I bought fabric this week. That breaks my 17 week fabric fast which started way back in October 2010. How much damage did I do to my stash reduction efforts? Here's this week's stash report:
Used this week: 0.96 yards
Added this week : 1.5 yards
Used year to date: 4.81 yards
Added year to date: 1.5 yards
Net used for 2011: 3.31 yards
Fabric Budget: 10 yards for Jan to March
Bought/Budget: 1.5/10 yards
I didn't buy much, so I'm still in the black. I bought a couple of fat quarters for the purple and yellow quilt. I don't have as many darks as I do lights and wanted to even that out a bit.
I also fell in love with this butterfly print and had to add it to my collection (you can see parts of that collection here). But I only bought a yard, so the overall damage wasn't bad.
Why do the fabric out numbers seem to grow so slowly? I've been sewing, but that's mainly been just blocks, which don't seem to use much fabric. I do have one quilt that needs backing and the Buck-a-Block needs to be set, so maybe my fabric usage will go up in the next month. Oh well, I'm still in the black and that's what counts.
Not much sewing time yesterday, probably only about an hour in sewing room. Between kiddo's swim meet and laundry, that's all the the time I could manage. Still I met my goal of 15 minutes of sewing time. I'm hoping to get a few hours in this afternoon. Kiddo's basketball commitment ended last Monday and this is the last swim meet for the short course season she'll swim, so we should get most of our weekends back for a few months. At least until the long course season starts up.
That's it for this week's stash report. Check out Judy's Patchwork Times for more stash management reports.