Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stash Report - September 23rd

I was ready for Friday this week.  Unfortunately, we had a full weekend too.  A bit of volleyball, meeting up with old school chums and a visit with family rounded out the weekend.  So not much time to sew.  I don't think I've touched the machine since last Sunday.  I do hope to get back into the sewing room for a bit this evening. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep myself from pushing a few buttons.  One reason was pretty obvious, Hancock's was having a sale on a few fabrics I had drooled over previously, so I broke my fabric fast and ordered them, plus a few other sale fabrics to "enhance" the stash.

Timeless Treasures Vivienne

Timeless Treasures Vivienne and Wilmington Porter
Blooming Spring Petals

Then as I was working on the Grandmother's Choice BOW project I was thinking how nice it was to have a set of fabrics for that project.  Earlier this year I had bought a couple of yards of Bernatex Festive Tulips.  Since I seem to make a lot of sampler quilts, I decided I should order a few half yard cuts of fabric from that line to go with what I already had, because I think it would make a great sampler quilt.  So this also showed up on the front step this week.

Benartex Festive Tulips

I tried really hard to be sorry, but as the stash organization has progressed this year, I'm finding more holes.  Starting a number of new projects this year has also helped me understand what I really should be buying for the type of projects I like to make.  So the report will just have to take the hit for now. 

Used last week:  0.41 yards
Added last week:  37.5 yards

Used for 2012:  30.58 yards
Added for 2012:  284.38 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  253.80 yards

I could say that next week will be better, but I've already pushed a few buttons this week.  Oh well, you can't say I'm not stimulating the economy.  Check out the other stash reports posted over at Patchwork Times


Lynne said...

Some really lovely fabrics there - I love that collection of blues! And don't be sorry, you know what you need!

Charlene S said...

Keeping track of what you add helps you see where you are overstocked and where you are lacking. Good thoughtful enhancement of your stash with a great eye for the future!

Jennifer said...

Wow, you got some gorgeous additions!

Susan Torrens said...

We all fall to the stash enhancement devils once in a while - the gorgeous fabric is so tempting. Besides which - all stashes need freshening from time to time!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

The blues are gorgeous and the marbleheads are simply wonderful!

good choices to backslide with though.


Teresa in Music City said...

You did great! I absolutely love the Blue Timeless Treasures fabrics!!! I have a few of those too :*) And those Marblehead Brights - YUM!!!

I always say you can't quilt without fabric, so when you find the right piece - especially on sale - you gotta get it now or it may not be there when you go back. =^..^=

Kate said...

Awesome additions! And yeah, as I organize, I find so many holes to fill. ;) I bought a couple reds this weekend because I discovered I don't have any reds without floral!