Stash Report

I’m starting to worry.  (Not really) I have so much more fabric coming in than going out.  Thankfully most of it is scrap and is easy to hide…and easy to use up.

Leigh Ann blessed me with a box of goodies in my mailbox.

This had me doing a little happy dance.  I sorted and put things in piles of how I’ll likely use them.  The thing I was most excited about is the stack of neutral fabric.  I can never have enough neutral.  I’m always amazed at how fast that all gets used up.

The bag of the scraps that all coordinate with the peach in it.  That is destine to go with a few other scraps I have that are in the same color family.  Right now, I’m guessing that will be a baby quilt.

The reds are just what I needed too.  I am planning on making the Bonnie Hunter quilt that is on the cover of the current Quiltmaker magazine.  Those reds will be perfect.

Thanks so much for thinking of me Leigh Ann.  You gift of fabric is truly appreciated!

I have to say I LOVE childcare.  I truly do….I do miss my extra sewing time though.  I loved just taking a day and committing 4 hours to working on a quilt.  I could get so much done.  I shouldn’t complain because I honestly do have an hour a day to sew…and that’s more than a lot of people get.  So how much time do you sew each week…or each day??  I’m curious.

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9 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. Jo, I am retired and get to go to my sewing room every morning for 3-4 hours. Our cats get me up around 5am so there is a lot of time in my mornings. Sometimes I get in another hour after dinner so hubby can watch a TV show he likes and I dont.

    See you at retreat.

  2. Sometimes it is only 20 minutes a day for me. I’m a family caregiver for my husband and Mother. Plus grandkids come off and on. Early mornings are the best time for me. A few minutes here and there ad up. Wish it was more.

  3. I feel very lucky that I do get quite a bit of time to quilt even though I work full time, having now-adult children. Pretty much Monday through Thursday, I head to my sewing room after dinner for a couple of hours (luckily, hubby has his own hobby and loves to watch TV shows that I don’t care about). Friday’s are date nights and hubby and I either go out to dinner or watch a movie. Weekends I can usually squeeze in 4-6 hours a day depending on what else is going on. I often get to have sew days on the weekends with my guild buddies and those are all day affairs and so much fun!

  4. Sewing time for me is sporadic. I often go weeks without a stitch at the machine. Ranch duties trump sewing time so I just sneak it in where I can. Summers are harder for me to find time to sew since we are outside until dark. By the time we get in. its all we can do to rustle up supper and take showers before we fall into bed. Right now I’m helping my Mom in Texas after her surgery and I brought a quilt to bind so a little hand stitching at night keeps me connected to a needle and thread. I’ve been working hard at finishing UFOs and thankfully, many of them are at the binding stage. But I love my life – know you feels the same – just wish we could add a few extra hours to the day for sewing, right?

  5. During the week, I average about 2 hours per day in the sewing room, but it isn’t always quilting. I enjoy making things for the house–not only mine, but for my kids’ homes as well. And I do a certain amount of mending. Weekends I can usually squeeze in 4-6 hours a day depending on what else is going on. Many times my quilting groups (I’m a member of 3) have sew days which are very fun, and about 3-4 times a year they host retreats which are a blast! No matter how much time I have, I always wish I had more. Don’t we all?

  6. hmm… great question! I sew mostly on the weekends for hours at a time. I’m a morning person and I get up before the rest of the family. That’s my favorite time in my sewing room. During the week, I sometimes have time to play. But it’s more of a treat than anything else. Usually one of the kids has something going on but not always.

  7. I try to get 15 minutes or so in before I go work. After work there are more chores to do & commitments to keep & always the unexpected. I am thankful for the few moments I take. I feel blessed to be able to sit down & create even if it’s a short period of time. It’s amazing how much you can get done in those few moments.

  8. I am blessed to have a husband who doesn’t care if the house is clean or not! So I try to make myself do one chore of some sort every day and then sew as much as I can. It does also depend upon the time of the year, Jan.-March I have a 6 day a week work schedule. NOT much sewing happens then. My husband also does most of the cooking. . .so I sew while he gets supper ready and then the boys and I clean up. Once school is out, I will sew all day every day, as long as I am home. I have a group of friends that gets together for 3 day retreats at least twice a year. LOVE those! Trying to make myself get up early and scrap wrangle at least 15 mins. a day, but sometimes the snooze button wins! Like several others, I wish I had more time to produce finished quilts. . .I am the best starter in the world, which then makes me Queen of UFOs! I did finish 2 quilt bindings this weekend, so I feel GREAT about that!

  9. Jo, I used to be able to sew 3-4 hours a day. But I started doing the books for a friend of mine and setting him up in an office. I am a retired accountant…now I never get to sew that much…I really miss it.
    I don’t know how you do it with child care and all.. I love your blog and look forward to each post. Thanks for being my inspiration..

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