Friday, May 25, 2012

Quick post from Italy!

I was overly optimistic about posting daily about my trip, but did managed keep Facebook updated so my kids would be in the know (and comfortable their mom was safe!)  We have certainly helped the local economy of Tuscany - between 5 women, we bought 30 purses, 8 wallets, 2 belts, 2 leather coats, 9 scarves and various geegaws!

Then 2 couples head home, and 3 of us are off to Rome for 5 days of sightseeing and shopping!  I have found the location of the largest fabric store in Rome, and it's only a few blocks from one of the main piazzas.  I hope to pick up a few fabrics that will bring back memories of my trip!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Stash Report, Week 20

Ciao from Tuscany!  I haven't bought anything this week so my stats have stayed the same, but I couldn't resist checking in from Sciano, Italy where I am staying for the next two weeks.

Used this Week:  0 metres
Used year to Date: 45 metres
Added this Week: 0 metres
Added Year to Date: 43.9 metres
Net Used for 2012: 1.1 metres

Here's a few pictures so far!

Sunset in Tuscany

Our terrace 

Quintessential Italy

Antipasti - enjoy!

My goal is to post a picture a day!  I'd love it if you check back, but I may not be able to respond to comments.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Stash Report Week 19

Just when I thought things were going to slow down, things heated up again!  But it's been a good week - we finally got the new software at work doing what we want it to do, I've gotten a handle on the paperwork at home, my 2-day scrapbooking crop was successful and I only have 6 sleeps until my big trip to Italy!

Not much sewing this week, only 3 more Red and White blocks:

I thought I didn't add any fabric this week, but when I was tidying up my sewing room, I came across this kit I bought my birthday weekend and forgot all about.

It's called Word Play Made Easy and makes a 48" x 54" quilt, just perfect for a wallhanging or the kidlets.

I may make it a bit larger with some fat quarters I have on hand from the same line:

So, no finishes this week but I have to add some.  When I get back from my trip, I see some power sewing in my future - I want to stay out the red!
Used this Week:  0 metres
Used year to Date: 45 metres
Added this Week: 2.5 metres
Added Year to Date: 43.9 metres
Net Used for 2012: 1.1 metres
I doubt I'll have any time for sewing this week, but I'm going to post about my trip here so it will make it easier to scrapbook when I get home.  I've only been to Europe once before, Scotland specifically, so I'm looking forward to soaking up some history and sun!
I've starting packing:

I'm taking 1/2 as many clothes and twice as much money ;o)

But I'm already dreading leaving these sweeties!

Zoey - almost 11 months - pic taken today

And Alex, 3 1/2 - he is growing so fast.  Here he is playing soccer with his 5-year-old-today second cousin and other 5's today at the birthday party!

He is going to be a tall boy, and is already very coordinated for his age. He was kicking that ball over the heads of the others with no trouble!  And fast too, he could outrun them all!

To see how others are doing managing their stash, check out the links at Judy Laquidara's blog at