Sunday, February 19, 2012
weekly stash report
I spent Saturday puttering in the sewing corner. My goal was to keep tidying things up. Instead, I wound up mostly finishing three baby quilts and hand sewed the bindings late last night while watching a documentary about midwives in Georgia in the early 50s.
It was the oddest feeling, working on NICU quilts while watching them put a premature baby into an incubator heated by hot water and caution the mother to leave it in there to keep it warm. It just boggles my mind, and makes me so sad, that they wouldn't have wrapped the baby up with its mother. I wonder when they realized that skin to skin contact was the wonderful thing it is.
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric Used this Week: 3.5 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 14.5 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 20 yards
Net Added for 2012: 5.5 yards
I did buy a grey sheet, but I'm not going to count it as stash until I decide whether it's going in a quilt or on a bed. And I finished the Irish Chain, which I'm not counting as fabric used because it's been pin basted since 2010 and the fabric wasn't actually sitting in my stash... that'd be another 6 3/4 yards, which totally cancels out the sheet whether I use it or not.
By this time last year, I'd already added 195 yards of fabric that I got dirt cheap on craigslist. I'd like to claim that I'm being good, but there just hasn't been anything out there to tempt me. To see more weekly stash reports, click over to Patchwork Times.