Friday, June 1, 2018

May 2018 Wrap Up

Hooray for Friday!  The week back to work after vacation is always a bit of a madhouse, so I'm glad this one is over.  I've had a nice little nap in the recliner this evening.  So hopefully that means I'll have enough energy to go stitch for a bit once I finish this blog post. 

In addition to being the end of the week, it's the start of a new month.  So how did things go in the sewing room last month?   I didn't reach my One Monthly Goal for May.  

So that's a bit of a disappointment.  I really shouldn't be, there was a lot of progress for a month where work took over my evenings one week and we took a family vacation for another week.  The May OMG was to get this stack of blocks into a finished flimsy.

The flimsy not's finished, but all the blocks got sewn together. 

Christmas Angels Pattern by Kate

Plus the one of the pieced border strips is attached and almost all the blocks are made for the rest of the pieced border.  I'm just missing 4. There are two more borders after the pieced one. So the quilt isn't as far along as I had hoped, but it's definitely farther along than at the beginning of the month.  Progress is good.  

There was progress on Vintage Dresses too.

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

All the rows are sewn together. Now that borders have been worked out, it's time to audition some fabrics.  

The last bit of progress was getting the yellow blocks for the Squared Away Sampler finished. 

 Squared Away Sampler designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter) and Angela of Soscrappy

But there's been no progress on the pink blocks for May.  The color for June is teal and turquoise, so now I'm two months behind on this project.  

Considering how crazy May was, it's amazing that anything got moved along.  I'm hoping that June is a lot calmer and provides the opportunity for more stitching time.  Have a great weekend.  I'm off to figure out what's the priority list for June.  


Kate said...

My comment so I can follow along by email

Barbara said...

You did great even if you didn't get to the finish line on your OMG. The dresses are looking fabulous, and I love your other projects too.

Marti said...

You got a lot done on your Christmas angels quilt even if you didn't get it to the flimsy stage. It is hard to get quilting done when you bring work home. I know you are younger than we are, but sometimes after work, we just want to relax or take a nap. (dh not me)

chrisknits said...

It will all get done, don't beat yourself up too much. It's supposed to be fun, remember? Still loving those dresses!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Your CHristmas angels are looking fantastic. Hoping SUmmer slows down for ya.

Denise :) said...

I adore the Christmas Angels piece -- lovely! And those vintage dresses make me *swoon*!! They're paper-pieced, aren't they? Where did you get the pattern(s)? Have a great rest of the weekend!! :)

Louise said...

Progress is good! I really like those angels...very classic. I have a feeling that June will be their month to shine :)
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Cheryl said...

You are making great progress on all of your work-in-progresses!

Jennifer said...

I think you got a lot done for a busy month! The angel top is looking great. I am behind on my rsc blocks too - will be catching up on pink over the next few days/weekend. Look forward to seeing yours when they are done!