Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday stash report time again! Nothing bought and nothing finished. Same figures as last week. But I HAVE been keeping busy, just not "quilty" busy!


I found a new use for selvages! I use them to make trellises for my young climbing plants! If they survive this year, they will "graduate" to a real trellis next year. These are Lathyrus Latifolius, or perennial sweet peas. They grow to about 6 feet tall and get like a bush,and bloom all summer with little care.

I have a holiday cactus that cannot seem to make up it's mind when to bloom.

If you look very closely, in the front there are two white with pink stamens blossoms. Just two!

I have been sewing for stress relief, every night I work on a few random 9 patches for amandajean's quilt a long. I now have 87 9 patches made, enough to make a small quilt.

9 comments:

Pat said...

Another week without adding to the stash! woohoo!

The 9 patches are looking great and you are way ahead of the curve with this project!

pdudgeon said...

those 9 patches do look good! i'll be joining you next week as i have two quilts that are 9 patches to make. got the first one cut out and bobbins all wound, so i'm ready to start on Monday.

JuJu said...

Hey girl, 9 patches look good! Even being a busy farm wife, you still can whip out the quilt tops! Oh the dryer just buzzed, got to go fold clothes!

katie z said...

The 9 patches look like fun! Good luck with your farmer's wife duties.

Brenda said...

I do know there is a 'trick' to have that christmas cactus flower, I just can not remember it right now. I do know they never flowered for me. Also, I know that regular catcus' flower in the summer if they have gotten cold at night, warm in the day in the winter!! I couldn't figure out why my cactus's were flowering, till one night, very late, I watched this plant show and they explained it!! Talk about a light bulb going off!! these plants lived on a shelf in my sun room that got sun all day - and was not well heated at night!! Maybe that would work for the christmas cactus, but I am not sure... it comes from a different 'family' of catcus....

And I love your use of the selvages!! I use up my small strips of cut of fabric for the same thing. Also, it's cotton, it is a great compost item!!! cotton, many uses all the time!!

And your 9 patches, look great!!!

Have fun farming, but make sure you don't forget about us and keep showing off your stuff!! (hiddne meaning: make sure you sew as well as play with tractors and plant!!)
Have a great week!!!

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, so many 9-patches already! I am up to 6. lol

I haven't tried sweet peas before, but was reading about them this past weekend and hope to add them later, as I love having flowers with a scent!

Laurie said...

I've dyed my selvage green and used them to tie up the roses for years... until I gave up on roses.

Brenda said...

Love the nine patches, those are one of my favorite blocks.

Lisa said...

your 9 patches are adorable! love how they look together@