Knitting, Sewing, Shopping

Sunday Stash

I usually do my stash report on Saturday, but now that I am sewing I am joining in with a fabric stash confession link party, so now Sunday is the day for declaring my stashing.

On Hand: 62,454 yards/338 skeins
Knitted: 56 yards and 1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards 0 skeins
Ending Stash: 62,398 yards/336 skeins

Fabric This Week
Fabric In: 8.625 yards
Fabric Out: 5 yards
Net Fabric In/Out: +3.625 yards

Month to Date
Fabric In: 19
Fabric Out: 12.375
Net Fabric In/Out: +6.625

Need to work on that fabric business! As in, no more buying! Fabric out this week was for the 5 bags I made, another Candy Corn, and some destashing. Fabric in this week was a Fat Quarter sale I could not pass up, backing for a wall hanging, special request pink for a bag, and yardage for a pillow class that has been rescheduled.

But I swear, no more fabric right now! I have tons of fabric for all kinds of projects, I need no more! At all. For sure. No, I mean it! Instead I’ll just buy all kinds of patterns, specialty rulers, and bag making supplies! LOL

joining with Quilt Paint Create


Flying Geese Blogger’s Quilt Festival

My 2nd entry into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2017. 

Spurring my return to quilting was this small piece. I had these fabrics leftover from a bag making summer a few years ago. I held on to them, knowing I could eke out some other item from them. And I did.

I decided to hand quilt this piece to see how far my quilting skills had fallen with a 17 year hiatus. Far, they had fallen far! But I wasn’t going to sweat the small stuff, done is better than perfect. So I just went with whatever my hands and needle produced. This is not for judge or jury, just to put a smile on my face when I walk past it.

When I got to the backing I was left short with the striped fabric so some ingenuity, and the fact I had leftover geese, allowed the creative juices to thrive. I love the back as much as the front!

The size ended up about 14″ square, just perfect for this table in our hallway. This will be my February topper, now I just need to make 10 more themes to round out the year. I just finished a Fall topper.


Sweater Knitting

Little people sweater knitting is the best kind! You can try fun techniques and pattern stitches and get quick results and feedback. And it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for yarn to make a small size. So I knit for littles whenever I can!

This sweater is for a 1 year birthday girl we are going to see Sept 30th. She is just the sweetest baby. It is the daughter of Hubster’s God-Daughter and the grand-daughter of one of his dearest friends. We are just so thankful we are included in her life. This sweater is the 3rd one she has received from me. More than anyone else has gotten in my kitting career! Not even my own kids have that many items from my needles! Considering they didn’t like to wear sweaters when younger, why waste my time?

Now I need to consider what the 2 year sweater will be? Or maybe I have time for that?