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October 14, 2018
stash report October 14, 2018 from Making A Lather

At our guild quilt show, we had a garage sale area. I purchased several scrap bags, and these fat quarters, and a home made jelly roll.


These 2 1/2 in strips will make a great donation quilt for the vet's home.


stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1/2 yards
Fabric Used or gone from house year to Date: 773 1/4 yards  * 400 donated

Fabric Added this Week: 5  yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 212 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 560 1/2 yards used more than purchased. 


Most of my handwork is at ...

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Week 41 of 2018: More Stashing and Stitching from Life In Pieces

Sanity sewing was right at the top of my to do list this week, so getting in my 15 minutes of stitching each day wasn't hard. 



Plus now that it's getting dark earlier, my sewing room excursions are getting longer, so it was a lot more than 15 minutes each day. 

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Oct = 13/13 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 269/286 days
Success rate = 94.06%

I'm hoping to finish the year with a success rate of 90%, so I've got a bit ...

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Sunday Stash October 14, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in any of the numbers this week. I only worked on the embroidery while traveling.
Autumns call prog2Note to self – start seasonal projects earlier. By the time I finish this I’ll be decorating for Christmas.
I also cut out the shirt yesterday. Look for that to turn into usage soon.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Kate
3 Chrisknits
4 Meloney
5 Quilting Gail
6 Aileen
7 Jennifer in Indy

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Stash Report and My Mail from Jo's Country Junction

There’s an auction happening here on the blog.  You can see what is available and bid here.

So I didn’t know if I should call today’s post an “In my Mail” post or a “Stash Report”…I guess it works either way.

At nap time this day I saw the UPS truck stop.  He was delivering a HUGE Amazon box.  I was sitting on the couch between Ruby and Carver trying to get Carver to go to sleep and keep Ruby from barking at the UPS man and waking everyone.  It was a task.  The box was ...

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October 9, 2018
2018 Ambitions: Uneven Progress, The Third Quarter Summary from Life In Pieces

Way back in December of 2017, I participated with Quilting Jetgirl's 2018 Planning Party by putting together a set of quilting ambitions for the year.  Now that third quarter is over it's time to assess how things have gone so far this year.  

Ambition #1: Shorten the UFO List


If you compare the above chart to the one I posted on the mid-year update, I've gone down by one.  So there's been progress, just not a lot of it.  I'm doing a good job of finishing my newer projects, but not so hot at finishing ...

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October 7, 2018
stash report October 7, 2018 from Making A Lather

This week I stopped at an estate sale, actually 3. The first sale, I was there early enough to find some fabric, and it was 1/2 price. Most of the mauve and blue fabric was from the 80s and 90s. I have a dresden plate from back then as an ufo. I may need some of this to finish it. There was 15 yards in that bundle. which surprised me, since it looked so little and innocent. 15 yards is a lot of fabric.

I was thrilled with the bright fabrics. It would make a fun baby quilt.


Part ...

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Week 40 of Stitching and De-stashing from Life In Pieces

October has gotten off to a calm start after the madness that was the end of September.  Finding time to get into the sewing room was a bit easier, well most days anyway.  



There were a couple of days where My Guy had to stay late at work (we drive together, so we have to leave together).  But even those evenings I got in my 15 minutes.  

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Sept = 30/30 days
15 minutes stitching days/Oct = 6/6 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 262/279 days
Success ...

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Sunday Stash October 7, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in any of the numbers.
I made some progress on the leader and ender project and the embroidery.
CAH Autumn2I had even less free time this week, but I made more of an effort to work on my projects. That’s as good as it gets for now.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Kate
3 Chrisknits
4 maggie f
5 Meloney
6 DesertSky Quilting
7 Quilting Gail
8 Aileen

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

It was slim pickins’ at the thrift store as far as fabric goes.  Again they had TONS of polyester and silky fabric but very little cotton.  I didn’t find any at the main thrift store I go to but I did get a bag of ribbons and Goodwill came through with two pieces of fabric.

I opened up the fabric….there were 3 1/2 yards in the large one…the smaller one- only two yards.  It was a great deal but I was slightly cheated.  Typically it’s $1 a yard and technically the $3 bundle was more ...

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October 2, 2018
Weekly update, part 2: an accessory, two finishes, and the stash report from With Strings Attached

Antoinette's Quilt Shop of Plover, Wisconsin, was one of the quilt show vendors (see previous post). They make ironing board extenders in three sizes (and a 36" square mini-board).  I bought the small size -- just $50 and "free shipping to your car," as they joked.

It's made out of particle board covered with reflective stuff, batting, and heavy cotton duck.






I had a productive week in the studio with two finishes!

Here is my version of Rowan Baby, made from a pattern in  a 2005 Kaffe Fassett book.  There are no Kaffe prints in it so perhaps it ...

