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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +8.50
Fabric Out: -0
Net Fabric: +5.40
Fabric YTD: +12.86
Spending YTD: $994.81

In: On my way back home on Friday I stopped for a Grunge background for the Dresden color wheel. The Stitching Post has beaucoup Grunge!! I found one, and then 3 pieces from the sale room and 10 FQs hopped in my bag! Most of the FQs are for a WhatNot project, jewel tones in vintage are on my radar. The others just caught my fancy. For last Monday, my race cohort put together a thank you bag for me with a Jelly Roll!! The twigs are for our next endeavor, a block collection. The last row is more Chandelier blocks from a guild member, from her BOM winnings. She won 3 times! And the magnet set is from my race cohort. What a sweet gift! I sign my emails, “keeping you in stitches”, so I am sure she laughed when she saw the one on the lower left.

Out: No new fabric out, most of the projects were already in progress. Used a Buttermilk Basin pattern to learn wool appliqué, need a lot of practice. I also had a cross-stitch piece in my stuff that needed a few letters done. My eyes don’t work for small count fabric anymore! I got the wedding top almost done, just 1 more seam and borders. Before heading south quilting on Picnic 1 got done. It’s getting close! I just need to figure out the quilting on the last 2 rounds.

Once I got home and recovered I got in the sewing room to advance some projects. Promptly sat down and STARTED 2 NEW ONES! Gah! Well, This was the mess that I left on Monday.

So, while I was trying to pick up I grabbed some leftovers from a baby quilt, and ended up trying to figure out what I could make from them. And below was the result. The 9 patches, well, of course I needed a leader/ender for the purple thing, so I grabbed my 2″ squares and started making them for some undetermined project in the future. I am intrigued with the Jack’s Circle pattern, so maybe?

Knitting Stat
Last Week: 54,115 yards/283 skeins
Yarn In: 0 yards/0 skein
Yarn Out: 57 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,058 yards/283 skeins
Spending YTD: $71.46

In: Nothing

Out: Worked on Squish’s sweater since my sewing machine was acting up, feed dogs aren’t making good contact. Grrr

It’s my cheap travel machine, so I’m considering buying a new one, or whether to have this one fixed. At $100 base price +repairs, I’m not sure. I might let Hubster root around and see if he can adjust the screws. I can’t get them to budge! Anyone have experience on a Janome MC 3000?

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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +5
Fabric Out: -1.13
Net Fabric: +3.87
Fabric YTD: +5.44
Spending YTD: $931.93

In: The class I took Monday was in a quilt shop, so of course I shopped! And I picked up some flannel FQs at guild that morning for burp cloths for charity. I also won BOMs from guild, and a guild friend brought me some yellow-red wool pieces for a project I plan to make.

Out: Kaleidoscope block from my class with Toby Lischko and a last minute make of a Buffalo Plaid block so I could shoot a tutorial on inserting concealed zippers in pillow backs. Available on my YouTube Channel.

And, although I didn’t use any fabric in this make, I am still considering it a project! Hubster and I made an ironing station for a guild friend.

Knitting Stat
Last Week: 54,115 yards/283 skeins
Yarn In: 0 yards/0 skein
Yarn Out: 57 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,058 yards/283 skeins
Spending YTD: $71.46

In: Nothing

Out: Knit in the car on the way to and from visiting SC and EG on Mother’s Day.

Here it is halfway through the month and I am so far behind I’ll never catch up. You think those Squirrels 6 extras items I’ve added so far have something to do with it? Lately keeping Squish has curtailed my sewing, it’s just easier to focus on her than be distracted. Plus more fun! And when she does nap, it’s not for long. Wondering where those 2 hour naps went. LOL. Of the original 12 items I’ve finished 2, worked on 2 others, and 8 haven’t even been looked at! The 6 extras added, 3 were worked on, 2 finished, and 1 not. That’s just as bad.

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Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +2.97
Fabric Out: -2.25
Net Fabric: +.72
Fabric YTD: +1.57
Spending YTD: $834.93

In: I needed fabric for a class with Toby Lischko on her Kaleidoscope method. The stripe pieces are just for fun bindings.

Out: Made more hanging baskets for Squish’s room. I got Picnic #1 back on the frame!!! And while taking a break from quilting I pieced a runner for SG’s dining room table. I made myself one last year and she picked it as something she wanted in this year of Table Runners for the girls. I am also going to use this as my Tablescraps entry. I haven’t really participated this year because I don’t follow the color thing each month. But I knew there were green charms in my pack that will qualify my table runner for entry this month, reveal on Friday. Trying out headband making myself, instead of buying them from Etsy or bow making companies. These aren’t secured yet, just practicing and needed to measure baby’s head. And another Squirrel bit me! I was planning to make more Dresdens for the baby quilt, but got sidetracked into making a color wheel. This piece will go on a cream Grunge background for a pillow. I added the centers on to see how they will work. I got the flower center from this fabric.

Knitting Stat
Last Week: 54,115 yards/283 skeins
Yarn In: 0 yards/0 skein
Yarn Out: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,115 yards/283 skeins
Spending YTD: $71.46

In: Nothing

Out: Nothing