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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 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??


Blogger Gypsy Quilter said...

Whew, I'd be happy with just getting the bikes together. I'm tired just reading about it. Hope you can get a nap in after this.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

What a great work idea. Lots of time and energy but hopefully folks felt the Christmas spirit.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

What a great story, thank you for sharing! Excellent way of sharing the beauty of the season.

Happy Quilting!

6:34 AM  
Blogger julieQ said...

Very neat!! I think that counts!!!! What a worthy thing to do.


9:16 AM  
Blogger Shelina said...

What a fun way to get things together and get lots of help in doing it. You did a great job in organizing it.

And of course a fabric purchase doesn't count as stash building if you use it right away. It's completely legitimate to buy fabric if you are going to use it right away.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Mar said...

What a fun office you work in!! I like the bike building contest, great idea!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

what a nice way to have office staff work together! Love the mickey fabric too!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW!! I'm pooped just reading all about your week!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope this week is a bit more mellow for you.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Holy cow, woman! I bet you at least sleep well......

9:48 AM  
Blogger andsewitis Holly said...

What a great week of fun in the office. You sure went to a lot of work and provided a lot of enjoyment for everyone. Great ideas - especially the adopted family one :)

5:04 PM  

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