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Monday, March 12, 2012

Hello, Monday!

It's a new week already, spring is just around the corner!!

First, my stash report for last week - I'll keep it simple for now:

Fabric purchased last week:  0 yards
Total fabric purchased in 2012:  0 (not counting the bag of scraps in February!)

Fabric used last week:  3 yards
Total fabric used in 2012:  4-1/2 yards

** Although I started my stash report in February, I didn't buy any fabric in January **

I've been working on my traditional block project for June, and I've also made a few string blocks. It's really hard to count strings, you know what I mean? So, I'm doing a "guestimate" and saying 3 yards total used for last week.

I didn't find anything I couldn't live without at the yard sale Saturday, but I did find some nice strawberries at Costco! 
I was thinking it's sorta early for strawberries - even if they're from Florida or California - so I bought these with one eye closed, as it were. I had some for breffus this morning and they were just fine... could have been just a touch sweeter and there were a few underripe green spots, but overall they were very good!

I have this cute little unfinished top that someone gave me that I want to work on; she knew she wouldn't finish it and didn't want to toss it out...
I like these pups!  I measured the pieces for each block and figured out the measurements for the pattern, I know I'd like to make this one from scratch someday. It's approximaely 22 x 27 as is, I was thinking to enlarge it by adding at least one light- or medium-toned border, and another one using this fabric:

I think these playful kitties would look really cute with the serious-looking puppies (are they hounds?). I got this fabric from Hancock Fabrics when their store was closing in December, who knew it'd be the perfect thing for an unknown project! I might even fussy cut some of the kitties and applique them onto a border.  I don't want the finished quilt to look too dark but you almost can't avoid it, given the background color she used for the blocks.

Now, did you notice all the strings attached to my design wall? I have a lint roller and I thought I'd see if it could pick up any of those strings...

Yep, it picked up quite a few but that's just the tip of the iceberg!  I got some of the longer ones off though.

Well today it's errands, a bit of sewing and some basement cleaning time.  I haven't claimed that extra hour of daylight yet, but it's out there!  Have a great Monday everybody; let's see how much we can squeeze out of this week!

Sew forth and sew on...


  1. Our Hancocks closed before I started quilting...so I didn't get to buy stash then - sigh! But I have made up for it anyway. LOL.
    I use one of those rollers to clean my cutting mat. It pulls the tiny bits out of the "self healing" cuts.

    I was bad so I am glad I don't do a stash report. I think I bought twelve yards of fabric on Saturday. It was the one and only local fabric store's big sale. I just went in to find some trim (that I didn't find) and came out with six 2 yard cuts. But at roughly $2 a yard it was hard to resist.

  2. I love those hounds and how cheeky to put the sassy cats with them - will be cute. I use a lint roller on my mats, to clean the tables, and litely over quilts. I went on a shop too - but used the sale room for my source of backings/yardage and needed my staples of Kona solids as I have eaten those up! And ordered a roll of batt (30% sale)- that will be delivered to my door.

  3. Wow! I love the dogs, they are sew cute. I can't wait to see this finished.


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