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WELCOME TO THE May 2013 STASH GAME!!!

This game will run from May 1st to May 31th
***Late entrants are welcome, but without compensation for missing time*** (meaning if you start/sign up on the 6th, you cannot count 5/1-5/5)


This month is hosted by MamaDawn.

If you are going to PLAY- post a reply to THIS thread, and THAT IS YOUR SPOT. Please don't post more than once here.

Here are the thread that make this so FUN!: (we are just having one again this month, like a few months ago)
Both chatter and pics go here
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...0#post16547340


If anything is relevant to be added here, I will update this post with things from the Chat Thread.

In your spot- please post:
*A quick intro/hello
*Your Crafting Goals for this month
*Your Points/FO's (list them by project/day and then a grand total)


PRIZES

Grab bag of fabrics and notions

PM host or post to chat thread to contribute

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**SEWING POINTS**

+8 per Yard Sewn from Stash

**For Tutu makers- 1 yard is equal to (1) 25 yard roll of precut tulle.

+1 per type of Notion Used in a FO (interfacing, dye, fabric scrap, buttons, snaps, binding, bias tape, ribbing, rick-rak, zippers, stabilizer, etc.) Thread does not count as a notion, and even if you use 100 snaps- it is still only ONE type and counts as +1.

+2 per Diaper Related FO

+1 for Using Tags (works like snaps..doesn't matter if you use 1 tag or 12, its only 1 point)

+2 for Hand Sewing (+2 per hour)

+1 for Using a Treadle Sewing Machine (per item)

+1 per for Accessorizing (matching hat with dress, etc.)

+1 for Charity FO

+1 per item for Completing a UFO (unfinished object)

+1 per hoop for Machine Embroidery

+1 for Dying Fabric or Yarn (+1 per yard/garment/skein)

+1 for Mending (+1 per garment/elastic replacement/snap conversion...)

+1 for Posting FO Pictures (+1 per FO) post in Show and Tell OR in the SNS Thread linked at the top of the post! **Still only +1 per FO- even if you post in more than one place

+1 for Using Recycled Materials (per FO)

+1 if you make your own pattern

**QUILTING POINTS** These are a NEW addition to the game
Quilting points for piecing tops and blocks can be gained as listed below, It is NOT necessary to finish the entire quilt this month to be able to earn points for your quilt, nor will quilts in progress count as UFOs, but there is no back-dating points for past projects

Quick-sew Quilt TOPS (made from strips, charm squares, and cakes)
+10 crib/lap size/wall hanging
+15 twin size
+20 double/queen
+25 king

Traditional Piecing and foundation piecing of Blocks
+5 per 12 inch block completed
+5 for joining blocks
+5 for every border

Hand quilting is covered by the hand sewing rule: (+2 per hour)

Machine Quilting points:
+10 crib/lap size/wall hanging
+15 twin size
+20 double/queen
+25 king

Binding is also covered by the +2 per hour for hand sewing rule


**YARN CRAFT POINTS**
+2 per hour for Knitting/Crochet/Spinning
+1 per hour for frogging a project
+2 for completed small project (food, soaker, hat, etc).
+4 for completed large project (longies, blanket, vest, etc).
+4 for each skein used
+1 if you dyed the skein yourself
+4 if you made a diaper related item from the skein/skeins


**STASH BUSTING POINTS** NOTE~ Yarn or fabric that is given as a gift is NOT counted against you... So if you get something for Mother's Day, it's ok...
+4 per yard or skein sold/given/thrown away from stash
-8 per yard bought during stash game
+4 per yard sewn from fabric purchased during stash game
-4 per skein bought during stash game
+2 per skein used from skein purchased during stash game

**Trading for Fabric or Yarn counts as purchasing **UNLESS** you traded equal amounts of something from your stash to obtain the new item. (As in: 2 skeins of yarn TRADED for 2 skeins of yarn=NO points awarded or deducted. If you traded used diapers for 2 skeins of yarn=(-8) deduction).



**If you purchased yarn or fabric BEFORE the start of the game and it arrives during the Stash Game Month- it DOES NOT count against you! Only items Purchased/Traded DURING the month count for deductions.


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FO DEFINITIONS:

Finished Object: Threads snipped, Ends woven in! **See below for smaller objects and their FO Value**

12 serged wipes/unpaper towels/family cloth= 1 FO
6 t&t wipes/uppaper towels/family cloth= 1 FO
4 soakers/doublers= 1 FO
2 pairs of nursing pads= 1FO
2 momma cloth= 1 FO
2 mittens (a pair)= 1 FO
2 baby shoes (a pair)= 1 FO
2 leg warmers (a pair)= 1 FO
**if something should come in pairs- it needs to, to count as a FO**


DIAPERS YARDAGE ESTIMATES

Fitteds/AIO's/AI2s - SOAKERS INCLUDED
NB = 1/2 yard
Small = 3/4 yard
Medium = 1 yard
Large = 1 1/4 yard
One Size = 1 1/4 yard
XLarge = 1 1/2 yard

