Monday, April 20, 2015

gone fishin'


So here is my weekend's work.  I still need to decide what I am going to do about the borders.  The pattern has a two inch stop border and a six inch outer border.  I don't think the stop border is going to work-plus I'm out of fabric!  So I think I am going to just use the brown fishing lures fabric.  Need to calculate that out.  I did end up replacing the canoe fabric with the blue float bobbin fabric. Thankfully, it was on sale as was the other yard of batik I added to stash. I'm looking forward to next week's fabric report as I am going to claim all I used in this quit-plus three yards of backing!





Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 11.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 9.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $88.46 (including S&H)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

seriously need to get moving on this quilt!

So I really need to get moving on this auction quilt! I planned to sew over the Easter weekend but I was so busy with family things that I never even touched fabric! I had to order two more yards of the fabric shown here:
I think it will look really good both in the blocks and for the border.  I have cut out the rest of the fabric so I just need to make some cuts of this and get sewing! I'll be really glad when this quilt is finished because I am using around five yards in the top and at least three for the backing!  I'll have a really good fabric report then.


Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 9.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 5.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $73.30 (including S&H)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

getting started: auction quilt

I started pulling fabric for the Cub Scout auction quilt this week.  I had planned to use the Take a Hike fat quarter stack but as I started pulling all of my fabrics out and mixing and matching I ended up liking the fishing fabric the best.
  So I went out and bought two yards of batiks-one dark red and one grey.  I think it will look really good.  This isn't a  great pic of the fabric so after I get some blocks made I'll add another.
 
Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 7.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 3.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $55.60 (including S&H)

Monday, March 09, 2015

One more yard

Elementary Black Equations Yardage SKU# 5568-12
got a wild hair on Friday and decided to google and see if there were any new yarn shops in my area.  And lo! I found one in the little town where I went to High School.  It's called Park Avenue Yarns and it's fantastic!  I asked and found out that they have been there for four years.  They have tons of yarn, knitting needles that I've never even heard of, fiber for spinning, tapestry kits and fabric!  If they had bobbin lace supplies I'd really be sunk!  I managed to hold onto sanity and only bought one yard of fabric.  One of the ladies at work is expecting her first child and, as she is a mathematician, I really had to buy this fabric. Its's from Sweetwater, the Elementary line.  I don't know  what I am going to make yet, the baby isn't due until September, but I'm glad to have this on hand.



Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
Added this week : 1 yards
Added Year to Date: 5.5 yards  
Net for 2015: 3.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $37.60 (including S&H)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tracking

Used this week: 2.5 yards
 Used year to Date: 2.5 yards
 
Added this week : 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 4.5 yards  

Net for 2015: 2.0 yards

 Total spent YTD $37.60 (including S&H)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Keeping track

I'm going to try keeping track of my fabric purchases this year.  I've been spending all my time knitting instead of sewing but I am planning to use some of the fabric I just bought to make a blankie for my niece's birthday on Sunday.  That will take 2.5 yards.  I also need to get cracking on the quilt I'm planning to donate to the Cub Scout auction.


Used this week: 0 yards
 Used year to Date: 0 yards
 
Added this week : 4.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 4.5 yards  

Net for 2015: 4.5 yards

 Total spent YTD $37.60 (including S&H)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

finished scarf

 I have been home sick with the "Carolina crud" since my last post.  For the first two days I felt so terrible I didn't do anything but lay in bed and cough and blow my nose.  On the afternoon of the third day I started feeling a little more human so I started working on the Multidirectional Scarf reknit. I just finished today and still need to weave in the ends. The black/grey/maroon scarf is one I knit for DH several years ago.  It was wider and shorter than my green one but I wore it instead of the green.  Now I can finally enjoy my green one.


As you can see, I nearly ran out of yarn!  I was really worried that I had made it too wide and was going to have to rip it all out and reknit it again.  I even starting weighing the yarn to see how much it took to finish one of the triangles.