I was working on the Grandmother's Choice BOW project I was thinking how nice it was to have a set of fabrics for that project.  Earlier this year I had bought a couple of yards of Bernatex Festive Tulips.  Since I seem to make a lot of sampler quilts, I decided I should order a few half yard cuts of fabric from that line to go with what I already had, because I think it would make a great sampler quilt.  So this also showed up on the front step this week.

Benartex Festive Tulips

I tried really hard to be sorry, but as the stash organization has progressed this year, I'm finding more holes.  Starting a number of new projects this year has also helped me understand what I really should be buying for the type of projects I like to make.  So the report will just have to take the hit for now. 

Used last week:  0.41 yards
Added last week:  37.5 yards

Used for 2012:  30.58 yards
Added for 2012:  284.38 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  253.80 yards

I could say that next week will be better, but I've already pushed a few buttons this week.  Oh well, you can't say I'm not stimulating the economy.  Check out the other stash reports posted over at Patchwork Times

7 comments:

  1. Some really lovely fabrics there - I love that collection of blues! And don't be sorry, you know what you need!

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  2. Keeping track of what you add helps you see where you are overstocked and where you are lacking. Good thoughtful enhancement of your stash with a great eye for the future!

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  3. Wow, you got some gorgeous additions!

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  4. We all fall to the stash enhancement devils once in a while - the gorgeous fabric is so tempting. Besides which - all stashes need freshening from time to time!

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  5. The blues are gorgeous and the marbleheads are simply wonderful!

    good choices to backslide with though.

    glen

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  6. You did great! I absolutely love the Blue Timeless Treasures fabrics!!! I have a few of those too :*) And those Marblehead Brights - YUM!!!

    I always say you can't quilt without fabric, so when you find the right piece - especially on sale - you gotta get it now or it may not be there when you go back. =^..^=

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  7. Awesome additions! And yeah, as I organize, I find so many holes to fill. ;) I bought a couple reds this weekend because I discovered I don't have any reds without floral!

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