Nothing in, and nothing out this week. I’ve been working away at the Bright Strings quilt, and the back (all from stash as well) is almost finished, but it’s progressing at a snail’s pace. I’ve had back spasms all week and can’t sit at the machine for very long at a time. Hopefully it will get finished this week.
This week: +0 yards, -0
This year: +0 yards, -10 yards
Net stash used this years: -10 yards
In other news, I have a new ironing board. My tall son leaned on the old one, bending the legs and producing a permanent slant. I don’t know how obvious the problem appears here, but a.) Yuri kept rolling off, and b.) I kept cursing as the fabric and iron slid off.
The new one is Bed Bath and Beyond’s “professional” model. It was too expensive, but I used a coupon. I wanted one quickly, and the main review complaint on the ones from Amazon was that they were arriving damaged, so I went with this. It is 18″ wide, which I like, and it has it’s own electrical cord and outlet for plugging in the iron, so I am no longer fighting the cord as I iron. It has a built in iron rest and cord guide. The padding seems pretty thin and the cover is a rough, cream colored fabric, but I guess I know how to fix those things. Since I haven’t been in the studio much, I haven’t really used it a lot, but so far, so good.
Hope you’re using your stash this year.
I’m linking up with Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.
January 12, 2014 at 12:04 PM
I think you did the right thing buying an ironing board in person. Getting one damaged in the mail ruins feeling of convenience.
Too expensive? It is something you use every day and if you have to fight with it every day, you’ll be miserable every day. Divide the days you had your old ironing board with the cost of your new ironing board and that is the true cost. $100/5 years is only $20/year and look at all the gorgeous quilts you made in one year.
I love my ironing board, but yours looks very tempting!
Hope your back feels better soon.
January 12, 2014 at 4:35 PM
I really like the border on your bright strings quilt. I think having the plug on your ironing board is a great idea!
January 24, 2014 at 12:54 PM
LOL, Really? I like reasoning a) ! :))))) Congratulations on your new board, enjoy!