February 05, 2012

Sunday Stash Report

First time linking up for the Sunday Stash report. I think I will do it on a monthly basis instead of weekly. I just don't buy fabric or finish projects on a weekly basis. So without further procrastination here is my Stash Usage (or not) report for January?

Fabric in: 5.75 yards
Fabric out: -.42 yards

Total change +5.33 yards

I don't think that's the direction this thing is supposed to be going in. LOL

Some people are counting things when they cut it for a project, but I'm waiting until the top is finished, then when I add the backing I'll count that, then the binding. The good news is that I have a top I think will be finished this week and a couple of more that I hope are done in February, so maybe it will look different next month.
My very small finish this month was several candle mat tops that should have been done by Christmas (sigh). I decided I was so close that if I did them now I would be ahead come December.

As for those "adds" well, let's just say I couldn't go to the local store for that sewing machine belt without looking at her clearance table (1.5 yards), and the quilt shop an hour from here has an annual FQ sale the end of January (4 yards) and I had a blog win for that last FQ.

If you want to see who might have done better than I did check out other stash reports over at Patchwork Times

February 04, 2012

NewFo for January

Well, I sure don't have the posting consistency thing down yet, do I? I knew it had been a while since I had posted anything on the blog, but didn't realize how long until I came here today to post. I will try to do better.
I was able to find that belt for my machine at the local fabric store and get back to sewing quickly. I guess there are some advantages to an older mechanical machine.

Now, on to my New FO for January. Remember this lovely pile of purples from my original post about the the New FO Challenge that Barb over at Catpatches has going on?
Well, they are now looking like this:
I realize that right now they are several different sizes, but it is a work in progress. Also, as I was uploading the picture I noticed that one block was missing. I did find that other darker purple block in my sewing room. Maybe if I wouldn't work on 10 things at once I wouldn't spend so much time searching for missing pieces, but where would the fun be in that?

I know that finishing these was not the point of the challenge, but I do intend to get this finished for my friend's birthday at the end of February. I should make some significant progress tomorrow. I hear there is a ball game or something going on and I'm sure my sewing machine will be calling my name rather loudly although I might check in from time to time since one of the rookie players for the Giants lived in our small town in AL and graduated high school the year ahead of our son and we actually know him and some of his family a little. It's always fun to cheer for the home town kid on the big stage so to speak. I hope you enjoy the game if that's your thing or get lots of sewing done if it's not.

I am linking up to the January Linky at CatPatches. Check out what other people started in January. If you are like me you will add a few things to your "want to do list".