Absolutely no sewing this week because we were in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD, to attend the Military Bowl, where my son’s college, Marshall University, was competing (and won!), and where my son was marching and playing trumpet in the Marching Thunder band.
Here are the final numbers for the year:
This week: +0 yards, -0 yards
YTD: +145 yards, -259.75 yards
Net stash used in 2013: 114.75
I’m very happy to have made my 100 yard goal, while still enjoying acquiring some fabric. It feels good to lighten the stash for the new year.
Lots of walking around Washington. The weather was very cold, but sunny. It was interesting to see the city decorated for Christmas, and at some times nearly deserted because of the holiday. I did get in one quilty visit. “Workt by Hand” is worth seeing at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. No photos were allowed, so it’s hard to remember everything, but they were beautifully preserved and visually dramatic quilts. Some Amish, lots of crazy quilts, at least one hexi, lots of broderie perse, lone stars, and many more. One idea I came away with was the use of a boldly patterned fabric for sashing.
The people of Annapolis were very warm and welcoming, and enjoyed the parade through the beautifully decorated town as much as we did. It was very moving to see the skydivers, the flyover, and the Medal of Honor winners at the game.
Some crab was consumed during our visit!
I hope you had a good holiday, and that your stash and quiltmaking are flourishing.
I’m linking up to Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.
This week on Twitter, we’re finishing up projects and organizing our lives and our studios to get ready for the new year. It’s the Year End Sew In, #YESI ! If you’re looking for me, I’m @Scooquilt .
December 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM
YESI–I love it. Very positive… “Yessey!” or “Yes, I….”! I’m working on lots of stuff in these next couple of days that will get me set up towards some quilty goals in 2014. Sounds like you had a great vacation and you certainly did build up those steps!
December 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM
Woohoo, to son, band, and football team! What a great way to end the year. Your numbers are fantastic, Valerie. Happy 5th Day of Christmas.
December 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM
I am taking the time to put my sewing room back into shape so I can work with my tools & fabrics. I have found lots of long forgotten fabrics. I have also cleaned out a lot of items that I don’t intend to work on in 2014. I am also watching Leah Day on Craftsy to learn FMQ. I intend to start FMQ as soon as my sewing room is ready.
December 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM
I’m from that area, still have family there, so I’m eating blue crab at least once a year! Glad you had a good visit there. Keep busy using your sash! Happy Holidays, Sandi
December 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Cute kid! What a special treat to visit the museum’s quilt exhibit.
Happy New Year