Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stash Week 9 and...


It's stash week 9--already--and the numbers keep going up...but I will explain what's kept me so busy lately at the end of this post!  The Kona cotton solids above are ones that coordinate with Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms line--can't wait to do some mixing and matching soon!


My fabric "inbox" this week is kind of an eclectic mix...the Michael Miller dots were purchased just for my stash...(the green is a lot brighter in person). The sewing novelty prints are just for stash building, too--although I'm going to try to think of a project for them soon.  I don't use the novelty prints I buy as well as I should, but these safety pins, spools, and sewing machines were just too cute to pass up.  More Kona solids and some kitchen novelty prints along with Central Park for a backing round out this collage.


I also ordered a little more Anna Maria Horner fabric and some It's a Hoot for binding. It just amazes me how fat quarters quickly add to the yardage totals.  In this week 11 1/4 yards.  Out 10 1/8 (I can't share this just yet, but I did finish up a quilt that will be off to be quilted soon)!  So, year to date totals are 78 1/8 in with 57 1/2 out leaving 20 5/8 added to stash.  I'd better get sewing! (See how everyone else is doing here)!


And this is what's been keeping me so busy lately...basketball...lots of traveling, lots of games, and today the big payoff as my son's team won the NIAA Nevada State High School Basketball Tournament in the 3A division! The little collage shows my happy husband and son, the team celebrating on the bus during the parade through our little town, my son outside back at the school for the ringing of the victory bell, and of course, the traditional cutting down the net inside the gym! Hope you have a wonderful week!


27 comments:

Carol said...

I love the sewing fabrics and the kitchen one too, fun fabrics.that's great about your son's basketball team.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such worthwhile time spent cheering your son on to victory! Congratulations to all of you.
Nice new fabrics too Sherri!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Congrats to your son! What a wonderful memory to carry through life. I know you're a proud Mom...

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely fabrics and what a great way, to stay busy (o:
How proud you must be!

julia said...

hi sherri!
congrats to you son! it's definitely a good excuse for beeing busy!
hmmm...love all your purchases...we still seem to have a very similar taste :)
xoxo, julia

Stephanie said...

I think you'll soon need to add an extra closet to you house for fabric storage. :o) Lots of great incoming fabric. Congratulations to your son!!!

Michele said...

Your fabrics are beautiful....I can't wait to see what you make with them :) What a wonderful and busy time for your son and family! Congratulations to him and to you, as I know high school sports involve lots from the parents too!!

Barbara said...

Love your fabrics. Where would I find the novelty prints? I would love to add them to my stash.

Barb said...

all those fabrics are soooooooooooo yummy....and it sounds like you are having som good basket ball fun and success!!

Lynette said...

Congrats on the basketball victory!! :D

Lynette said...

Congrats on the basketball victory!! :D

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on the basketball championship!

Love the sewing fabrics!

Suzanne said...

I like how you show n' tell your new fabric purchases. Congrats to your sons team!

Cyn said...

Me too ! I would LOVE to know the designer of the sewing fabrics. I can already see a project !

Jenny said...

wonderful!! congratulations to your son and his team! what a big deal! so happy for him

Terriaw said...

congrats to your son and his team for winning! How fun to celebrate that accomplishment.

Love your new stash additions. Those solids are really gorgeous just on their own. Have fun with your new goodies!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love the fabric you added, I always say I'm getting ready for retirement when I add to my stash. Congratulations to your son, I know you and your husband are proud.

Carol said...

Congratulations to your son and his team! Very exciting!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats to your son and his team. I remember those kinds of days but mine was for soccer.
Great fabrics to add to your stash.

Q said...

Congrats on your son's team win! I have no idea how much fabric is in my stash and couldn't even guess as I don't have a 'yardage/metre-age' brain I tend to buy with projects in mind mostly though.

Oh, but that red It's a Hoot Fabric, I would just buy, I love it. I only had little charm squares of It's a Hoot, but that was definitely a favourite!

Looking forward to seeing all your secret out yardage!

Béa said...

Hi Sherri, I posted my Sweet Spot if you want to have a look. Hugs.

Carrie said...

Congratulations to your son and his basketball team! (Very handsome boy, by the way.)

See! This is why I just can't do the stash report. I would have to actually count how much yardage was in the boxes that arrive during the week instead of just admiring the oh-so-pretty new fabric. Would it be cheating to use 9 yards for backing on a little 32" x 32" quilt? If 4" of extra backing are good, wouldn't 4' be better? :)

Mama Pea said...

You still get so much done, it's amazing.

Mmmm, Kona...(said like Homer Simpson says, "mmm, beer." haha

Patty said...

Very pretty fabrics, congratulations to your boy and to Mom and Dad too. My son's soccer team won the regional state finals too and made all the way to the state finals in soccer lat year. It is quite a ride, enjoy it !

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

ACK, I've gotta have some of those. Love your solids, too. That central park is screaming at me.

Thelma said...

Congratulations to your family on winning the State High School basketball tournament! Your son may have been on the team, but it takes a family to have a child be successful in sports. A wonderful memory and accomplishment no one can ever take away from your son. I could not be happier for you all!

You have a son and husband.....who knew!! Thanks for sharing a little Sherri something that's not quilt related.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Congrats to your son! It must have been a very exciting last game! :)

Do you know what colors that Kona bundle is by any chance? Great stashing! ;)