Friday, May 1, 2015

May Day

We have had glorious weather all week long and I just can't feel bad for not being in the mood to sew. One good thing about not finishing anything is that is makes the monthly wrap up post a moot point! Next...

I think I have come up with a plan for my Faded Memories 4 patches and so I am going to make finishing this project my May goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
Isn't this journal cover gorgeous? I had one like it marked as a favorite for about a year from a seller on Etsy and I decided last month that I really wasn't going to get around to making one myself anytime soon. I placed a custom order and she mailed it 2 days later. Picking this beauty up several times a day makes me very happy... I just wonder why I waited so long!
I think the rest of my May goals will consist of getting caught up on RSC14 blocks and doing my green RSC15 blocks. I'm not sure how much sew time I will have if the weather stays this nice. Spring has been a long time coming to northern Minnesota. I have a few more Junk Journal swaps to work on this month as well. May always seems like a hopeful month to me with things turning green and plants reappearing. It's one of my favorite times of the year I think. I'm hopeful for at least one quilty finish in the next 31 days.


  1. You're being creative in the planning and with the junk journals, so that is satisfying you for now. And you chose well with that custom journal cover. May is going to be glorious and green after a long cold winter.

  2. Very pretty journal. It's looking like a busy May here too. Not sure how much I will get done either.

  3. I love your happy photos of the 4-patches and the new journal! such nice treats!

  4. Looks like you are selecting sensible goals for May. The journal cover is lovely. Could you please let me know the site?
    What do you have to do for the junk journal swaps?
    Enjoy the sunshine and getting outside!

  5. Okay - I have just answered my own question about the junk journals. I am catching up on your posts and going backwards thru them. I think I will read all the ones I have missed first before I ask another question. :)

  6. oh my, those blocks are so adorbs. did you sew those little folds in the pink and yellow solid fabrics first before you cut them? that is a nifty effect
    Happy Week-end

  7. What beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to see what you do with your 4-patces. Good for you, buying the journal cover! We never want to buy it if we can make it, but the older I get the more I say, "Why not?"

  8. I love that journal cover. I agree that it's good to know the difference between "I can make this" and "I will make this". I'm still working on recognizing the distinction. ;) Thanks for sharing!


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