Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stash Report - Weeks 18 and 19

Wow, what a couple of weeks we've had here! The wind storms that happened the week after Easter caused some problems here, including rendering us without power for a couple of days. Power lines had been cut by trees falling on them as well as snapping due to the almost 70mph winds. We lost our phone service as well, which usually stays on during power outages, but not this time. A tree took down a line and with the loss of phone service, we were without internet service. It really is amazing how accustomed we've become to having things work with very little effort on our part! Of course with not power or internet service, there would be no stash reporting or design wall Mondays.

We had no problem with heat or food because we heat mostly with wood anyway and there were only a couple of days that were cold enough to warrant a fire. We've got a gas stove, so cooking was no problem. We were very careful to not open the freezer and only open the refrigerator when absolutely needed and for only brief periods of time.

Even after we had power restored, our phone was down. When we finally had phone service, the internet was still out and after some quality phone time with a tech guy who couldn't figure out the problem her put in an order for a technician to come to our house to figure out what was wrong. Of course the order was placed on a Friday and it was going to be at least Monday before they could get out here. When he finally arrived Monday late afternoon, he was here for well over an hour and not having any luck when he tried something that made him figure out that the problem was not on our end, but the phone company's. There was something broken that required a new part, one that needed to be ordered, so it would be at least another couple of days I was told. Well, by that time, it had been over a week since the storms and the outages and I was getting quite used to not sitting down with my cup of coffee to check my e-mail each morning. (It really is comical how we condition ourselves to a routine and how challenging it can be to break them!) :-)

Of course I was right in the middle of a couple of projects when we lost power, but I did get to them when I didn't have the internet to distract me. I was able to finish up all the bindings that I mentioned in my last Design Wall Monday. YEAH!!! I also worked on the Scrappy 4-Patch quilt and that top is done and ready to quilt.

I've been playing around with a couple of other projects and I haven't taken pictures yet, but I will and post them. I also need to get back to my Glacier Star quilt.

After all that jawing, here's the report for weeks 18 and 19:

Fabric Added: 0.00 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 76.50 yards
Fabric Used: 12.50yards
Fabric Used to Date: 143.625 yards
Net Fabric Used for 2011: 67.125 yards
UFOs Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 5
UFOs Still to Do: ???
New Quilts Done, Done, Done (Pieced, Quilted, and Bound): 10

By the way, Happy Mother's Day!

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Kathie said...

you are doing great with your numbers. Sorry about all the power/phone etc. problems. Guess it is just great it wasn't in the middle of winter!

Alycia said...

That sounds like quite an ordeal. Glad you got some sewing in, and the internet fixed!