At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ins and Outs (Stash report week 31)

On a hot day, a trip to the mall and the Build A Bear Workshop (to build a dog)

Greetings to you!  Staying cool?

This week was pretty quiet on the sewing front but I still have things to show you.  The lethargy was still with me and that is not conducive to sitting at the sewing machine.

However, I did get a bit of hand work done - these two little 3/4" polka dot hexies.

I've used most of the petals that I basted about a month ago so I need to cut a few more this afternoon.

Check out more flower garden s at Pigtales and Quilts.

I've been playing catch up on the Clover and Violet embroidery QAL, working on block #3.  Hope to finish this one and get #4 started this afternoon.

Since Borders is closing, I went to see what early Christmas shopping I could do.  But the first big sale I saw was 40% off the magazines.  There were exactly 2 quilting magazines left on the shelf so I bought Irish Quilting.

I don't generally pay more than $6 for a quilt mag so the sale brought it into my comfort zone.  Several kids books and puzzles also came home with me and are now tucked away in the basement.

A few weeks ago I picked up some mags off the sale table at the library for $.50 each.  At that price I just buy and look later.

The only fabric that came in this week was a win from Toni at The Quilting Pirate.  There are 21 batik charms here - aren't they pretty?

Finally, I gave 12 FQs to our guild's charity committee.  They like finished projects but they also make up kits and have sew days.  I kept thinking that I would make a top and then reality hit - I have too many UFOs and too little time.  Sewing is a hobby after all, so I decided to get rid of the guilt that swept over me every time I saw those FQs and donated them.

This week's numbers:
Used this Week:  3 (gifted)
Used year to Date: 46.5
Added this Week: 0.5
Added Year to Date:  75.425
Net Used for 2011:   -28.925

Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports. Have a great week!!


  1. I love your polka dot flowers so much I went out and bought me some polka dots to make a baby quilt! Waiting on my pattern to get here. :)

  2. Love your hexies! What a great deal on the magazines....I wish Borders wasn't closing and I didn't even think about things being on sale.

  3. Your numbers are almost exactly the same as mine. I love your polka dot hexies

  4. The polka dot flowers are so cute.

  5. Your garden flowers are really cute. Will be checking in often to see how it grows. It is going to be super nice. : )


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