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!


  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.


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

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

  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

  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

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

  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.