Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Want Fabric...{Stash 2013}

'Want' is exactly correct.

For sure I don't NEED any :)

stash 2013
Messy Stash

I've been tracking my stash for three years.  Nothing better than a good spreadsheet.

So, how did 2012 go?  Glad you asked.

rainbow

Things were going pretty well until I started my shopping for the perfect ocean blues in June/July.

(About 62 yards showed up at my door....blues and a few others fell into my online carts....ooops)

I ended the year only 33 yards up, and I didn't even make a stop at The Fabric Shack while in Ohio over the holidays. I really do like trying to use the fabulous fabrics I have, before I don't like them anymore.  Overall, I say 2012 was pretty good stash-wise.

orange and yellow

Last week, a couple of great tonal prints were in the clearance section at the shop.  I always seem to need a good orange or yellow, so I grabbed these at half off.   Besides, nothing had been added to the stash since early November!

boy blue
Blue if it's a Boy....

Here's the real question, though.  Will I be making a little girl quilt or a little boy quilt?!

Ok, I don't actually need a single scrap of blue, and I'm pretty good with pink/purple as well.  But I have deemed a new baby a valid reason to buy fabric.

I'm looking forward to poking a few buttons, once I know.  Just have to control the fun and avoid shipping 50+ yards to the house.

girl pink
Pink if it's a Girl....

Friday is the day for my ultrasound. Can. Not. Wait.

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17 comments:

syfalkenstein said...

Wow! I am in awe of your stash.
And yeah, about the baby too...Congratulations!

Shan said...

oh how I dream of a stash like that one day.:)

Shan said...

Very Happy for you.

Leila said...

Congratulations! We have all girls (5) over here so it is all pink all the time. :)
Love your fabric!

Svetlana said...

oh, Angela, that's so very exciting!!!!! You totally need some more fabric. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Jeanne W. said...

Congrats on the baby! I have four and it is quite a challenge. You seem like you will be able to handle it though. LOVE your stash! My husband would flip if I ever sent 62 yard to my house!!!! =)

Katie B said...

So so exciting! A girl sure would be fun, but you're already an expert at being a boy mom!

CitricSugar said...

So excited for you!

And I was thinking about your spreadsheet this month - I want to do something similar to track my stash this year and make sure more goes out than comes in. I think I have around 100 yards but I won't know until I count it…. Yikes!

Beth said...

I love your stash! Congrats on the baby.

Impera_Magna said...

A new baby on the way? How exciting!!! ... and YES! That's the perfect reason to purchase new fabric!

:)

traceyjay said...

Congratulations!
And many blessings to you! ♥

I am Just One Mom said...

Ha! Every 2 wks: 14 yds out, 20 yds in. The potential I see in beautiful fabrics is endless. And despite serious production of gorgeous quilts, I am losing the stash busting goal. Ha! Off to create some more beauty...

katie z. said...

Ooh... Sonograms are my favorite doctor visit!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

No matter what colour you end up using, I am sure the quilt will be super awesome because baby has one talented mama and sweet and thoughtful brothers to love it to bits.

Wish I could organize my stash so nicely. I am on a stash moratorium. We shall see how long *that* lasts.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

OMG - that's awesome! I'll be praying for PINK! Congrats! Jenn

Diane said...

What is the name of the yellow on yellow dot you picked up recently? I am collecting yellow/green for a quilt for my oldest who is going to Baylor in the fall.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I love that you have a spreadsheet to catalogue your stash.