Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 22 March 2015

Stash and Stitching report, week 12, 2015

 There is only good one thing to be said for being too sick to get off the couch, and that's it gave me lots of time for stitching. However, there was also time in the past week when I was feeling too awful for even that. It was probably the flu..... cough, stuffy head, fever, aches........ and generalized yuckyness. But, I'm better now. This rosette was done up to the grey stars. I added in everything past that this week.
It now fits in where it should, and needs its stars added. Since it's another of the big ones, I think I'll do medium grey stars. I'd rather keep the bursts of colour on the smaller ones.
I received some more fabrics in the mail this week for this project, that I'm looking forward to using. And I also added in some large scale florals, as well, for a disappearing four patch swap I'm doing. However, no fabric went out this week, so I'm back into positive added numbers again. But it's such wonderfully fun fabric added, that I'm quite content to be there. There's lots more fun fussy cutting stuff coming up in my near future.

Used this week:                                  0 yards
Used this year:                             25.95 yards
Added this week:                          5.25 yards
Added this year:                               30 yards
Net added:                                     4.05 yards

I'm linking up to Judy's Fabric Report, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and Angie's WIPs be Gone. Then I just might star cutting and basting some stars.


  1. Very very cool! I studied your fussy cutting and how that gives such movement...amazing!

  2. This is a stash building project rather than a stash buster! Still beautiful!

  3. Awww, Cathy -- I'm so sorry you've not been feeling well. I hope you're on the mend, soon! Your project is ever beautiful!! :)

  4. This is really spectacular! Great momentum on it too...

  5. Gosh, it seems all the folks back East are getting this terrible flu. Praying you'll be all better soon. You LP is absolutely gorgeous. It is one of my favorites that I've seen, if not the most favorite. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. Off to go work on a WIP myself.

  6. This pattern boggles my mind! It is turning out beautifully Cathy!

  7. This is such a beautiful project and you definitely have a handle on fussy cutting!

  8. Wow! Your wall is looking incredible!

  9. Dear Cathy,
    what a great progess, love the way you are arranging fabrics and colors.

  10. Hope you are feeling better. I love your paper piecing project! It is sooooo beautiful. Are you designing as you go or do you have a pattern? Can't wait to see the medium stars.

  11. That is amazing. I know how you feel about being sick. I have had the same thing since last Thursday. Picked it up from my brother while I was visiting him in Victoria. Came all the way home to NB and came down with it the next day. It is a bad case. I haven't been able to do much either. Just finished hand basting to large runners and a tree skirt. Glad to get them done. Did a little in the sewing room today u til the coughing started again and headed back to the couch. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Really love what you have on your design board. Should be beautiful when done.

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