Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year and December Stash Report

A new year 
and no resolutions. 
I recently heard a life coach talking on the evening news.  She does not recommend making resolutions because most folks make unattainable resolutions that set them up for failure.  Not that I am much of a resolution maker any way but I'll use this excuse for no resolutions this year. I will be continuing my attempt to use more stash than I acquire.  And, I'm happy to say I succeeded at doing just that this year! 


Fabric used: 5 3/8 yards
Fabric purchased (acquired) :  1/4 yard
Net fabric USED from stash: 5 1/8 yards (yea!!!)
Year to date fabric used: 70 1/4 yards
Year to date fabric purchased: 65 yards
Net Year to date USED from stash: 5 1/4 yards

I didn't use as much fabric this year as last year.  Last year I used a bit more than 91 yards and my purchases were about the same.  So, using 5 yards more than I bought is great from my point of view. I was happy I could still pull enough fabric from my stash to make a New Years Eve  mystery quilt. 

Although I won't be making resolutions this year I have some quilting goals to share with you.  

      • Continue to finish UFOS
      • Continue to use more fabric than I acquire
      • Pick several quilts from my books/patterns to make 
      • Finish at least one applique quilt (of the 3 or 4 I've got going.) 

One of things I've noticed recently is that I don't often make from quilts from the many books I acquire.  I make a lot of mystery quilts which I enjoy but I'm still buying lots of books and patterns so need to use them too.  Therefore this year I'm going to make a list of 5 or so patterns that I want to make and I'm hoping to actually get them made. 

Check back for a parade of my finished quilts.  I'll be posting all the quilts I finished this year in the near future.  

Time to go back to really watching the Rose Parade.  

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. I love the Rose Bowl Parade, a family tradition since I was young!! good job on your usage!!

  2. I used to purchase a lot of books (Quilting, Knitting, etc.) but discovered that I did not make anything from them. Now, I am seriously thinking about not renewing my crafting magazines as well. While I enjoy looking at the patterns, I might as well save my money and go to the library.

    Make sure you post photos as you complete your UFOs.

    Happy New Year.


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