Hi habibis! Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers – I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Mine was hectic (several states in three days) but otherwise nice. Today we’re recovering a bit and doing work around the apartment. Today is also the first Sunday of Advent, a special season for me.
I’ve decided not to do extra Advent posts this year. I like the idea of it, but in the last couple of years it ended up taking away too much Christmas sewing time. However, I might post a little more often this month. In that vein, today I’m doing a Sunday stash post, for the first time in ages.
I’ll start with the incoming. I ordered quite a bit of fabric this month, somewhat violating my rule about not buying fabrics that aren’t for specific projects. I also got two yards of Christmas fabric from my guild to make the Christmas stockings I donated a couple of weeks ago.
I bought some fabrics from Connecting Threads’s Lotus in Springtime collection by Kona Bay Fabrics. I bought one yard of the large crane print, a quarter yard of the iris, and the fat quarter sampler with 14 fabrics. That’s 4.75 yards of fabric.
I bought a fat quarter collection of Riley Blake’s Saltwater fabrics with 15 fabrics, for a total of 3.75 yards of fabric.
I’m thinking about making a yellow and grey quilt, so I bought a few different things. It started with 2 yards of Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale Floral Dots in Floral Lily Multi Monkey Magic. I’ve had my eye on it for a while and I finally splurged. I ordered a yard each of three greys from the Robert Kaufman Metro Living Modern collection, and a collection of 25 10″ grey and yellow squares.
I ordered a yard each of a couple of art deco fabrics and one yard of this blue and white fabric. I’ve already started using the blue and white fabric. I was thinking the art deco fabrics might make good pillowcases.
I have more fabrics on back order, I’m afraid. I went on a major splurge this month – I had a gift card and I started shopping and never stopped. My rule about only buying things for specific projects went a bit out the window, although I have ideas for a couple of quilts with these fabrics, and I’ve started using a few already.
My incoming for November is 20.25 yards.
Now we’ll go to the outgoing, which is rather less:
A doll quilt that I haven’t blogged about yet: 1.1 yards
My sewing machine cover: 1 yard
The Christmas charity stockings: 2.5 yards
Drawstring gift bags (see here, and others I haven’t posted about yet): 2.75 yards
Wine bags (to come later): .65 yards
My total outgoing is: 8 yards.
So my net for November is 12.25 yards in, and my net total for the year is 112.26 yards outgoing.
You may note that I haven’t included my November stash bee blocks. November is my month but I haven’t received all of my blocks yet, so I’ve decided to include those in my December stash report.