It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost half over and, therefore, I should have used at least half of the yardage I want to use in 2013. Several years ago, I seriously began stashbusting and even though I seem to be making good progress, the stash just doesn’t seem to be going down. That makes me wonder if I’ll ever make much of a dent in it.
This was my final stash report for 2008. That year, I added 633 yards but used 435 yards.
Fabric added this week – 0 yards
Fabric added year to date – 633 yards
Fabric used this week – 6 yards
Fabric used year to date – 435 yards
Net Used to Date – <198> yards
I didn’t do much better in 2009.
Used this Week: 8 yards
Used year to Date: 464.50 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 457 yards
Net Used for 2009: 7.50 yards
I want to net 280 yards this year. So far this year, I’ve used 117, add 13 for a net of 104 yards. I have to more than double what I’ve used and add nothing in order to reach my goal. I can do it but I’m going to have to work hard. Each of the smaller type quilt tops takes about 5 yards for backing so if I quilt 10 of those, that’s still only 50 yards. Finishing up some tops would help because I’m not counting the yardage til the tops are finished. If I finish 10 tops and quilt them, that’s probably about 10 yards each, for a total of 100 yards . . so why am I sitting here at the computer dreaming up scenarios for how I could get to my goal? I need to be at the sewing machine or the longarm and I need to be quilting early til late!
Do you have a goal in mind for the number of yards you’d like to use this year? Maybe you want to use more than you buy? Maybe you want to break even or close to even.
Better question, do you think I’ll reach my goal of using a net of 280 yards this year? Honestly . . do you think I can? I know I CAN but . . will I?