September Monthly Report

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

Thank you for your kind comments and emails on my last post, it was tough for me to share something so personal, but I felt relieved after I wrote it. I appreciate your support and patience with me!

I finally hung up my pincushion shelf! My Dad helped me make this simple shelf when we lived in the apartment in Madison. It's been sitting in the attic since we moved and this month I finally got it up. It's completely stuffed and there are more pincushions that didn't fit! I probably should make another, but for now it's nice to have most of them displayed!

Speaking of pincushions I started another set of snack size pincushions, this time out of Liberty lawn! Find the pattern here: Snack Size Pincushion Pattern.

Another task I was procrastinating was piecing a backing for my scrappy pineapple quilt! I picked up this print from Noe by Erin McMorris last year. I knew I wanted to pattern match it, so that held me up a little. I think it turned out pretty good though!

Currently working on a new vintage sheet quilt! I forgot how taxing free-motion quilting is. Only a couple thread breaks at the beginning and it turned out to be a bobbin issue, so it went pretty smoothly after that.

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 September:

September Fabric
Used up: 6.75 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -6.75 yards
Year to date: -77 yards

September Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -426 yards

I actually did a lot of sewing this month, despite my low yardage number. I made 7 drawstring bags! All testers for my expansion pattern. I have so many to share, hopefully really soon. No fabric in this month, which was good since last month I brought in quite a bit!

Not much longer for the garden, so I figured I better keep sharing while I can. This dahlia just opened it's first flower this week, so pretty late. Hopeful that our warm Fall continues so I can get a few more!

I put up the Halloween decorations last week, so we can enjoy them for a whole month! This is the only new piece I've picked up this year, I love these little candy dishes. This bat is from Target.

Michael and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary in September!

George, always tangled up in hay! Such a sweetie.

Have a great month!


  1. That dahlia is a real wowser! I always love seeing the photos of your depressingly organized and cheerful sewing space. Depressing only in the sense that it is so totally opposite of my own. :-)

  2. ❤️ your photos and blog. Hope you are feeling better. I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery following a fall of my bike in June. "It could be worse" helps keep things in perspective, eh? I'm looking forward to sewing again after I'm out of my sling. Not sure about bike riding again though. 😂

  3. Happy Anniversary! You both deserve pats on the backs for doing a good job on your marriage. It isn't always easy. I know because I'm coming up on my 41st! Holy moly! Love the look of your pincushion cabinet and that dahlia is beautiful! Welcome back to Blogland!

  4. Your post is so wonderful to read with the pretty photographs of your pretty sewing and storage spaces.

  5. Happy Anniversary!! Looking forward to seeing those new projects of yours.

  6. Congratulations on 4 happy fun years being together in marriage.
    I love this wedding picture of both of you.
    Your blog is always a joy to read, and when you have a chance to blog, I am thrilled to see what creative progress you have made.
    Your sewing room is delightful. Happy Autumn Jeni. :::smooches::: to George


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