Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stash Report - July 29th

Some weekends are just better than others, unfortunately this is not one of those better weekends.  I sewed most of yesterday, which typically falls within the better weekend range.  But when I made the trek to the sewing room last evening after dinner, I could feel the temperature gradient moving from cold to pretty warm by the time I reached the top of the stairs.  One check of the thermostat revealed the problem, it was set to 82, but was measuring 88.  My Guy dutifully checked the breakers, walked around the side of the house to examine the air conditioner.  His conclusion, the upstairs air conditioner decided it didn't like the heat either and took an early vacation.  Of course today the high is supposed to be 110.  For the moment, the downstairs air conditioner is working, so we aren't miserable.  I'm just hoping it keeps working until we can get a service person here. 

The sewing machine will probably get relocated to the kitchen table until the air conditioner gets fixed.  I did sew upstairs last night as it wasn't too bad since the air had been on through the worst of the day.  That won't be the case today. 

In spite of sewing quite a bit yesterday, as well as, over the last couple of weeks, there really isn't much going out.  On the other hand, the incoming has been incoming.  Last weekend we were in Missouri and My Guy offered me a stop at the quilt shop before we left town.  How could I say no to that?  I looked for a few orange fat quarters for the Coffee Cup Quilt because I'm sure that color is coming up and I don't have much of it. 

The little birdie print isn't orange, but it had to come home with me too.  So just 4 fat quarters were in hand when I headed to the register just as My Guy spotted this lovely piece. 

 Botanical Butterfly by Hoffman California International fabrics

I have a weakness for any type of butterfly fabric, so I had to have some yardage.  Oh well, I almost made it out the door with only 4 fat quarters, that should count for something.

The last little bit of incoming on the report arrived last week.  I won a give away over at Quilting and Stuff by Knitoid during the Celebrate Red, White, and Blue Blog hop. 

Three fat eights, a really cute stiletto, plus a very pretty postcard arrived in the mail earlier this week. Pam posted a beautiful block  it paired with other blocks in EQ to make up some gorgeous quilts.  You can check her cool designs out here.  Thanks Pam! 

So how much damage was there to the stash report?  Take a look:

Used last 2 weeks:  0.38 yards
Added last 2 weeks:  5.38 yards

Used for 2012:  22.79 yards
Added for 2012: 219.63 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  196.84 yards

I've been sewing, but the blocks have been small. Progress is steady on the Sofa Quilt, but most of what I'm working with now has already been reported as going out.  I really need to step up the outflow.  Once I get a few tops done, making the backs should really help. But I need to get the tops done! 

How's your stash doing?  Is it on the increase or in decline?  I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times to share my unplanned expasions. 


Jennifer said...

Hope your a/c gets fixed soon! Love the additions - those oranges are great.

SpinningStar said...

Just checked and we're at 104 and your side of the state is a tad bit higher. ope you get the AC fixed soon, but I bet they are super busy.

Great additions - love the chickadee fabric.


Shay said...

A world without airconditioning is a sad world indeed ...hope you can get the repair guy there fast!

Anything you win doesn’t count towards your stash number s Kate. Seriously! It’s a freebie!

I cant wait for warmer weather. bring it on!

Keep Stitchin' said...

Sorry to hear about the AC! Before we had central air, I had a very warm sewing room in the hot summers and never got much sewing done. Good thing you got in what you did yesterday anyway!
I love the fat quarters, especially the bird print! You're right, it had to come home with you even if it wasn't orange!

Lynne said...

Love your new blog header and that butterfly fabric is gorgeous!