Used this Week: 30 2/3 yards
Used year to Date: 50 1/6 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 4 yards
Net Stash Decrease for 2012: 46 1/6 yards
Oh, how good it feels! This was a productive week. Our ladies' church group had a Valentine's Day luncheon on Tuesday and suggested everyone bring something that could be used by the local Turning Point program. So, on Monday I dug through my assortment of flannel (does flannel count?!) and made 5 large-sized receiving blankets. A definite plus on that project was learning to use the hemmer foot for my sewing machine--some of those specialty feet have never been used by Yours Truly! What a neat hem--and I got lots of practice in using it. As an aside, when I lived in a larger Wyoming town (where none of our towns are very large!), I took some "feet" classes with Dee. What a wonderful way to get to use those specialty feet. And Dee was so knowledgable--she was a Bernina Girl but could help with all the different brands of machines that were used in the class. Anyway, love the hemmer foot!
The luncheon was wonderful--quiche, salads, and sundaes--and it was good to migrate north from my little hamlet and mingle with friends. Sharon did the luncheon--what a talented lady! Have you ever met someone who could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? Well, she definitely can and does! She used a footed glass candle holder, lined with red (of course, Valentine's Day!) napkins, as the container for baguette rounds--what a lovely addition to the table! I will remember that for my next gathering--and will use the brandy snifter with whatever napkins go with the occasion! And Turning Point received many items for the babies. Anyway, that was so much "fun" that I decided I would use the remaining flannel and some plisse fabric to make more receiving blankets--which I understand are now called swaddling blankets--showing my age here! I have 13 more ready to donate. Really helped reduce that stash. As did the 6 yards gifted to my sister (double knit fabric that she uses for quilts for the grands).
I was really on a roll so I mended DH's Carhartts and shortened the sleeves on a denim jacket for myself. And sorted out my yarn stash while looking for some crochet booklets I couldn't find--and then organized my cross-stitch stash, as well. (Both of those stashes have their own 2012 UFO lists!) Which made me think I really should go through my sewing/quilting items and sort out those that I won't use again--hmmmm. Wonder what I can accomplish this week?!