I ended 2017 in the hole 8 3/4 yards for my fabric stash report. I finished enough quilts and gave away 90 + yards to say that I used 354 1/2 yards of fabric.
I purchased or brought home 363 1/4 yards of fabric and I didn't really have any place to put it. So some of it got sent to the attic to live. How sad. I would like to say I will do better next year at not buying or adding fabric. But that was my intention last year. I am a sucker for a great deal. Most of my fabric was a big sale, or with coupons, or thrift store finds. I really hate to let fabric feel unwanted and unloved. BUT..
If I used 350 yards of fabric every year, I might have to live 350 years to use it all.
But I will start the year with a clean slate.
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All of my sashings are made for on ringo lake mystery quiltville quilt. I am still making my way through making the blocks. I am at 23 out of 50. I am joining in with Kate on making sure I sew at least 15 minutes a day. and so far this year I haven't missed any days.
I have plans to spin today. I am spinning a home processed dorset fleece. As you can see there is still alot of vegetative matter in the yarn, but it will get better when I ply two strands together.
The fleece is very white, strong, close and free from dark fiber. Fleeces average 5 to 9 pounds (2.3 to 4.1 kg) in the ewes with a yield between 50% and 70%. The staple length ranges from 2.5 to 4 inches with a numeric count of 46's-58's.
So it should be very soft yarn.