Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Stash Report - October 23, 2011

Since I was at a two day retreat this week I spent a lot of time sewing. Hubby was also on travel so I spent extra time in the evenings working on my projects.

I did purchase several yards of on sale Christmas fabric but still sewing more than I purchased:

Fabric used this week: 9 yards
Fabric used YTD: 250.25 yards
Fabric purchased this week: 6 yards
Fabric purchased YTD: 183.50
Net Fabric used in 2011: 66.75 yards

As I know I will be purchasing more Christmas fabric as it goes on sale I am hoping for a net of 75 yards by the end of the year.

At the end of the retreat my Singer 301 sewing machine started acting up and I sent a text to my husband so he would know I would need him to work on it when he got back from travel. Well......... he stopped by a thrift store and picked up this New Home Jem sewing machine for $20 (very much like the Janome Jem). It is very small and light and he thought it would be perfect to take to retreats and workshops. It is missing a spool pin but everything else seems to be in working order.



Kate said...

Great week of stash busting, to buy some and still use more. You have a very thoughtful guy, what a great idea he had.

krisgray said...

Congrats on all your work - sounds like a successful retreat! Hope your 301 gets better. My mom loaned me hers and I swear it sewed the best straight stitch ever. What a thoughtful hubby to pick another machine for you - one in a million.

SpinningStar said...

Cute little machine - I wonder if we all need to start reporting out machine stashes! I bought another featherweight yesterday, though your $20 was the better deal!


Ruthie said...

Great week and what a great husband. I came home last night to a featherweight in the studio, but he was just servicing it.

kwiltnkats said...

What a nice hubby you have...what a find! Good work on using your fabrics. Sandi