Sunday, September 21, 2014

Finished Baby Quilt and Stash Report #38

I haven't posted my stash report for a couple of weeks because I had not used anything until now.  I finished the baseball baby quilt that I purchased fabrics for at Paducah.  It is finished and was presented to Connor at his "Sip and See" party.  He was never out of someone's arms all through the party.

He was such a good baby and every woman there held him and passed him around like a sack of potatoes but he didn't cry or fuss one time.  He finally went to sleep while being held and I caught this picture with his great grandmother (my aunt) holding him and the quilt in the background.

Stash numbers (for 2 weeks)
Fabric Added - 1 yd
Fabric Used - 5.5 yds

Year to date Added - 27.5 yds
Year to Date Used - 28.22 yds
Net Used for 2014 - 1.72 in the black

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.  Stop by and check on what others did this week.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Yarn Finish and Stash Report - Week 36

It's been a few weeks since posting anything because  my life took a sudden and unexpected turn.  I lost a very good friend and quilter.  Barb and I shared so many fun experiences together and we liked many of the same things. I could always count on her being up late like me and we'd talk on the computer or phone about anything and everything.  Her illness was very sudden and she went so quickly that no one could believe it was real.  She was too young to leave us the way she did. It is still hard to believe that we were just on retreat together in mid-July.  Her passing has left an empty place in my heart and life.  I miss her very much.

I have been trying to keep busy with a lot of sewing and knitting the last few weeks.  Not much has been used from my stash, however.  But I did have some fun this week on a mini-shop hop on my way to see Bonnie Hunter in Bloomington, IL.  I picked up fabric for a backing on my Celtic Solstice (this may motivate me to get busy finishing the top) and a couple other small pieces that are for a block exchange and a baby quilt.

I also finished my purple variegated Slip Stitch Ridges socks.  I'm happy with the way these turned out and the fit is better than my last pair.  My only complaint is that I could have made the leg longer had I known so much yarn would be left over.  That is a strong motivation for me to learn the toe up method of making socks so I can use the remainder of the yarn on a pair of socks and not have leftover yarn.

The real color is not as dark as it appears on my computer screen.  They are a softer purple or amethyst color with gray.  Now I'm anxious to try a new pattern and one of my stash yarns to try my luck with the toe up technique on circular needles.

Stash numbers:
Fabric Added - 7.25 yds
Fabric Used - .125 yds
YTD Added - 26.5 yds
YTD Used - 22.72 yds
Net added for 2014 -3.78 yds  

I am linking up with On The Needles (a little late) and the Stash Report over at Judy's Patchwork Times.