Seriously, I don't even know what week this is for my Stashbusting report. I should just start calling it "alleged stashbusting." But as I rationalized last week, even though I'm not doing a stellar job at sewing out of my stash, I have been inspired to de-stash some fabric I won't ever use and I'm still feeling good about that. Dammit.
Anyway, here it is:
Week 40? (I have no idea) ending October 3, 2010
Used this week: 0 m
Used this year to date: 149.46 m
Added this week: 1 m (it was REALLY CUTE)
Added this year to date: 73.88 m
Net Stash Busted in 2010: 75.58 m
Now that the boring stuff's out of the way, I've got some fun things to report.
I've gone Flickr swap and bee crazy. Scratch that. I've gone CAH-RAY-ZAY. I am addicted/obsessed. And loving every minute of it!!
You saw my mug rug swap goodies a while back and here are the two packages I sent out this week (click to see them bigger):
The buttons and ricrac (rick rack? ric rack? eh, whatever) are from Dressew. Good thing Dressew's quilting fabric is the pits (low quality, not great prices) because it's walking distance from my office. BUT it's fantastic for trims and buttons. Price tags left on so my partners can see what a great deal I got on the goodies (a gag a friend and I use all the time).
I had so much fun and "met" so many great people doing the mugrug swap, I signed up for a handmade Holiday ornament swap that promises to be just as fun. I also took the plunge and joined my first two online bees! I KNOW, right? CAH-RAY-ZAY! But Bees are a terrific way to: meet other like-minded quilters, learn new skills, work with lovely fabric and have fun. I'm really happy I joined.
Sew & Bee Happy is a new bee that's just starting this month. We choose a block and the overall colour scheme, and the 11 other bee members make your block from their stashes and send it. There are 12 members so this one goes for a year. I chose this block for my month (October), and asked for it to be a white background with bright-coloured scrappy "geese." I'm very very excited to see the blocks coming together so beautifully!
Sew Buzzy had a member drop out and I responded to their call for a new member. Its format is more traditional as online bees go - for your month, you choose a block, then send out the fabric to the 11 other members, who sew it up for you and mail it back. I got the fabric yesterday for October's block but I'm going to set it aside while I quilt my polka-dot sampler - I've got all month to do it. (On October 31st as I sew frantically, el Presidente of the Last Minute Club is totally going to remember jinxing myself on October 3rd.)
As you can see, I've been busy, but not blogging. To make it up to all you loyal followers (thanks!), I'm planning something lovely to celebrate my 100th post, which is just around the corner. Already!