At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fell off the Wagon! !(stash report week 46)

Oh - did I ever!!!

First, a LQS had a post-market clearance sale.  I went in there needing nothing but a few greens for the new Bonnie Hunter mystery.  Well, at $1.99/yd, I came away with 9 yards (5 yards of light for a possible backing, right corner). 

Then, another 1.25 yards of green for $3.99/yd jumped onto the pile of bolts.  Finally, the one I knew I'd have a weakness for, the 108" wide fabric at 25% off plus another 30% off coupon leapt into my arms (top right)!

Guess what, 3 yards of extra wide equals 9 yards of regular fabric.  So, before the weekend my stash numbers took a big hit - 19.25 yards!  YIKES!!  It doesn't look like that much, does it?

Then, at our sew day yesterday, quilty friend Elise brought a big box of fabric from her closet.  She's de-stashing!

Well, at first I picked up 3 yards of novelty for pillowcases and bags for DS.  

After being near the table full of fabric all day, my will power waned.  Thoughts of backing for my Eleanor Burns Victory Quilt crossed my mind and a 6 yard cut moved to my bag (top).  Then, thoughts of holes in the stash reminded that there's not much yellow or purple.  After that, who can resist a 4 yard cut of floral Robin Pandolph for a possible future backing and a one yard cut of paisley in general?

Yes, my weakness garnered another 16 yards to add to the stash!

 I was so looking forward to being in the positive this year but it's just too late.  There is no way I can finish another queen size with holiday season looming.  It would take more than just one queen size quilt to put the numbers back in balance, so I have my UFO list to give me solice.  If Easy Street gets back from the quilter soon, it will be the 4th queen size UFO project crossed from my list this year.  

To the numbers......

Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 119.763
Added this week:35.25
Gifted this week: 0
Added YTD: 147.625
Net used YTD: -27.862

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


  1. But how FUN!!!! Love your new fabrics :)

  2. honey, you made fabulous investments - not a moment for guilt here!

  3. Still used over 100 yards. I like the new fabrics too, glad none of my quilts had sales this week. Well, except Fabric Depot, but that is 30 miles one way, and had no time for travel this week :-)

  4. Kris, hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fell off the wagon - I'm sure you didn't because you landed on top of all that great looking new stash and look at all the money you saved!! That's a win - win for sure. :) Also, you've done really good with finishing up some major UFO's. Wish my UFO list were shorter by 4.

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