Sunday, March 1, 2015

I Fell Off the Wagon, Again


 And I was doing so well!

I almost got through two months without any major acquisitions.  Of course, hunkering down in the sewing room without venturing out in the elements had a lot to do with it.

A trip to Indianapolis for a meeting -- on possibly the only two decent days in February -- created an opportunity for me to stop at two of my favorite shops:  Whittles near Bowling Green, KY and the Back Door in Greenwood, IN.  I shopped with a purpose and don't feel too bad about my purchases.

Ehh, I may have doubts about this one which looks a lot limier in the light of day than it did in the shop.....

Much limeier in real life 

These will go with my other Henry Glass soft country prints for a project currently underway.

Henry Glass prints

These are intended for Son-2 and DIL, pattern to be determined.

Destined for Conway

These will be used for Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilts (I hope they'll work -- but not together!).

Border prints for 1-Fabric Wonder

And this was just a luscious yellow I couldn't resist for my stash.

Luscious yellow - take my word for it!
The ice on the driveway is mostly gone and I was able to get the van up last night.  Now to unpack from retreat (two weeks ago) and take stock of where I left off ....


Weekly Stash Report - March 1, 2015
     In last week:                      24.0 yards
     Out last week:                     0.0 yards
     In year to Date:               25.75 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:           20.00 yards
     Net Used 2014                 -5.75 yards (red means more in than out)

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.

15 comments:

  1. You freshened your stash with a purpose. LOL

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    1. I appreciate your positive take, Charlene!

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  2. I agree with Charlene, purchases with a purpose are not a bad thing.

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    1. My goal was to not go over what I had already used, so a little less than 6 yards ain't too bad. I should be able to get much of that back this week when I put on borders and make backs for two lap quilts.

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  3. Lovely fabric! Great additions and there is no need to feel bad! we need to add to stash to keep it fresh.

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    1. Thanks! I'm certainly not going to beat myself up over it. I just need to strive to get back close to even before I go to Mountain Quilt Fest at Pigeon Forge in two weeks!

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  4. I am right there with you, I fell off the wagon too. I needed fabric for a narrow border and ended up with 20 yards! Most without a purpose. At least you got some beautiful fabrics to add to your stash.

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    1. It doesn't take much, does it? At least you're still on the plus side.

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    2. It's dangerous to walk among the fabric. It seems to just jump into your arms. And it's so pretty, too! Like your lime fabric. Sharon B in Franklin

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  5. The same thing happened to me except that my incoming fabric was 16 1/2 yards from Ikea. I really like the dark red border print for your 1 Fabric Wonder - it will be gorgeous.

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    1. Quilting fabric from Ikea? What will you do with it? Wish we had one closer to us than Atlanta.

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  6. Your purchases are lovely! After the bad weather we've had, you needed a little sunshine in your sewing room! I really like the lime print. And the darker red border fabric... beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Ramona. Ice is almost all gone here, now it's raining .... The dark red is my favorite, too, but I've got other projects ahead of giving it a try.

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  7. You are an artist! You MUST have materials to work with! LOL Great fabric selections!

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  8. Don't feel too bad about your additions. Your numbers are still pretty good for this month. I know you will be using it quickly.

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