May 2016 Report

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I feel like I say this every month, but I can't believe how quickly May flew by! I didn't end up posting nearly as much as I would have liked, but it happens. I think I used up all my blog energy for the month writing this post. I am grateful for the support and understanding, it was really scary putting it out there.

In May I found myself traveling to Upper Michigan to help Holly sew with her first fabric collection with Cloud 9, Brushstrokes. We got a lot done in a short weekend! Make sure and check her Instagram for her beautiful Quilt Market display!

At the end of May, it was finally time for a trip to Nashville! Jacey flew in and we spent the weekend with Amanda and her sweet girls. I ended up driving, but split the drive both ways to make it a little easier. We went to the zoo (highly recommended!), spent a day sewing together, ate lots of delicious food, and even played Exploding Kittens!

I finally finished a knitting project, my Citadel hat! I hadn't finished anything since January, so it felt good to get something off the needles.

To keep myself accountable I'm tracking my yardage for both yarn and fabric. Here is how I did in May:

May Fabric
Used up: 19.375 yards
Brought in: 19.625 yards
Net: +.25 yards
Year to date: +18.125 yards

May Yarn
Used up: 390 yards
Brought in: 1466 yards
Net: +1076 yards
Year to date: +337 yards

I feel okay about how I did with my yardage this month. I did finally buy some yarn, but it was worth it. One of my favorite local yarn shops, the Wisconsin Craft Market, started stocking Hedgehog Fibres Sock and Twist Sock, which is super exciting. I've never been able to get my hands on any, so I bought a few skeins. On the fabric front, I visited a few destination shops: Craft South, Hancocks of Paducha, and Quilt in a Day. To be able to only net 1/4 yard seems like a win! The majority of May's yardage is two quilt backgrounds worth and a couple garment cuts. Will hopefully make more of a dent this month!

On my other goals, I pretty much had an epic fail this month. I didn't touch my double wedding ring wedges. I didn't sew any new garment patterns. I did get four quilt tops put together, backings made, and sent off to be quilted. I sewed nine blocks for my vintage sheet scrappy trip quilt. I worked on gift sewing, and made a few other things here and there.

I'm disappointed to admit that I fell off the wagon with my Project 365 too, completely. It be honest I had to fudge a day in April, so it was already in danger.

On a happier note, look how cute George is! :)

Happy May!


  1. Jeni that top quilt layout is gorgeous. Pinned. It really takes a eye to put together scraps like that and your combinations are lovely.

  2. You can always count on George. :-)

  3. I feel the same way about May. It disappeared. But as long as something is moving forward, even if a bit slowly, I'm good with that. Forward is better than standing still. George is such a cutie. Love him.

  4. I always love to see the pictures of George!

  5. I agree with everyone! George is adorbs and the quilt you're piecing in the top photo is to die for. I need to try something like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. George is the most cute adorable cutiecute bunbunboy ever. I have two cornish Rex kittyboys and they kind of remind me of bunnies sometimes.... other times, monkeys.
    My dad is 92. He says "When you are alive, you are always moving. You move from one thing to the next, you put food in your mouth and it moves through your body, Sometimes we move on to different things that we do. We are always moving" So, Just listen to that brilliant advice lol and remember, you are moving forward but that does not mean you have to let go of the past. :::::smooches:::


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