August wrap up and September goals
Yep, I'm a few days late but we just got home from Maine Saturday night and Sunday was mainly laundry and unpacking day. But I did get to sit down last night and put this together.
It's so hard to think back on the whole month and figure out what I did. Thank goodness for the images on my phone! The month kicked off with 3 big finishes before we left. I finished (and delivered) the Big Green Quilt and 2 veterans quilts.
I took tons of projects to Maine but I didn't pressure myself to work on anything. If I wanted to read, I read. If I wanted to sew, I sewed. If I wanted to crochet, I crocheted. If I wanted to nap, I napped!
When the sewing bug hit I generally wanted to work on the sets of blocks that I had cut out. I got 8 of 13 sets cut out. I did fix the one wonky block on the set on the upper right (gray, white, red) and I see several in the upper left set that need to be fixed and I'll get to those this week. I was tired that night and I should not have been sewing!
I did get 4 veterans quilt tops done and will try to get them quilted and bound this month.
It was a big month for crochet. I finished a baby blanket, a wheelchair shawl and 4 hats.
On the ride home I worked on another wheelchair shawl and loom knit hat. I'll blog more about these when they are finished. Both are for donation.
As I was unpacking I found this pile of wrappers. This is how much yarn I used in August! I was really surprised by this.
On the trip I only bought this fabric. One of my favorite quilt shops there is going out of business. The owner is retiring. They had everything 25% off, 30% if you paid cash. I thought about buying a lot of batiks but couldn't get motivated to pick some out. But I did find these heavier fabrics from Japan. I thought they would be good additions to the stash. I got 2 yards of each.
Here are my stats YTD:
Starting UFO 8
Finished YTD 4
Started YTD 2
Ending UFO 6
Other major projects - 1
Veterans quilts made - 2
Veterans quilts quilted - 50
Fabric Postcards - 21
Pet Beds - 9
Quilted for others - 2
Crochet blankets - 6
Crochet shawls - 1
Crochet/loom knit hats and scarves - 22
Doll outfits - 7
Placemats - 8
Pillows - 2
Donated items - 20
Bags and totes - 25
Before we left town I started quilting this set of 4 placemats and I think it will be the first project that I work on this week.
My other goals for September are:
9/6/2021 06:58:40 pm
I think you got a lot accomplished this month and add in all of those naps you were rested too. That is great progress on the sets of blocks. Lots of yarn used!!
9/6/2021 08:55:47 pm
Great accomplishments! Glad you had an enjoyable trip. What shop is closing? I’d like to tell my ME friend.
9/7/2021 07:26:56 am
When I go on vacation the most "quilty/crafty" thing I do is shop for supplies.
9/7/2021 09:47:45 am
Welcome home Vicki. I can't believe you accomplished all that while on vacation, and did all the fun things you did as well. I agree with everyone else who felt that donating your unwanted craft items to a thrift store, would make a lot of other people very happy. As I sit here looking outside, there are a lot of leaves starting to fall, which is both a good thing, since cooler weather is on the way, and a sad time, since winter snow won't be too far behind.
9/7/2021 12:36:46 pm
Welcome home! WOW!!! Even with enjoying a fabulous time in Maine, you were quite productive. I'm looking forward to seeing your "read" list. I always get good books or new to me authors. I'm in a sewing frenzy, as i have scheduled 6 quilts with my longarmer for October. Ask me how many are ready - that would be one almost, one in progress, and 4 with fabric & pattern pulls. LOL
9/9/2021 10:22:10 pm
I think you've accomplished an admirable amount over the month, napping notwithstanding. Really wish I could nap sometimes but I have a husband who doesn't appreciate the finer points of such an activity and insists on making noise.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.