November Stash Report

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.

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I bought a fat quarter collection of Riley Blake’s Saltwater fabrics with 15 fabrics, for a total of 3.75 yards of fabric.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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