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.

And of course, don't forget the PARTY at the Blog Hop Giveaway...

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Hugs & Blessings,
Teresa
=^..^=

16 comments:

  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!! :)

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  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!! :)

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

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

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

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  11. Love the twister Christmas tree!

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  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.

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

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

    Blessings!!

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

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

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