March Monthly Report

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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

Before things got too crazy around here with Michael working from home and all the anxiety caused by the virus, I sewed a few things! First up, a drawstring bag. This is the same size as the tutorial and the Everything size from the pattern. Making these is always a nice palette cleanser and I love having unused ones on hand for gifts if I need something fast!

Tutorial: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial
Pattern: Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern
Ties: Ruler Twill Tape

I also stitched up and finished a new workshop tote! My stash of cotton/linen and canvas scraps was getting out of control, so I decided to make the HST version of the tote. I wanted to see how bulky the seams would get when using heavy fabrics and it was really not an issue, yay! I need to share this tote in full soon!

Pattern: Workshop Tote Bag Pattern

I am currently finishing up a quilt sampler for a magazine, but once it's done I'm going to start another double gauze quilt! I love the quilts I've made from these fabrics and it felt like a good time to make another one.

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: 2.75 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -2.75 yards
Year to date: +7.25 yards

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

No fabric came in this month! I didn't finish tons yardage wise, but that's okay. Slow but steady! April should be better on that front, since I'll be finishing a quilt and I have other plans to get myself motivated to finish more. We'll see how that goes!

I've been knitting! I picked up these mittens again this month and finished both outsides. I was really dragging my feet about knitting the thumbs. I've started the lining now, which should go pretty fast.

Spring is on it's way! I'm so excited for it to get warmer, I love being outside. I know I will cherish my time in the yard even more this Spring. My daffodils and hyacinth are getting close to blooming, which is fun!

George bunny! Always munching and wanted to run around. He has been loving the extra attention lately. Such a sweetheart, as always.

Have a Great Month!


  1. Sounds like a good month. The bag is really pretty and I really like the colors you are using for the HSTs.

  2. Love your mittens! So you're knitting a lining. Sounds very interesting to me. What pattern are you using? And is it on Ravelry, by chance?

    1. Whoops, forgot to link them! Here is the pattern I'm using:

  3. Those are the nicest looking mittens ever!
    I love the quilts on your bed.
    Stay happy and snappy, Jeni.
    George is so sweet. What would we do without our little fuzzies? I love mine too

    1. Thank you! Agreed, I don't know what we would do without them!!

  4. Hi again! Very happy and colorful-just like you and Georgie. Even though your monthly report has been and is interesting-in the past--now in the present--it makes me think about how if one cuts back here and there it makes a difference. I was always frugal, but it makes me think about things more deeply-how to re-use or use things that are already there. I also, wonder if you would ever consider writing one of these days...about how you got started while still in school, finding your first apartment, making ends meet while working at building a business. You've written about this here and there, on your blog, but wondered if you could put it altogether? It would be inspirational. Thanks.

    1. I will think on that for sure, thanks for the feedback! :)

  5. thanks jeni, one again for your continuing little jump into our lives. so lovely at this time especially to see happy colours and projects. and george, of course. stay safe, stay in safe and remember, this will not be forever. (-:

  6. George is always so cute. Your fabric stacks are just drool worthy. What, though, is that black and white penguin looking thing in the photo with your mittens? It's cute, whatever it is.

    1. Thanks! It's a little penguin coin purse that I use for my knitting notions! My Mom gave it to me a few years ago for my Birthday :)


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