March Monthly Report

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happy April! It's time for March's monthly report. See past reports here.

I am so excited that it's finally looking like Spring. We had a snow storm right at the beginning of the month, but it was 65 degrees this past Saturday. That's more like it! My Mom and I planted a bunch of bulbs last Fall and it's been fun watching them pop up.

This past month I finished up a long term quilt top and sent it off to be quilted and also finished a quilt I made for Michael! Hopefully I can get some photos of it this weekend and share it soon. I also made a few smaller projects, but nothing crazy! I really want to start a new vintage sheet quilt, especially after stacking up all the ones I've made over the years.

My scrap project this month was a quick cover for a new heating pad. We got another extra long one (they're the best, this one is from Target), and the covers they come with are pretty gross. I had a bunch of long scraps from cutting away the backing of my Nani Iro Brushed Cotton Vast Quilt that I didn't know what to do with. A little piecing and a few snaps later resulted in a much better (and softer) cover!

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

March Fabric
Used up: 14.75 yards
Brought in: 3 yards
Net: -11.75 yards
Year to date: -11.25 yards

March Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 395 yards
Net: +395 yards
Year to date: +196 yards

Yay, I'm finally negative on fabric! I only bought three yards of fabric this month, the strawberries you see in the photo above. I couldn't resist! They're from Trixie by Heather Ross. The bulk of what I used up was fabric for Michael's quilt. I did bring in some yarn this month, a skein gifted to me by my friend Jacey!

Current view over my sewing machine!

I had some good luck thrifting this month, finding this Rifle Paper Co. recipe tin was pretty exciting! I love tins, but don't really have recipe cards so I'll probably use it in the sewing room for something else.

George bunny says Hi! He's always trying to push his face through the fence to get extra pets, which of course he gets! :)

Have a Great Month!


  1. I love your new fabric with the strawberries. Can't wait to see what you have in store. Good job this month!

  2. Oh sweet. Is the heat mat for Georgie? I have four heat pads for my cornish rex kitties (Miles is furry enough, but Princess... wow, she has gorgeous fur, and then a few places where she has NO fur, like her knees, tummy and her little fanny. Poor thing. She is quite zippy though,

    I love your cover, I should make nice covers too, and I like to wash them often, especially the ones in their beds they sleep in at night.
    Your crocus's are sweet. Yay Spring
    I really should attempt to use my vintage sheets. Especially since they all belonged to my mom, well most of them.
    Happy Wednesday Jeni

    1. It isn't, but he would probably like one! Can't be trusted around the cord though. Maybe I'll make him a microwave bean bag, so he can get snuggly! :)

    2. Yes, I know and understand the cord chewing. I had to get mine from Chewy, a reliable brand is K&H "lectro-kennel". I know this is often used outdoors by my friends that rescue kitties (they have a little shelter for them outside) I have four of them but then, that is just acquired over many years. Prinnie is the least furry cornish rex kitty I have ever had.

    3. That's awesome, I'll have to look into those! Thanks!!

  3. Oh, and smooches to George. He certainly is handsome with this shiny fur

  4. George makes me want to have a house bunny...but I think my cat would like him too much! On the flip side, the outside bunnies have been eating my crocuses so I don't want any of those!! I should take a cue and make a new cover for our heating pad--yes, Target's have ugly covers!

    1. They really are the sweetest! I had some mini volunteer crocuses in the backyard come up that the outdoor bunnies liked too! :)

  5. Jeni, I use a microwave device called Snuggle Safe. For George, you would want to be sure not to make it too hot, but these things hold the heat for hours. There is a less expensive version but I looked at it and it isn't the same material inside. I've had mine for over 25 years. In other words, they are a lifetime investment. lol Here's a link.

    1. Oooh, thanks! I've looked at those before but never ended up ordering one. Glad to hear they're nice!


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