Well it could be worse I suppose. My first stashbusting report had me at 5.5 yards busted. I wasn’t going to add in the fabric that I had ordered before the end of the year but arrived after the beginning of the year – but what the heck. So I added 5 yards into the stash (and there’s another box with Kona black fabric I needed for a block swap and perhaps another piece or two ordered with it coming in the mail this week). So for the 2nd week of 2013 — I’m back down to 1/2 yard busted. Guess that’s better than none! LOL
I have been sewing the last two days but just don’t have the project done yet. But next week I’ll be able to add in the yardage for this small Starshine.
I need to sew the stars to each other and cut out the border sections and get those pieced but it was really quick to put together. I should also be able to add in the yardage for the larger Starshine pattern for next weekend’s sew along – if I ever make a decision on what fabric to pull from the stash for it.
As I was looking for something in the sewing room, I opened a little storage drawer that I thought only had fabric scraps organized in it. Nope — there was knitty stuff on top.
I did not get that red/gold shawl blocked yet — it’s just not a blocking sort of day to me today — too damp, and mostly I haven’t cleaned up the sewing room to give me floor space to work on. I did however, move that shawl just a bit toward completion since now all the ends are finally buried. I also pulled the Honey Cowl out of my knitting basket and buried the ends on that — I don’t think that one needs blocking so it’s ready to wear now and marked DONE! My second finish of UFK projects – hey it counts even if it as a quick and easy one to finish off. VBG And I also found this in that drawer.
I had totally forgotten about this shawl. It was made from leftover sock yarns from other projects. It of course needs a whole bunch of ends woven in (yes I truly hate doing that part) and needs a good blocking. It’s actually a since large size and very stretchy so it will be interesting to see how big it is once I block it. So I’ll get the ends done this week some night and perhaps get both those shawls blocked next weekend.
Hmmm wonder how many other started knit projects I have stuct in places I’ve forgotten about….
Well I’ve made up my mind which project I want to do for the first Stitchin With Justquiltin 2013 project. It will be Starshine. Below are a couple different colorings. Lite background, dark background, brights, batiks, small prints, patriotic colors, more scrappy or just a two color quilt with a neutral background – they will all look good in this design. I’d stay away from large prints and also one way designs if you don’t want them upside down. And for those of you who have an aversion to Half Square Triangles, there are only 32 in the entire quilt so that’s not bad.
This project measures 60″ x 78″ and is definitely beginner friendly. More info will be coming later this week as to exactly which weekend this one will be done and I may even have some yardage info in advance for you.
Alas — there is nothing new to report on the Stashbusting front. I’m still quilting on the four patch stacked posey I was quitling on last weekend but I’m moving along. Need to get off the computer and get back to work on that!
My Spectra scarf is done, blocked and ready to wear! Camp Loopy project 1 finished June 9 – way ahead of the June 27 deadline date so I’m happy about that. Now of course I’m anxious to see what’s next at Camp Loopy.
It was a good stash using week. Twelve yards were used for backings and bindings last week making the total fabric used YTD 51.75 yds. I decided I more interested in seeing/tracking how much fabric I use rather than what I purchase versus what I use. I seldom buy fabric without a plan in mind anymore – meaning no random stash enhancement without a purpose – so I don’t really care how much I buy. At an average of $9 to $10 a yard – it’s simply gotten too expensive to buy yards of fabric “just because.”
So that 12 yards was used for the backings and bindings on the Western Fabric quilt and Just Butterflies previously posted and then the four patch posey top I layered yesterday — which hopefully I will come up with a plan on how to quilt soon so I can get started on the actual quilting today.
Well still not moving by leaps and bounds by 2.5 yards were used for a backing yesterday so at least there’s some progress. I did buy a few 1/3 yards for the Bloomin’ Basket swap but I’ll wait to add those in next week since I also ordered some florals for those on line which should arrive this week so I’ll total all at once.
So without those the totals are purchased YTD 31 yards, used YTD 41.25 so a net busted of 10.25. Not huge but vacation is coming and I hope to get in a lot of quality sewing time!
I finally did get the sewing table cleared off yesterday and got Pinwheel Poseys pin basted so I can start quilting on it. It’s my May UFO project and May is dwindling down.
Today it was off to breakfast with a friend a new restaurant – The Egg and I – the food was fantastic so we’ll be returning there in the future. Then to the Nursery across the road for some flowers. It’s too warm out on the patio right now and the breeze is not making it to that side of the building so I’ll plant these later this evening or one evening this week. But aren’t they pretty.
And then to Home Depot for dirty and a couple of other things. I had broken my under the bed storage container and found these
So many containers to choose from but these are great. They are on wheels so easy to slide in and out and the lid is hinged in the middle so you don’t have to pull the whole thing out in order to get the lid open. Perfect. With storage space at a premium here – these will be great. And found a new mat for outside the door. Wouldn’t this look good as a wallhanging done in appllique! I may have to get out some freezer paper and trace the design before it gets dirty.