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May 27, 2018
Week 21 of 2018: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

This was another week of being mostly AWOL from my personal computer.  The reason is a mix of the good and bad.  The good is that we've been on vacation this week in the exotic state of Missouri.  The bad is that I've had to sign on to the work computer every morning for a couple of hours before we head out for the day's fun stuff.  So my vacation plan of spending my morning coffee time reading emails and blog posts didn't work out so hot this trip.  However, I did just barely get in ...

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Stash report May 27, 2018 from Making A Lather

Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 219 1/4 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 131 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 87 1/2 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min 7 days this week.
I am still working on my hexie quilt and have added 3 more flowers

I am linking to:

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh scrap

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

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Sunday Stash May 27, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week, and no money spent.
On an administrative note, with the last Windows update I am no longer able to comment on Blogger blogs….again. I enjoy the back and forth dialogue of comments and replies and feel sad it is no longer available to me. I do read the posts of everyone that links. I will keep trying because eventually it will change back.
I haven’t had a lot of time in the sewing room this week, but have made progress on the embroidery.
wreath3The temperature will be in the 90s today ...

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Stash Report…all about wool from Jo's Country Junction

When I was thrifting I found some great wool pieces. They were $1 each.  YAHOO!!

If you have purchased wool before, you know that that is a steal for wool.  Both are in excellent shape and there is yardage of each.

Kelli was here a couple weeks ago during my big sewing room redo and sorted my wool.  I have a lot.  I aspire to do wool projects but lack of organization and time have prevented me….I also have about four other hobbies that I love so it’s so hard to pick and choose.

I did promise Kelli ...

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May 26, 2018
Week 20 of 2018: Stitching and Stashing Stuff from Life In Pieces

It's been a stormy weekend so far in my part of the country.  It is May, so that's kinda par for the course this time of year.  Life has been crazy busy, work especially, so this week's stash report is going to be lack luster, but the stitching report isn't so bad. 

I could have probably found more time to stitch, but after putting in a few 12 hour days this week, finding the energy to do much more was a challenge. 

Days with stitching time this week:  6 out of 7 days
Days with stitching ...

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May 20, 2018
Stash report May 20, 2018 from Making A Lather

I bought one jelly roll and 3 charm packs at Tuesday morning in Indianapolis. I am not sure what went wrong, but, after a long time of not buying any fabric ( other than thrift stores), I bought a lot. I immediately had buyers remorse. I checked out of the store with 5 jelly rolls and 2 layer cakes and 3 charm packs. Considering we are unemployed and or retired, I could not afford that kind of shopping extravagance. And I don't know what I was thinking. The same arguments in my head were still there -you have to start ...

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Sunday Stash May 20, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

To make up for all the weeks where nothing changed, everything changed this week.
Fabric out for the RWB trip around the world back and binding 4.5 yards.
I behaved myself at the guild fabric sale. I added a couple cuts of red to fill in gaps in my stash, a bamboo bat, zippers and tracing paper. My tracing paper mildewed and I had to throw it away. I also added a pattern at the thrift. Those items are on the left.
fabric sale haulI picked up another Crab Apple Hill pattern off the free table at guild. My friend picked ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

** Before you read today’s post I just want to tell you that an auction is going on here on the blog and will be running until Noon central time on Monday.  Check it out here.**

Remember I told you that last weekend I was going to go to that auction that had all the fabric and quilt tops.  I kind of thought I might end up with a box of fabric but after seeing it…I decided…nah.  I ended up going to the thrift stores instead and found a bag of fabric that better suited my needs….this ...

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May 16, 2018
STASH REPORT from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  6 yards
Fabric used year to date  61.25 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date  62.125 yards
Net used 2018  -0.875 yards

I'm so close to being in the black!  I'm counting the fabric that I used for the Christmas table topper, the runner, and the 2 quilt bags that I needed for my quilt entries in our upcoming show.

I have 6 quilts entered, and need a cloth bag for each, but I save them, and reuse the ones that fit.  I also re-use my ...

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May 13, 2018
Week 19 of 2018: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

Happy Mother's Day to everyone.  My Guy made my favorite chocolate scones this morning, so I got a great start to my Mother's Day.  My plan for the day is to catch up on the email and blog reading, then sew for the rest of the day.  Before I get to that though, it's time to look at how last week went on the stitching and de-stashing front. 

Finding time to stitch was a challenge this week.  We moved the Scientist in Training out of the dorm, then she and I had a short girls weekend with ...

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Sunday Stash May 13, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Hope you get to relax and enjoy your day.
No fabric in or out and no money spent this week.
I basted the Safehouse quilt and will start quilting it today. I’d like to have it done this week so I can take it to guild next weekend. It’s the largest quilt I’ve ever quilted myself and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to get it done. It really would be nice to get it out of here.
I’d love to have more ...

