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Sunday Stash and April/May Goals


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In the two weeks since I’ve blogged I’ve made these two pillowcases.  That’s the sum total of my finishes.  I have the pink and gray cabins mostly sewn together.  I finished step 4 for Scrap-in-a-Box.  I made a block for a friend who needs some love (I would count that as out, but it hardly took any fabric.).  I’ve also been traveling a little, and trying to keep up with the cat fur in the house and the weeds in the garden.

This week:  + 0 yards,  – 2 yards
This year:  + 42.5 yards,  – 62.25 yards
Net fabric destashed  in 2015:  23.75 yards


April Goals

1.  Audit Jinny Beyer BOM Craftsy Class.  Yes!  All caught up.  Haven’t made any more of them.

2.   Complete Step Four on Charlotte’s Scrap in a Box Mystery Quilt.  Yes!  Here’s what the blocks look like.

3.  Complete mug rug for Sandi’s swap at Quilt Cabana.  Yes!  Here’s what I made.

4.  Assemble and quilt the scrappy log cabin quilt.  Yes!  It turned out **fairly** well.  Right here.

Lots of “Yes’s”, huh?  Well, it wasn’t a terribly ambitious list, but at least I did it.

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And here’s the mug rug I received from my #twilter friend Glenna. Isn’t it wonderful?  Now I’m all set for summer camping!  Next time I think we need to agree to make plainer mug rugs we will actually use for coffee- all of us are hanging these on the wall!  (Don’t know about the Twilters?  Here’s a great post from Philipa at Ozzypip Quilts.)


I also worked some on my Etsy Shop, and I sent this quilt to Quilts of Compassion for their Illinois relief drive.  Isn’t this a nice thank you?  Besides a personal note.  Thanks for letting me know about this, Nonnie.

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And I re-hung things in my studio after that very loud thunderstorm.  Even colorized the thread some.  The printers’ drawer is not a perfect thread holder, a little shallow and many spaces are too narrow, but it was my first, and I knew the printers who owned it, so I won’t be parting with it.  Hopefully it’s up more securely now.

May Goals

1.  Audit Jinny Beyer BOM Craftsy Class.

2.   Complete the top for  Charlotte’s Scrap in a Box Mystery Quilt.

3.  Assemble and quilt the pink and gray scrappy log cabin quilt.

4.  Design and piece a beach-themed throw-size quilt.

Another month, another chance to sew!  Hope all of you enjoy May.

I’m linking up to Patchwork Times.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Stash and April/May Goals

  1. congrats on achieving your April goals, and good luck on your May ones!

  2. I don’t know why I can’t open some of your links. It tells me I’m not allowed to edit? I also get messages saying “you don’t own that (login)” sometimes. Oh, bugger.

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