Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April in Review

It's time to say goodbye to April! We had more snow showers in April than rain showers but hopefully now we are on track for lots of green in May. It seems like the month flew by and I'm having a hard time accepting that we are 4 months into 2013 already.


1. Bright Blue Strings, 2. 9 Patch Novelty, 3. Scrappy HSTs, 4. Pastel Tulips

I met my goal of finishing 1 UFO each week which makes me happy. And, I finally faced my fear of machine applique so that finish is very satisfying!

QALs, NewFOs and Other:

1. April Crossroads Blocks, 2. April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop, 3. April Birds in the Air Blocks, 4. Strip Stacks - Blues & Browns, 5. Strip Stacks - Scrappy, 6. Knit Scarves - 3 UFOs, 7. PIcnic from "Scrap-Basket Sensations" by Kim Brackett, 8. Colorwashed Hat Trick, 9. Wallpaper Stripping

Lots of new sewing went on in April and it was a nice change of pace from being totally focused on my UFO Collection. A snowed in Sunday had me pulling out my knitting bag and finishing 3 UFOs.  A LOT of my spare time was spent daydreaming about my new quilting room. The wallpaper is coming down and I hope to be priming and painting next week!

I also took the time in April to create my UFO Collection page on the blog and now I have even more motivation to keep those UFOs moving towards the Finish Line.

My April Goals ended up looking like this:

1-April Showers Blog Hop-DONE!
2-UFO#1 Nancy Halvorsen Table Runner-DONE!
3-UFO#2 Bright Blue Strings-DONE!
4-UFO#3 9 Patch Novelty-DONE!
5-UFO#4 Scrappy HSTs-DONE!
6-NewFO Project-Hat Trick*
7-RSC13/And Sew On Blocks*
8-Threadbias QAL
9-FMQ Practice Sessions,3 Blocks,1 Quilt*
10-Strip Wallpaper*
*In Progress

I'll take it! Now it's time to pull out a fresh sheet of paper and make some goals for May, a process I always look forward to. I'll post about them later.


  1. Wow! Quite a productive month. I have to say I'm very jealous ;) My UFO pile grows faster than I like.

  2. WOW from me too, so many finished projects - congratulations!

  3. Your projects looks fabulous! I'm buying fabric today for my picnic quilt. Woohoo !

  4. You deserve to feel satisfied with your April progress. And the anticipation over your new sewing space has to be fun too. I didn't really set any April goals since I knew I would be gone a lot with those new babies, but I have a short list for May.

  5. I still love those Scrappy HSTs! You have been so busy, I am amazed at what you have achieved.

  6. WOW! you sure did a lot accomplished in April.

  7. Wow, you have been very busy! Congratulations on all of your finishes!
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  8. You have been a busy bee this month. Well done! :o)

  9. So many projects and all so different! Wow!

  10. Great goals Deb, you'll have fun this month!

  11. Congrats on finishing four projects!! I like the greens and whites that you're working with too.

  12. Wow, You are so clever. I would love to sew faster. There are so many beautiful things to make. Congratulations Kathleen


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