Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stash Report - Week 4 of 2015

Wow, we are already four weeks into the new year.  Are you still writing 2014 on all your dates?  I find that I'm doing well at writing 2015 on my checks and such, but when I'm typing  my fingers keep straying towards the "4" key, completely missing the "5" key.  I've had to edit more than one Excel and Word document lately 

It hasn't been a bad week.  I was off last Monday to take Drama Teen and a friend dress shopping.  They have a dance coming up in a couple of weeks.  DT had a hard time finding anything that looked good on her.  She finally came home with a deep blue dress that worked well with both her complexion and her figure.  Here's a sneak peak of one of the details. 

She still needs to find some shoes to go with it.  She'll have to wear flats this year.  Her physical therapist and surgeon don't think she's ready for heels just yet, unless she wants to wear her knee brace to the dance.  So flats it will be.  We've seen some cute ones, so she's not too broken up about it. 

I managed to get myself up the to the sewing room most evenings this last week.  I'm not sure it really shows in the stash report.  

Used last week:  0.47 yards
Used in January:  2.24 yards

Even better, no fabric in for the year as yet.  But I'm still deleting all the fabric shop emails so I'm not tempted.  One of the dress shops we visited on Monday was right across the street from my preferred quilt shop.  Drama Teen asked if were stopping and I told her no.  She leaned over from her seat to put her hand on my forehead to make sure I wasn't running a fever.  She was sure I was ill. Funny girl.  So far my fabric diet is working better than my food diet.  At least one of them is going well.  

For more on the state of the stash, check out all the links over at Patchwork Times.  


Denise :) said...

What I hate most about this transition month is working in quickbooks -- all the receipts and whatnot I'm entering for 2014, which means I physically have to type the year (if I leave it blank, it autofills with 2015). Ugh! My fingers aren't used to stretching for those extra keystrokes! LOL! Your DT is funny! And I have to say, I'm right there with you on food diet vs. fabric diet! :)

Lynne said...

Can't wait to see DT in the dress -- wits a pretty colour.

My fabric diet is also going better than my food diet but, then again, I'm not really making enough effort in that area!

Anonymous said...

Love the color of the dress! ~Melanie

AnnieO said...

Except for blue jeans I rarely wear blue, but find most of my event dresses are blue. I'm sure DT will look lovely in the dress with her dark hair. Congrats on keeping up the fabric diet!

Anonymous said...

LOL, that would have been hard to pass up the fabric shop. But good for you! And good for dd finding the right dress. That was always fairly stressful for us when my daughters were teens.

DeeDee said...

A Dance and fancy dress is pretty exciting. Hope to see a picture of DT in the dress. Most girls just seem to kick off their shoes at a dance anyway. Glad you were able to find some time for sewing!

Jennifer said...

Haha - love that your daughter felt your forehead! Congrats on keeping the stash at bay!

Dar said...

Great start for the new year - at least in the fabric category. Hope to see a picture of DQ in her new dress.