. . . did it get to be September already?!? Did we even have a July/August? Hello!
I guess it's time to look at my stash and NewFOs from August then, huh? All in all, my stash enhancement was pretty darn well balanced, for me:
Used/donated this month: 15.0 yards
Used/donated year-to-date: 35.25 yards
Purchased/added this month: 12.5 yards
Purchased/added year-to-date: 83.75 yards
Net used/donated for 2013: -48.5 yards
Not too shabby ... finally some decent usage there, which also brought my net used numbers down. Jolly good show!
As for NewFOs, I had several jolly good show starts as well, including my Christmas Twisted Hexies . . .
My strip quilt . . .
I had some darling help with that one last week. They do say that two heads (and one full, furry body?!) are better than one! Really it was rather appropriate ... it is, after all, fabric from the Dr. Seuss of Cat in the Hat infamy line! ;)
The silhouettes project with pumpkins . . .
Fooling around with new dimensions for the spirograph (finished) . . .
And of course, my pretty little September block (finished) . . .
Todd and I sat outside yesterday evening, in our screened room we put up next to the sanctuary. It was the perfect situation for a little handwork.
I had forgotten about this little 'jewel'--somehow it got lost in the hustle and bustle of the summer--and decided it was time to whip all the pieces together.
I really love the look of it! Perhaps this evening will be just as lovely and I can finish the hand-stitching part up while sitting outside. And speaking of the sanctuary, please welcome our newest turtle guest . . .
Merry! Which really does fit her (I'm pretty sure it's a 'her' because of her dark eyes) -- she's really rather spirited!
I'm also working out some quilting ideas for Pixelated.
I have a general idea of what I'd like, but I'm still not sure. It's nice to be able to print a copy from EQ and doodle things onto the printout. For now though, what I'm busy repairing August's damage to the quilting bunk, so I can inflict September damage to it! Seems a somewhat fitting way to spend Labor Day Monday!!
Linking up to Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday and Stash Report), Kathy's Quilts (Slow Stitching Sunday), Barbara Stanbro's Cat Patches (August NewFO Linky Party) and last, but FAR from least, Sarah Did It! (Feline Friday). Whew!!