Saturday, May 6, 2017

Stash busting Report April

Ok, not exactly stash busting but only a little stash growing was going on last month. 

2017
Fabric In Month
Fabric In Year
Fabric Out Month
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
April
4.875
27.750
4.5
36.250
8.5






So I did bring in more fabric than I used last month but it was only a small amount more -- 3/8th of a yard.  Not bad. May will probably be a bad month for busting fabric but a great one for bringing in more gorgeous fabrics -- I'm heading to Lancaster, PA for retreat in a couple of weeks and we plan to do some shopping. 

I've made ridiculously great progress on my ugly fabric challenge.  In fact all I have left to do is hand sew the binding down.  Um, er, do I dare admit I made a big mistake in my planning?  I thought (for several weeks evidently) that today - the first Saturday of the month - was the Country Piecemakers guild meeting.  I was furiously working away on the bunnies and flowers, the borders, the quilting and the binding.  In fact, all that is left to do is sew down the binding on the back side.  I was checking out what else was going on at the guild meeting when I realized, oh no!, the meeting is next Saturday, the second Saturday of the month like it always is. Sigh.  I'm ready early -- well after the hand sewing that will be done Monday.  Here's a look at what's coming.  I'll probably share photos of the finished wallhanging Monday, May 15.  



The good news is I'll have time to work on the other items on my goal list this week.  Retreat is less than 2 weeks away and I have several things to finish doing for it -- like cut the rest of the blocks for the quilt I plan to put together at it!  

I'm linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?.

I'll end with introducing you to Fred. 
Yep, Fred is a duck.  He and Ethel have been hanging around the back of the houses on our street.  We first saw them on Easter Sunday when the granddaughters went chasing after them.  Since then we've seen them several times a week as they graze under the various bird feeders for some tasty tidbits. One of our neighbors named them Fred and Ethel after the characters on I Love Lucy. Recently Fred's been bringing some friends with them. No Fred, keep this bounty to yourselves. Don't invite all your friends and relatives.  I don't want the yard filled with, well, er, um... duck poop.   He's standing at the top of the stairs that lead down to my basement studio so I can see him from my sewing machine.  We'll see how long we welcome them into the yard if they really start bringing all their friends and neighbors.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie   

6 comments:

  1. I often wonder how some of you started this info on your stash busting - did you actually measure every single piece of fabric on your shelves to get the yardage numbers or are these guesses for what you started with based on some kind of system. I wouldn't even want to try to keep track :) good for you to show that you can use what you have though

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  2. Your bunnies are a great use of that fabric! I actually like the fabric...all those bright colors appeal to me. I had to laugh that you worked so hard to make your deadline! Better too early than too late, right? :)

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  3. My deadline has been pushed back from the 2nd Saturday to next month! But I'm not going to procrastinate. I'm thinking duck poop is possibly better than goose poop ...

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  4. Too funny about Fred's Fine Feathered Friends! And congrats on your stash report!

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  5. Yep, Fred and Ethel will quickly wear out their welcome if they continue to have parties.

    Love the bunnies!

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  6. It's always nice to find you've erred on the right side of a deadline.

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