Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stash Management - Week 20 of 2016

Drama Teen and I shopped till we dropped, literally.  We both laid down and took a 3 hour nap after lunch.  We didn't really make up any on the sleep front as we stayed up till midnight hanging out with family.  It's back home today, where I hope to get in some time in the sewing room before it's time to go to bed and start another work week.  DT is lucky, she's got Monday off.  

A couple of fun packages arrived this week. The Midnight Mystery quilt came back from Trudy, all quilted and ready to bind.  So that's on tap for this week.  A much smaller package arrived from Sharon of Vroomans Quilts.  

I won last month's give away for the Let's Book It Challenge.  I love the little charm and the road trip beetle. Thank you Sharon.  

Now for this week's stash report.  I did buy fabric.  It's the background fabric for one of the graduation quilts that needs to be done by next May.  I just didn't have any gray in the stash that would work.  Here's the damage:

Used last week:  0.35 yards
Used year to date:  25.63 yards
Purchased this week:  8 yards
Purchased this year:  25.75 yards
Net stashed for 2016:  0.12 yards

I'm in the red for the first time since 2014.  But it's not so bad that I can't dig out this week with just a little time spent in the sewing room. I knew there would be fabric purchases this year to make these quilts and I'm OK with that.  The fabric for the graduation quilts should back out this year.  There are two mystery quilts in my plans for this year that I plan to use only stash fabrics for.   

It wasn't a bad week for finding time to stitch at least 15 minutes each day. 

Days with 15 minutes of stitching time this week:  5 days
Days in May:  11 out of 14 days
Days this year:  110 out of 135

It's just unrealistic with my schedule to expect to get into the sewing room every day.  I'm happy with how it's going this year. 

That's it on the stash management front.  There's more about stash management over at Judy's Patchwork Times.  


Charlene S said...

Sometimes a quilt just calls for fabric that is not in our stash! Make a mug rug and you would be back in the black. Or a notebook cover for DT.

Denise :) said...

Easy in, easy out! I'm sure you'll be out of the red in no time. Sounds like y'all had a fun day of shopping!! I hope you're able to sneak in a little stitching time this week! :)

Kalicocreations said...

Sounds like you and DT had lots of fun. You and I are in the same boat on being in the red. I think mine was .13, at least we know that is easy to overcome!

Joy D. said...

Cute little charms, and congrats on winning. You'll be back to smashing the stash in no time, and I look forward to seeing what you create to get out of the red!

Rhonda said...

Your numbers will be back where you want them in no time. I like your plan of finding 15 minutes of stitching each day. That seems like a reasonable goal!

Julie in GA said...

Your increase in stash is all for a good reason and will be gone before you know it. It sounds like you and DT had a great shopping trip.

Libby in TN said...

First time in the red since 2014? I'm impressed. You'll be back in the black soon.