Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stash report week 31

Nothing to report until this week, when I fell off the wagon with a flourish.

First, there was the 20% off entire purchase coupon for Joann' I bought fleece to make a Totoro stuffie, and a couple of blue fabrics to audition for borders for The Lovely Daughter's quilt - which still needs some cats appliqued onto it. Plus a couple of queen-size cotton batts.

Then, today, an unexpected bonus - the Karate Kid forgot all of his fishing tackle at Boy Scout camp and somebody had to go get it. An hour and a half drive - BUT - for only 20 minutes more driving I was in Hershey for Quilt Odyssey!! A yard of blue, four fat quarters, a bag of scraps I'm estimating at 2 yards, 5 spools of thread, a packet of needles and a beautiful Singer 301-A later, I came home, stopping by the camp to pick up the tackle.

Used this Week: .5 yards (the Small Man wanted to make pillows)
Used year to Date: 60.85 yards
Added this Week: 10.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 50.4 yards
Net Used for 2011: 10.45 yards

Yikes! That net used number is going in the wrong direction!!!!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Long time between posts

Lots going on around here.

Toffee is growing (and occasionally sleeping):

He really likes this laundry basket - but at some point he won't fit in it AT ALL.

The Small Man is losing teeth - three in one week!

We went to Austin on vacation, for the Karate Kid to be in a karate tournament there. We had great fun - watched the bats fly out from the bridge right next to our hotel. We stopped in New Orleans on the way out there, and in Athens for Quilt National on the way back. We're going to Florida in a couple of weeks so my brother can teach The Lovely Daughter how to drive.


This is the haiku and challenge piece for the July haiku challenge.

Balance - yin and yang
Competing priorities
Pushing and pulling


This may be my favorite piece so far. It is "8.5 x 11" like my other pieces, but is not square - the quilting distorted the dimensions and so I left it that way.