Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stash report

This week was a week I should have quilted like crazy but couldn't get up the energy to work hard. It has been HOT here for weeks. I don't think it has been this hot since we moved here 30 years ago. My a/c keeps working and our home is comfortable but something just makes you want to drink lemonade and put your feet up. When the boys left for scout camp last Saturday I juiced my remaining lemons so making lemonade would be easy, and my lemons wouldn't rot since I didn't think I could drink the 2 bags of lemons sitting on my counter. I measured them and put in 1 cup of lemon/lime juice in each zipperlock bag. It worked great and cooled the lemonade down even faster when I made a batch for the returning scouts.

Out 5.25 yards: My husband put up a board so I could photograph quilts better and I decided to put up flannel and use the same space as a design board. Last night I looked up flannel and figured it would cost about $24 to get the 5 yards I needed, so this morning I grabbed my 40% off coupon and headed out the door; literally with my keys in my hand I saw a picture in my mind of folded flannel on a shelf and decided to go upstairs, again, and check. There it was; my design board, folded on my shelf with other flannels. Five and 1/4 yards. $24 just went back in my pocket. I figured it was left from the diapers I made 14 years ago (hey, they were cool, fastened with Velcro and faced with pretty prints.) I tore it in half, stitched it together and hemmed it. Finished.
Here it is with my stripped quilt; it looks like I need a few more blocks. When the a/c comes on the blocks fly to the floor. :(
In 0 yards: I went shopping to 3 new, for me, quilt shops and still didn't buy anything. I have a list...and they didn't have ANY of the things I needed. I need a 30's fabric in rose or brown... do they make such a thing?

Totals for the year
In: 20.25 yards
Out: 91 yards
Do you think I can get it up to 100 yards next week? Come back next week if you really want to know.


Anonymous said...

Great way to bust some fabric - glad you remembered it before you left the house. It would have been awful to get home with new flannel, only to rediscover the older stuff.

I have a temp design wall - one of those plastic table cloths. I am starting to like having a wall, but I also have the dropping problem.

It looks like you'll bust the 100 yards within a few weeks.

Dianah said...

I know you can bust 9 yards this week. Sew, Sew, SEW!