Monday, June 14, 2010

Jared/Wife cuts, Dizzy step 2; Stash Report June 7-13

Well, the afternoon shopping excursion yesterday lasted a bit longer that intended. We left the house at 1:00 and returned at 5:30! We hit Menards and Farm-n-Fleet (both what I would consider similar to Home Depot's for those of you not in the Northern Central states). I have all the supplies to finish up the floor, and actually spent another hour putting in the last of the tiles upon returning yesterday afternoon with the newly purchased mortar. Grouting will need to wait until Wednesday, though, because today and tomorrow, I need to be at school all day for a Data Retreat.

The main reason our trip as long as it did was because we headed up to borrow a tile cutter from a bud of DH. No, no, no.....we didn't get sidetracked THERE....but as we were driving back home, we passed "Uncle Mike's Bar-n-Grill"!!! Uncle Mike was cooking (DH called when we were on the road), so we stopped in for dinner; one of the best Patty Melts around!!!!

In addition to the two "manly" shopping stops, we also stopped by Walmart for a few odds-n-ends. I haven't snuck into the fabric section in quite a while; GOOD THING! I found these lovelies calling out to me! I openly admit that I don't mind buying fabric at Walmart; however I WILL admit that there IS a difference between some of the fabric that is available at Walmart. All three of these feel great; not thin, and were the right price. I finished off the bolt of the gray (~5 yards), and bought two yards of the other gray and gold. They gold is going to be used in Jared Takes a Wife...

...see; I already cut it up! After finishing up the floor and getting the girls bathed, I spent a couple of hours downstairs to end my evening. Almost all of the pieces are cut for Jared. I REALLY didn't have any intentions of seriously diving into this project, but......I was feeling guilty from the fabric purchases, so I knew I need to cut into some more fabric before posting my Stash Report for the week! LOL

QOV Mystery #22: Dizzy, step 2 is almost finished. By the time I got to this point last night (~11:00), I didn't have anything left in me to actually finish up the pressing. It STILL kills me to think that quilters just trim off excess fabrics as "throw-aways" when doing this corner-to-corner "flip" method! LOOK at all of those bonus triangles that will be trimmed to 2", finished as 1.5". I already foresee pinwheels (THIRTY of them that would finish at 3" since there are 120 bonus tris here. What a PERFECT size!!!). I'm sure I'll put together another QOV quilt using them!

So, how'd the week end???? A NEW RECORD of USEAGE!!!!! (but now I have a LOT of projects that need finishing!!!!) Judy's June mystery, QOV #22 Dizzy mystery, Jared Takes a Wife; other projects that used fabric this week: Too Good to Cut Challenge (Moonlight) & Buckeye Beauty block swap.

Stash Report: June 7 - 13
Used this week: 20.097 yards
Purchased this week: 9 yards
Used-to-date 2010: 146.109 yards
Purchased-to-date 2010: 140.75 yards
Net used: 5.359 yards

EVEN with the purchase, I still made it back to the black! No more RED for me!!!

Okay----a few minutes to go check out everyone else's updates and then it's off to the shower to start my day!
Happy Monday!

My "Etsy" store newly recreated...


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Way to go! And...I buy fabric anywhere I want! If it feels good and I love it, I don't care where it comes from! I have bought some at wally world that I didn't like after I got it home, but I just used it in a bag. Worked fine after it's fused to the fusible fleece!

scraphappy said...

Our Walmart doesn't carry fabric anymore. I have been known to pick up emergency additions there, though I do give it the feel test first. I get pickier the longer I'm at this, but there is something about being able to go in 24-7 and grab a quick yard of something to finish off a project that is very good. You have used an amazing amount of fabric this week, it must feel good to be back in the black again. I wasn't sure you would ever recover from that huge Hancock's trip. Learn lots at school today -- data, wow that doesn't sound too fun.

American Quilter's Society said...

Cute fabrics! Can't wait to see what you create!

Lori said...

Thanks for the Man Mall clarification! You have alot of irons in the fire!I know BOREDOM! I have no problem with Walmart Fabrics either..

I have that gold fabric! LOL!

Lori said...

Oh... Congrats on the Stash Report!