Stash Report

So ever since I found those bow ties in the bottom of a box of Perkiman Daydreams strips I can’t get them off my brain….


They are just too cute. (and let’s be honest, I can get distracted easily)

I should be doing more packing.


Instead I dug, sorted and packed or at least that’s what I made Hubby believe.  Honestly, I was hunting for the rest of the background fabric for the bow tie blocks.  I knew it had to be somewhere….and it was.  I found it.

Then before breakfast one day I calculated it all out to see if I have enough fabric…my verdict, I’m not sure.  I just decided to go with it and deal with the consequences later if I don’t have enough.

Then instead of packing the back ground fabric up with the bow ties and putting it all aside, I put it on the cutting table.  Then Kelli called and cut a few more squares and then she called again and I cut a few more squares…and then and then and then..Now it’s all cut into strips and soon will all be cut into pieces.  I’m feeling a little obsessed about this quilt…why, I’m not sure.


I sneaked in the sewing room and even cut a few of the bow tie parts.  I’ve decided that I’m going to finish cutting all the background and I am going to cut the bow ties until my little blue container is full.

I don’t know if I want to make this quilt so bad or if I just want to do something that isn’t dictated to for me to do right now.  I do know that once I get moved it will be a bit before I have the sewing room set up but it won’t be long before I have a machine set up.  This project can sit by the machine so at least I’d have something to work on until the whole sewing room can get set up…or at least that’s what I keep thinking.

I’m starting to think I’m having anxiety over not having a sewing machine for a few days…Who knows??  Anxiety or not, I’ll make it through-and these little bow ties are just the thing I need for a little distraction.

Used this Week: 0  yards

Used year to Date:  70 yards store bought +  164 gifted fabric + 68 yards of recycled/thrifted fabric…

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2 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. I’ll. bet someone has that yellow print…we could reduce our stash and do a good deed. send out the info on the fabric and prepare to be amazed……Hugs. Joyce

  2. It really is easy to understand your “mind obsession” with these bow tie blocks. You are in control. With all the things going on around you that you have no control over, cutting and sewing or even planning these activities is totally under your control. Enjoy your oasis in the middle of the desert.

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