Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stash Report Sunday February 5, 2012

Fabric Added this week:  yards
Fabric Added in February: 0 yards
Fabric Added this Year: 1 yards
Fabric Used this week0.125 yards
Fabric Used in February0.125 yards
Fabric Used this Year13.75 yards
Stash Enhanced/Reduced: 12.75 yards


My favorite sewing machine is back from the doctor. I set him up and made a Box Square, a 1930s block that I did in hand-dyes. To me, it looks like folded ribbons.  I think I will do this block as leaders and enders in scraps. Did you know that it cost almost the same to send a stuffed envelop to Ireland as it does a small box? So I will be sending lagniappe ( Cajun for a bit extra) as padding.
    The center of Saint Stars 2 has been pin basted and spray basted ready for quilting on the big BabyLock. I think I will begin tackling that Sunday during football game. Since the Saints aren't playing, all I really want to see are the commericals! All I need now is someone to hold my hand giving me courage to start. Any takers?  I can do this all I have to do is start, Right? I can, I can, I can! Taking deep breathe while putting on BIG GIRL PANTIES! 
    DD#1 and I are planning a Mardi Gras retreat at her house to break in her new Bailey 17" and Studio which is already too small! It will be a great place to hide from all the silliness that goes on at Mardi Gras around Lewisburg. It will give me a chance to sew and use the Go to cut fabric for the two graduation quilts I have to do by May; get ready for Sue Nickels' class, and make kits for March trip and April retreat. 5 wonderful days!
   Each morning this week, I have been pulling fabric from the bins in the closet and putting them on acid-free boards. Then I add them to my shelves. Only 5 more bins to go and I will be finished and have organized shelves. Already I have realize that I don't need to buy any more browns, oranges, or tans and from the bins in the closet, red & white or red & black and panels. LOL
  Lator, Gators! Keep making Lemonade from Life's Lemons!

7 comments:

  1. Glad you got your baby back! You stash bins are looking good, don't you love those boards!

    I'll hold your hand, you can in turn, hold mine while I do the Elephants! LOL.

    glen

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  2. Love that block, how pretty. You have only added 1 yard this year??? what willpower.

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  3. Very pretty box block, love the colors you chose. Really great stash busting!

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  4. I bet ya your favorite machine is just purring along happily after that extra sweet attention. Hope you Honey continues to do well. Jane

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  5. I've never been in Louisiana for Mardi Gras but I'm looking forward to seeing some of the festivities this year since I'm here for the month. I was surprised that here at the mission everyone is off on Fat Tuesday - no staff works that day. That's definitely new for me. Your hand dyes in the block square are beautiful. blessings, marlene

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  6. Ooohh - the favorite machine is really a miss when it's gone! Your Mardi Gras plans sound great!

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  7. You've got your Mardi Gras planned out nicely. Enjoy the 5 days with your daughter. You sure have a lot to do over the next several months...I'm sure you'll love every minute. Good report this 6th week of the year.

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