Category Archives: Quilting

Stash Report

I’m having the worst time…I keep stopping at the thrift store on my trips to taking Kramer to chemo and I keep seeing fabric.  It’s such a temptation for me to buy but right now.  I’m not sewing any so why am I buying fabric.  UGH.

I think it’s just a desire to feel normal….honestly, in the past I never passed up a fabric deal.

This day…I did restrain some.  There was more fabric I could have bought…but I didn’t.  So I’m calling this progress. I think I spent $12.50 for all of the fabric you see.


Non tagged pieces are 50 cents each.  The other was $2.  I keep looking for homespuns and ticking fabrics to finish some cross stitch pieces.  Most of these were 2 yards worth each.
I grabbed this but ended up a little disappointed.
I loved that it was dinosaurs and opened it up to find the blue was all flannel.  I don’t know why but I rarely sew flannel.  I think it’s because dog hair sticks to it….

That will go in the charity fabric box and will get sent out.

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Quilt Book Review: Beyond the Battlefield

Back in January Mary from Country Threads announced that her and Connie had a new book coming out.  Well I was super excited.  SUPER EXCITED.   I love Mary and Connie as people and I love them as quilt designers too.  If I could pick my favorite designers, these two ladies would be there right at the top….Mary is my favorite blogger too.  Find her blog here.


Their quilt shop was hands down the very-very best quilt shop I’ve ever been to and I miss it now that they have closed.  Seriously…best shop ever.

So…You can imagine my joy when I learned that the ladies were joining efforts to put out a new quilt book!!  I was elated.

So was I disappointed when I actually saw the book….
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Stash Report

Kalissa and I were out one day.  It’s been kind of fun that she’s been on maternity leave.  We have so much more time together.  I’m getting spoiled.  I’m going to miss this once she’s back to work full time.

We, of course, hit up the thrift store.  See that HUGE comforter plastic bag.  It was filled with fabric all of $6.

I was sure I would donate a lot it to community quilters in my area but here were a few things I was interested.  Stay tuned and I’ll show you what….

These two pieces weren’t part of the $6 bag.  They were 50 cents each…3 yards in the bundle on the left and 5 yards on the one on the right.  GREAT deal.

I got a few other things….blank cards to write thank you notes.  As of the writing of this post, I am all caught up on my thank yous.  I’m out of blank card though.  I buy and use a lot of them.

The cookbook will go in the antique booth and the straw trivet will go to Kayla.  She started collecting them.

So now for that HUGE bag of fabric….These I am keeping to frame cross stitch pieces…

The yellow pieces are 3 yards worth.  The others are about 1/2 yard each.

I’ve started collecting for MacKinac Straits quilt by Bonnie Hunter.  I haven’t nailed down colors but these have potential.


This fabric was fun and funky.  I love it… Continue reading

Stash Report

I continue to stop at the thrift store when I can….It’s my little dose of “something I can afford”.  I’ve talked to other thrifters and we all agree that there is something really wonderful about walking into a store and knowing that I can afford whatever I want in the entire store.  I don’t know if it’s a power trip or what.  It’s something I have thought several times in the past…silly, I know.

Here’s what I purchased….It came from several places over a few weeks of time.


The one way to the left is from one of my childcare moms.  She thrifts at the same store I do and found the fabric.  It is all sayings about cancer.

The neutral one below has the sizes listed on the tag and the stars was a yard’s worth.  These were $1 each.

Below, the patriotic one is a half yard and…. Continue reading