Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stash Report - Week 39

Wow, the time sure has flown by this month and after looking at my numbers, I realize that more fabric has flown into my stash than out of it! I also see that I've dipped under the 100 yards net used for the year. UGHHHH

Ok, now I'm going to do some justifying here so please indulge me for just a bit.

1. I've been working almost double the hours that I normally work and sewing time has been scarce.
2. I've had a lot of embroidery orders lately. It's amazing how true the saying "when it rains it pours" really is. I went almost 31/2 months without more than one order at a time and a total of 3 for that entire time, but I've had  11 orders in the last 3 weeks, including 3 at a time, twice. Since these are usually time-sensitive (needed for funerals) they take priority and everything else gets put on hold. Often these don't have a lot of embroidery (names, birth and death dates, etc.) but a couple of these later ones have been quite a bit more extensive. I've put the Lord's Prayer on one and the Irish Blessing on another one. If I'm embroidering a casket scarf, I have to take the pre-made scarf apart, embroider it and then restitch it. It's time consuming but worth it.
3. I was out of town for a week and very little sewing got done (just a bit of hexagon piecing), but some shopping did.
4. There was a quilt show this past weekend (Quilting with Machines) and I was there helping/shopping Wednesday - Saturday. I'm just thankful that I didn't decide to keep a report of my thread and notions purchases this year!!

Ok, after typing out my justifications excuses, I've decided that I would've felt guilty buying what I did if I hadn't worked the extra hours or done the embroidery. Besides, most of what I bought is for projects on which I'm already working. Also, I realize that this report is 4 weeks worth of buying/using so I've decided that it's not bad at all. See there - no more guilt!   

Here's the 4 week report:

Fabric Used These 4 Weeks: 1.875 yards

Fabric Used to Date: 215.875 yards

Fabric Added These 4 Weeks: 14.00 yards

Fabric Added to Date: 119.75 yards

Net Fabric Used for 2010: 96.125 yards

Check out the stash reports of other quilters at Judy L.'s Patchwork Times blog.


Tamera said...

LOVE it! No more quilt-guilt. :-)

Have a great week.

Lori said...

I agree with Tamera, no quilt guilt. Just have fun with what you are working on.