Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Really Great Week

The week started like gang-busters, finishing up a couple of projects hanging on from the week before:

Starting from the top:  backs for Mary's Triangles, Smore Blue, and Elegant Garden.  Plus bindings for MT and S'more Blue.

Backs and Bindings

That always moves a large chunk out of one's stash, doesn't it?

Later in the week SIL came for a brief visit with the Queen Mother which enabled my Main Man and me to take an overnight to Knoxville.  We began a search for land to build our retirement home at a higher elevation, ideally with views of water and mountains.  This task is going to take a while -- so much to choose from.  We saw some areas of interest and, more importantly, we were able to eliminate some areas from consideration.

Ultimately, it was a much-needed getaway for us and a delightful way to spend our anniversary.

Now it's back to the grind, prepping for upcoming demos and classes before I head down to Chattanooga for AQS.

Stash report this week:
     In this Week:                      0 yards
     Out this Week:             11.75 yards
     In year to Date:          209.0 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:      185.0 yards
     Net Used 2014            -24.0 yards

I'm OH SO close to Net Zero!  I will be shopping with a purpose in Chattanooga -- no unnecessary splurges (she says with fingers crossed behind her back).

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


15 comments:

  1. Freshening your stash at AQS can not be frowned upon!

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    1. I like the way you think, Charlene! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Congrats on finishing up those projects! And on such a fun anniversary trip together too :) See ya in Chattanooga!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I can't tell you how refreshing that little break from care-giving was. Hoping we can fit a few more of those occasions in every once in a while.

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  3. Happy Anniversary and have fun looking for a place to retire Libby!

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    1. Thanks, Connie. I'll invite you for a visit .

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  4. So glad you were able to get away for a few days.The mountains surrounding Knoxville is certainly a gorgeous area, happy retirement searching.

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    1. Thanks, Dee Dee. Some folks prefer the ocean, but I'm much happier viewing the world from above.

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  5. Happy belated anniversary. That picture of you two 35 years ago is so cute. Have fun at the AQS show and don't worry about income fabric. Eventually it will be in the outgoing column.

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    1. Thanks, Dar. Don't you love the 80s look? Check back next week to see how I did in Chattanooga.

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  6. My husband and I are beginning to think about our retirement home too. Definitely want something with a view. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. You are already in such a beautiful area, you should have to look far.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Congrats on a week of successful stash busting.

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  8. Thanks, Kate. I am trying really hard to reach net zero. You'll hear me hoot all the way from here!

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  9. Hmmm, we live in a ranch-style home, so it probably IS our retirement home since my knee hates stairs. Glad y'all had such a nice trip. We loved our cabin-stay in Townsend two years ago.
    Congrats on getting all those backs ready. I don't like to do backings, so I'm always pleased when they are done. Sharon B.

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