Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stash Busting Week 14

Can you believe it's week 14!? Wow. It does not feel like we should be on this week yet - I am now feeling like I am really falling behind!! Ah, I will either catch up or I won't... to early to say!!!

Okay - my numbers. They have not changed much from last weeks, I am still plugging away at projects, with no real 'used' numbers to put in. That will happen soon.... as long as I keep on working on these projects and not start something new again!!! I bought 2 FQ's the other day - batiks. I love that type of fabric!! And I am going to be making a "Orion Star Quilt" from Thangles. And when I bought these FQ's I didn't know what I would do with them.... last night I was looking through my box of future projects and came across the project pack for this Orion Star quilt and thought "yes!!". It wants 14 light and 14 dark FQ's - so that is what I will do, go through my stash of batiks and start putting a kit together. And if I don't have enough, well, I guess picking up a few here and there won't hurt..... ;-) After all, it's a future project!!
On the Thangles site they have a Linus project! I really like it!!

There are a few things on the Thangles site I might just have to check out!!! (no, don't do it!!)

I am working at getting my project box empty this year -it holds kits and projects I want to do sooner, rather than later and I will get to these things. I need to finish the ones I have on the go first. It is so tempting though to just take a kit and start anew..........!!!!

Stash - 171 yrds
Old Stash counted - 0 yrds

Fabric added - 1/2 yrd
Fab. added year to date - 15 5/8 yrd

Fabric used -0
Fabric used YTD - 9 yrds

Stash Count - 171 1/2 yrds

So there you have it. Nothing has really changed, and I was not in my room as much as I have been. I am still working on my last Goose Track blks, but they are coming along... I have gotten a couple steps done, and once I get rolling they will go quickly. I really like this project!!

This Weeks plans:
* Do my walks everyday!! And keep track of my steps - I bought myself a pedometer so I have no reason not to know how many steps I walk. Goal - at least 5000, so we will see!!
*Goose blks done!
*Step 6 of Double Delight.

Hmmm, I am going to stop there. I also would love to do some baking - I love muffins!! and I would really like to make my dogs some treats from a recipe book that I bought a couple years ago. Cleaning my house is also on my ajenda, but I won't write that down on my 'goals' list - I should just be doing it..... I would rather mow the lawn than vacum a house...... I think it's because housework was like a punishment as a kid and I still feel that way about it...... I have to change that perception. A clean house is a beautiful thing and it's so nice to have, so, that is another thing on my list...... (I just wrote but again!!) I am going to have to read through this post to see if I have written 'but' without realizing it!!! If I have, I am going to leave it. I am trying to not use that word.
(yup, I found that word!! lol! )

My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.


  1. My report reads the same as yours. But I really didn't do anything last week. As a matyter of fact, I don't know what I did. And I certainly didn't clean my house. The vaccuum repair guy came and took my central vac in to be overhauled and then tried to sell me a new one. I kept on telling him I don't need another vac because I don't vaccuum. Salesmen! Anyway I should go do my stash report. Happy stitching.

  2. I must check out the Thangles site. Happy quilting to you

  3. Good luck with your goals!

    I measure my weekend by how many loads of dishes and laundry I get done. I'd like to say that I do more housework than that, but I can't. Six people in a family generate a lot of dishes and laundry.

    You're going to laugh--my quilt is done. The quilter called today. I think she wanted me to meet her at the shop, but I won't have the money until tomorrow.

  4. Congrats at busting 172 yards of fabric already! I wish I had enough time to sew that much.

  5. I have a project cupboard, a project closet, a project rubbermaid tote or two.....! But like you I spent the last couple of years working on those projects, and I'm down to ones I REALLY don't like. And may NEVER finish!

  6. I really like the Orion Star too!~ it will be gorgeous in batiks! :)

  7. I've done the Orion star in green batiks and it's pretty (not quilted yet, LOL) so yours will be too! Can't wait to see pics.

    I keep kits that I want to make in a separate Rubbermaid tub so when the mood strikes to make something new I 'shop' in the tub! LOL

    Curious to see how you like the pedometer and the Leslie S DVDs.

  8. Oooooo.... The Orion Star is one I forgot to add to my list! I like that one too... One day... famous last words.... 8-)

    My "to make one day" sits in different baskets, and my "UFOs, PHDs, and WISPs" are all in boxes and such... patiently waiting for their turn to come out and play, or play more... 8-)
    Those darn little projects keep popping up in the way... You know, bags and table toppers!?!

    I have a pedometer... somewhere around here...

  9. sounds like your report is the same as mine - same as last week for me too. I like setting goals for myself and striving to get them done over the weekends but life always seems to get in the way and I don't get everything done on my list but that is okay. Gives me something to look forward to the next weekend. I am an outdoors person too and would much rather being doing yard-work than housework. I can see what I do in the yard in the house it just gets messed up again and again and I have to redo it each day it seems. Happy bloggin!