August Monthly Report

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

It's time for the August monthly report. See past reports here.

Finally made it back to this space for last month's report! We're going to keep it short and sweet, because I didn't finish a single sewing project in August. Michael was off work the first week of the month and then worked from home the next week. My Mom also came to visit, so there was a lot of things keeping me from finishing things. I did sew though, I worked quite a bit on my green quilt I mentioned last month.

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 August:

August Fabric
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 1 yard
Net: 1 yard
Year to date: -36.75 yards

August Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -1823 yards

As I mentioned, no finishes this month so a pretty quiet month on the "used up" front. Only intake was a bundle of holiday fabrics from a friend! :)

My main activity this month was a whole lot of puzzles. I have needed to stay extra cool this summer to manage my autoimmune disease, so I've spent a lot of time indoors when it's been hot. I ended up getting hooked on puzzles like never before! My Mom sent me home with a bunch from her collection and we collected more all month. I've thrifted a few too! It's been relaxing, and I love that it's a non-screen activity. I've been struggling with anxiety and it hit an all-time high this summer. When I get really into a puzzle, it's a chance for my mind to take a break from thinking about everything else. Now I work on a puzzle a little every day!

I've been on a house-plant killing spree, but I must have done something right because one of my houseplants bloomed! This Hoya was finally happy enough to bloom. It was such a nice surprise.

The garden is full of blooms, lucky me! The vegetable garden has slowed down, but the dahlias are in their element at the moment. Still totally obsessed with these flowers. I love bringing them inside and spreading them throughout the house.

Have a great month!


  1. We have a hoya also. If yours bloomed, that might be the exact right spot for it in your house. They are a cool plant. Ours came from a cutting from my husband's aunt. She's had her plant for decades.

  2. Your Dahlias are beautiful. Puzzles have worked wonders for me too during this time.

  3. Your dahlia's are gorgeous! My Mom always grew them and the bulbs moved with us.

  4. Yay for blooming hoyas! Mine was years before it bloomed and it is so cool when it does! Personally I love the white mountain puzzles and I'm glad they're being so beneficial to you.


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