It's finally occurred to me that December's stash report is also the last of the year. I can't believe how little fabric I've added to the stores in the last two months, but there you have it. I have gotten a little usage in, though, and that makes me happy, happy, happy!
Used/donated this month: 2.5 yards
Used/donated year-to-date: 38.75 yards
Purchased/added this month: 0.25 yards
Purchased/added year-to-date: 86.75 yards
Net used/donated for 2013: -48.0 yards
Truly (and especially when compared to the end-of-year numbers of 2012) a remarkable feat, if you ask me. Well shoot ... see for yourself! Here are 2012's final cumulative numbers:
Used/donated year-to-date: 50.5 yards
Purchased/added year-to-date: 194.75 yards
Net used/donated for 2012: -144.25 yards
Believe it or not, I'm a numbers kind of gal. They fascinate me and I enjoy extrapolating what they have to say. For example, while at first glance it may appear that I created/used more in 2012, if you actually break out that 50.5 yards used against the 194.75 yards purchased, you'll find that I only created with about twenty-five percent of what I took in. Whereas this year, I created with better than forty-four percent of my fabric booty! That feels like metro-major accomplishment to me!
Some of the projects that counted towards this last report's usage were Christmas presents for the grandbabies. Both June and Ellie were getting baby dolls for Christmas, so I felt they needed quilts for their dear little dollies. And then I couldn't leave Sawyer 'without', so "Snow Buddies" (which I shared earlier) was for him.
In this instance, I don't care what the numbers have to say . . . those precious little babies say it all so much better!
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