Monday, April 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday and Stash Report

We're back from Spring break at Lake Tahoe.  Thanks to my dad for providing lodging at the timeshare, and Grandma Deb for being our social secretary.  Ice skating was a little more affordable than skiing or snowboarding.  We liked skiing, but one day was enough for us.  Maybe we'll all try again sometime.  It was a bit of a surprise to return home late Friday to all the Spring weather.  Our daffodils are just beautiful.
This is me trying not to fall.  My skating was a little bit better than my skiing but I have the same trouble in both sports -- no leg muscles to speak of, so no endurance.  Steve has the muscles and I have the balance and dexterity (a little).  Combine both of us and we'd be a good athlete!
My Farmer's Wife Quilt is a little bit further along than last update.  About 1/4 of the blocks are sashed now.  I'm going to start taking it off the design wall as it's sewn together.  I desperately want to start a new quilting project but I'm trying to make myself finish the things that are out first.  I also need to do a big stack of grading and lesson planning, sigh.

Stash Report:
My Aunt Carol has sabotaged my attempt to reduce fabric stash!! She sent a bag with about 16 yards of fabric she cleaned out of her stash with Deb to Tahoe.  I will have to see if I can get my mother-in-law to take enough of it to get me back into positive numbers again.  Plus if I finish up the FWQ or some other projects I can count that.

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 23.6 yards
Added this week: 16 yards from Aunt Carol

Added year to date: 27.2 yards
Net used for 2012: -3.6 yards (that is, 3.6 yards added)

Yarn used this week: 340 yards for 4 dishcloths
Yarn used year to date: 1956 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 1464 yards


scraphappy said...

Congratulations on sticking with it. The closer a project gets to the end, the more distractions there are to call us away. Hope you get your blocks together soon, they look great.

carol fun said...

Love the FW's blocks - what an accomplishment. As for fabric some one gave you, I don't think that needs to be included in the stash number - you didn't purchase it so I think you should get a pass on this - just my 2 cents worth!