My vintage beauty has a new name! The Stitch Witch! Thanks to Anna who had these great quilt-themed stickers. My sewing machine once belonged to my Nanny (mom's mom) who never really used it, so it is in mint condition. I love Stitch Witch because she doesn't have a computer for a brain, purely mechanical. As long as I keep her clean and oiled she should last a very long time.
Below is my stack of purple fat quarters I'm collecting for my single girl quilt. Hopefully I will be able to start cutting them up before the Guild retreat in April so that I can focus on sewing them at the retreat. I've got 27 of the 36 purples I need and I've hit all of my normal fabric stores. There are a few more in the city that I can check out. Don't you think those purple bunnies are so cute? I got extra to use it on a baby quilt sometime in the future. Only 1/4 of this stack was purchased this week.
Here's Stella sitting on the rest of the fabric I got this week that wasn't purple. Her paws are on my favorite polka dot, the same one I used for binding Bricks and Mortar. I was so excited to find more of it this week! It's a Mary Engelbreit print.
Unfortunately there will be no sewing this week because I have my next architecture licensing exam on Saturday. Study, study, wish me luck!
Now for the stash report:
In this Week: -9.75 yards
Out this Week: 0 yards
In year to Date: -71.75 yards
Out Year to Date: 8.75 yards
Net for 2011: -63 yards
Oh and I got a new rug from West Elm yesterday. It's gray and white zebra, one of the few animal prints I like. They are closing our local store, so everything is on cheap. I'm sad, but glad to get the bargain. I originally wanted to use it in the kitchen, but decided it wasn't smart to put a white rug in the kitchen, so it is now in the studio sector of my apartment. It's really soft on the toes and Stella loves it.