October Monthly Report

Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy November! It's time for October's monthly report. See past reports here.

So, for the past three weeks we've been traveling. This included time at home in Ohio, a much needed vacation to the beach (Captiva Island, FL), and a short trip to our new state...Connecticut! We spent a whirlwind few days in our new city of New Haven finding a place to live and getting a quick look around. We're moving sometime in early/mid December, so we are in major moving prep mode now that we're back in Madison. It's been pretty stressful, but it feels like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel which is good.

To lighten the crafty load, I'll be having a big moving destash of fabric/yarn and a sample sale this month. I'll post here with more details soon.

Finished up my house quilt last month, see the block tutorial for this quilt here. Will share the finish soon!

It was a quilty month! Finished and shared my Halloween Nine Patch Quilt this month. Just in time for Halloween.

And finally, shared my finished Harvest Log Cabin Quilt (and tutorial) this past month! Yay for quilts!

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 October:

October Fabric
Used up: 27.25 yards
Brought in: 6 yards
Net: -21.25 yards
Year to date: -178.25 yards

October Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -3731.5 yards

I'm really pleased with how much I was able to get done this month, especially considering I was away from my sewing room from the 17th until the end of the month. I kept the incoming fabric down and managed to finish two quilts!

I think we can pretty much breeze past the goal section from now on. I am not expecting to be able to work towards too many of my crafty goals the rest of the year. I'm sad that I haven't been able to make more progress, but know it will be easier next year once we are settled again.

I'm sure no one is surprised that I organized the shells I picked up on vacation by type and then size or color. Not all of these came home with us, but I love shelling. My favorite beach activity!

Love this snapshot of George, who took a nap on his log. :)

Have a Great Month!


  1. Wow, there are some really beautiful shells there. Good luck with the moving.

  2. I've spent a lot of time in CT and really enjoy the old-style charm. I have met some people who live there full-time and they say it can get a bit sleepy and there's not a lot to do. But that may suit you. I went to several quilt stores that were listed online--and sadly all three of them were closed.(I was mostly in the Washington Depot area). Good luck with your move--a new start can be a wonderful thing. The one downside to CT is the ticks. Make sure you read up on how to avoid and deal with them.

  3. Moving is no picnic but good that you'll have it over with before year end. Wish you were moving to Maryland. :-)

  4. Your quilts are amazing. Your shells are amazing. You are amazing. Never stop blogging.

  5. Connecticut??!?!! Wow!!! Congratulations!
    Would you consider doing a local Destash Sale before an online one?

    1. I did think about it, but logistically online makes the most sense for me!

  6. Welcome to Connecticut! I lived in New Haven for several years and really loved it. We're farther north in CT now. Good luck with the move!

  7. I just left CT for NC! Good luck! Once you get settled look at The Nutmeg Collective. It’ s a small business group for craft sellers.

    1. And Vintanthromodern in New Haven! They are a store that carries handmade items!


  8. Hi Jeni! We're gonna be neighbors! I live in Stratford. Welcome to Connecticut. Wondering what brings you to New Haven?

  9. Oooh I am late to the update.
    Jeni, what a lovely month you had.
    I am happy that you two were able to do some fun things. i hope you three have an easy and successful move to Connecticut

  10. Welcome to the north east. I'm not that far away...upstate NY. Maybe our paths will cross someday.


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