Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stashbusting Statistics May & Studio

Welcome to June -- lovely warm weather although later this afternoon it might become HOT!  First up is my fabric usage during May.  Ok, so it was more fabric acquisition rather than usage.  I've been buying for specific needs for the most part.  This month's big buy was 3 yards for a border on a Trip Around the World Quilt.  I'm hoping to make it my main project on next week's retreat. 

Fabric In
Fabric In Year
Fabric Out Month
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
4.835 yd

Not bad considering my biggest finish was a baby quilt! But I did finish 2 small quilts.  One is winging its way to England so no pictures until after Ms. Val receives it. It was made for a quilt swap on Small Quilt Chat yahoo group run by Kathy Tracy.  

On to what is happening around the house.  LOTS!  First, while I was watering the 2 ferns in the front I saw this! 
Four little robin eggs.  There were 5 in the other fern.  But, I dropped that fern and the eggs scattered. And with all the work on the front of the house no one has seen any robins around.  Bummer. 
First this was dropped off. 

Then a chute was built to make it easy to get rid of debris.

And then a scaffolding was added.  Most of the guys go to work by scaling the scaffolding after the windows are taken out each morning.  Plus all the supplies are coming in through that window! 
Ready for work!  Except, there is also a blue porta potty right in front of the roll off container.  We've got a nice patriotic look going.  I wonder if it will still be there by the 4th of July? 
It's time to really get to work now that the work area is ready.  The first thing they did was cut a hole in the roof! 

It eventually became a HUGE hole in the roof. 

That is a LOT of sunshine.  
That's all the photos I've got to share today.  Suffice it to say that by last night the windows were in and the roof was on and we are in fairly good shape if we get some rain... which may happen Monday. I'll be adding more photos as I can as the studio progresses.  

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Wow, that's a major reconstruction project! It certainly will be nice when it is done.

  2. Hope your building project doesn't drive you crazy before it's done. Of course, it will be worth it in the long run one way or another.

  3. And the main part of the room will be 18 feet across, by 30 feet deep,and then add in the bump outs and other areas, adding about 700 sq. ft. to the upstairs for a studio....

  4. Such a brave woman with a huge whole in her roof. It's gonna be awesome.

  5. I'm excited for you, Bonnie. Your new space will be absolutely wonderful!


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