2.20.2011

Sunday Stash: Week 8



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:

Week 8:
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.  


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