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September 30, 2018
Week 39 of Stashing and Stitching from Life In Pieces

I am very glad to see the end of the last week.  It was definitely not one to repeat. It's a good thing there was lots of hand work on the menu or this week's 15 minutes to stitch report would be pretty dismal. 



Week 39 stitching report:

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Sept = 29/29 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 255/272 days
Success rate = 93.75%

So why only hand work?  My shoulder problems caught up with me last weekend.  I had the rare opportunity to sew for ...

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stash report September 30, 2018 from Making A Lather

I found a bundle of fabric at goodwill and thought I saw some goodies in it, so it came home with me.




I have a hanging sleeve to attach by hand today for the quilt show next week. I am ready for some hand stitching.

stash report

Fabric Used this Week 19 1/4 yards roll roll cotton boll
Fabric Used or gone from house year to Date: 772 3/4 yards  * 400 donated

Fabric Added this Week: 7 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 188 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 584 yards used more than purchased. 

I ...

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Sunday Stash September 30, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in any of the numbers this week.
I haven’t spent any time in the sewing room but made decent progress on the embroidery. Not ideal, but an improvement over last week.
At least I’m not buying any fabric. Or classes. Or patterns. It seems the less I sew, the bigger the temptation. The last thing I need right now is another project.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this week?

1 Meloney
2 Julie in GA
3 Chrisknits
4 maggie f ...

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Stash Reports from Jo's Country Junction

The thrift stores once again were good to me!!

I hit my thrift store and Goodwill.  I had to wade through LOTS ANS LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of polyester and silky fabric to find what I did at the thrift store.

I can never say no to plaids and especially not this…it’s a great neutral color.  $2 was the price and 2 1/4 yards was how much was in the bundle.

At the thrift store pieces are sometimes unmarked.  Those are only 50 cents each.  I picked these three.  They will mix in with others and ...

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September 23, 2018
Week 38 of Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

It's been a nice weekend.  We took Friday off, the plan was to go hiking and enjoy the cooler weather.  It rained. So we spent part of the day at the book store, drinking coffee and hanging out. We stopped for a very nice lunch and hit a few other places on our way home.  I did get home in time to get in my 15 minutes of stitching before bedtime. 



It actually was a very good week on the stitching front.  

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Sept = 22/22 days
15 ...

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stash report September 23, 2018 from Making A Lather

There was a sale on craftsy. I start way too many blog posts with a stash report that way, or some variation with the word sale.
I bought the halloween fabric for a quilt that I had seen, but other stuff  jumped in the box as well.


a layer cake, 2 jelly rolls, and 3 charm packs


and two fat quarter bundles.


I am going to start connecting these 3/4 inch hexagons to Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt for my slow Sunday stitching. I can't wait.


stash report

Fabric Used this Week 0 yard
Fabric Used or gone ...

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Sunday Stash Sept 23, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in any of my numbers.
Thanks to everyone who left comments on the embroidery. It’s easy to lose perspective when you work on something close up.
I’ve started working on the alterations to the shirt pattern. After taking my measurements I discovered I bought the wrong size in everything. I still plan to use those patterns. What’s one more adjustment? No wonder the shirts I made years ago didn’t fit that well.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I was thrifting and found some goodies.

Here’s my haul.

I was excited about this…Cross Stitch fabric!!  It’s 28 count linen.  I do small projects from time to time and this will come in handy for that…I love when thrifting makes my hobbies more affordable.  It was 50 cents for this piece.

This next piece was $3.  I measure and it’s 3 1/4 yards.  I am thinking it will likely be a quilt backing someday.

This next piece was in the bin, unmarked.  That means it’s 50 cents.  They didn’t think this ...

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September 17, 2018
Saturday's Song & Health update. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song & Health Update
Perhaps a few of you have noticed my absence from "Bloglandia" this week.  Since the last week of August, I have been in a fibromyalgia flare up - experiencing unusual pain, fatigue and, now, burning, neuropathy-like pain, in my feet, especially in my left foot.    It's been almost a year since these ailments have reared their ugly head.  Praise God, I have been able to work thus supporting my sweet Student Teachers.
                               
I may be in pain, have to rest more than I would like, and be unable to do all I would like but ...

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September 16, 2018
Week 37: Stitching and Stashing (again) from Life In Pieces

It's been a busy weekend, I'm so ready for a day at home.  There's a bit of laundry that needs to get done, but otherwise hanging out in the sewing room is the plan for most of today.  It needs a good cleaning and reorg, I'm trying to convince myself to get started on that today, along with getting in a few stitches here and there.  How have you been using your 15 minutes to stitch each day? 



It was a good week in my sewing room. We've been able to leave work on time ...

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