Friday, July 9, 2010

Stash Report Week #27...

July 2-8, 2010

Are you a goal-oriented person?  Do you set arbitrary goals and deadlines for yourself?  I am and I do.  I find that I get more accomplished under these conditions.  I made a goal for myself last week to use twice as much fabric as I've purchased by the time I head out for Quilt Odyssey - which is in less than 2 weeks.  I thought it was a reasonable goal because I only needed to use 14.75 yards by then to make it.  (I had a math error in last week's post.)  I had several near finishes that I knew would help me towards that.

And I finished several things this week.  I've posted about all of them recently so I won't detail them again.  I'll just summarize...

Finishes this week

I finished Blue Boxes and used 4.75 yards for the backing and binding.  I donated 60 bunnies to Care Wear and figure they used 3.75 yards.  And finally, I finished the Purple Mountains quilt top (after fixing some mistakes) and that used 2.75 yards.  That's a grand total of 11.25 yards of fabric this week!  I was pleased and well on my way to that arbitrary goal.  And I also didn't purchase any fabric this week.

Can you sense a but coming?  If so, you're right.  I looked at the Hancock's of Paducah website today.  I periodically go there to look at their Pre-cut Web Sale.  (Pre-cuts are my thing and so are sales...)  They're having an amazing sale on some of their Fat Quarter bundles - including Park Avenue by 3 Sisters and Bar Harbor by Minick & Simpson.  Everything I ordered was 49-60% off.  I couldn't resist and I'll have to come clean about it all next week.  But I do know this is going to put my arbitrary goal out of reach.  It's highly unlikely I'll use 25+ yards before July 22nd.

Oh well, I can comfort myself with the knowledge that I bought some beautiful fabric at some wonderful prices and it will eventually show up in the used column.  Just not for a while...

Purchased-this-week: 0 yards
Used-this-week: 11.25 yards
Purchased-to-date: 142.5 yards
Used-to-date: 281.50 yards
Net used: 139 yards

Until later...

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up" 
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)


  1. Your stash report looks great for this week: 11 yards used - that's huge!

  2. Congrats on using 11 yards this week! As for next weeks report like you said you got some awesome deals!