Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stash Busting Week 13

Here are my numbers for this week:

Stash - 163 3/4 yrds
Old Stash counted - 7 1/4 yrds

Fabric added - 0
Fab. added year to date - 15 1/8 yrd

Fabric uced -0
Fabric used YTD - 9 yrds

Stash Count - 171 yrds

I am feeling like I should just grab a number out of my head and call it good on the 'old stash counted', but - everytime I pull out a piece and count it, it's bigger than I thought it would be. So, I will count my old stash, and really see how much I have in there..... but when I am in that room, I just want to sew, so that is holding me up!!

And no, I do not fit into my jeans like I had wanted. I will though, I already see/feel improvements so I am not stopping!! My ribs are coming back!!! And I bought myself a pair of walking shoes yesterday to do my walking DVD's with. I now have Leslie Sanson's book, Walk away the Pounds, and I knew she would say to wear shoes!! I have been using them off and on now for a few years and I don't wear shoes..... I'm in my house and it's walking for crying out loud!! But, I do think it will help!! My shoes are so comfy!! It feels like I am floating on air!!!! So, it will probably help alot - so I have shoes now!! In the book she has a 6 week program, and I am going to follow it. I need to get fit. Feel strong. And lately I have been being a couch potato. I am either on here, watching TV or sewing.... not a very active lifestyle, so I am going to do these walking DVD's and when the snow is gone, I will pull out my bike and go for a ride!! And the snow is leaving, and others were on theirs yesterday so... soon I will have the breeze and the sun and I love riding my bike!!

Here is a top I made awhile ago. Dec???? Anyways, I think I am going to have to find it and put on the pile of 'to be quilted'. It's a bright one and I love it!! The pattern came from the book "Coffee Time Quilts" by Cathy Wierzbicki. There are a few things in this book that I really like - so ..... ahhhh, I really need to finish what I have already started, but there are so many, many great ideas and projects that I just am tempted to try them all... not a good thing!!

When is the last time you changed your sewing machine needle???? And since I wound all my bobbins last week (23 of them??) I am good for bobbins for a bit. But I should change my blades in my cutters...... soon!!

Make this week a great one and have some fun on April Fools day!! It's my sister's birthday, so we couldn't do tricks after lunch on her or she would ge mad!! lol!! Before lunch, fine, but after lunch it was "Leave me alone! It's my birthday!!" Memories!!

All the best.


  1. Heck! I wouldn't know where to begin to count my stash! Really! I have it all over the place!!! lol!

    Great quilt! Nice bright colors used in it! 8-)
    I am procrastinating quilting quite a few of mine that are sandwiched and ready to do...

    As for walking/riding bike, I too need to get my butt up and moving... It is nice enough out to walk the fur-girls now, but to wet and yucky, so when it all dries up I'll be a happy camper, but not near as happy as the fur-girls will be! 8-)

    Happy stitchings!

  2. Yes, Shoes are necessary for exercise. I hate shoes and had to buy some for my gym time. I really like walking outside the best. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit so I can!!

    Love the star quilt. Thanks for the changing needle reminder, mine is very dull and I purchase new ones a while back. They haven't made to the machine yet!

  3. I've got some of the family over today for my mom's b'day which is actually on the 31st. We made tacos and rice. I ordered her a cake with lemon filling and M picked it up and paid. Yahoo!

    Putting my foot down is hard. I've thought about going on strike, but it always really *isses M off and things are rocky enough between us. I'm totally too passive/agressive.

    And, on that note, I took Stash Project to the quilter today. I'm going to have the cheapest treatment done on it, but I love longarmed quilts. I'm trying to talk my dad into taking a class so I can rent him time and have him quilt my quilts. He is so artistic.

    Good Luck with your walking program. I weighed myself the other day at my parents. I don't even own a scale. I was as I expected. I wear a size 12, but I'd like to be an 8 or a 6. Wishing isn't doing, I know! Did you see Valerie Bertinelli in her 'kini on People? Wow! I wonder if I could do it?

  4. Best wishes on your exercise program. I've been doing Weight Watches for 4 months Lost 17.5 gain 16.0 I feel like an yoyo, every week up 1 down 1-- lol. I guess just like my stash, I don't want to give it up :-( Once I get my back adjusted, I should be able to walk for a length again.

  5. I can hardly wait for spring! Was reading on nana's blog on how to make a bag for my bike, I think I will have to make one! I too would rather sew and read blogs than exercise.

  6. You're a brave soul to count all your stash. I don't even want to know how much I have.

    Love the quilt with all the bright cheerful colors!