At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year (stash report week 1 of 2014)

Hope you all had a happy holiday season!

With out of town visitors in varying numbers for 10 days, I didn't even attempt to find the time to blog.  I did well to get enough sleep and keep the kitchen clean with all the meal preparations going on.  Due to snow forecasts my in-laws arrived a day later than planned and left a day earlier, so the original 12 day stay became 10 days.

On New Year's Day, day one with no company, I cleared my sewing corner and got it back in working order and slowly decided how to tackle Celtic Solstice.  I had only done parts of clues 1 and 2, so I decided to concentrate on one clue at a time.  In between lying on the couch and watching Miss Marple on Netflix, I cut most of clue 1 and continued cutting the next day and then got to stitching.  Bonnie revealed the mystery on New Year's Day and it is lovely! 

I have been thinking about my sewing goals for the new year.  Last year I was all about trying to finish projects.  And I did.  There are 3 finished queen size quilts and 1 at the quilter's plus a few smaller quilts scratched off the UFO list.  I also started "quilting by checkbook" in order to get projects finished.

However, it's so much fun to start new projects.  And, I have so many fabrics pulled with specific patterns in mind.  Also, there is the bolt of muslin that I got for Christmas last year that I barely used in 2013 and charms from swaps over the past two years just waiting to be used.  So, I'm going to start new projects and enjoy sewing again!

I am going to enjoy starting new projects without bringing 150 yards of fabric into the house, again!  With Celtic Solstice, my oranges, dark blues, and yellows are quite depleted.  But, I plan to stick to the fabric already pulled for projects.  I will need to buy border and binding fabrics here and there, but I will concentrate on using what I have.  As usual, the biggest dilemma is deciding which project to start first!

What are your sewing goals for 2014?

The best part of the new New Year?  Starting off with a clean slate on the ol' stash report!  I do not count fabric "out" until a top is complete, but I do count tops and backings before quilting.

Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Added this week: 0
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 0
Net used YTD: 0

Please also check out some more stash reports at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. What a coincidence, I've just started watching MIss Marple on Netflix too :) I love the Celtic Solstice and am wishing I had started it but I'm just now sewing the pieced border on Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll. I think this is one I will do in the future. I didn't really care for Orca Bay so I was glad I didn't do that one but this one is wonderful! Happy New Year!

  2. Your fabrics for CS look like fun. I have all my clues made and made up 2 of each of the reveal blocks to see how they went together. I love the quilt reveal, but have lost a little of my enthusiasm since I know what it looks like. Strange, isn't it. My goals are to finish more UFOs since last years' effort was lame. I'm trying hard not to buy fabric and to use 200 yards of stash. We'll see how that goes. lol


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