Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stash Report Week 52, 2012

I'm still in the black! I'm still in the black! I'm still in the black!!

Last night, after I picked up the new Singer 301 (Shirley, I think!)....


.... I stopped at Joann's and got border and backing fabric for the last Scrap Squad quilt.


I was hoping to come home and work on the finishing the top and making the backing, but I was too excited about the new machine! I was also straightening up the studio and when I came across the machine oil, I decided to oil Shirley. There are a lot of places to oil!! Do you see all those little arrows?


I also picked up some more heat resistant fabric to recover my big board.


And I got a couple of skeins of this ruffle yarn so of course I had to try it out. I'm still deciding whether I like it or not.


And this past week was Christmas and my wonderful BFF Regina got me a fantastic quilt kit!! Literary Lounger with the Bookish fabric line from Connecting Threads. She splurged for me and now my stash report is taking a hit! lol I love it, Regina!! Not only do I live books, but the colors of this line were made just for me!


I'm still in the black! I'm still in the black!

Fabric added this week: 14.63
Fabric added YTD: 145.40

Fabric used this week: 0.00
Fabric used YTD: 173.88

Net Fabric Used: 28.48

Lula thinks we should play with fabric today and I wholeheartedly agree!!



Jean(ie) said...

Yay for being in the black!!!

Shirley sure is a pretty girl. The constant oiling is the only drawback of the older machines. But once you get the hang of it, it'll last you a lifetime and then some.

Regina chose well!

Dar said...

Shirley looks like a keeper. Regina did very well with your gift. Now you just need to get that yarn going and you'll be all set for the cold days of January. Yes, you are still in the black after all the new fabric -- it's a good thing, as Martha would say.
Have a healthy and happy new year. See you on the wires in 2013.

Jennifer said...

Hip hip hooray! Congrats on ending the year in the black, assuming you don't go shopping today or tomorrow ;)

Dee Dee said...

What a great friend Regina is. Nice to know the pups are getting along. Congrats on being in the black!

Happy New Year.

Zany Quilter said...

Wow, I can't believe how conservative you were in your shopping this year! And a high five for using up so much fabric...amazing...Happy New Year!

Regina said...

I thought for sure that kit would bump you harder than that! ;-) I do love those colors, too - my only regret in buying it was that I didn't buy two!!!

Suzanne said...

Always do what Lulu least when it is fabric related. Great numbers!

JoAnn said...

TI just found your blog through Quiltville and read about your wonderful 301 purchase. What a great bargain! I have a 301a that I bought in 1956 when I started college and am so glad I did not trade it in when I bought a newer machine. Mine only has a wooden card table with a cutout that it fits in. I would love to have a cabinet.

I never named my machine as it never occurred to any of us to do that in those days. I still love to sew on it and always take it to classes and retreats. I was told that it is the big sister to the featherweights. Enjoy using it. JoAnn

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Way to go!!!