Stash Busters!

This morning, before anything else, I met with my good friend…coffee.

This is my new mug.  I have two others I had been using, but my aunt(a nurse practioner) told me if the finish on the inside of your cup starts to wear away, and you see black, it’s time for a new one!  so this is my choice.  Yeppers, it’s from a set that belonged to my mom.<3
Remember the magazine I bought last week, well, the first block is completed!
I’m happy with it, most of the points came out ok.  My new favorite quote is, “If it’s still ugly, you didn’t cut it small enough!”  I have no idea who came up with that one, but it’s great!  The goal is to only cut one 1 1/2 inch strip from each fabric in my stash for this quilt.  You may see a fabric in more than one block, but can’t be more than one strip.  I think it calls for 140 strips, or 5.8 yards…? Think I can make it ,  uhmmmm….sadly(or gladly?), yeah I think I can.  Lol!!
Basketball started this week, that means cathedral windows came out of hiding.  Wonder how much will get done this year?  More to come on that one. 
Do you have pet progect that only comes out at certain times of the year?

Stash Report

Ok, since Judy said last week that anybody could jump in anytime…here I am.  My name is Jan and I am so new to all of this, but enjoying it so much!  I started quilting in the summer of 1999, at that time I was very into rubber stamping, but one afternoon a girlfriend, Sarah Kate, from sarahkatefibers.blogspot.com, had me over and showed me how to paper piece.  The quilting bug bit me good, and, needless to say, my poor stamps have been boxed up ever since.  In the last two years I’ve grown a small business with my sewing, but I so miss my quilting. 

A WordsWithFriends buddy told me about her blog, Sewing Adventures(sewgreenm.blogspot.com).  I was very intrigued, and the rest, well…here I am.  ๐Ÿ™‚

On to the Stash Report

In: 8 1/2 yards (feel ok about it cause I DO have a plan for it. hehe)
Used: 12yards (helps that I made curtains, out of my stash, no less!)

Guess that means I’m at a -3.5

Hope it was ok to introduce myself, and many thanks to Jill(jillquilts.blogspot.com) for answering my questions and walking me through. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

curtains are a great stash buster!

I promise to learn how to link to others by next week!

Home Improvements Can Include Sewing! :))

Well, the last couple of weeks have been busy! We have all been working hard, including our sweet neighbors Amen and Glory.  One day I sent Archer a text that said, “Amen is picking up your yard, and Glory is sweeping my floor.”  Praise the Lord for good neighbors!!  It has all been worth it, the house has been appraised and come in at exactly what we needed it to!  Can you say, God answers prayers!  We finished painting the kitchen

where we had been keeping up with heights on the dry wall

My sweet Daddy brought me this from Pennsylvania two years ago.  It’s the first thing you see when you come in our front door(did I tell you I painted the front door black? Love it!).  So this year he brought me this!

AND…it just happened to have the exact color in the  quilt, as we had put on the wall, yeah…I’m smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚
Our kitchen cabinets had these plastic inserts in them, and I forgot to take a picture with them in, but I remembered to take one without.
Then I made some curtains, and this is what we ended up with…(all fabric came from my stash! Go me!!)
Now just to make curtains for the windows!  As you can tell our house is a little different.  But I think it fits us, I tell people think Silver Dollar City meets Big Cedar Lodge, more on the SDC side.  Lol!
What’s been your most recent home improvement project?
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