Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 3 March 2013

Stash Report, Week 9, 2013

Remember last week that I said I hit the checkout button for the sale at Thousands of Bolts? The one where their fabrics were on sale for $3.95 a yard? Well, those fabrics arrived this week. I wasn't going to count them as in, just yet. I was going to count them as in when I got them over to the new apartment, and, as I got them onto their mini-bolts, then I'd count them. But, I was reminded by Gail that, if I'd opened the boxes and taken the fabrics out, and looked at them and petted them, then they counted as "in". So, I admitted that she was correct, and will have to confess up, and add in those rather large numbers. I may as well show pictures, so you can see why I simply couldn't resist.
I am planning, in my head at this point, a quilt in greys and aquas and reds and blacks, So I added these to that collection of colours.

I am also planning, still only in my head, on doing a large number of kids quilts. So I simply had to add in some backings for those quilts.

And then, since I'm always on the look out for diagonally printed stripes that make for wonderful bindings, I found these, which I don't have. So, of course, they came home, too.

And then, I found some gold fabric that would make a lovely backing. And then there was the beige floral that would also make a lovely backing, or background for something. So they went in the cart. And then, when I hit the checkout button, they told me that I could fit a few more yards in to the packages for the same shipping price, so the rest of these went in, just because I liked them.

So, now that I've shown the pictures of all this fabric, I have to confess up to the numbers. (gulp)

Used this week:                                      0 yards
Used this year:                                     21.9 yards 
Added this week:                                 50.5 yards
Added this year:                                   66 yards.
Balance:                                                44.1 more yards in than out.

And, to top this all off, Craftsy was having a sale on Bernartex Fossil Ferns, all the colours in fat quarters in a box of 100, with free shipping, even here to Canada. Those colours are all so gorgeous, that I simply couldn't resist. It worked out to $1.84 per fat quarter. So those will get added when they get here as well. Do you think I might need an intervention?? Am I becoming a fabric hoarder???? Nah, I don't think so.
I'm hoping we will be making that trip to Ikea on Saturday,which means I'll be able to get my sewing area all set up and start to make a dent in those added numbers by actually using the fabrics and making more quilts. We are hoping to also get together for a visit with Lisa and her family that same day. We've been trying to get together with them ever since the end of December, but her kids have had an awful winter with sickness. They keep passing bugs around to each other that they pick up at school. They just get over one thing, when they get another. Poor Lisa and Brian are exhausted.
On the moving situation, our TV and Internet service here at our house are done as of the 22nd of this month, so I'm thinking I'll be mostly over there by then, coming back here to use the long arm.
I'm linking up to Judy's Stash Report at Patchwork Times.


  1. We could start a chapter of Hoarders Anonymous...you,me, Christine...I am sure we know others who could join us...

  2. It can't be hoarding...they look like such necessary pieces! I like to use stripes for bindings too...I don't see anything unreasonable in your purchases!

  3. Bahahaa!!! I just LOVE this post!! Oh my gosh, Cathy, what incredible fabrics you've added to your stash! Love the Fossil Fern collection -- WOW! What a bargain, too! And I love the greys, yellows, etc. -- so pretty! You done good! :)


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