Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stash Report - Week 9 of 2015

It snowed most of Saturday.  Very unusual weather for the end of February in Oklahoma.  Usually by this time the early blooming wildflowers have started showing up.  This year it's still brown everywhere.  The snow was pretty, with big fluffy flakes falling most of the day.  The sparrows don't seem to mind the snow.  

They just fluff up more.  We had a male and female cardinal visit along with the sparrows, but they were both camera shy.

It was a good week in the sewing room, the borders got added to the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler, which helped a lot with the outgoing numbers.  The back is all cut out, but didn't get stitched together because by late Saturday afternoon I wasn't feeling so hot.  I woke up this morning with the same scratchy throat and low grade fever that I went to bed with.  

Getting back on topic, as they say on NPR's Marketplace, "lets do the numbers":

Used last week:  1.23 yards
Used in February:  3.18 yards
Used year to date:  5.8 yards

The 5.8 yards out may not seem like much, but it's more than I had used by this time last year.  Even better, there's been no fabric in yet this year.  So I've managed to maintain the fabric diet for two months.  Since the plan is to finish up a number of UFOs that have all the fabrics they need, I don't have a reason to be looking for new fabrics.  That has helped me keep the acquisition mode turned off.  The back for the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler should add a nice boost to next week's numbers.  Hopefully I'll feel well enough this afternoon to spend some time in the sewing room.  

That's it for me this week.  For more stash reports, check out the links over at Judy's Patchwork Times.   


  1. My Lenten roses were already blooming, the forsythis was budding, and the daffodils had already emerged before this latest batch of ice in TN. I'll be anxious to know if this cold spell has hurt or helped.
    Your numbers look good!

  2. Great picture! Good job on your fabric diet. I hope you feel better to get some more time in the sewing room!

  3. Sorry you aren't feeling good. I hate that scratchy throat that turns into searing pain throat. I hope you don't get that.

  4. Your numbers are looking great! I am sorry that you are not feeling well, that is always a downer. I was thankful that the weather missed us this time.

  5. The borders turned out so well, good use of your sewing room time! Hope you're feeling better soon.

  6. Kate, Hope you are feeling better now. You are doing great with your fabric management.

  7. Sounds like this cold is really hanging on .. love the picture of the sparrow and the snow.


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