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Sunday Stash Report and Goals Update 8/6/14


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Stash Report

Not much sewing and not much to report.  I didn’t buy any fabric, and I only used half a yard on one box pouch.  My Stash Reduction is in a good place, tracking toward 100 yards for the year.

This week: +0 yards, -.5 yards
YTD: +73.75 yards, -134.5 yards
Net stash used 2014: -60.75 yards

How are you doing?




Didn’t July fly by?  I knew it would, since I was traveling for part of it.  For once, the temperatures were moderate, and I could have sewn, if I had been home and in the mood, but I didn’t even complete my modest goals.

July Goals

1.  Make 5-7 box pouches for kids’ Christmas gifts.  No.  Made one, for practice, for myself.  I have the zippers, interfacing, chose fabrics.

2.  Organize stash.  Yes, partially.  I emptied, culled small pieces, and refolded fabric in the most-used drawers.  Much better.

3.  Clean, straighten sewing studio.  Progress!  Never totally done, but I put away fabric, etc., gave away a semi-working machine, caught up on mending, and did some major vacuuming and dusting.


I really did creep up on those pouches.  For some reason, I just didn’t want to start one.  Now I have one done (easy!), and I think I’ll be fine with the rest of them.  I’m still adjusting size and trying a different interfacing, but nothing major.  Any words of wisdom for me?

Philipa spotted a tutorial from Missouri Quilt Company called the Disappearing Hourglass, and I really like it.  (See Pip’s gorgeous Disappearing Pinwheel quilt here.)  It forms stars, so I think I’ll use red and blue fabrics for a Quilt of Valor.  Who wants to do one with us?

Other than that, I know that my tomatoes, etc., will probably start to ripen all at once and need my attention, and we are trying to organize for getting DS back to college in a couple weeks, so I’m going to be kind about my goals for August.


August Goals

1.  Make 8-10+ box pouches for Christmas gifts.  Who doesn’t need one of these?

2.  Make a Disappearing Hourglass quilt.

3.  Continue studio organization (or organisation!).


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Oh, and look for a Cucumber Giveaway here soon if my vines don’t slow down!

I’m linking up with Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Stash Report and Goals Update 8/6/14

  1. I love the cherry box pouch! At a quick glance it looks like a ripe bowl of cherries waiting for me to pick! 🙂 ~Melanie

  2. thanks for the shout out. I am going to make that disapperaing hourglass… but it might not get done or even started this month. Then again I do need a take to patchwork projuect so maybe it will. ATM my design wall is full of my red, white and black hst quilt but it is going to be a sew at home project cause I will get way too mixed up if I try to pack it up to take and sew elsewhere

  3. Lalalala! I don’t hear you and your Disappearing Hourglass. Lalalala! I do not hear you. 😉

    Good job on getting as much done as you did this month. I am also kind of shocked that it is August already. I blinked and the year is no longer new and shiny. What happened?

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