September Stash Game: Week Four Top Ten!

Stash Game Week 4 top ten
Woohooo! Here are the final week’s tallies! Looks like the machines were really humming this last week.

Week Four Top Ten point scorers:

Elphaba
419
SGRAHA
335
Heather62
324.28
sharon4
147
Chrisnkelley
116.64
DUMPDUCK3
107
Seun
104.4
cinnamama
101
Helenanne
94
quartercentury
91.7
momtoesther
66

The overall monthly totals will be coming in the next couple days, those are a bit of work for the Stash Goddesses to verify.

Fantastic work everyone!
Kelly

September Stash Game: Week Three Top Ten!

Stash Game Week 3 top ten
We’re in the home stretch!

Week Three Top Ten point scorers:

Chrisnkelley
188
Heather62
150
SGRAHA
138
quartercentury
113
momtoesther
108.4
Cinnamama
80
Helenanne
72
sharon4
72
Elphaba
58
kellyblueyes
37

Just like the last weeks, week four is a new week for weekly totals, so don’t be discouraged if you didn’t make the top 10 this week. :) Plus, week 4 picks up the last couple days of September, so you get extra days in the week.

Hooray for National Sewing Month!
Kelly

Stash Game – Week Two Standings

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We’re halfway through the month! Hope everyone is sewing merrily along. It was another close week, just 3 points separated the 10th and 11th place!

Week Two Top Ten point scorers:

SGRAHA
192
Heather62
153
Kellyblueyes
144
sharon4
134
Chrisnkelley
134
cinnamama
128
plainjanesews
118
momtoesther
114.8
sandrahd
63
Helenanne
59

Excellent work, ladies!

Just like the last two weeks, week three is a new week for weekly totals, so don’t be discouraged if you didn’t make the top 10 this week. :)

And for those following along with me, last time I checked in, I was at -22.667.
Ruffle Doll Skirt = 1 ruffle scrap + 1 waistband scrap = 2pts * 3 skirts = 6pts
Crib Skirt = .75 yds zigzag fabric + 1.5 yds top fabric = 2.25yds * 8pts/yd = 18 pts
Pillow cover = .5yd * 8 pts/yd = 4pts (I’ll show you this one soon, but it’s not very exciting, so don’t get your hopes up.)

Hooray! I’m at +5.33pts month-to-date! Do a little happy dance with me, I’m not in the negative!

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing…
Kelly

Stash Game – Week One standings

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The Stash Gamers are off to a great start this month!

Week One Top Ten point scorers:

plainjanesews
590
kellyblueyes
144
sharon4
135
Heather62
114
sandrahd
93.28
sewingmel
87.48
momtoesther
75
CutenessFactor
66
Elphaba
66
cinnamama
65

Remember, week two is a new week for weekly totals, so if you didn’t make the top ten in week one, everyone starts from the same place at week two, which started Sunday. There was just *one point* separating places 10 and 11 this week!

Great work everyone, keep sewing! I’ll be over here continuing to attempt to climb out of my negative 20-something hole… :)

Happy Sewing!
Kelly

Stash Game – pajama pants love and a ruffle skirt

Pajama pants are a great way to sew up a fabric stash. My growing-like-weeds-children all need them. Of course, they need pajama tops, too, but pants are quick and easy. I’ve been in need of a quick project that would get me back to sewing again. After finishing 3 pajama pants for Zoe, I cut out a pair for Jack and sewed them up. To celebrate, Zoe and I went to the fabric store. Though we really did practice much restraint, we still ended up with nearly 12 additional yards. So, on Monday my stash game tally looked like this:

Zoe pj pants (qty 3) = 1.25yds + 2 notion points = 12pts * 3 pairs = 36 points
Jack pj pants (qty 1) = 1 yd + 2 notions = 10 points
11.91 yards of fabric purchase = -96 points
Current tally: -50

So, ummm, yeah. But I finished up two more pj pants for Jack!
PJ Pants for Jack

I’ve been using the same Kwik Sew pattern (3275) that I used for Zoe. Jack’s only 7. He’s perfectly happy with pull on elastic pants with no fly. The fact that it’s a girl’s pattern will be our little secret, okay?

I finished this up today, too.

ruffle skirt

Zoe picked out this fabric on Sunday. I bought only what we needed (2/3 yard) and am happy to have it sewn up. I was sort of dreading sewing it because it is thin and wiggly and let’s face it, the thought of matching up those ruffles is intimidating! Fortunately, it went together quickly. I used wonder tape to match the ruffles up before sewing as in Mel’s tute here. It needs a quick run through the wash to get rid of the tape bits before I let Zoe wear it.

So, that sewing helps the stash game tally over here –
Previous Tally: -50
Jack pj pants (qty 2) = 1 yd + 2 notions = 10 points * 2 pairs = 20
Zoe ruffle skirt = 2/3 yd + 1 c/l scrap for waistband + elastic because I didn’t trust the c/l = 7.333
New Tally: -22.667

Well, I’m still in the negative, but hopefully the more serious stash gamers are making better progress. I’m claiming this as a victory because it’s more sewing than I’ve gotten done in a while!

Next up – a crib skirt for my new nephew or tops to go with all these pj pants? Hmmmm…

Happy Sewing!
Kelly

Stash Game – Week Four standings!

It takes a little bit to sort out the overall totals, but in the meantime, here are the weekly top ten players from week 4:
Top Ten Points - week 4

1. thelittlesewingshop
2. BugzNBean
3. Elphaba
4. kpfjpf
5. charlene
6. CutenessFactor
7. Topview
8. limegreenvw
9. quartercentury
10. rxclothing

Top Ten Yards Sewn - week 4
1. Topview
2. BugzNBean
3. charlene
4. kpfjpf
5. thelittlesewingshop
6. SGRAHA
7. quartercentury
8. Elphaba
9. rxclothing
10. momtoesther

Awesome work everyone!

Happy Sewing!
Kelly

Final days of the stash game!

The Stash Game is in its final days!

Here’s how last week shook out:
Top Ten Points - week 3
1. thelittlesewingshop
2. Topview
3. Elphaba
4. limegreenvw
5. SGRAHA
6. OneBusyMama
7. charlene
8. quartercentury
9. momtoesther
10. kpfjpf

Top Ten Yards Sewn - week 3
1. kpfjpf
2. Topview
3. thelittlesewingshop
4. charlene
5. quartercentury
6. OneBusyMama
7. Elphaba
7. rxclothing
9. SGRAHA
10. DUMPDUCK3

There weren’t as many weekly submissions for week three as there were for week two. I don’t know if people forgot to get their numbers in, or if they are just keeping their totals secret until the end of the month…

This is the first game where we’ve kept yardage separate from point totals, and we’ve simplified the rules tremendously. It’ll be interesting to see how the game totals end up.

If you’re sewing, remember, you have until Midnight in your timezone on the 28th to get those items done! Make sure you grab those Monthly Challenge and Christmas Challenge bonuses this month for an additional 5 points each!

How’s your sewing going this month?

Happy Sewing!
Kelly

Are you sewing? Week One of the Stash Game is coming to a close!

Just a bit of time left for those sewing in my timezone for the first week of the February Stash Game!

Hopefully those of you who are playing are doing better than I am. I managed to finish this, though –

Big Sister Machine Applique Complete

I haven’t washed it since I finished it, so the lettuce edge is going to curl more once it runs through the laundry, but I’ll let my sister do that.

How are you doing? Sewing up a storm? If you’re just stopping in, feel free to join, you can just start wherever you are. :) Here’s a link to more info in the forum.

Happy Sewing!
Kelly

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