Sunday, November 13, 2016

Stash Report: Week 46 of 2016

Week 46?  Oh wow, the year is winding down so fast. It just doesn't seem like it's time for the holidays.  Maybe that's because we've had such a warm autumn. My Guy mowed our still green and growing yard yesterday.  That's definitely not typical.  

This week's stash report isn't typical either.  I've been pretty good about limiting stash additions, but not this week.  Three of the additions were needed for ongoing projects, so I didn't add without reason.  I purchased some more of the tone on tone white used for the background in the Vintage Dress blocks.  There's not enough left to make the block frames and sash the quilt.  So I ordered more while Connecting Threads still had it.  I also ordered a few more fabrics from their Mosaic Blooms line for  Bejeweled.  What I had on hand wasn't working for one of the blocks.  I also ordered one additional tone on tone white for the stash.  It was on sale and it seems I never have enough neutrals for backgrounds.  No pictures of any of that.  Since I needed most of it immediately, it went straight to the washer once it arrived.  The other purchase was extra wide fabric to back Poinsettias.  That I did remember to take a photo of before it got washed. 

It's not a Christmas print, but I think it goes nicely with the fabrics used in the flimsy.  After all those additions, the stash numbers don't look so hot. 

Used last week:  0.77 yards
Used year to date:  52.18 yards
Added year to date:  69.02 yards
Net added year to date:  16.84 yards

Most of what was added will go right back out in a few months, but it's likely not all of it will be used before the end of the year.  So I'll probably end up slightly in the red for 2016, but that's OK.  

One of my strategies to use more fabric this year was to spend more time in the sewing room, at least 15 minutes a day.  I've done pretty well at that this week, managing to get there 6 out of 7 days.  That brings my total to 249 days for the year.  That's more than I managed last year, which was my unofficial goal for this year. 

Linking up with Patchwork Times.  You'll find more stash reports there.   


Erin @ MakeitSew said...

That's a pretty print.

Jennifer said...

It's always fun to make a few purchases, and it sounds like you have plans for most of them. How neat that you've sewn so many days this year!

Julie in GA said...

Your backing fabric is lovely! Sometimes you have to add fabric to the stash in order to finish up projects.

Katie Z. said...

I always need neutrals! You're doing great this year.