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May 6, 2018
stash report May 5, 2018 from Making A Lather

I found this quilt kit at an estate sale. I loved the fabrics, and it was a great deal in my opinion. I couldn't be sure, until I came home and opened the bundle, but there were 16 yards, and it included the backing and binding. I figured I could use the fabric in something else if I didn't want to make the quilt.

I am still trying to invent the finishing for my block of the month Christmas quilt challenge hosted by Jo of Jo's Country Junction( I don't have the pattern).
I have sewn ...

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Week 18 of 2018: Stitching and De-stashing from Life In Pieces

I'm a bit slow on the get-up-and-go this morning.  We spent a large part of Saturday on garden clean up.  So I'm a bit stiff and sore this morning.  Plus the allergies have kicked in big time. Due to all of the above, I'm just not moving with my normal grace (?) this morning.  So this week's finding time to stitch and stash report is a bit later than normal. 

It was a good week for finding time to stitch, though a few nights it really was just 15 minutes.  But that's better than zero minutes ...

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Sunday Stash May 6, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week, and no money spent on supplies.
At this rate, my gross usage will be half what it was last year. If I can keep my additions down I can increase my net usage this year. I’m spending more time on smaller, more complicated projects. That calls for a different approach to stash management.
I should have another finish later this month. With the nicer weather, the focus has changed to things that need done in the house and yard.
Fabric In: 2.5 yards
Fabric Out: 4.5 yards
Net Fabric Used ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

Kelli and I were out and about and stopped at Hobby Lobby.  Kelli was on a mission to find a few things.  Me, I had nothing I wanted and was trying my hardest not to buy anything….but you know how it is at a Hobby Lobby.  The struggle to go out of the store empty handed is real.

We were over by the fabric and Kelli said, “Did you ever find coordinating fabric for that Ultimate Travel Bag we’re going to make?”  Crap.  I hadn’t and I didn’t have the fabric with me that I was ...

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May 2, 2018
April stash report and May goals from With Strings Attached

Finally, warm weather!

I remember making May baskets. Ours featured dandelions because those were readily available.

Fabric IN, April:  59-1/8, $159  (avg. $2.69/yd)
         OUT, April: 44-3/4
Fabric IN, January-April: 78-1/8, $179 (avg. $2.29/yd)
         OUT, January-April:  270-3/4
Net decrease:  192-5/8

The April purchases (23-3/8) were at the Quilt Festival. I also got 28 yards from the giveaway table at the April guild meeting.

I did well with a four-part list for the April One Monthly Goal. I have a similar list for May:
(a)   two tote bags for the Rotary golf ...

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April 30, 2018
Saturday's Song: Still Waiting. Slow Stitching Sunday.. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song:  In the Eye of the Storm
So many times, we find ourselves in various storms wondering what is going on?  Where is God in all this?  I'm learning that He is with me - He is the eye of the storm.  When my life is falling apart, when my hurts are bigger than me, when I'm uncertain of my future, He is there with me.  

I enjoy learning about the backstories of hymns as well as newer songs.  These real life accounts encourage and amaze me.  The story behind Eye of the Storm is no different ...

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April 29, 2018
Stash report April 29, 2018 from Making A Lather

Our guild received word that there was an estate sale of a quilter that we were invited to attend. I am afraid I was a little late, some of the larger pieces of fabric was gone, but There were a few kits left.  as a scrappy quilter, this box was very intriguing. I think all the pieces are here with only a few sewn together  along with the pattern. Who wouldn't love a quilter who had left even the scraps in the box. I'm sure she was a treasure.

 And of course, the other fabric that noone wanted ...

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Week 17: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

It's been such a pretty weekend, spring seems to have finally sprung.  I was more than ready for that.  My sewing room didn't see a lot of me yesterday and probably won't see much of me today as there are plans to get out and soak up some of that warm sunshine. Getting in at least my 15 minutes of stitching before the end of the day may be a challenge.  

It was a good week in terms of fitting in some stitching time here and there. 

Days with stitching time this week:  7 out of 7 ...

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Sunday Stash April 29, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
I finished the name tag and wrapped my embroidery hoop in muslin to prevent creases for a small amount of usage.
I signed up for a class at AQS Grand Rapids in August, which tripled my spending for the year. It’s unusual that most my spending this year is on classes as I take very few.
The embroidery tips I put to use this week made a huge difference in my stitching. The tiny leaves are the new improved version.
leaves improved
Fabric In: 2.5 yards
Fabric Out: 4.5 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 ...

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