Added this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 102 3/4 yards
Added Year to Date: 52 2/3 yards
Net Stash Decrease for 2012: 50 1/4 yards
Happy Mother's Day to all those mothers out there! The homily at Mass last night brought tears to many of our eyes--and laughter to our hearts. Each of the mothers/children there could relate to so many of the things the deacon enumerated--from cleaning up barf to standing on the sidelines of a sporting event (rather than staying in the warmth of the car) to hurting for our children's hurts and being proud and thankful for their triumphs.
It's a good thing I sewed the first part of the week as I was at HMQS (quilt show in Salt Lake City, Utah) the latter half of the week (wonderful time!). I'm working on my May UFO which is a log cabin in blues and yellows (see Carla Barrett's http://www.flickr.com/photos/featheredfibers/page11/). This has been on my bucket list for a long, long time! I have 4 blocks sewn together--and won't use them as I don't like them. I decided I would make my log cabin in a star design and was going to use dark/medium blues for the 4 center blocks of the center star--but, as I said, I don't like the dark blue. So I will make 4 more in which I use all medium blues for the center of the center star. Oh, well, it was an experiment that didn't turn out like I wanted!
I gifted 3.5 yards to my quilting buddy, Sandi. These were leftover "blades" and leftover fabric from my Christmas Dresden plate quilt (UFO #10 for April). I don't want to make any more Christmas Dresden plates/fan quilts--so I sent the leftovers to Sandi as she wants to try out her ruler--and likes to shop for Christmas fabrics! I still have some Christmas fabrics left but it is larger cuts and I will keep it for future projects--just not Dresden plate/fan quilts!
My husband gave me several "friendship boxes" (each containing a fishing lure/item) for Mother's Day--and each made of a different wood. I love them!! And want you to see them, too. He also got me several pair of SmartWool socks--said it wasn't a very romantic gift and I told him it was a wonderful gift. There's nothing quite like the feel of a new pair of SmartWool socks--or any new pair of socks!!
HMQS classes were good--now I need to go downstairs and practice, practice, practice! That may affect the completion of the May UFO--but what fun! I love feathers and have lots of new ideas to try. If any of you are longarm quilters, I highly recommend Claudia Pfeil's classes--and Jamie Wallen's classes/CDs--what wonderful feathers they both make! Have a great Mother's Day and a wonderful week!