June Monthly Report

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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

June was a strange month! There was a lot going on in my personal life, including having my parents to visit, plus my Mom again on a solo visit. Despite everything going on I still was in the sewing room a decent amount. I didn't finish much, but that's okay! I did repair a pair of shorts, which doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment but I had been putting it off!

My one finish for the month was this lined drawstring bag! When I was cleaning I found my stash of cork fabric scraps. I had just enough to add it to an everything size drawstring bag. This particular variation is in the expansion pattern, the bottom accent variation. I have been hanging onto these navy strawberries for a while, I'm glad they're finally sewn up into a project.

Lined drawstring bag pattern (+ expansion pattern), the cotton twill tape and beads can all be found in my online shop.

I stitched up a baby quilt top! My stash of baby quilts has become delpeted again, so I pulled a few fabric stacks to make some. I used my Scrappy Bear Paw Baby Quilt Tutorial for this one. The top is finished and I have a backing cut and pressed, I just need to get it quilted. Hopefully this week or next!

Speaking of bear paw quilts, I have pulled out my vintage sheet bear paw project again. This time I'm changing my strategy. Before, I would pull fabrics and cut each block as I went. This is not how I typically like to work, so it's no wonder the project has stalled. I've been spending about an hour every day or so cutting block pieces. It's a lot of work, since the blocks have different background fabrics and I'm working from my whole stash of vintage sheets rather than a curated bundle. I know all those prep work is going to be worth it though, and it will make the proejct move along faster!

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 June:

June Fabric
Used up: .75 yard
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -.75 yards
Year to date: -19.25 yards

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

No major movement this month on my stash goals, but I was still in the negative on fabric, so I'm happy with that!

Time to check in my with 2022 crafty goals. This month I:
- I picked a backing for my all green quilt.
- I pulled/cut fabrics for my vintage sheet bear paw quilt.

Dusty kitty enjoying a nap on an armchair.

Have a Great Month!


  1. Your projects are all adorable! The cork is really cute on that bag, and I love the baby quilt. I am fairly new to your blog...so you keep a stash of finished baby quilts on hand? That seems like a good idea. I'm always scrambling­čść

  2. I do! Someone is always having a baby, so it's to have a few on hand for those last minute gifting moments!


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