At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

100 miles later (stash report week 25)

Since we live in the metro St. Louis area, I rarely "have" to drive more than 5 miles from home to get to the grocery store, the gym, drugstore, etc.  Now, the LQS's are about an 8-12 mile drive from home.

In the midst of summer vacation, DS and I made three trips to local libraries to patronize the weekly summer reading program weekly events.  We saw two science shows and live animals this week.  Then, I had two appointments that also took us out of the house.  Imagine my surprise when I got gas and realized that we had traveled 100 miles in three days and never left the southern half of the county.

With all this travelling, very little happened in the ol' sewing corner this week.  Yesterday, while the boys went to see Monsters University, I started sewing the Pineapple Blossom blocks for my MIL's quilt.  I really started it b/c everything was cut, ready to go, and it's such mindless sewing.  That's what I needed, mindless sewing.

With DS and his friend playing in the basement the past few days, I had more time to check Flickr for more fabric swaps.  There is a Flickr Group called "Fabric Swap Finder."

So,  I have fabric out to two swaps and three more groups to send in the next few weeks.  Two of the swaps are neutrals/low volume (charms & F8's), one is 2.5" squares, one is 2.5" strips, and one next month is a "paper" themed F8 swap.  Fun!

Dear Stella fabric 1 That leads right into my purchases!  Yes, my Hancock's of Paducah order came in.  Geesh!  I love getting packages!

Truly, I was not going to order fabric --- until I came across the swaps.  And then noticed that I could get fabric for said swaps at $2.98 - $6.98 per yard.  There are quite a few prints, including neutrals, from Dear Stella in the $2.98 category.  I have read about the company but to my knowledge, I'd not seen any of it in person.  So, I ordered 5 one yard cuts.  (The newsprint cut is from Wilmington.)  The Dear Stella feels great!

Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 66.58
Added this week: 6
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 69.75
Net used YTD: -3.17

Check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.

Have a great week!


  1. Oh oh, those fabric swaps get you into trouble like a retreat does me.! Looks like the Dear Stella is pretty nice.

  2. Hancock's packages are always fun, well at least until you have to write the stash report. Love your new acquisitions. You aren't too far in the hole, just one project and you'll be back in the black.

  3. Wow, you and the family have been having lots of fun! Love your pretty fabrics :0)!!


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