Sunday, August 26, 2012

Slow Stitching & a Stash Report :*)

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Today is one of those really great days I look forward to with much anticipation!

Sundays are always a day of relaxation, spending time with my sweetie, watching sports and some Slow Stitching!  This weekend I have been working very hard at reorganizing my stash closet - okay, so maybe that's not so much fun, but I will definitely enjoy the results :*)  And I this afternoon I will be working on my latest Promises & Borders block while watching some sports on TV.  This is my progress so far....

I'm really liking the lavender I substituted in the bottom left corner rather than the red flowers as in the pattern.  Jenny's patterns are amazing, but I was getting a little fatigued at all the red flowers :*)  It was nice to start adding some color too.  I always begin by getting the neutrals of the letters, the tree and the borders out of the way first so I have the bright colors of flowers, leaves and birds to spur me on to the finish! =^..^=

Today we're looking forward to watching our Goodlettsville, Tennessee, little league guys go for the World Series Championship!  Yesterday, the guys won the US Championship - the first time a Tennessee team has ever won.  

We are so proud of them!  Goodlettsville is a small town just north of Nashville.  One of my favorite quilt shops is located there - Quilters Attic.  **Hi Fran!**

We're also looking forward to the finish of the Barclays golf tournament - go Tiger!!! - as well as watching our beloved Carolina Panthers duke it out in preseason NFL football tonight.  Fun times!!!

I bet what you're really wanting to know though is what is happening in the stash, right?  Oh yeah!  I know my followers :*)  Okay, you'll be happy to know that there have been some really nice enhancements!  See.....

This gorgeous snowflake batik will make a wonderful background for a Christmas quilt :*)

These fat quarters insisted on going home with me :*)  Love the browns which tend to be hard to find!

My only finish was my small Twister Tree - you can go HERE to see my earlier post about the large tree and how the leftover scraps make this cute little mini-me tree!

I had already accounted for the fabric used in the trees, but I realized that I had miscalculated, so I get to add 1 yard to my fabric used for my totals this week.  That works for me :*)

Stash Enhancement Report - August 12, 2012 

Used this week: 1.00 yards
Used YTD 2012: 102.75 yards
Added this week: 6.00 yards
Added YTD 2012: 179.50 yards
Net Used for 2012: -76.75 yards

I hope you'll join us at Kathy's Quilts for some Slow Stitching today!  You can also go to Patchwork Times to see what others are doing to manage their stash :*)  

Also linking up with BOM's Away at What a Hoot and the Tuesday Linky Party at Freemotion by the River.

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Hugs & Blessings,


  1. Oh I have so much to say.... LOL
    Love the lavender stitches...what are they called?
    I'm going to use them in my next stitchery block.
    A very interesting point about the order in which you stitch a block... I have to think about that more!
    Great stash purchases...nice browns are indeed hard to find.
    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Hi Teresa. I am having a very lazy day today. Hubby is working, so......
    Have a blessed day.

  3. I love the lavender you incorporated in your stitchery. Very nice.
    Ooooo, if that snowflake batik ever turns up missing, you will know where to find it. : )
    I really need to make that mini tree. Love it!

  4. I love that you used the purple lavender in your stitchery. That would have been MY choice too! :) You know me and purple. I do like your thinking about saving the best for last to spur you on. That's a good way to do a lot of things. Your stash enhancements are very pretty too. You saw that I busted 6 yards this week and you enhanced 6 yards -- well I've got room for them in case your shelves won't hold them all!! Have fun watching all the sports today.

  5. I'll make it unanimous, and say that I love the lavender that you added, too. I went out and bought all kinds of variegated floss yesterday, because I want to do this same BOM. Now, looking at yours, I'm really inspired to get it started.

  6. I have some snowflake batik, too! It has sparkles (which is why I got it--LOL!). Only I'll probably make a round, quilted table topper thingie with mine. Such pretty things on your blog today!! :)

  7. I have some snowflake batik, too! It has sparkles (which is why I got it--LOL!). Only I'll probably make a round, quilted table topper thingie with mine. Such pretty things on your blog today!! :)

  8. Love the snowflake batik! Also good luck to the LL team. They beat our Nebraska team, so hope they can take it all!

  9. I like the lavender too.
    I love those brown fabrics too. They are hard to find.

  10. Great start on your hand stitching. I love to see what other buy for fabric. I love the snow flake fabric.

  11. Love the twister Christmas tree!

  12. The lavender is just the finishing touch. Lovely!!
    The twister Christmas tree is adorable. Guess I need to get cracking on my little twister project --- Well, we'll see!! LOL Great job.

  13. Oh my gosh, Teresa!! I'm drooling over your Mini Me tree. :) Sure love that lavendar, too.

  14. I missed this post the other day - and I am loving your scripture hand work!! The lavender is so perfect!!!


  15. Wonderful work and I love the lavender! Great additions to your stash, your trees are so the little one! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

  16. That twister tree is adorable!! Also, your stash report is such a clever idea!


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