Sunday, July 29, 2012

Slow Quilting & Stash Enhancement

What a fun combination!!!

I love Kathy's new Slow Sunday Stitching linky party!  It's a fun new place to encourage and show off our hand stitching.  A few weeks ago, I blogged HERE about the peaceful stitching view at my son's house while visiting them in Carolina.  So last weekend I was visiting with my daughter and had the pleasure of sitting on Sunday morning for several hours on her wonderful front porch and again enjoying the beauty of God's nature all around me....

.... while stitching happily on my current Promises and Borders block. 

Progress is slowly being made, but that's exactly what this linky party is all about - taking it slow and enjoying the journey!

Ahhhhh! How peaceful and refreshing!!!

On the Stash Report front, there are enhancements this week!

The Quilters Path got in several new batiks last week, and we all know how much I love batiks, right? So I hurried on down to Mt Juliet to see what goodies I could acquire for the stash :*)  Oh my, at the lovely batiks! She has a lot of new oranges and blues!!! Several that have nice big designs too for border treatments! 

But in the end, these are the ones that came home with me....

I got half a yard of this beautiful blue. It will sparkle up any quilt, whether it is a focal print in a small quilt or scrappy in a large one. It will sing!!!

And anyone want to venture a guess at how much I got of this AMAZING black/cooper/gold stripe? FIVE YARDS!!! 

Close-up of design...
Yes sirree! This is just a gorgeous batik and it will become the background in something very gorgeous and batiky someday. I can't wait to find out what, can you? LOL!!!

I also learned that I WON the Connecting Threads Light & Bright fat-quarter Sampler from my friend Connie over at Quilting by the River!!! 

OMG!!! I am SO excited about this win! I'll show off the fabrics and report them in my stash when they arrive.

This is my report for this week:

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD 2012: 83.25 yards
Added this week: 5.50 yards
Added YTD 2012: 166.50 yards
Net Used for 2012: -83.25 yards

Notice anything here?  I have added EXACTLY twice as much fabric as I have used YTD - too freaky!  LOL!!!

How about your stash? Have you added anything new or scored a finish this week? Share your report at Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings,


  1. Congrats on your win.
    Oh, what a lovely place to do some slow stitching. I love jenny's designs.

  2. What a wonderful and peaceful place to stitch! I'm afraid I would spend all day sitting there!
    Great progress....thanks for linking up!

  3. I love it when I am able to sit and enjoy my front porch, so I can totally understand how you enjoyed your daughter's front porch. What a wonderful place to stitch.

  4. Congratulations! I bought a layer cake of this collection. It's beautiful!

  5. Great block you are working on. I love love that blue fabric you bought. That front pouch looks so welcoming and cool on a hot day.

  6. I adore your Promises & boarders block - such a great idea for a quilt!
    congrats on the fabric win :)

  7. What a wonderful place to stitch! Congratulations on you Connecting Threads.

  8. What a lovely view to sit and stitch or read. Hope it was cooler there than it's been here. Congratulations on your wonderful win. What pretty colors. Also, I would have thought you bought 5 yards of the blue -- not sure I'd know what to do with that much of the copper/black batik. Will be watching to see.

  9. WOW! Love the calm and peace in that first picture. And the fabrics look fabulous.

  10. Beautiful spot for stitching!
    Love the batiks. It is a good thing the stores around me don't carry very many or I'd be sunk.
    As to the stash report--I don't keep track. For one thing, I don't really want to know, and for another--I work so much from scraps and I don't want to do all of the math to try and figure out how much yardage it was. : )

  11. I'm a new follower and want to thank you for the special gift you have given me this morning. Psalm 139 is so special to me and to see it being made into special give me even more pleasure. Thank you from a very lucky newbie.

  12. Congrats on your win! Lovely fabrics. The views you have while stitching are so relaxing looking. Enjoy.

  13. Congratulations! Your home... a paradise!


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