Sunday, March 3, 2013

STASH REPORT - Week 9, 2013

Used this Week: 0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards

Used year to Date:  50.42 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards 

Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 50.42 yards


Well, another week with nothing to report.  Any production came to a screeching halt on Monday, when my trusty machine would not make a nice stitch.  I had just finished making some HSTs for my red Christmas basket quilt, and had some more to make when it happened.  It sucked the top thread down, and I removed the pieces twice; then I cleaned the lint out of the bobbin case area.  Long story short, I made an appointment with the nearest Viking dealer (250-mile round trip!) and asked that a block of time be reserved so that we wouldn't have to make a second trip to pick it up.  The tech said there was a piece of thread under the screw in the bobbin area--I think a dull cutter blade probably was causing the problem.  Anyway, it was past time for a good cleaning--I think it's been 2.5-3 years.  

Then life intervened--DH started asking me questions about our taxes, so I decided I'd better get started on them.  I no longer enjoy doing them; but also know that if I had them done, I would still go over everything minutely.  At this point I have my spreadsheet done and am almost ready to start reading the book to see what new laws/changes are in effect since last year.  So, no trips to the sewing room!


 We visited thrift shops and antique stores while waiting for my machine; that was fun!  I picked up some "bargains"--a large creamer/sugar bowl for church receptions, some winter scene wine stems that match what I already have, a ladle for my punch bowl, a Nordicware cake pan ($1), and (drumroll!) a metal ballot box that has been painted with a teddy bear (very well done!).  I love the ballot box!  When DH looked at the tag, he was surprised that it was so inexpensive!  Bargains are good--it paid to check out the things downstairs!!  I love things that bring me joy when I look at them--not the finest or most desired, just things that make me smile when I look at them.


  1. I have a few things in our home that I smile at every time I see them and that makes having those items extra fun. Great numbers!

  2. Ugh, taxes. I really don't want to think about it!

  3. I agree that the cost of an item isn't what gives us joy. A lot of the time it is the most inexpensive item that gives me joy. Great numbers. Taxes are next on my agenda and I so dislike getting everything all organized for them, so I sure can relate!!
    Beth in MN