Sunday, April 10, 2011


Before I give you my stash report, here's a thought:

This is my credo etched in a tile that hangs in my sewing room. We women are more resilient than we believe and that's been proven by history time and again. I truly believe that most of us can turn lemons into lemonade easily and shoulder whatever life throws at us.

Don't be afraid to try something new--a project without a pattern, an art quilt, curved piecing, applique, one of those decorative stitches on your sewing machine, a color you think you hate. The net WILL appear!
I've decided I needed to get off the computer every night and start hand work again. Here's the first  block of a redwork pattern I'll bet many of you have already made. It's amazing how quickly these blocks finish up!
I bought fabric this week (a Layer Cake that I used in a quilt you'll see if you check out my Design Wall Monday tomorrow!) but I also used more fabric than I usually do--2 3/4 yards for a background and borders and 2/3 of a yard for a couple of applique projects--YAY!
Added this week: 3 yards
Used this week: 6 1/2 yards
Added this year: 69 1/4
Used this year: 61 1/2
total stash busted: -7 3/4
 Check on Judy's blog and see what everyone else has LEPT into! LOL!!


Jo said...

WOW...I love your saying. I need one to continually remind me. Your snowmen are cute....hope you can get it all together before the snow flies.

Ava Louise said...

Great encouragement. That's the hardest part - get off the computer.

I like your handworked block. I just might try one - something small that I could finish quickly. Maybe a baby quilt.

Jennifer said...

Great quilt, look forward to seeing your design wall tomorrow.

Mary said...

I love your motto! It's one I should employ more often.