Stashbusting and stuff – 6/14/15

ETA – this is also my design wall Monday post since the project below is the only thing on the design wall. ūüôā


First – the stashbusting report (you can see the full tally of things I’m tracking and photos by clicking the Fabric Stashbusting button in the right sidebar) but the nitty gritty is this:


  • Fabric purchased year to date”¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 29.50 yards
  • Fabric used year to date:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†70.00¬†¬†yards
  • Net stash used:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†40.50¬† yards

Not bad for me.¬† I’ve actually gotten some sewing time in lately¬† – more than I have in a long time – so finally getting some items I can add in to the tallys.

DSCN4390Here’s what I was working on yesterday.¬†¬†the quilting in the gold outer borders was finished.¬† This is my Camp Loopy Safari June project.¬† All I have left to do is hand stitch down the binding to the back.

When I was nearly finished with the quilting, I spied the Loopy Safari postcard sitting across the room and decided for fun I’d quilt that image into one section of my border.¬† He would have looked better down in one of the lower corners of the gold border but I already had those quilted – the lower right corner has my first name quilted into it.


So I quilted Loopy up on one of the side sections.

First I traced the postcard image on to tracing paper.


Then I pinned that in place and stitched through the tracing paper.  He turned out rather cute on the quilt.



Last night I cast on Therapy (the pattern¬†is on sale for another day or so).¬†¬†¬† My Color 1 and Color 2 are a bit blendy where they start the first striping section but I rather like the look of it. Now I’m in to the first mesh section.¬† I really like the way this pattern is written – there are regular written directions but there is also just a line by line short written version which has stitch counts each row.¬† Super simple to follow and mark off as you finish each row.


So today’s plan – hmmm – laundry is going, I’ve been out for breakfast with a friend, stopped at the grocery store so the cupboard is stocked, and after I tidy up yesterday’s mess in the sewing room, a bit of quilt binding and knitting and watching movies I think.¬† It’s very humid outside, dark clouds keep rolling over but so far this a.m. no rain.