Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stash Report Week 26

Used this Week: 9 yards
Used year to Date: 31 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 8 yards
Net Used for 2014: 33 yards

Forgot about this one and it was so exciting. Back story: I was there when this young woman was born and she has always been dear to my heart so when this happened I knew we had to have a quilt to commemorate the event. I had been hoarding saving these fabrics to make myself a winter quilt but this was much more important and the perfect use.

She was named Aurora, Queen of the Snows for the St. Paul Winter Carnival 2014 and we held a reception in our hometown. She was looking at this:
an ice sculpture that was made in her likeness!
And then I got to give her this:

Me, Penny and Julie(Aurora's Mom) at the reception. We have been friends for over 30 years...alot of shared memories and now we are becoming Grandmas instead of young Moms. Love you girls!

Second Swap Supernova Block, it is so fun getting to know another Quilter whom I have never met. She lives in Texas.
These are BIG, unfinished 18".

Auril BOM so far:
Making them from sewing themed fabrics and it will be for me!

Gotta run,

As Always,


Make sure you check all the awesome talent over on Judy's site!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stash Report Week 25

Talk about an absentee blogger....phew, it has been almost 3 months! I feel like starting out "Forgive me Judy. It has been 3 months since my last report" What do you think I would get for penance? LOL

The time just flies when you are having fun. I am still here and these are my numbers the best I can figure:
Used this Week: 2 yards
Used year to Date: 22 yards
Added this Week: 6 yards
Added Year to Date: 8 yards
Net Used for 2014: 14 yards

I am not going to try to catch up completely but will hit the highlights:
Yesterday was the Zumbrota Arts in the Park Quilt Show at the Historic Methodist Church. Here are some of my favorites.

And the People's Choice Winner was:
"Simple Pleasures" by Janet Stark. It was quilted by "Peggy's Custom Quilting" of Minnesota. Janet also received a $50.00 gift Certificate from All in Stitches. Thanks Sandy!

We have also been busy with the car. DH spent the day in the sun while I was working the show.
People's Choice Award
1st Place 1900-1959

BIL Tom loading it up.

Fill 'er up
...and Excelsior Bay

There has been quilting going on also.
I ran a "Quilts of Valor" Mystery for our Guild, results in July.
Participating in a Supernova block exchange with a quilter I have never met. It has been so fun getting to know her! The party is here at Late Night Quilter. First blocks...I sent the one on the left and received the one on the right. You make 2 exactly the same and send one! Going to be an awesome quilt! Thanks Amy.
Keeping up with Globetrotting in History by Pat Sloan.

Aurifil BOM
Working on Celtic Solstice, working on borders
Block Swap on Facebook
Carpenter's Star for customer
Guild Habitat for Humanity Quilt, found sashing fabric, now to cut and distribute
Plus parades and parties!

As Always,

*Don't forget to check in on the more timely stash reporters at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stash Report Week 11

I feel like I have fallen off the face of the earth but really I have not....

Used this Week: 4 yards
Used year to Date: 4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 2 yards
Net Used for 2014: 2 yards

February was pretty much wasted with illnesses, kept getting one thing on top of another and recovery is slow. Still not up to speed. But I do have a few things and the most exciting is this.

I won from APQS, the February Basket! Now they assure me that I am still in the running for the Longarm and I hope that is true. A great big Thank you to APQS for sharing and those people are so nice! See, real people do win.
You could win also, just go here;

I have also worked on my Globetrotter with Pat Sloan on Facebook. Chicago Block.
Also my Aurifil Blocks......loving these and this will be for me!
Made a table runner from Scrap Block of the Month by Judy of Patchwork Times and used only scraps from the basket I keep under my cutting table. Of course it does not even look like I took anything out of it!
This is the only pic I have and it is already out the door to its new owner.

I also did all my test blocks for Quiltmaker magazine but I don't think I can show them yet, soon though.

Make sure you check out people that are keeping up much better than I at Patchwork Times and see you next week!

As Always,


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stash Report Week 3

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2014:-2 yards

It seems I am not getting anywhere on my stash busting but am sewing alot!  Working on magazine blocks, Bonnie's Celtic Solstice, JUQ Mystery and cutting projects for this coming weekend's Retreat. I am so looking forward to getting away, massages, challenge project, food wine and a quilt store is even coming to us. 
Second "kit" almost finished cutting, just the background to do. Hummingbird by Darlene Zimmerman.
We lost our LQS about 3 years ago and the nearest is about 40 miles, so it is always a planned trip. The area where we are going has also lost 2 shops in the last year so this will be our only shot at fabric/supplies shopping for the weekend. I do shopping online now and never thought I would do it that way. I love to touch the fabric and have it talk to me!

It was a fun week though, I got this: Best darn Bloody Mary mix I have tasted.
and this: a reproduction of a game I had as a kid, my sisters and I played constantly. I have never told them but I used to rig it so I never got the "dud" for a date. Pays to be the older sister. 
And this: I have been wanting this for along time and am loving it. Just started working with it and will take awhile to really produce something. Oh my, the possibilities! Thanks DH, you are the best! Oh yeah, he also got me a subscription to my favorite magazine "Quiltmaker". Talk about enabling but serioulsy he is the best for his support of this obsession.
In case you were wondering why I got all of this (and more) in one week, it was my birthday! I have the best family and friends, seriously...

I thought I should also take a hand project with me for the weekend so I started cutting my wool kit.
It never crossed my mind when I picked it about how many pieces I would have to cut for the hydrangea petals and they are small. Mission accomplished.

Don't stop here, go check out what others are doing to Stash Bust at Patchwork Times.

"Traveling Stash Box Winner"
And last, but by no means least, the (by the flip of the coin) Winner is: Denise
The Traveling Stash Box has left the building and it is going to Denise of Count it*all* Joy, I hope you enjoy it and keep it traveling safely.

As Always,