Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stash Report

Woe is me!!!
My favorite quilt shop is closing. It is not so much the loss of a place to get fabric as the loss of visiting with people that I really like. It was a place where my oldest daughter and I could meet and discuss a passion that we have reconnected with. I can't replace it and I am sad for the loss but knowing the reason it is closing, I am happy for the owners. Owning a shop takes 28/9 of your time which leaves no time for family or quilting.

I visited the shop first on Friday and bought 28.8 yds. Then I went again on Saturday and bought 26.2 yds. These were not just to shop trips since on Friday, my beloved grandson graduated and on Saturday, my granddaughter needed a ride to BR for work.

So this is my dismal Stash Report:
Used This Week: 3 yds

Used YTD: 12.5 yds

Added This Week: 55 yds

Added YTD: 77.5 yds

Net 2010: -65 yds

My DH has laid down the law. (giggle) He says that I can not buy any more fabric until he gets a quilt or two. But I have a plan!!! Two years ago at Houston I bought a window fabric weaving frame. I am going to go through each color bin that I have and cut the fabrics that I don't have plan for into 1 fat quarter and 2" strips. The fat quarters will be saved in a smaller bin and the strips will be used to make a rug for my camper. When I cut the strips and put them into the rug box, I will also count them as used. That is the first way and the second is to work on secret pal quilt and charity quilts.
Well, off to get a computer. Lator, gators.

5 comments:

  1. Must be Scrap Happy's....we will all miss her! I stayed away, because I knew there would be trouble. Several of my bee friends made a road trip on Saturday...I wonder how much damage they did.

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  2. LOL. Yep.......the DOTS live with me now!

    We missed Scrap Happy's going out of business sale. We had a road trip scheduled, but it got cancelled for some reason I had no control over.........hmmmmm.
    glen in Baton Rouge

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  3. Hey, that's great. You have a plan. And isn't it awful when a quilt shop closes. Especially one that you have fond memories of.

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  4. Walking is the one of the best exercises. It WILL make your clothes fit different!

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  5. I'm so sorry about your LQS closing, but I'm glad to hear that it's the owner's choice and not forced upon them for financial reasons. Losing a neighborhood shop really is like losing a friend. I think for women their LQS is kind of like the bar in "Cheers" where everyone knows your name. Save your tiny scraps as well in a bin. You can just mix all of them together. They make great crumb blocks ala Bonnie Hunter.

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