Drama Teen and I shopped till we dropped, literally. We both laid down and took a 3 hour nap after lunch. We didn't really make up any on the sleep front as we stayed up till midnight hanging out with family. It's back home today, where I hope to get in some time in the sewing room before it's time to go to bed and start another work week. DT is lucky, she's got Monday off.
A couple of fun packages arrived this week. The Midnight Mystery quilt came back from Trudy, all quilted and ready to bind. So that's on tap for this week. A much smaller package arrived from Sharon of Vroomans Quilts.
I won last month's give away for the Let's Book It Challenge. I love the little charm and the road trip beetle. Thank you Sharon.
Now for this week's stash report. I did buy fabric. It's the background fabric for one of the graduation quilts that needs to be done by next May. I just didn't have any gray in the stash that would work. Here's the damage:
Used last week: 0.35 yards
Used year to date: 25.63 yards
Purchased this week: 8 yards
Purchased this year: 25.75 yards
Net stashed for 2016: 0.12 yards
I'm in the red for the first time since 2014. But it's not so bad that I can't dig out this week with just a little time spent in the sewing room. I knew there would be fabric purchases this year to make these quilts and I'm OK with that. The fabric for the graduation quilts should back out this year. There are two mystery quilts in my plans for this year that I plan to use only stash fabrics for.
It wasn't a bad week for finding time to stitch at least 15 minutes each day.
Days with 15 minutes of stitching time this week: 5 days
Days in May: 11 out of 14 days
Days this year: 110 out of 135
It's just unrealistic with my schedule to expect to get into the sewing room every day. I'm happy with how it's going this year.
That's it on the stash management front. There's more about stash management over at Judy's Patchwork Times.