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.