October Monthly Report

Monday, November 8, 2021

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

This was one of my best months for finishing things! I bound up my Kaleidoscope Quilt early in the month. Just need to get photos of it!

I also finished my indigo courthouse steps quilt! I picked this one back up in June (read more about it here). It's been in progress for a long time, so I was really happy to finish two long-term quilt projects in October.

The bulk of the other sewing I did was some Lined Drawstring Bags! I chatting in depth about this one in this post: Halloween Treat Bag & My Spooky Village

I also made six additional tiny sized Lined Drawstring Bags to make a little Halloween countdown. You can ready more about that in this post: Last Minute Halloween Countdown Project.

Not only did I finish two quilts, but I picked up my yarn-related projects for the first time in months! I finished this Astra hat (pattern* by Ambah O'Brien) for Michael that I started in the Spring. You can read more about it on my Ravelry page here: Astra Hat II.

I also finished weaving the scarf that I had on my loom! I had a little trouble with this yarn, so I made it a little shorter than I originally intended. Still turned out nice though! Looking forward to making time for more weaving this winter.

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 October:

October Fabric
Used up: 27 yard
Brought in: 5 yards
Net: -27 yards
Year to date: -59.25 yards

October Yarn
Used up: 496 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -496 yards
Year to date: -2319 yards

Bought some fabric this month! I picked up a bunch of holiday fabrics from Stash Fabrics. I have slowly used up most of my Christmas/winter fabrics so it was time to add to it a bit. Thankfully my intake was greatly offset by the fabrics I used up. This was my most productive month of 2021!

Picked up this cool vintage Singer Pinker from Ecoworks. I'm excited to display it alongside my miniature sewing machine collection.

Not a lot of baking this month, but I did roast some pumpkin seeds. One of my favorite snacks!

We said goodbye to the garden this month. It's always a sad few days for sure. It was my very best year for growing dahlias, I already can't wait for next year.

Have a Great Month!

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  1. wow. What a productive month. And TWO big quilts finished - congrats. That's gotta feel really good!

  2. I love the quilting pattern on your Courthouse Steps quilt. Is that a pantograph, or is it freehand?


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