Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stash Report - December 5th

Christmas preparations and other miscellaneous outside activities made a pretty big dent in my sewing time this week.  I did manage to get the third block in the Layer Cake Quilt Along done, so have a little that went out.  The new Bernina had to go into the shop yesterday, something funky happened with the bobbin case.  Though I drooled a lot at all the shop samples and over the new fabric, I walked out without buying anything.  So I've maintained my precarious position on the NO FABRIC wagon.  So nothing in.  Here's the details:

Used this week = 0.15
Added this week = 0 yards
Used year to date = 47.5 yards
Added year to date = 356 yards
Net used for 2010 = (308.6) yards

With the 830 in the shop, I had to set up the 9 year old Bernina 153QE to finish the layer cake block.  I've been using the 830 exclusively since March.  It took me forever to get used to using the buttons to raise and lower the pressure foot and to remember to move to the right display screen to have access to the right stitches.   I was a bit concerned that I'd have to fight to relearn the 153.  No, it didn't take any time at all for me to get back into the groove with my old friend.

Besides getting the tree up today, finishing the center block for the Seeing Stars BOM is on the agenda.  I doubt I get it done, but hope to get it started. 

Check out Judy's blog for other great stash busting stories. 


Kathie said...

It is so great to have a back up sewing machine. I never want to be without something to sew on even if it isn't my favorite machine.

Shay said...

Kate you really have will power. Only three weeks until January 1st.

I'm wandering off to Spotlight this morning (like JoAnn's) to buy some fabric for binding the quilt I made yesterday. As ridiculous as it sounds I dont have anything pastel in my stash.

I'm also dropping my second machine in for a service this morning. Snap!

Lori said...

I have to ask--how long you been on that wagon? Longer than 3 weeks? I want to know if it's possible. If it ain't--I won't feel so bad! Everyone needs AT LEAST two sewing machines. Nothing worse than having no sewing machine. Well, on a day to day thing--maybe no microwave would be bad....