Sunday, August 14, 2016

To Count or Not: Stash Report for Week 33 of 2016

Weekends never seem to be long enough.  This one is no exception.  The big project at work has finally reached fever pitch.  The cog in the wheel activities have been draining, I can't imagine what it's been like for those responsible for getting the motor started.  I've had to work overtime several nights this week, but thankfully I was exempt from the 9 PM call in meetings.  With the project now implemented, it's just a case of tying up loose ends.  Another couple of weeks and I can get back to my regularly scheduled work.  

Even with the added hours, I didn't do to badly at finding time to stitch this week.  Though a couple of nights all I could cope with was 15 minutes of hand stitching the binding on the Midnight Mystery quilt.  Friday night, I was so brain dead, even that wasn't feasible.  Still not a bad week in terms of finding time to stitch.

Days with 15 minutes of stitching time this week:  6 out of 7 days
Days in August:  11 out of 13 days
Days in 2016:  178 out of 226

Not much fabric going out this week in spite of the time in the sewing room:

Used last week:  0.49
Used year to date:  36.79
Purchased year to date:  28.75 yards
Fabric add from give away:  4 yards
Net used in 2016:  4.04 yards

Lea Brummett who blogs at Podunk Pretties really brightened up my busy week with a half yard bundle of Bernatex Indian Summer prints which she gave away as part of the Back Porch Blooms quilt along. If you haven't checked out Lea's patterns for this quilt along, you really should. They are all gorgeous. 

Very pretty fabrics in a very prettily tied package.  

The fabrics are gorgeous. 

Drama Teen has been hinting how much she likes them.  But these are perfect to use in a project for my niece.  She just painted her room pale green and was asking if I had any quilts in pastels.  These would be perfect.  Now if I can just find a pattern and the time, I'd love to finish a quilt for her.  

Linking up with Patchwork Times for this week's stash report.  Now I need to get my walk in and start on Mount Laundry.  


Katie Z. said...

Good luck with finding time!

Barbara said...

Ooooh, those are some pretty fabrics. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty fabrics! :)

Julie in GA said...

Congrats on winning that scrumptious bundle of fabrics. You've been doing great on getting at least 15 minutes of quilting time most days. I hope your work schedule eases up soon and you get some more stitching time.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on winning those beautiful fabrics!

thea said...

very pretty fabrics .. maybe do a simple pattern?

Libby in TN said...

Sweet color palette to work with. Congrats on winning. I am amazed at how much you get done, even with working. I waited till I retired to start quilting (though I did start collecting stash a few years before ...)