Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stash Report - Week 29 of 2015

It's been a slow weekend, which is good.  Not much got done yesterday on the computer, in the sewing room or around the house.  I spent most of the day with a hot pad on my shoulder.  They changed out my computer at work and the new set up aggravated an old shoulder injury.  I had the ergonomic expert in my office on Friday, but apparently we still didn't get everything lined up as I woke up yesterday feeling pretty miserable.  When it gets that bad, I have to limit my computer time at home until the swelling goes down.  It's feeling a lot better this morning, but I'll still have to limit my computer time today as that shoulder is not quite back to normal. 

I did spend some time in the sewing room earlier this week. And managed to use a little fabric in the borders for Grand Illusion.

Used last week:  0.29 yards
Used in July:  0.62 yards
Used year to date:  16.97 yards
Purchased year to date:  10.25 yards
Net used:  6.72 yards

I didn't have a goal for net used this year other than to use more than I buy.  So far so good on that front. 

In an effort to use more fabric (which is the best excuse I can think of for a case of startitis), I started a new project this week.  Meadow Mist Designs posted the fabric requirement for Midnight Mystery in June and this month the cutting instructions.  I made my fabric selections on Thursday, tweaked them yesterday and then starting cutting (which was one of the few sewing room activities that didn't make my shoulder ache).

This uses up some of my older stash. I've been pretty good this year about not starting anything new.  This one promises to be pretty easy, as the pieces are large.  As much as I want to finish off UFOs, adding in something new keeps it fun.  

That's it for my stash report this week.  You will find other reports over at Patchwork Times.   


Kalicocreations said...

Kate, those fabrics are gorgeous. Getting to use some fabrics sounds like a good reason to start a quilt to me :) I hope they get everything lined out with your computer situation so your shoulder does not hurt anymore.

Libby in TN said...

Love your fabric choices and can't wait to see what you will be making. I found sewing can also be hazardous to my health when a marathon of stripset sewing set my shoulder off. I added a pillow to my chair and that has seemed to help.

Suzanne said...

Very pretty fabrics. Thank you for sharing the link to the mystery

Gina said...

Love your fabric choices for the mystery

Kevin the Quilter said...

Sorry about your shoulder! What a literal pain in the neck! Oh dear! Look what you made me look up...........another mystery quilt! Hmmm........should I? Or, shouldn't I? Seems like it is nice a slow, so maybe?

Katie Z. said...

Pretty fabrics!

Marti said...

I think I'm having shoulder sympathy aches. I think I'd rather have elbow pain than shoulder pain.

Your new mystery fabrics are great. I love reds and blues.

thea said...

some very nice fabrics. A new start is great inspiration ..

Julie in GA said...

I love the group of fabrics you have pulled for the mystery! I will have to go check that one out. Just what I don't need, another project!
Hope your computer/shoulder aches and pains get better.

gayle said...

Good luck with the shoulder. (You never realize how vital your shoulder is until it tweaks out on you...)
LOVE the fabrics for your mystery. Can't wait to see it unfold!

Shay said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Hopefully they've managed to fix your new set up so that you don't have to endure this misery any longer. Last year I did something to my shoulder and could barely move for 5 days. It sucked!

Im liking those fabrics a lot. Anything red always catches my fancy.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, I am going to have to follow the links to that Mystery Quilt! Hope your shoulder recovers soon, ergo injuries are no joke! I dealt with arm pain a few years ago and have been diligent since then as I don't want to repeat that!

make.share.give said...

The red, blue and gray are really pretty together.