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February 17, 2019
Week 7 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

February is half over, hopefully that means that winter is on it's way out.  Though you certainly wouldn't know it based on the weather.  I'm ready to be done with the ice, it took us 15 minutes to clean off the car so we could get home on Friday.  On the plus side, this is perfect stitching weather.  Not much better than hanging out with a warm iron and the sewing machine on those icy days.  Have you been able to take advantage of the weather to get in some good stitching time? 



My stitching week was ...

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stash report February 17, 2019 from Making A Lather

I added this fabric this week. Read about my quilter's miracle here.


I also felt the need to add some neutral reproduction fabrics to my stash for the circa 1880 swap for which I am participating. They are in short supply in my limited reproduction stash. The cheddar/ mustard jumped in the cart.


I am still without a new hand stitching project, so I plan to dig out the hexagon quilt and figure what I need to do to start evening the edges.



Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1 yard 
Fabric Used year to Date: 33 yards

Fabric ...

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Sunday Stash February 17, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions on how to organize and declutter my sewing space. Everyone had such good ideas. I started working on it yesterday and will post more about that later. With a few small changes I find it easier to spend time there.
Hopefully that will start translating into some fabric usage.
Work continues on the Hand Pieced QAL blocks. I now have room to start stitching together my Creative Play piece. With snow in the forecast today, it will be a good day to stay home and sew.
Fabric Added: 0
Fabric Used: 0
How ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I saw in my Facebook feed that one of the local thrift stores was having a bag sale.  Hmm.  I wiggled and worked and wiggled and worked some more to be able to justify a trip to town.  Wednesday as Hubby and I were traveling home from Lacrosse and coming into Decorah, I considerately said, “Hey Kramer…I know you’re tired and groggy from you surgery.  I know we were supposed to get groceries but how about I just pick them up on Saturday instead?”  Tricky of me right??  He agreed.

So Saturday I went to town.

YES.  There ...

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February 13, 2019
Week 6 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

Where did this week go?  Friday is the 15th of the month, so we are already almost halfway through February.  Work has been definitely unfun the last week, but at least the sciatic nerve pain is almost gone.  The challenge with getting in my 15 minutes this week was just having the energy to climb the stairs to the sewing room.  How have you been doing on getting in at least 15 minuets to stitch each day?



It wasn't a bad week, but I just met the 15 minutes a couple of nights, bed was just more attractive than ...

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February 10, 2019
Sunday Stash February 10, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

From this point forward it goes without saying that my numbers haven’t changed.
I finished the first Hand Piecing QAL block yesterday.
hpqalblock1It took way longer than it should have. Stitching it at night in my recliner wasn’t working out. Yesterday I sat in my sewing room at my sewing table, and it went much better. I needed room to spread out and better lighting. I’ll cut the next block today and take it to work to stitch at lunch The penguins will stay home and become my evening project.
I’m not sold on hand piecing ...

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Stash report February 10, 2019 from Making A Lather

The border fabric I ordered, came this week for Christmas snowflake. hooray


I bought a border fabric for a fall quilt this week at Joann. I am a little out of season.


And on a whim, I bought a daily fab 5 at missouri star. I love the mini charms, and I have plenty already. I tend to buy them like I would candy, since I can't buy candy any more. I am pretty sure they won't kill my pancreas, or drive my blood sugar too high.
But, what can you do with just one? if you could ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

With the topsy turvy life I’ve had, one would think I wouldn’t have had a chance to get any fabric…NOT TRUE.  Well that matters what you are classifying as fabric.

If the thrift stores are open and if the roads are okay, Hubby stops at the thrift store either to or from his doctor’s appointment in Lacrosse.  He always tells me it’s the least he could do to stop being I’ve waited in the waiting room so long.  He’s still a sweetie even with all that is happening with his health.

I told ...

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February 4, 2019
Some of This; Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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Some of This; Some of That from Quilting Reader's Garden

I've been making string blocks, starting a new EPP, finished up an applique block, made a charity block for Covered in Love, and began quilting my UFO and a charity quilt - phew. So only have .53 yds to add to the stash report.  But I bagged yardage and scraps from my Sweet Land of Liberty that I no longer want. Found homespuns are so loosely woven, I don't care to work with them again.  I

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Weekly update: stash report, RSC, Lotto, BOM, and OMG from With Strings Attached

I've been mentally composing my report on the ALA Midwinter Meeting but until then, here is the quilting news:
Stash report, January:
Fabric IN:   35 yards, $34.81
Fabric OUT: 35 yards
Net:  ZERO    
Yellow is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for February.  My project this year is MonthlyColor + gray/taupe pinwheels, one for each day of that month.  I made these 28 during TV-watching last evening.


