this post for a roundup of recipes to make with plums when your plum tree is killing itself with over-productivity.
Bless me, quilt ladies, for I have definitely fallen off the "stash no fabric" wagon this week. And I was doing so well, too! Here's the story of how it happened: There was an estate sale that Steve and I swung by early Friday morning on our way to Treat Vancouver to order cupcakes for Quarta's birthday party: but people were lined up waiting and they weren't opening the doors for a few more minutes, so I said, "Let's just skip this one... they never have anything I like at estate sales around here, like quilting fabric." So we did. Then Michelle came on Saturday morning to get some plums, and she said, "There's an estate sale you should really check out... they have lots of quilting fabric!" And of course it was the same one. So I forgot about it again until I was driving the kids to the library Saturday afternoon and then stopped. Quilting fabric still filled the shelves of the sewing room, and was $2 a yard. I picked out reds first, because I've used a lot of reds in the last few years, and then some neutrals and a navy. It all came to 20.5 yards.
But the upshot is that I am now in negative numbers for my stash report, and I will need to finish some projects to get out of this hole. I'm not even going to count the scrap bin, just the actual yardage I purchased. Fortunately I am soon to finish a top and use some backing I purchased, so maybe I will get back into the black next week.
But it was an epic estate sale!
Fabric used this week: 0 yardsFabric used year to date: 41 yards
Added this week: 21 yards
Added year to date: 49 yards
Net used for 2013: -8 yards
Knitting yarn:Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 6550 yards.
Yarn added this week: 0 yards (I did ply my silk but haven't measured it yet)
Yarn added year to date: 5800 yards
Net used for 2013: 750 yards