Friday, April 1, 2016
March summary, April OMG, and something completely unplanned
I didn't count what I sent or received in the swap for the monthly stash totals. I didn't bust very much!
Fabric added in March: 55-1/8, $344
Fabric used in March: 13-3/4
YTD added: 91-1/8, $390.50
YTD used: 49-1/2
I went to an estate sale yesterday (Thursday) and got these four pieces,7-1/2 yds, for $4.00.
It's time to declare my OMG -- One Monthly Goal -- for April.
I am going to make two tote bags. They will be presented to my P.E.O. committee members at the state convention in June. (That's the same committee and the same event for which I made "Stars in Her Crown," which is chronicled in this post .) This is the pattern I think I will use. (P.E.O.'s flower is the marguerite, or daisy.) I know I could have figured out the design without buying the pattern, but this will save me time. And knowing that I paid full price for a pattern (very rare for me) should spur me to actually make it.
Here is the "completely unplanned" project. I bought two yards of gray-on-gray on one of my several trips to Joann's in March. I started making four-at-a-time flying geese. I''m using squares from the annual Baseball Swap. Those are 6-1/2". I'm trimming them to 6-1/4" and cutting the gray squares 3-3/8". The finished geese are 2.5 x 5 so each block is 10 x 10. At this point I plan to make 30 blocks and make, hmm, 2"? sashing. (Not sure about that yet.)
P.S. The sun as seen from the bedroom window this morning.