Sunday, April 05, 2009

Stashbuster Report Week #14

I did do a little sewing this week, but since I haven't finished, I won't count any fabric used yet.

However, I did give fabric away this week--does that count? One of my patients this week is a lady who, with about 4 friends, makes blankets for the Project Linus. Her income level is so low, they don't have to file taxes each year, yet she scours yard sales for fabric to make these blankets for needy children.

I had several yards of kids' fabrics that for one reason or another, have not been used, and some bright colors that could complement them, or could be combined with other fabrics to liven them up a bit. When I took them in Fri. night, she was delighted, as she said they don't have any "children's fabrics" right now. I was delighted to lessen my guilt feelings a little. Those fabrics have just been sitting on the shelves and staring at me for too long!

I also had some Harry Potter fabric I bought, thinking I'd make some banners for hubby's after school kids' group, but that was 6 years ago. As those kids now range from 11-16 years of age and no doubt are no longer in the program, and we live 1400 miles away, I believe I can let that project go, don't ya think? So I sent that to a sewing friend who is a MAJOR fan of HP. Let HER think of something to do with it! lol

So, if I'm allowed to count them (because, even if I didn't use the fabrics, they will get used somehow) I will estimate the yardage, because I forgot to measure them.

Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in this year: 8 yards

Fabric out this week: 6 yards
Fabric out this year: 0 yards

Net amount: -2 yards busted

If I get the tax prep work finished quickly, I'll be able to sew a little more this week and maybe the numbers will change by Sunday.


Brenda said...

That is a great way to use up your stash!!! Excellant report!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

that was a good use of stash! (maybe you better send me that lady who makes Linus quilts name and address, I think I could stuff a box with some kid's fabric!)

Pat said...

as long as it is out of your counts! gifting fabric works for me!!! :)

how great of you to give it to the Linus ladies and HP fan!

MightyMom said...

well, once the HP lady figures out what she's gonna do she MIGHT just let you know!!

thanks babe!

Stephanie D. said...

Nah, Pat, not great--just easing my conscience!

June Calender said...

Of course giving fabric to a charitable cause counts -- I think it would even count if it were a friend who needed a certain color or pattern she couldn't find. Emptying the excess is part of what it's about, isn't it? Good for you and for the lady and her friends.