How can it be the Sunday before Christmas? I'm sure there was supposed to be another week in there somewhere. It's been a bit hectic the last week and not solely due to the holiday. There has been some shopping and gift wrapping thrown in here and there. I spent the last couple of days at my Mom's. She had knee surgery a few weeks ago and isn't recovering as fast as she'd like. I went home to help her with some Christmas preparations as she's just not up to speed yet.
Needless to say with all the extra activities, there's not been a lot of stitching going on. I did get to spend some time playing in the sewing room last night. I managed to get another 15 inches or so of binding stitched on Back to Square One.
I'd hoped to do more, but the nail on my right thumb split down into the nail bed and it's amazing how much it hurts to hand stitch with it in that condition. I'm hoping it won't hurt so much this afternoon when I'll have some more time to stitch.
I spent some time getting the fabrics cut out for step 2 of Allietare. Yes I'm that far behind. I do hope to make some progress on steps 3 and 4 before the linky party tomorrow. But as I'm not counting any of the Allietare pieces as going out till they become blocks, the stash report is a bit anemic again this week.
Used last week: 0 yards
Used in December 0.64 yards
Used year to date: 44.77 yards
Purchased year to date: 30.25 yards
Net used for 2015: 14.52 yards
There was nothing in to go with the nothing out, so it wasn't a bad week. With just one week to go, it's been hard to resist some of the end of year sales, but I'm keeping my eye on the prize of finishing this year with more out than in. That makes resisting just a bit easier. That and I'm being ruthless about deleting all those sale emails.
You can see more slow stitching over at Kathy's Quilts and more end of year stash reports over at Judy's Patchwork Times.