(The photo shows my sister (right) and me in 1956.)
Stash report for March:
Fabric in: NONE
Fabric out: 138-3/4 yards
YTD fabric in: 210-1/2 yards, $455
YTD fabric out: 307-5/8 yards
Net: 97-1/8 OUT (hooray!)
That 138-3/4 includes *102* yards given
away to online friends. I made a tote bag. I also got a head start on my RSC rail fence units (in addition to teal I made red, yellow, and dark blue). I finished the two ALA Biblioquilters quilts and made a scrappy rail fence quilt. AND I made a garment -- actually two garments, pajama top and bottoms for me. (That entailed 5/8" seams, seam finishes, and buttonholes.)
I decided it's time to organize all the patterns I've torn from quilt magazines. The categories are not all-encompassing -- there will still be a stack of "because I like them." But the "This Old Quilts" series by Gerald Roy will go ino a notebook and the Popser tales by A. B. Silver will go into another. There's a stack of tote bag patterns, a stack for Christmas, and a stack for floral applique (centers for medallions, or for wallhangings).
It's time to declare my One Monthly Goal for April: get started on house-theme mug rugs. These will be sent to the P.E.O. chapters who sponsored candidates for grants from the P.E.O. Home Fund for 2019-2020. (The grants go to women over age 65 who need financial assistance to stay in their homes. The money goes to repair projects like a replacement furnace or a new roof.) Ordinarily we'd have them at the state convention, but that's been cancelled so we'll mail them. I have to select a pattern and make a prototype, then send the pattern to the two people on the committee. We have 20 grants for this year.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG