Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Stash Report, Week 17

It's been 5 weeks since my last stash report, and despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to spend a lot of time in my "Happy" room.
A reminder to relax and enjoy 'me' time!
I'd like to show you more but right now, I can barely find the floor.  When I get busy, I tend to "dump and run", which means the 15 minutes I have found here and there have been dedicated to sewing, not certainly not putting anything away.
Some things that make me happy - a jar filled with notions from my mother's and grandmother's sewing supplies.
In the last month, we've celebrated Easter, been to the zoo in Seattle, I've hosted a scrapbooking retreat, babysat most weekends and worked some overtime on top of my full time job. I've also been having issues with my left shoulder and knee, had X-rays and finally got to the physiotherapist on Thursday.

My grandmother's button tin - I've had this since I was 18 years old.
The good news is there is no signs of oestioarthritis nor wear and tear, but simply a strained knee and bursitis in the shoulder.  Luckily, we've caught it early enough to prevent frozen shoulder but it has kept me out of commission for a bit. 
To cheer myself up, I did stop by my favourite fabric shop and picked up a few little things: 
Added this week: 1.75 metres
Added Year-to-Date: 56.25 metres
So far, I haven't broken into any of it, but I did finally finish one of my many UFOs!
Used since last report: .5 metres
Used Year-to-Date: 9.5 metres
Net used/Added for 2013: 46.75 metres
It didn't use more fabric because I repurposed this wool melton jacket that I haven't worn for a few years.
Using this adorable pattern from Liesl Gibson,
and lined with Aneela Hooley's A Walk in the Woods,

(it does hang straight on a proper hanger ;o)

and nicely fits a cute little girl, if she hadn't just woken up from a nap.
She kept trying to pull it off, so I didn't get a great picture of her in it, especially once she discovered she could twirl in it!
I wonder if she will be Little Red Riding Hood for Hallowe'en this year?



  1. Oh my goodness gracious, how perfect is Walk in the Woods with a Red Riding Hood cape?

    1. Thanks, Kate! I couldn't resist getting the book when I already had a 1/2 metre of the fabric already!

  2. Lovely cape! Isn't it funny how little girls love twirling?

    I'm so glad you have good news about your knees and shoulder -- I had frozen shoulder in both shoulders a couple of year ago and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees in 1996; sometimes they're painful, sometimes they're fine!


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