Whose idea was it to bust the stash anyway? Not a very good idea if you ask me! 🙂
Yes, I know Sunday was several days ago. Yes, I’ve been dreading this report. Yes, I could’ve posted it on Sunday. If anyone has noticed my stash figures at the top of the page, you might have noticed that I seem to be going in the wrong direction. Yes, I know that I’ll probably not reach my stash reduction goal of 150 yards by December 31. Yes, I’m sad. No . . I’m really not too sad. I had fun and I love my stash and I love having everything (well . . almost everything) I need right here on my shelves.
There are some quilters who have had worse (or better . . depending on how you look at it) weeks. Oh well — I can only go forward and make the best of it, right? All the fabric has been washed and ironed. Some has even been cut up and will be used as soon as I get off the computer.
I mentioned that we stopped at Merrily We Quilt Along in Springfield on Saturday. We also stopped at The Quilt Sampler. Both shops had a good selection of sale fabric. Everything I bought was good, name brand fabric and it was $4.99 per yard or $5.99 per yard for a couple of batiks.
Monday at our local quilt shop, I bought a few yards of a greenish background fabric that I’ve just loved. She was almost out of it (I think I’ve bought the entire bolt — a couple of yards at a time!) so I bought the rest of it.
And, I ran out of a green fabric I was using for my Star Sampler. It’s a Michael Miller Krystal and because so many of the greens looked the same on the web pages, I had to order several of them in hopes of getting the right one . . which I did get. But, it took 12 yards just to get 2 yards. I love how things work around here! 🙂
Let’s just get it over with . . I bought 67 yards of fabric last week! Since I got lots of sewing done and quilted a couple of quilts and bound four while I was gone, I used 21 yards of fabric last week.
Now I only need to use 226 yards to have a net use of 150 yards for the year. Darn it! I know that I can do it, but I also know that I probably will not. Somewhere along the way, I’ve lost track, accidentally of course, of the total amount of fabric I’ve used/purchased for the year. Oh well . . I’ll do better in 2009. Maybe! 🙂
Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – <76 yards>
Net Yards To Go – 226 yards