May Monthly Report

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy June! It's time for May's monthly report. See past reports here.

Stitched up my Minny Muu Prism quilt this month, now it's back from the quilter and ready to be bound! I can't wait to get this quilt done.

Found one of my favorite striped vintage sheets still in the original wrapping this month. Every few months we make the trek out to the Columbus Antique Mall and we always seem to find something! I love finding sheets still in the package, so fun!

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I'm tracking my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track my here. Here is how I did in May:

May Fabric
Used up: 7.25 yards
Brought in: 27.25 yards
Net: +20 yards
Year to date: -5 yards

May Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -1789.5 yards

So, I did not do great on my fabric yardage this month. I have a few excuses, but the bottom line is that I bought a lot of fabric this month. The first major buy was another quilt backing. I was all ready to use the gingham I bought last month to back my Minny Muu quilt, only to realize I under bought by 1/4 yard. Boo. I was going to piece something in, but with such a busy design, I decided not to. It certainly won't go to waste, and will be a great backing for a different quilt. The vast majority of the rest of the yardage that came in this month was knits. Since my successful Plantain shirt last month I've been bitten by the knit bug. Ready to reign things back in for June.

Knits in the above photo purchased from Imagine Gnats.

I didn't finish a lot this month, so that certainly didn't help my yardage issues. I did send two big quilts out to be quilted, so those will get counted in June. I made a few blocks here and there, but mostly I worked on projects I can't share here quite yet. Soon! I sort of need a May do-over in terms of my goals and sewing. I didn't really make any progress on my goals this month, but am feeling ready to recommit to them in June. Double wedding ring quilt, I'm looking at you!

On a yarn related note, I did something fun this month. I dyed two skeins of yarn last year, and I hated how both of them turned out. So this past month I over-dyed both of them a deep dark purple/black. It was a fun experiment and now I'm excited to use both skeins. Excited to do more dyeing this Summer.

At the beginning on the month I went home for a short weekend for my brother's graduation. I snapped a quick photo of Blackie! I'm leaving to go back home next week for two weeks this time. I'm excited!

And of course, George the bunny. He was snoring when I took this photo! Bunny snores are so funny. He is doing well, but just started his big shed for the year, so we have to cut back on his treats. It's torture for him and us. I just want to give him all the treats!

Have a Great Month!


  1. George bunny is so cute! One of mine is half way through a big shed. He is a lion head, so I have to catch him every other day and "pluck" him! My other one, a D'argente, she doesn't seem to have a big shed.

  2. I know I had those sheets in that color in the 70s, maybe early 80s.

  3. I was "Wait a minute!!! Where's George Bunny? You would not have traded him for a cat, no matter how handsome!!" So what's a big shed? And why do you have to cut back on treats while it is in process?

    1. He doesn't shed much of his fur during the year, but about once a year he really sheds! Bunnies can't have hairballs like cats, so we have to keep an eye on what he eats to make sure he passes all that extra fur that he inevitably eats while grooming!

  4. Não sabia que tinha um "cat" Black!!!
    Lindo demais.
    Fiquei feliz de ver o Jorge!!Ele está lindo!!

  5. Your Minny Muu quilt looks great! And, double wedding ring is on your horizon?! Ambitious!! Can't wait to see your version. I don't think you should have ANY stash guilt. The more in your stash, the greater your creative options.

    I didn't know rabbits snored! How adorable!


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