I ask because here it started off sunny with a trip to the park playground, the first such trip in months. Then it rained, a cold, bone-chilling rain. Then it snowed a teensy bit. Today we are supposed to hit 60 degrees once a another front passes through this afternoon.
All this up-ping and down-ing in the weather makes me want to move to the west side of Maui where it is dry for Hawaii, with beautiful views of the sun setting over the ocean.
The good news for the week is that I was busy, and the weather mercurial enough, that I stayed out of the quilt shops, both online and in my area. Sew, I added nothing to my stash this week!
Another bit of good news - I entered the pillow contest at Sew Mama Sew! Entering the contest isn't the good news - finishing a satisfyingly scrappy project, however, is. There are lots of details about the scraps and new techniques I used in this post from Wednesday.
I love trying new things, besides patchwork techniques. Now that I've made quilts for most everyone I know that would like one, I enjoy doing the small projects that use some artful techniques. Plus, being one of those people who stresses out with too many UFOs, PhDs or WIPs, it is refreshing to work on a project that allows me to see the light at the end of the tunnel as soon as I begin - and one that doesn't have me wrestling a 67x75 quilt through my machine for quilting. And, the small projects allow me try new things quickly. I can see myself having not a closet full of quilts, but a closet full of wall-hangings.
Sew, here's my report for this week - I figure the pillow used about a 1/4 yd for backing, binding, and muslin pillow form:
Used this Week: 0.25
Used year to Date: 8.375 (7 3/8)
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: 21.5
Net Used for 2011: -13.6255
Today I hope to finish quilting one side of a border and bind a quilt to finally get my first BIG finish of the year. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Head on over to Patchwork Times to see how everyone else is progressing on busting their stashes.