January Monthly Report

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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

bag
I only finished two sewing projects this month. I don't typically do a ton of sewing in January historically, so this isn't very surprising. I focused a lot more of my energy on writing blog posts. I wrote and published 10 in January! The last time I posted that many blog posts in a single month was January 2019, whoa. I'm hoping to get back into a better schedule with posting and starting up my Friday Favorites series has definitely helped. Anyways, back to those finishes. One of my finishes was an Artist size Lined Drawstring Bag made with my Geometric Bliss* fabrics. The other is a gift, that I can share later this month!

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spiderweb2 My other sewing focus this month was on a new scrap quilt project. I have not made a sgnificant dent in my scraps for a few years and I've never made a throw size quilt completely out of my scrap bin. I started by getting my scraps organized and then spent about a week kicking around ideas. I ended up laning on a modified spiderweb block design. I cut the quadrants in half so that I could print paper piecing templates for it. I'm playing with the contrast of warm vs. cool colors and so far I'm excited about it! I think this will really help use up some scraps this year!

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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 January:

January Fabric
Used up: 6.25 yard
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -6.25 yards
Year to date: -6.25 yards

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

Not a ton of action so far on the stash tracking! I used up a little fabric and didn't bring any in. Glad to start the year off in the negative though! I knit some on my mitten project, but no finishes or yarn coming in this month.

I want to spend a little time each month checking in my with 2022 crafty goals. This month I:
- Stitched a few rows together for my all green patchwork quilt which is a long term WIP.
- Finished a garment, so that's one of the four garments I want to make this year.
- Started that scrap quilt!
- Knit on my mitten project.

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Dusty is discovering all the best sunny spots around the house. On this particular day, it happened to be on top of some pieced quilt block rows.

Have a Great Month!

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10 comments :

  1. awww, such a sweet kitty face

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  2. And here I thought Dusty was keeping the rows from falling off. :-)

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    1. She's doing a very good job of holding them down! :)

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  3. What pattern are you using for the spiderweb quilt? There are so many out there!

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    1. There are! I'm making up my own pattern for my quilt :)

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  4. I started tracking my fabric this year too. My plan is to use up as many scraps as possible but first I need to get some of them organized...

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    1. That's awesome!! Yeah, I'm with you on the scraps!

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