October 2016 Report
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Happy Wednesday! It's time for my October Monthly Report. See past reports here.
I set myself a schedule for posting here this month and I am proud to say I followed it 100%. I've never been so consistent with blog posts or sharing on social media. It was a great feeling, scheduling posts in advance and not scrambling at the last minute like I tend to do. I am hoping to continue to work in this way.
I didn't get quite as much done sewing wise as I would have liked to this month. Partly because I spent a week in Ohio at the end of the month along with a weekend visit from Michael's parents. It was nice to have a break and see my family. Plus, now I'm itching to get back behind the machine. That's always a good feeling.
Found a few enamelware pieces while I was home, including this beautiful Cathrineholm platter. I can't wait to have a plate wall some day.
During my week at home I spent a lot of time snuggling under quilts with Blackie and knitting. I'm enjoying knitting in the evenings again, it's a nice stress release. Being able to wear knits always motivates me too!
As I've mentioned, to keep myself accountable I'm tracking my yardage for both yarn and fabric. Here is how I did in October:
Used up: 25.75 yards
Brought in: 18 yards
Net: -7.75 yards
Year to date: -245.375 yards
Used up: 437 yards
Brought in: 660 yards
Net: +223 yards
Year to date: +2459 yards
I almost wasn't in the negative on fabric this month. I did a little fabric shopping when I was home and I blame that. I had to support the local quilt scene! We stopped at an old favorite, The Polka Dot Pincushion, and a new-to-me shop, Sew Deja Vu. Looking for a little less intake in the month of November, I want to finish strong. Also did a little vacation yarn shopping. We visited River Colors Studio, and found a few goodies.
About halfway through the month I finished my Archer Popover. (!!!) It took me a long time to make, but a lot of that was procrastinating between the more complicated steps. I have already worn it three times though, so I have a feeling I'll be making another. I bound up a quilt just in time to count for last month, and I've been working on a few small projects here and there. I am ready to start making a few holiday gifts and decorations. I also want to make a list of my current works in progress (finally). I've been talking about doing that all year but keep putting it off. It's time.
George has been good. He has been catching the morning rays in his high rise box lately. He really loves the sun. I'm sure it feels nice and toasty warm on his fur.
Have a great month!