A Very Small Victory

I finished the third panel of the Frosty Friends quilts. Here they are all together, the newest finish on the left.

frosty-friends-finished

No fabric in this week. I’m back to quilting Retro Charm and it’s going better after taking a break. I must be adjusting to having more quilt under the machine. Good thing since I have a pile of tops that need quilted.
I’m linking to Patchwork Times.
Fabric in: 71 3/4 yards
Fabric out: 21 7/8 yards
Net Added: 49 7/8 yards

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The Ever Growing Stash

Yesterday we went to guild and our favorite thrift shop, always bad news for the stash. Or maybe good news, depending on how you look at it.
I picked up a yard of fossil fern and ¾ yard of a stripe that was so ugly I felt compelled to take it with me. I consider it a personal challenge to use this fabric. On the right quilt, it could be the perfect binding.

nov-thrift-fabric
I thought the stripe was a small scrap, but the piece was mismarked. I got more than I bargained for.
Nothing used. Later this week I will have a finish.
I’m linking to Patchwork Times.
Fabric in: 71 3/4 yards
Fabric out: 21 5/8 yards
Net Added: 50 1/8 yards

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Stash Report 11-8-14

Nothing in or out this week. I worked on Frosty Friends, but not enough changed to post another picture.
I took license boy to the bank yesterday to move his account out of my name and into his. He’s an adult now and needs to learn to manage his own money. It took over an hour and generated so much paper that my husband thought I brought work home. Do you remember when bankers pulled a new account pack out of drawer, handed you a small booklet and had you fill out a card? Why does the electronic version take ten times longer and use 20 sheets of paper?
It seriously cut into my sewing time, but it needed done. Maybe I can get more time in the sewing room today.
I’m linking up to Patchwork Times.
Fabric in: 70 yards
Fabric out: 21 5/8 yards
Net Added: 48 3/8 yards

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Gluten Free Granola Stuff

The number of gluten free products in regular grocery stores has exploded. I may not be quilting, but I’m definitely eating. Many new items made it into my pantry to stay.
I love things that crunch, but I can only take so many seeds. I found two granola products I can live with.

gluten-free-granola-productI admit the Udi’s granola is my favorite because it tastes like vanilla and only vanilla. The Love Grown granola is also good, with a strong cinnamon taste. I like cinnamon and use tons of it when baking, but many food manufacturers use cinnamon to mask the sins of alternate flours. Love Grown didn’t do that. Sometimes I just want something that doesn’t taste like cinnamon.
A also bought a couple boxes of Kind granola bars, the square ones and not the long skinny ones. I surprised myself by liking the blueberry better than the chocolate. I don’t find that many blueberry gluten free foods. Chocolate also masks a multitude of sins, and I eat my share. I always appreciate something different.
I like throwing one of these bars in my purse for a quick snack when I need something to eat on the run. It doesn’t take much of one to curb my hunger. I can’t imagine eating a whole bar at once.
I love that they are chewy AND filling. It takes some time to eat them and they get the job done.
Again, no affiliation with any of these companies. Just happy to share a good thing.

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Frosty Progress And Stash Report

No fabric in or out this week.
I’ve worked on the storage units these past few weeks and found a white cotton sheet with a big tear in it. That will add to the stash eventually, but not today.
I only have one set of sheets for the twin bed in the sewing room and thought I could use that sheet as a spare. Not so much. Why mom kept a sheet with a large tear down the middle is beyond me. I’m sure there are plenty more sheets, I just haven’t found those boxes yet.
I worked on Frosty Friends three nights this week, which is more than I sewed at home the whole prior month. I’m ready to start the appliqué.

Frosty-3-fused

You can see all the other stash reports at Patchwork Times.
Fabric in: 70 yards
Fabric out: 21 5/8 yards
Net Added: 48 3/8 yards

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November Lovely Year Of Finishes And Short List

I don’t remember what was on the October list, but whatever it was I did not finish it.
That wasn’t the plan. How fortunate every new month brings new opportunities.
The lists needs a bit of a new look, so I changed things up.
My ALYoF project for November is the last Frosty Friends panel. Doesn’t look like much now, but it will go together quick.

frosty-friends-3-base
After that I have two projects on the Short List. The first is Retro Charm. In spite of how little I work on it, I really do want to finish it.

Retro-charm
The second project is a large tote bag. I have a couple patterns in mind, but haven’t made a final decision on that or the fabric. I just want something large and sturdy that I can use to carry things from here to there, which I do all the time. I should have arms like a lumberjack.
With the cold and rainy weekend and the extra hour from DST, I hope to get a jump on the list. Any finish is a good finish.

I’m linking up to Fiber Of All Sorts.

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All Those Other Things

No fabric bought or used this week.

I’m not sure what happened to this year. We had so many things come up, one after the other, for months on end. Now that life has calmed down, I realize that many things fell to the wayside – medical appointments, errands, home repairs, cleaning, sleep, redistributing mom’s stuff. I spent a lot of the last few weeks refocusing myself on those things and chipping away at the backlog.

That hasn’t left much creative time, but I will work that in as well.

I’m grateful everyone is healthy and things are moving in a positive direction. Sometimes you have to find your joy in the little things.

I’m linking up to Patchwork Times.

Fabric in: 70 yards
Fabric out: 21 5/8 yards
Net Added: 48 3/8 yards

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