We woke up to the sound of rain this morning. It's been coming down pretty steadily since early morning. It's supposed to be a pretty dreary day. Definitely a good day for hanging out in the sewing room, which I just decided I'm going to do. A sewing retreat day wasn't on the schedule, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and I'm just not channeling laundry and housework this morning.
I could use a whole day in the sewing room. The "no new fabric kick" bit the dust in a really big way this week. After surveying the bits and pieces left over after making Bejeweled, it was going to take a lot of piecing to come up with a back. It just wasn't working out well. Connecting Threads still has most of the fabric and it's on clearance. So Drama Teen picked one of the fabrics and I ordered that for the backing. Actually since I really liked several of the fabrics and they were on sale, I ended up ordering several large cuts to use for backings.
Connecting Threads ships their fabrics folded with the back on the outside. I forgot to get a picture of them right side out, I was in a hurry to get the lighter blue ones into the wash. Here's the damage to the stash report:
Used year to date: 3.72 yards
Added year to date: 38 yards
Net stashed: 34.28 yards
I'll start working back towards being in the black when I get the backing done for Bejeweled. Which will hopefully happen today. The blocks for Geometry will help a lot too. Those go fast and the ones made this week represent most of what went out this week.
In spite of my shoulder problems this week, I did manage 15 minutes in the sewing room each day this week. So far I've maintained my A by sewing all 21 days of the year so far. I'll have to break up my sewing room time today with other activities so I don't re-aggravate that nerve in my shoulder. I've got some sewing room clean up that needs to be done too, so that should be manageable.
The shopping expedition yesterday was successful, I came home with 3 new pairs of pants, 3 sizes smaller than where I started back in June. To say that was a nice feeling would be a huge understatement. Thanks to everyone for the very nice comments yesterday, I really appreciate the support.
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