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.
1. Make 5-7 box pouches for kids’ Christmas gifts. No. Made one, for practice, for myself. I have the zippers, interfacing, chose fabrics.
Organize stash. Yes, partially. I emptied, culled small pieces, and refolded fabric in the most-used drawers. Much better.
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.
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!).
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.