Monday, December 3, 2007

This Week of Stashbusting!

Well I had a very good week this week. I have made it though the month of November without buying a single piece of fabric (not even a legal buy of backround or borders or backing or binding). Here's what I've accomplished this past week:

  • Finished stitching out 16 nametags on the embroidery machine. The fabric that I used for the background is some leftover muslin from some quilt backs. In years past I would have run out and bought a nice solid fabric for this project, but it was really satisfying to use something that would have gone into the scrap box(es).

  • Finished my contribution to a round robin using fabrics from the stash instead of going out and buying something else.

  • Picked out a pretty FQ pack from the stash to send as part of a secret sister gift instead of going out and buying a FQ pack to put in the package.

  • Avoided buying any fabric

Here are my Stashbusting goals for the coming week:

  • Finish the nametags. I have already pulled a great fabric for the backing/binding of the nametags. I even have leftover batting for the center.
  • Finish Row Robin Row and send back to the owner. All of the fabric that I'm using is coming from stash.
  • Avoid buying any fabric to add to the stash.

Wish me luck!!

7 comments:

swooze said...

Great job! Keep it up!

JudyL said...

You're doing great! A whole month with NOTHING purchased. That is fantastic. And, you accomplished some sewing too. Great job!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Juliann in WA said...

Sounds like November was a huge success. Hope December is as well.

Mary said...

Great job! I also haven't purchased any fabric for a while and even better, I've actually used some in the last couple weeks. Some times I get so busy quilting quilts for family that I'm not working on any of my projects that actually use my stash!

Mary said...

Great job! I also haven't purchased any fabric for a while and even better, I've actually used some in the last couple weeks. Some times I get so busy quilting quilts for family that I'm not working on any of my projects that actually use my stash!

Kim said...

way to go Beth! Hubby is so excited to start seeing empty bins :)
I'm off to cut strips for the next rug...won't be done for Sunday's report but it's a start