Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why make a Quilting blog?

I set up a week or so ago a "Vaughan Family Blog" and have had such a great time doing so. I have enjoyed posting pictures and videos of Sophie and Marcus and having all of our friends and family share in all of our happenings.

I belong to a great group of ladies on the HGTV-Quilting and Needlework boards. They have been a great source of inspiration and encourgement to expand my knowledge, push my creativity and of course bust my stash! This year I was part of subgroup of Ladies who were "Stashbusters". Our goal was to use up our existing stash or "fabric collections" in projects. Well I am proud to say that I not only learned to shop from my stash first, I finished several UFO's and had a great time doing so. I am not saying that I don't enjoy a little fabric retail therapy every now and then, but I really have assessed my fabric usage and tried to make it work with what ever I already have. Not only have I been successful, I have been plesantly suprised with how things turned out. The HGTV girls support was amazing and I can not wait for 2009 where I can continue to bust the stash...

Goals for 2009:
1. Finish up 10 UFO's. Quilting, binding, label the works.

2. Work on Nickel Quilt Project with leader and enders.

3. Keep a running tally of stah in and stash out for the week.

4. Make a quilt, from stash for ME!

5. Bust through a net of 25 yards of stash. So for every yard that comes in, a yard needs to come out!

I am sure I will add more goals later on, and promise to keep you all updated as to my progress and projects I am working on.


  1. Hey you BLOG looks great. Our stashbusting is going to be even more fun in 2009. Merry Quilting

  2. Thanks Sandy, I am trying, I was hoping to make it more official before I actually posted it!

  3. Welcome to the blogging world! I've signed up for the stashbusting this year (first time) and I'm looking forward to seeing more space in the sewing room.

  4. I saw you had made a blog, so popped in to say HI!! You are doing a great job.