Pockets/Lined covers SOAKERS NOT INCLUDED

NB- 1/8 yard= 0.125= 1 point
Small- 1/4 yard = 0.25= 2/8 so 2 points
Medium-3/8 yard=0.375= 3 points
OS/ Large-1/2 yard= 0.5= 4/8 so 4 points

Scoring Example:
FO- NB Fitted w/ recycled T-Shirt Outer= +11 Points
1/2 yard fabric +4
Diaper Related FO +2
Recycled Material +1
Notions +2 (elastic & snaps)
Size Tag +1
S&S Pic +1

A NOTE ABOUT FO POINTS: They do not exist. Please don't count points just for finishing something (unless it's a yarn craft). Diaper Related FO's get points, as do UFO's... but not FO's in general. The list for how many smaller items equals a FO is for people who are counting diaper related or UFO items. Keep counting yardages and any other categories that your FO's fit into THANKS!

Additional Weekly Challenges for Extra Points!!!

May 1-4~ Write your intro and clean and organize your craft area. This can be your actual stash or where you craft... if it's already done, you get the points for just keeping it up. Extra points for posting pics (just like FO pics)

May 5-11~ Mother's Day: Make something for a mama you know. This doesn't have to be your mom and it can be for yourself, can be small or large. +5 for first one +1 for each other one

May 12-18~ Try something new. This can be a new item you've never made (like if you've never made a purse) or a new type of fabric/yarn (like if you've never used knit fabric or never used lace weight yarn) or a new technique (never sewn in a zipper or never done a 3 row button hole) +5 for the first one, +2 for the second, +1 for 3rd or more (each one has to be a new thing, so you can't make 3 bags and they all count because you've never done bags before)

May 19-25~ Get ready for summer/Memorial Day: Make something for summer or for Memorial Day. Most likely if you think it will fit in this one I'll say yes to it. +5 for first item +1 for each next item

May 26-31 UFO/upcycle: Finish up as many projects as you can or get those upcycles done that you've had sitting around. +5 for first item, + 4 for second, + 1 for each one after the second one

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I'm Dawn and I've learned to knit when I was 9 from my grandmother. I'm a homeschooling mama that loves wool and color.

Shawl for me
Doggy for ds birthday
dryer balls and pot holders
shrug for oldest dd birthday
doll dress or skirt for younger dd birthday
doll MJ shoes and sweater for trade

May 1-4~ Write your intro and clean and organize your craft area. This can be your actual stash or where you craft... if it's already done, you get the points for just keeping it up. Extra points for posting pics (just like FO pics)

Yarn is all organized +5 pics +1
1~ Knitting 4 hours +8
FO Baby Headband +2 small project, +1 yarn used, +1 pic
2~
3~
4~

weekly total~

May 5-11~ Mother's Day: Make something for a mama you know. This doesn't have to be your mom and it can be for yourself, can be small or large. +5 for first one +1 for each other one

5~
6~
7~
8~
9~
10~
11~

weekly total~

May 12-18~ Try something new. This can be a new item you've never made (like if you've never made a purse) or a new type of fabric/yarn (like if you've never used knit fabric or never used lace weight yarn) or a new technique (never sewn in a zipper or never done a 3 row button hole) +5 for the first one, +2 for the second, +1 for 3rd or more (each one has to be a new thing, so you can't make 3 bags and they all count because you've never done bags before)

12~
13~
14~
15~
16~
17~
18~

weekly total~

May 19-25~ Get ready for summer/Memorial Day: Make something for summer or for Memorial Day. Most likely if you think it will fit in this one I'll say yes to it. +5 for first item +1 for each next item

19~
20~
21~
22~
23~
24~
25~

weekly total~

May 26-31 UFO/upcycle: Finish up as many projects as you can or get those upcycles done that you've had sitting around. +5 for first item, + 4 for second, + 1 for each one after the second one

26~
27~
28~
29~
30~
31~

weekly total~

FINAL TOTAL:
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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Going to get a bunch of things worked on this month for "Opidy" and Emily.

GOALS:
*longies for Opidy
*shorts for Emily
*more napkins
*sweater for Opidy
*shawl for mom and mil?
*new craft bag


Week 1: Organize
1~ cleaned up sewing room: 5pts
knit: 2 hrs = 4pts
sweater: large project (4pts) + 1 skein used this month (4pts) + UFO (1pt) + picture (1pt) = 10pts
2~ knit: 3 hrs = 6pts
3~ knit: 7 hrs = 14pts
sweater: large project (4pts) + 2 skeins used (8pts) + picture (1pt) = 13pts
4~ knit: 7 hrs = 14pts

weekly total~ 66pts

Week 2: Mother's Day
5~ knit: 5 hrs = 10pts
6~ knit: 1 hr = 2pts
7~ knit: 2 hrs = 4pts
sweater: large project (4pts) + 2 skeins used (8pts) + picture (1pt) = 13pts
8~ knit: 1 hr = 2pts
9~ knit: 3 hrs = 6pts
10~ knit: 2 hrs = 4pts
11~
bought 2 skeins yarn (-8pts)
weekly total~ 41pts

