Saturday, May 11, 2013

Finally back to a bit of sewing...

I have not been blogging much lately. We have been busy with yard work and last weekend, I took my husband away on a surprise birthday trip for the weekend to Buffalo, New York. We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast called the "Parkside House" and toured two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright:  The Darwin Martin House and Graycliff. We had a wonderful dinner at Tempo--a modern Italian restaurant which we would highly recommend. After all the stress of the last few months, this was a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. My husband did not have a clue about where we were going!  It was a significant birthday and he did not want a party so I decided to take him away for the weekend.
I have been working on Step 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Lazy Sunday Mystery in Quiltmaker magazine over the last little while. Here are the 96 hour glass units... (I still need to trim the dog ears.)

Today, I got together with Cathy and Chris and we had an afternoon of sewing. I worked on these units for the LS mystery. I managed to get them all done.

The next step of this mystery is not out until the next issue of Quiltmaker comes out at the end of June. Now, I will be able to work on my 9 patch mystery and other projects until then.

I have not done a stash report in a couple of weeks. I bought a bit of fabric at the Quilting Bee on our way to Buffalo last weekend--just some fat quarters for the LS mystery and a couple of yards of fabric from the 50% off shelf for my stash.  All of the little pieces for the LS mystery take a long time to sew together but they do not make much of a dent in the stash!

Fabric used in the last 2 weeks: 1.45 yards
Total fabric used this year: 93.6  yards
Fabric added to the stash in the last 2 weeks: 5.5 yards
Total fabric added this year: 78.83 yards
Net fabric used this year: 14.77 yards
Whew!  I am still in the black!

Happy sewing!


  1. You stash busting is moving right along. I like your color choice for the mystery quilt.

  2. Love your mystery colours!
    DH doesn't know how lucky he is to have you! What a wonderful treat you planned for him!