Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stash Stuff and Slow Stitching for Week 27 of 2017

It's been a fast week.  Not because work has been busy, but because we've been on vacation this week.  It's true, time does fly when you are having fun.  Not to rub it in, but this has been the view from where we've been staying all week.


   
After the madness of June, getting a week to kick back and have fun was a much needed battery recharge. 

Not much happening in the sewing room, but I did bring some embroidery work with me. 



I've made quite a bit of progress since the last time these butterflies made an appearance on the blog.  

No fabric usage to report this week, but I did do my bit for the local quilt shop and bought a few fun pieces to take home.



Drama Teen liked the sea creatures and I thought the stripe would make a fun binding for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts (should I ever finish one!).  There's also a set of blue fat quarters to use for this year's RSC blocks.  As much as I like blue, I don't have much in the scrappy portion of my stash, so these fat quarters will get put to good use later this month.  I also fell in love with the display version of the Gigi's Thimble pattern, it would be great for some of those big prints at home that I don't quite know what to do with.  And a quilting book to read on the plane ride home.  I was very restrained on the fabric purchases, they had some really cute fabrics.  It's a good thing space in the luggage is a limited.  

So on that note, here's the damage to the stash. 

Used last week:  0 yards
Used year to date:  38.79 yards
Added year to date:  219.05 yards
Net added year to date:  180.26 yards

I'm dreading getting back into the work groove next week.  Good thing I'll have some sewing room time to help ease the transition. 

Linking up with quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report and Slow Stitching Sunday over at Kathy's Quilts.

21 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the blue fat quarters. I wouldn't have guessed some of the quilts on the book cover are strip quilts. I'm glad someone thinks of these things and writes them out for the rest of us.

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  2. Great purchases and your vacation view is absolutely lovely!

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  3. I love love that view--how wonderful to have been able to go away for a few days--so we will forgive you for not quilting!!!!
    those purchases all look like fun--
    enjoy the moments, di

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  4. Gorgeous view and beautiful fabrics--sounds like a perfect week!

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  5. Looks like a lovely spot for a vacation! Glad you got to do some slow stitching while you were away, too. One of my favorite things to do when I'm somewhere new is visit the quilt shop!

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  6. Love your embroidery--where did you find it? I love stamped cross stitching (can't do the other at all!!); lovely view you have...a beautiful day...hugs, Julierose

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  7. You deserved that vacation! Sooo glad it was rejuvenating for you. I'm going to check out that Gigi's Thimble pattern....as you said, it would be great for large prints. Enjoy your sewing. :)

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  8. I love your vacation view. It is so peaceful. Your purchases are pretty too.

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  9. Beautiful view! I like the Gigi's pattern and the light blue fabric too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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  10. What a gorgeous view! I am jealous. btw loved the graduation quilts. They turned out great!

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  11. Beautiful vacation spot and I spotted manatees on your sea creatures fabric! My favorite!

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  12. Beautiful vacation spot and I spotted manatees on your sea creatures fabric! My favorite!

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  13. I love the fabric you picked out for a border on a RSC quilt. It is just perfect.

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  14. Love the sea creatures fabric, what am I saying I love all those fabrics. Your view is lovely and I imagine very serene too. Your butterfly embroidery is stunning.

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  15. What an idillic setting for a battery recharging holiday, I hop you are feeling relaxed and refreshed. Handstitching is perfect to take away with you and embroidery is so much more portable I find, just as long as you remember all the threads you need and embroidery scissors and thimble and.......... Your butterflies are beautiful.

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  16. I am so glad that you got to take a vacation. The view is stunning. Beautiful embroidery and I really like the blue fabrics you got from there.

    -Soma

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  17. Sounds like a lovely vacation - and always fun to visit a local quilt shop!

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  18. Love your view,. And happy 25th anniversary
    I have that book and I think you'll love it. So many great patterns.
    Enjoy your vacation

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  19. Gorgeous blues! Your view looks so peaceful. I'm glad you had a great week off.

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  20. That ocean print is fabulous! The view from your vacation is lovely; I'm envious.

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