First week of participating in the stash report. I think keeping track is going to be VERY good for me. It's not a "no buy" challenge but I do feel a teeny bit guilty for buying more than I used.
BUT ... there are very good excuses, er, reasons ...
- I worked on (and finished!) something from December so I only needed backing.
- I completed a UFO, and only needed backing/binding
- I shopped with a couple of quilty (not guilty) friends and we went to Obies, in Goodville, PA. THAT is reason enough!
Yes, bloggy friends, it really and truly looks like this. Lighting isn't great, aisles are small and crowded. Bolts are jammed packed and it often takes 2 people to get 1 out. 1 person holds the shelf while the other pulls the bolt.
I do believe that Obies has every fabric ever made. Bolts and bolts of novelty fabrics (I really needed pickles). Lots of new stuff but LOTS of older stuff too. It's great to go and just have a good laugh even if you don't buy anything ... but of course we did buy. Who can pass up fabric that ranges from $2.50 to $6.50 a yard.
We stopped at a couple of other shops too and they also have great prices but Obies is just so bizarre. Not a place to go if you have claustrophia!
purchased this week: 12 yards
used this week: 2 2/3 yards
net total: + 9 1/3 yards
I really hope those numbers look different next week.