Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stashbuster Report Week #11

Well, I didn't fall off the wagon this week--I jumped off with both feet! Fabric Shack had a major online sale going on and I surrendered to temptation big time.

Those first two collections are unlike anything I have in my stash--all new style for me--and I couldn't pass it up. The confetti print was just too cute and had so many colors in it that would be apppropriate for a child's quilt, I had to have it.

So here's the breakdown:

Yards in this week: 8
Yards in this year: 8

Yards used this week: 0
Yards used this year: 0

Net amount: -8 yds.

I still haven't finished in the sewing room. Tuesday, the last of my stretch off, I had a doctor's appointment and some errands that had to be done, so I had to give up working on the room. There's more in the guest room closet than I remembered, so more reorganizing is in order before I can move the medicine cart in there.

This week is pretty full, with scattered offdays, another doctor's appointment, quilt bee and guild meetings and at some point, I have to get the tax stuff done. Maybe by the end of the week I can get the room in order and ready to sew again. (Keeping my fingers crossed.)

I had planned to do a selvage quilt for our guild's National Quilt Day Challenge, but didn't get through with the room in time to do any sewing. However, I've continued to cut selvages from the fabrics as I rearranged and stored them, and in so doing, was surprised to see just how many children's fabrics I have. (I should have done this BEFORE ordering that confetti from Fabric Shack.) Also surprising was the amount of yardage I have available for quilt backs; once I got them all together, it was very educational! I re-discovered my oriental fabrics, and fell in love with them all over again. I don't know what I'm going to make with them, but those Kona Bay fabrics have such a nice hand to them that whatever I make needs to be really special.

So that's it. I'm a disgrace to the whole Stashbusting movement this week. Thank goodness it's still pretty early in the year.


Vicky said...

I had to chuckle at you feeling you are a disgrace! Stick with me, kiddo! I'll show you what stashbusting disgrace is all about! LOL. Those are great purchases!! (And my word verification is "enticr"! hmmm....

Brenda said...

You are not a disgrace!!! Look what you have found in your stash now!! Things that have revved yoiur engine again, you needed to stimulate your creative edge, so that is why you bought (which is not a bad thing by the way!!) Now that you have fallen in love again, and have new fabrics to fondle, I can just imagine the smoke coming out of your machine now!! Go Girl!!!

Libby said...

I think if you find a major sale . . . . it shouldn't count against you *s*

Lori in South Dakota said...

Pffftt! 8 yards is nothing! Think of it as just part of a quilt. And when you get the sewing room done, you will be INSPIRED to quilt!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

that is okay ... everyone enjoys shopping for fabric that is why we are doing this challenge. We love fabric and it is over-running our spaces.
there is always next week ...

audreypawdrey said...

Since you got in on sale, it doesn't count against you! At least, that is my motto.:) When your sewing room is ready again, I am sure you will use it right up!

Pat said...

You are NOT a disgrace! My land...only 8 measley yards all year!

I want to be more like you and show restraint from buying!

Pretty soon your sewing space will be back together and then your numbers will soar (or rather...fall!)