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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stash Enhancement Report


The program for our Music City Quilt Guild this month was our annual Yard Sale.

I really enjoy this event because one quilter’s trash is another quilter’s treasure, right?  I’m a real sucker for a yard sale of any kind, and a quilting yard sale is my idea of nirvana!!!  Gently used items at dirt cheap prices – oh yea!!!

The ground rules are that everyone brings at least one item that they no longer want, we put a price and our name on it – if it doesn’t sell we have to take it back home :*)  All the items are placed on the tables and we are allowed to “shop” before the meeting and during breaks - BUT we cannot buy yet, only look.  After the meeting, the president gives the call to shop and we all run for our desired items! 

Yep, it’s a free-for-all scramble!!!!  

In minutes the tables are wiped almost clean!  What doesn't sell after the first round gets discounted to half price.  All proceeds go to the Guild as a fund raiser to finance our national teachers and other Guild events throughout the year.

I managed to pick out a few treasures of course! =^.,.^=  This is my favorite….


I was lucky enough to be seated near the table that had this wonderful sweatshirt and I grabbed it quickly!  I wasn’t even sure if it would fit me but I figured I could either make it fit or use it as a pattern to make a new one that does fit me :*)


I also picked up a little fabric – about 2 yards that will be added to my Stash Enhancement Report

About a yard of these quilting related fabric remnants 
Two really pretty homespuns - I see Christmas presents here!
I might have had a finish this week, but I’m doing a lot of this instead …..


Yuk!!!  While I was quilting this top – almost finished quilting it by the way - I realized some of my seams looked like this….


Really???  How did I not see this???

I finished this top up at retreat several years ago, and I remember the lighting was terrible where I was sitting, but this is ridiculous!  How could I not see what these intersections looked like?  Oh well.  *sigh*  I’ll certainly be doing a lot of frogging before this top can become a quilt.

So here's my report for this week...


Stash Enhancement Report - October 7, 2012 

Used/Destashed this week:  0 yards
Used/Destashed YTD 2012: 209.25 yards
Stashed this week: 2.00 yards
Stashed YTD 2012: 217.00 yards
Net Used for 2012: -7.75 yards


Be sure to check out how everyone else is managing their stash at Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=

11 comments:

  1. Now I'm really sorry I mised the meeting and yard sale. I would have given you a run for your money on that sweatshirt. LOL

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  2. I'm with you, Teresa - a quilting yard sale is my idea of nirvana!!!
    Love the bits you got - look all like treasures to me!

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  3. Obviously, I'm not sewing fast enough. I like your guilds rules better than my guilds. I always get stuck storing whatever is leftover in my basement. This summer they had a garage sale, open to everyone (after we priced and chose what we wanted, first) and I told them that NOTHING was coming home with me. Cute fabrics!

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  4. What a fun time!!!! Reduced fabric - perfect time spent!! And you got some beauties!!

    I have had to undo, too!!

    Blessings

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  5. How about a little applique over the not so perfect joins?!? Great "new" purchases!

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  6. I have made notation of this event in my guild program notebook as a suggestion - love the idea.

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  7. Oh my goodness, that sale sounds like a Black Friday door crasher event!! I hope no one gets injured.
    You made some great buys.
    What does it say about us that we have to unpick things like that? : )

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  8. I am going to miss our guild's auction next week ... I think that may be a not-so-disguised blessing!! LOVE the sweatshirt and the sentiment it displays!!! :)

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  9. I tried really hard to grab the sweatshirt Teresa! LOL What's wrong with those seams pictured??
    ;-}

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  10. Thanks for describing so well how this was set up, I'll be able to suggest it to my group.

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