At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

And the winner is.... ( and stash report week 19)

... comment #12 - Gill!  Congratulations!

DS enjoying time with Peter Pan
Thank you to all who entered!  We just returned from our Disneyland vacation late Friday night, thanks to American Airlines delays in Chicago, so I did not get to reply to everyone's comment as I usually do. 

Yesterday was a recovery day.  It's been a long time since we had a vacation with so much "go-go-go" as this one had. Even Ruby was pooped out from her "doggy vacation" at the kennel.  Only DS seemed to have any energy, as long we stayed inside, that is.   

And at LegoLand
You see, while in southern California we didn't even wear our shorts as there was a "marine layer" that keep the temps below normal, below 70 most days.  Then, when we landed in St. Louis Friday night at 11PM, it was still 80 degrees!  80 degrees?!  Arghh - that's August weather, not May weather!  DS and his team mates almost melted at their 11:30AM T-Ball game yesterday morning.  It was 88 degrees and sticky.

I did not get to M&L Fabrics that is near Knott's Berry Farm, so I did not add any fabric to my totals this week.  I did get in a bit of hexie sewing while sitting on the planes and in the rental car.

Basted and some flowers
To get these flowers together I need quite a few neutral hexies so I did lots of basting and then added them and some flowers to my garden.  It seems that if I keep placing flowers in the garden, then I can reclaim my paper pieces rather than ordering more.  I probably fuss too much about which flower goes where but adding them gets faster and faster.

My little garden
Oh - and those straw/milliners needles that I won from Tonya are awesome!! Threading them can be challenging and I quickly discovered that, while traveling, several needles need to be threaded while stationary to avoid trying to do it in a moving vehicle.  

With the #9 sharps that I was using, occasionally I had to get out my thimble because the needle would not go through the four layers of fabric without some force when putting my flowers together.  The straw needles glide through the fabric.   When I baste, I do not sew through the papers, so the straw needles are now my needles of choice - thanks, Tonya!

Here are the numbers, unchanged from last week:

Used this week: 1.125
Used year to date: 17.025

Added this week (purchased/won): 0.25
Added this week (inherited/gifted): 10

Added year to date (purchased/won): 19.431
Added year to date (inherited/gifted): 41

Added year to date total: 60.431
Net used for 2012: -43.406

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Have a great week!


  1. Your hexie flowers look great. Hope you have a chance to relax and recover before Monday.

  2. I'm so jealous: Disneyland and Legoland! So glad you had a good time! Hope you were able to catch up and relax this weekend!

    Your hexis are beautiful as always!


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