Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 11 August 2013

Stash report, week 32, 2013

I've been working mostly on quilting this week, and also doing some canning, so there hasn't been a lot of stash usage this week. I treated myself to an afternoon of sewing on a new project on Friday, which was the usage that I had.

Used this week:                          .4 yards
Used this year:                         91.7 yards
Added this week:                         0 yards
Added this year:                      160.75 yards
Balance:                                      69.05 more yards in than out.

And today, finally after more than 2 years in a box, I finally found and started working again on My Tweets. I originally put it away before I had my cataract surgery, because I couldn't see well enough to do the fine stitching. Then, I spent all my hand stitching time last year doing the 4 stockings. But this year, I don't really have any reason for not working on it, other than it was packed in a box, and I couldn't find it, which I suppose counts as a good reason. And then there was all that packing and getting a house ready to sell and then all the moving and unpacking stuff.  I had to go through a lot of stuff today before I finally found where I'd put it.
I'd forgotten how much I love these squares. This is number 7, so I have 5 more to go. After doing some lovely, relaxing and slow Sunday stitching today, I have one little flower left to do on that bottom stem, and then this one counts as done, and I can start number 8. I'm really pumped, so I just might do that tonight. And all of them might just show up on my wall tomorrow.
I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report and Kathy's Sunday Stitching and to the applique linky at A Quilting Reader's Garden. There's lots of fun eye candy over there today.


  1. Oh great job on this block!!! Love the colors, and the birds have so much personality!

  2. Love your block your fabric choices are perfect!

  3. Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous! I love it!
    I wonder if I will ever be able to applique something like this?!?!
    Thanks for linking up and sharing your beautiful stitching!

  4. What a lovely block! So glad you found that box. Would love to see it on Applique Tuesday for all my applique readers. Look forward to seeing more.

  5. Hi Cathy, I'm happy you found it again, it's gorgeous! And the colours are so beautiful together. Looking forward to see the whole of the pack together! Coming over from Kathy's :) Hugs, Wendy

  6. You picked wonderful colors for your birdies!

  7. Love this block....that'll be one colourful cheerful quilt!


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