Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Stash Report - March 25, 2012

I have not blogged in a while, I have been busy getting a few customer quilts out of the way. My thumb has gotten worse and I know I will be facing surgery so wanted to get the ones that I had in house done and I just won’t be taking any for awhile. Also have been busy in meetings and a few other things going on.

In addition, I didn’t do last week’s stash report because I just didn’t know how to handle those big numbers! Are you curious on how big my numbers are?

Well…… we have a very small quilt shop in our town, they have nice things but the inventory has been way down lately. We heard about the opportunity to buy the shop and we are probably crazy but that is exactly what my husband and I are going to do. We are just starting all the legal work this coming week but hope to get it accomplished by 1 May.

I will be working in the shop most of the time and my husband will be helping with some of the book work, getting new shelves put together and servicing featherweight and other older singer and Kenmore and a few other brands of machines that have been around for a long time but still working well.

I met with one fabric rep most of today ordering fabrics , some to be delivered almost immediately and others spread over the next 5 months so that when the shop is officially turned over to me I will have some new things ready to put on the shelves. Much more will have to follow with other fabric reps but wanted to at least get a start.

So anyway, how do you put all this on a stash

My ACTUAL current stash report numbers are:
Fabric used YTD: 54 yards
Fabric purchased YTD: 28 yards
Net fabric used in 2012: 26 yards

I did actually find a few minutes to sew this week. I am working on a double slice layer cake quilt using a layer cake of batiks. I think it is going to be very pretty, just don’t know when I will get back to it. I think it is going to have to age on the design wall for a bit.



Kate said...

Wow, congratulations! Good luck with your new endeavor.

Great stash management, more out than in.

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, congrats to your future quilt shop ownership! How exciting!

Alycia said...

Yay you!! Thats an awesome thing!! Just don't count it as personal - that would really ruin your numbers LOL - seriously - that is a wonderful endeavor!!! Enjoy!!

debbie m said...

Congratulations Kathie! I thought I heard a little business talk when I walked in the store. I had not told anyone but MR my suspisions, and I'll keep it that way! I hope it all works out for you and your MR. It will be awesome to have someone local to work on older machines!
It will also keep you busy come fall when the kiddo goes to college ;c)
Excited for you both,

Dar said...

Congratulations on your new business. What fun! Your stash totals are great. You have everything under control in my book.

Lori said...

wow--congratulations! Just think of all that fabric to pet! And now you can make class samples! Oh FUN FUN FUN!

kwiltnkats said...

WOW! Can't wait until the next time I'm in Southern Maryland to visit your shop. You must be busting at the seams with excitment. I wish for you all the success possible as you move forward in this endeavor. Sandi

betty said...

Way to Go, Had to read it twice to see if I was really reading the news? Here I am retiring and you are starting a new life, I am so happy for you. I will be glad to help in any way. Absoulty great....

Eileen said...

Great news. You will do wonderful. the timing is perfect. Will love to see YOU there.