Week 3: Something New
12~
13~ knit: 3 hrs = 6pts
washcloth: 1/2 skein used (2pts) + small project (2pts) + picture (1pt) = 5pts
14~ knit: 2hrs = 4pts
15~ knit: 3 hrs = 6pts
16~ knit: 7hrs = 14pts
ski bonnet: small project (2pts) + 1skein used (4pts) + new project (5pts) + accessorize (1pt) + picture (1pt) = 14pts
wristlets: small project (2pts) + 1 skein used (4pts) + new skill (2pts) + accessorize (1pt) + picture (1pt) = 10pts
17~ knit: 8 hrs = 16pts
18~ knit: 8 hrs = 16pts
blanket: large project (4pts) + 6 skeins used (24pts) + new skill (1pt) + picture (1pt) = 30pts
soaker: small project (2pts) + 1/2 skein used (2pts) + new skill (1pt) + buttons (1pt) + diaper related (2pts) + picture (1pt) = 9pts

weekly total~ 130pts

Week 4: Summer/Memorial Day
19~ knit: 5 hrs = 10pts
20~ knit: 1 hr = 2pts
diaper towel: mending (1pt) + diaper related (2pts) = 3pts
21~ knit: 1.5 hrs = 3pts
22~ knit: 4 hrs = 8pts
23~ rainbow shirt: 1/8 yard (1pt) + own pattern (1pt) + upcycle (1pt) + picture (1pt) + summer (5pts) = 9pts
rainbow swaddle blanket: 1.5yds (12pts) + own pattern (1pt) + picture (1pt) + summer (1pt) = 15pts
knit: 2 hrs = 4pts
24~ knit: 3 hrs = 6pts
sweater: large project (4pts) + 2 skeins used (8pts) + picture (1pt) + summer (1pt) = 14pts
25~ knit: 7 hrs = 14pts
blue longies: large project (4pts) + 1 skein used (4pts) + diaper related (2pts) + picture (1pt) + summer (1pt) = 12pts

sold 3 skeins yarn (+12pts)
bought 1.5 yards fabric (-12pts)

weekly total~ 100pts

Weel 5: UFO
26~ knit: 8 hrs = 16pts
orange cabled longies: large project (4pts) + 1 skein used (4pts) + diaper related (2pts) + picture (1pt) = 11pts
27~ knit: 5 hrs = 10pts
summer shorties: large project (4pts) + 2 skeins used (8pts) + diaper related (2pts) + picture (1pt) = 15pts
28~ tooth fairy pillow: 1/8 yard used (1pt) + hand sew (2pts) + buttons (1pt) + ribbon (1pt) + pipe cleaner (1pt) + own pattern (1pt) + picture (1pt) = 8pts
29~
30~
31~ knit: 2hrs = 4pts
spin: 1 hr = 2pts

weekly total~ 66pts


subtotal: 403pts
FINAL TOTAL: 395pts

sold: +12pts
bought: -20pts
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I'm dropping out. I went fabric shopping...
Lol it completely cancels out what I've done.


I'm Deanna, mom to one DS. I love sewing, but I seem to never have enough time to sew anything!

Goals: 2 outfits for DS
Curtains for nursery
Hat for friends little boy

Week 1: Organize
1. Organized craft area, embellished (pockets) shorts for DS
2. Nothing
3. Nothing
4. Nothing

total

Week 2:
5. Nothing
6. Nothing
7. Nothing
8. Nothing
9. Nothing
10. Nothing
11. Nothing

total: 0

Week 3:
12. Nothing
13. Replaced aplix on 7 diapers
14. Nothing
15. 2 skirts for a trade, 2 hair bows
16
17
18

total

Week 4:
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

total

Weel 5:
26
27
28
29
30
31

total

Grand Total:

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My Spot! Hubby got me a serger for my birthday and I can't wait to use it!

Intro: Loving my time with DS but going back to work on May 20th.
Love to sew and working on getting better at it.

Goals this month:
*Finish Fitted Monkey Diaper
*Finish double layered fleece wipes
*Make a bunch of serged wipes
*More cloth diapers
*Upcyled Wool Soakers from Thrift Store Wool Sweaters

Week 1
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-Finished OS Fitted Monkey Diaper for DS
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My spot... forgot to join on the first..Oops...
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My spot.

My goals for the month are:
Put binding on my cupcake wallhanging.
Put backing and binding on 2 monthly wallhangings.
Put applique's on two of my monthly wallhangings and also the backing and binding.

I've got lots of finishing touches I'd like to get done to some of my goodies!
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Going to take a spot just in case- but I did all the little projects I could think of last month! I do want to try to take apart an old apron knot dress of my DD's and see if I can replicate (I have a feeling I will be wasting a ton of fabric on this. I kind of want to use really ugly fabric I have, but then if it comes out good, I will be annoyed I have to make another one!)
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