This month's Block Lotto is "alternating nine-patch." The nine-patches are maker's choice with light squares and inky-dark squares.  These were a snap because I used nine-patches from my Block Swappers ...

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February 3, 2019
STASH REPORT SUNDAY from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  4.125 yards
Fabric used year to date  4.125 yards
Fabric added this week 0 yards
Fabric added year to date  6 yards
Net used 2019  -1.875

I finished the first of two mystery quilts this past week.  It is a paper pieced wall hanging designed by Carol Doak.
I also have the top for the second mystery quilt completed, but I'm busy finishing the quilting on my sister-in-law's king size quilt.  It will be pin-basted this week, I hope. 

 I saved all the selvedge edges, and have used them to cover ...

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Week 5 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing from Life In Pieces

Thank goodness for weekends.  I needed this one.  Work has been super stressful, which is probably contributing to the sciatic nerve issues that have slowed me down this week.  It's been hard to climb the stairs after work, so my stitching time has been more focused on playing with quilt designs.  I can stand at our bar height table and play on the computer. Necessary as sitting has been painful too. How have you been doing with finding 15 minutes to stitch each day this week?




I did manage the sewing room a couple of nights, with that and ...

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stash report February 3, 2019 from Making A Lather

Just a few finds at the thrift store this week. The plaid on the right is a homespun, and I still have a fondness for homespun. I have a small collection that I am saving for that "special" quilt. tee hee The floral at the top is actually a cat fabric. I am allergic to cats, so that may be the only way I can turn into a crazy old cat lady.



Stash report

Fabric Used this Week 11 yard fish jar
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 6 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date ...

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Sunday Stash February 3, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Once again, no change to the numbers.
Yesterday I took time to watch a class on Improv Quilting by Sherri Lynn Wood on Creative Bug. I admit the way she constructs a quilt is way outside my comfort zone. Regardless, I plan to go in the sewing room and give it a try. Her instructions seemed simple enough, but I won’t know until I work through them.
That was my first watch on Creative Bug. I do appreciate that their classes are shorter than Craftsy as my free time is limited. I also liked that the class I watched ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I got sent to the dietician.  UGH.

When I went for my regular yearly check up in December my bloodwork came back not ideal. So I got sent to see her.

I’ll tell you about that another day.  This is a STASH REPORT and that’s what I need to get back to.  Well being I was in town I had to stop at the thrift store.  It was the best day!!

I debated about this bag of fabric.  It was $2.  I could see that some fabric were things I wouldn’t use but I guessed I might ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

Ooops…this one posted too soon.  Here’s a retry.

Remember Kalissa and I went to Hobby Lobby not to long ago…well, some fabric came home with me.

I’m still on my fabric diet.  I’ve bought very little fabric that isn’t thrifted or from an auction since May or so of last year.  “Legal” is anything I need to finish a project.  I also said “legal” was a birthday present of fabric to myself but I didn’t even do that.

So what am working on that needs fabric???  Geese on a String from Bonnie Hunter ...

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January 31, 2019
Week 4 of 2019: Stashing and Stitching from Life In Pieces

I'm ready for a day of rest, it's been a busy weekend.  We made the trek west to see the Scientist in Training on Friday.  We had a nice visit, thankfully it warmed up enough so it wasn't miserable being outside, so we got in a lot of walking around campus.  It was a challenge to get in my 15 minutes of stitching time, but I pulled it off, barely.  How did you do at working in some stitching time each day?



I had a pretty good week on the stitching front. 
15 minutes stitching days/week ...

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January 27, 2019
stash report January 27, 2019 from Making A Lather

Today would be my Father's 99th birthday. I celebrated by sending all my children a package of lifesaver butter rum candy.  I wish they had known him longer. Dad really liked them, and so did I. I still can see him giving one to me as a little girl with a big smile on his face. He's been gone for 30 years, and I still miss him. My birthday is tomorrow and we always celebrated together. And Mom was great at making a big deal of it.

I have another thrift store find. I found the pieces separately ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

When I bought a box of fabric at an auction a while back there was a individual bag of fabric in the box.  I set the bag aside thinking that I wanted to give it a good look at a later date as what I saw from the outside, I loved.


The fabrics are somehow different.  I don’t really know how to explain it.  The colors are SO much more vibrant.  They don’t really feel like a feed sack fabric but not quite like modern quilting cotton.  Although I am sure they are cotton.

Here’s a closer ...

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