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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stash report (week 15) and Giveaway links

Spring seems to have sprung ... finally!  The birds are singing, my flowers are blooming and working outside yesterday was hot!  Oh - yes - and the eggs are being colored and then turned into dinosaurs!

With all the pretty weather I've not gotten a thing done sewing-wise.  My consulting job starts tomorrow so I've been busy preparing for that. Well, I did mail off my mug rug for Leona's Mug Rug Swap but I'll wait til next week to show you that (not sure if my partner checks my blog and don't want to ruin the surprise).  

 Oh - how can I forget that I added 3 yards of my favorite fabric to my stash?!  DS wants a Dresden plate quilt like the block I'm making for the QAL at Lily's Quilts and I've decided to use Hoffman's 1895 #360, Waikiki, as the background. My LQS had a coupon for 40% off a cut of fabric.  So I had to go get something - you don't throw out 40% off!  DH asked me why, after visiting 14 shops last weekend, did I need to go to another one - he doesn't get it!

Yesterday, another little stash item arrived. It's from Terri at UFOs and UBIs.
 She had her first giveaway and it was during my lucky week.  For about 3 weeks I won something in various giveaways.  Isn't that cute?!  It makes a 16" square topper - just my size.

Here's something else from a giveaway. It arrived last week but with the shop hop I forgot to show it to you.  It is a handmade yoga bag from My Zen Art.  I won this from The Everything Yoga Blog.
 It is very roomy - holds a mat, a blanket, a block, and probably a few more props.
 That interior pocket is deep and has a velcro closure.  Isn't that embroidery pretty on the outside pocket?

So that's it on the fabric front for me this week.   Here are the numbers:
Used this Week:   3
Used year to Date: 28.875 (28 7/8)
Added this Week:  3
Added Year to Date: 36.75
Net Used for 2011:   -7.875 (-7 7/8)

That negative number gets larger all the time - I better get something done soon!   For more numbers, check out Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.

There are several giveaways out there that you may like to enter:

1. Leona's Quilting Adventure is offering up a book, some Steam a Seam 2, and a Fat Roll. (ends April 22nd)

2. Stray Stitches has a milestone giveaway with  a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  (ends on April 11th)   

3. Green Bag Lady is giving away a duvet cover and more from Amy Butler. You have to see this! (ends at midnight April 11th).

Good luck and have a great week!


  1. The negative isn't so big that you can't dig out before the end of the year.

    Very cool dinosaurs! And your winnings all look like great fun (though I don't know about the yoga, but I'll take your word for it!)


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