Sunday, March 14, 2010

Showers - Rain and Otherwise - Saturday, March 13, 2010/ Stash Report Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's a miserable, rainy day outside and is predicted to stay that way until Monday.  Maybe it's appropriate that I am going to a bridal shower today.  My husband's goddaughter is getting married in April and her shower is today.  The family has been in turmoil for weeks preparing for this event.  Although I wanted to help, it has really taken a toll on the time I usually allot for quilting.  I only managed to sew some blocks for my "Downy Quilts for Kids" kit.  My job is to make the decorative shower umbrella.  As tasks go, it doesn't seem like a big deal.  We had a lace parasol left over from my days as a costumer designer for my children's school plays.
I started with 6 "bushes" of  white flowers, yards of 3 different kinds of white lace, and 2 spools of white organdy ribbon. This is what was left.

After removing 64 sprigs of flowers from the bushes and cutting the lace to fit; I hand sewed them to the umbrella.  The small plastic knob at the top of the umbrella was covered by a swirl of lace sewn to resemble a rosette.  I added double strands of organdy ribbon to the edge of the 8 umbrella spokes and sewed single flowers to the ends of the strands.  This doesn't sound like much, but it took days of sewing.  I think the result was worth it.

That's my excuse for not using any of my stash this week.

Used this Week:          0 yards

Used year to Date:    15 yards

Added this Week:       0 yards

Added Year to Date:  24 yards

Net Used for 2010:  - 9 yards

Please stop by Judy L's blog if you would like to see some successful stash busting.