Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stash Report - Week 18 of 2015

It's been a beautiful weekend so far.  Highs in the low 80's and mostly sunny, though the mornings are still pretty cool.  It really seemed that Spring was taking it's sweet time in getting here this year, but it's definitely here now.  The pink roses just outside the dining room started blooming this week.  

The yellow roses on the other side of the front door haven't started blooming yet, but there are lots of little green buds popping up so it won't be much longer till they bloom too. 

Now that work has settled down some, I'm able to get back into the sewing room more regularly.  It shows in this week's stash report.  

Used last week:  0.70 yards
Used in April:  1.35 yards
Used year to date:  12.65 yards
Purchased year to date:  0 yards

Though I'm not burning through fabric at the rate I'd like, at least I'm making progress on using up some of the stash.  There's been no incoming fabric for 4 months.  That's a record for me, the longest I'd gone with no fabric purchases in the previous 5 years was 3 months.  Now if I can just get back on track with stitching for at least 15 minutes every day, I might use up a bit more fabric each week.  But even if I don't, I'm still happy with my progress so far this year.  If I can just keep it to more out than in, I'll be happy at the end of the year.  

I normally link up with Patchwork Times for the stash report most Sunday's.  Judy has a lot on her plate at the moment, her Mom has been ill and will need surgery.  So keep Judy's family in your prayers this week.  


  1. Wow--four months without buying any fabric?!! I find that hard to imagine (but I really should try to do it myself.) Congrats on sticking with it.

  2. Your numbers look good to me! I'd like to have more out than in too, but haven't gotten there this year yet. Sewing 15 minutes a day is a good plan.

  3. Love the rose - ours are just showing a little bit of green sprout so a long way to that bloom stage. I haven't bought fabric in a very long time - for myself. My Mom has been handing me lists so I can shop for 'sales' on-line for her (she doesn't get the whole computer thing).

  4. Well done! I think this is a no-buy record for me as well, and I appreciate your encouragement. Keep up the good work!

  5. You are doing very good at stash busting! The rose is beautiful

  6. Im impressed that you havent bought fabric for 4 months! I capitulated and bought a little bit over the weekend.


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