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Location: Maine, United States

I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Monday, December 31, 2007

i didn't do it

I haven't done any stashbusting this week. We are on vacation and DD is visiting for the holidays. She will be leaving on the second and DH and I go back to work the same day. When things get back to normal I am going to get back to my sewing room. I got EQ 6 for Christmas and I have been dreaming of what I want to make and finish up.
I haven't done any stash enhancing, but DH did a little for me. He got me this FQ bundle for Christmas I thought briefly of taking it back, but I LOVE it. I see a couple of doll quilts in my future.

Monday, December 24, 2007

merry christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

my christmas cube

The Christmas festivities came to an end at work on Friday. We had a company lunch of Mexican food (not very Christmasy, but good). Then we had awards for best decorated cubes. I WON!! I got a gift card to a movie theater for most creative. My former boss was very intrigued by my "Charlie Brown" tree. I had to explain to him about antique feather trees and that I didn't just make it up. DH made me the little picket fence a number of years ago and cut tiny blocks of wood that I have wrapped in tissue paper tied with jute for packages under the tree. He has always been very handy to have around. I think it up and he can usually manage to figure out how to make it for me.
Notice my finished snowman wall hanging. I took it right in to work to hang up and never did post it completed.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

weekly stashbusting update

I didn't spend a lot of time sewing this week. I took a couple of days off from work and got serious about my Christmas shopping. Tuesday was a great day to shop. No traffic, the stores weren't crowded and I was in and out much faster than when we went last weekend. I still have more to do, but if I had to be done I could.
I didn't go near a fabric store or buy any fabric again this week :c) and here is pretty much the sum total of my fabric use. I made a few coasters similar to Tazzie's to use for gifts. They aren't all spoken for yet, but I used up the fabric I cut and this is what I ended up with.
I also spent quite a bit of time straightening fabric for a quilt for my niece. I'm not even going to try to finish it for Christmas, but as I was trying to decide what to get her, this quilt came into my head. Not sure when I will finish it, maybe for next Christmas.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

slow and steady

I am not going gangbusters with my stashbusting, but slowly and surely I am working with what I have. I backed and bound my little snowman wall hanging which used about 1/4 yard of fabric total. I also backed and basted the wall hanging I am making for my friends shop using another 1/4 yard. I am in a Round Robin group and I did my round and used only inches of fabric, but I added a little more to the package to send along when it continues on it's way. ;cD I also cut out a pair of curtains for my living room. When those get finished I will have used about 2 yards. This fabric has never been put away since I purchased it last year because there was nowhere for it to go.

Monday, December 03, 2007

too busy for stashbusting

I didn't really get any stashbusting done last week because I was way to busy to sew.
Our office decided to do something different this year for a Christmas celebration. The 4 project teams were each put in charge of a week of activities consisting of anything, but spending only $300 total. Last week was our team. My friend Bonnie and I were in charge of planning. We packed our week FULL. Every day I had something to make, bring or do. We started out Monday with tree decorating, cookies and mulled cider. Tuesday was a Holiday Pictionary tournament and a kids crafting party after work. Wednesday, cookie/recipe swap and bike building contest for our adopted family so we could save assembly fees. Thursday a pot luck lunch and Thursday and Friday we wrapped the presents for our family.
Every day we had a treasure hunt. We were out late Wednesday night finishing up the shopping for the family and I had to finish my Secret Santa Swap present to get it into the mail this weekend. Let me tell you, by Friday I was all clued out , baked out and so exhausted I couldn't think straight.
So the only stashbusting I did was the backing to my little snowman wall hanging and what I used to finish my Secret Santa Swap gift. I also bought fabric. I wanted to make a covered journal for my friend Bonnie for her Secret Santa Stocking (we also hung stockings at work for Secret gift giving). She likes Disney and don't have any novelty fabrics. I bought the minimum I could and still cover the journal and I have already used it. Does that count??