Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stash Report - Week 33 of 2015

I was so ready for a slow Sunday, but alas that is not to be. We have places to be and people to see today.  Hopefully I'll still get a chance to get some stitching in this afternoon. 

Not much happening in the sewing room this week.  I managed to strain my back which made sewing very uncomfortable.  By yesterday evening my back wasn't bothering me too badly, so I did get a bit of stitching in yesterday.  But most of what went out last week went out before the strained back.  

Used last week:  1.38 yards
Used in August:  6.98 yards
Used year to date: 25.27 yards
Purchased year to date:  10.25 yards
Net used for 2015: 15.02 yards 

The only goal I had for this year's stash efforts was to use more than I bought.  So far so good on that goal. Looks like I'm on track to use more stash fabric this year than I did last year.

I still have one more month to use enough fabric to exceed last year's usage for third quarter.  I'm no where near my record fabric usage, but I'll definitely take any improvement over last year.  Last year was my worst year for stash busting since I started tracking fabric out in 2010.  

Check out more stash busting/building efforts over at Patchwork Times.  


Quilts and Such said...

Great job working on using up stash. I need to start tracking that. It would give me a sense of accomplishment. Hope you continue to feel better!

Sharon said...

You are doing great. I especially like your tracking by quarters. This is the first year, I've done any tracking.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have a back that tweaks from time to time, so feel your pain - rest and heat packs (love the heat patches). I am amazed at your chart! I don't track fabric - if I've looked at it too long it gets put into the next quilt or I pass it on. Things don't sit too long.

kwiltnkats said...

Moving stash can be an up and down process. I can look back and see a trend similar to yours with my stash. I also notice the complexity of the projects vary with the up and down stash movement. See what you find with yours. Sandi

Marti said...

You are doing great for the year. I like your bar graph; it really makes it easy to see your pattern of sewing too.

Kalicocreations said...

Great usage this week. You have an awesome chart showing your usage through the years.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Good for you for meeting your goal! Again, I say you are an artist and need fabrics on hand! LOL

Dar said...

Your chart shows your usage trend quite nicely. Congrats on sticking to your goal for the year.