Sunday, March 2, 2014

Toodling Along and Using Fabric

Ah yes, the second month of the year has gone by and now it’s report cards on the quilting front. In some zany coincidence, it’s report card time at school. Thank goodness I’m a teacher and not the student. It definitely is easier to give the report than to read it!

For February 2014:

used this month: 3.5 yds

used ytd: 6.75 yds

added this month: 6 yds

added ytd: 6 yds

total this month +0.75 yds

I like ledgers. The old black & red notations. So stark. So truthful. So wonderful this month!

I have a reason (excuse) to buy 6 yards this month. Really. I ran out of the darkest blue for my Log Cabin. I found it online, through the help of my lovely readers. I figured I need 4 yards. But what if I ran out again? This fabric is a year old and I found it at Thousands of Bolts. I was pushing my luck to find it this time! Besides it is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. I will always find uses for it in future quilts.

AND I did end up in the black!

See? I really did have a reason


  1. heh! I say buy it up! This diet mess is too painful for me. :)

    1. I've been thinking about your comment all day. You're a horrible influence! However I think on how much I used to spend every month on fabrics: $200-$300. And all the new patterns and fabric bought for patterns. I figured if I didn't stop, I'd never have time to quilt everything I bought! It still might be a toss-up, unless I live to 100. But for one sweet moment, you made me feel bliss!

  2. I think you are doing great! I love numbers, too.

    1. Wow! Thank you! Everyone needs a little pat on the back once in a while!

  3. I don't keep track... Buy it, love it, it's good for the economy. Moves the money around. (Nobody likes stagnant money.)

    1. Okay, I think you and Susan are in cahoots to drive me to the poor house! I'm feeling unpatriotic right now because I'm not buying fabric. Will have to think that one over. Maybe this is the one "reason" I will have to go back to buying fabrics. Can I live with you when I go bankrupt?


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