Happy National Quilting Day (here in the U.S.)! I'm hoping to get to quilting at some point in the day...after the normal Saturday things are accomplished. I finally have some good numbers for my weekly stash report, so that has me smiling today, too! Also, my grandmother (who inspired me to quilt) is going to be 90 tomorrow, so that's another pretty exciting thing for me this weekend! In this week was 4 1/2 yards of wonderful Bella solids. I ordered these after seeing this yummy rainbow on Lori's blog. I'm also using her method of keeping track of which ones I have. It was so simple to make some labels and pin them to each piece--and now I won't have to worry about forgetting which colors these are.
I was able to count 19 1/2 yards as used this week...yay! Two quilts were completely finished, packed up, and sent off. I won't be able to share them until they come back home, and one won't be back for a year, but they're in good hands! I finished this "Peggy Sue" bag this week doing some pattern testing for Joanna. This is a brand new pattern available here (it's on sale, right now, too). I really love this bag and might just have to make another one. I made the smaller scrappy version, but it's still big enough to use everyday. There is a magnetic snap closure to keep it together, and it goes together quickly. I added a bit of straight-line quilting to mine and used the cute red gingham to cover the decorative button.
So...4 1/2 yards in and 19 1/2 yards out...this makes 105 1/4 in for the year with 77 1/2 out and only 27 3/4 added to the stash. (I'm linking up here with my reports). Hope you have a wonderful Quilting Day!
Please forgive me for my absence to the inbox...I'll be answering e-mails today...it was pretty crazy around here this week with a lot of sewing and mid-term exams to grade (I'm not sure what made me give a 9-page short answer/essay exam to my students, but I did, and the exams have to be graded)! Oh, and congrats to Needled Mom who won the Art Quilt book giveaway...I'll be contacting you for your mailing info!