April 2020

Here we are at the start of another month - it is a beautiful spring day here in Indianapolis and I've spent the morning cleaning up the garden, a task I don't love to do, but am always happy about once it is finished! I look forward to picking up a few vegetable plants in the next few weeks to start the growing for the year. 

On the quilting front, I have a big finish! I finished the quilting and attached the binding to my 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt! I just love this top made from scraps that I made month by month in 2018. I finished the top last year, and I am so glad I didn't let this top get put away.  Hope you like it too! 

In addition to the top, I spent a little time during the month making masks for friends, family, and healthcare workers. I finished up what I hope will be the last round. I am glad to have made them and also glad that the situation seems to be a bit more stable now, no doubt thanks to quilters across the country. 

I also spent a day playing with my Brother Scan-n-Cut - I cut out another applique kit that I bought in 2014, and then the next weekend, got it put together into a table runner that is ready to be quilted. 

I already shared most of my stitching finishes for the month, but I have one more to share. I have a friend who has always wanted a VW Bus for cross-country adventures and camping. When I saw this kit to make a coaster, I knew I had to get it for her! I did a dropoff last weekend and she sent me a picture of it in use this week :) 

Here are the official numbers for the reports this month: 
Stash Report - linking up with Donna at quiltpaintcreate
Fabric added this month: 0 yards
Fabric used this month: 2 3/4 yards
Fabric added year to date: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 10 1/8 yards

Days with at least 15 minutes crafting: 23/30 days = 77% (same as March!) - linking up with Kate at Life in Pieces

Oh, I can't believe it - I almost forgot to share the best part of our month! Last Friday, we met a sweet rescue girl and brought her home. Meet Grace, who has quickly become a part of the family. She is middle age (somewhere between 4-7) and has a very sweet disposition. She is fitting in quite well (just don't ask the cat how she feels!) and we are all so happy to have a dog again. Here she is with the birthday girl, who amazingly turned 15 at the end of the month!
 Hope you all had a nice April and wishing you a happy May! 


Congratulations on your beautiful RSC finish!! Welcome to the newest member of the family and best wishes to the birthday girl, too.
Jenny said…
Your lovely dog will have a great family life with you all, how nice of you to "rescue" her, I'm sure she will be a loving companion.
Love your RSC quilt, well done!
Laura said…
I'm a big fan of your RSC quilt. It is on my want-to-do list if I ever finish my UFOS. Congratulations on your new dog!
Well done on getting your rainbow scrap quilt finished! So pretty, Jennifer! I am looking forward to seeing your table runner next time. That is such a cool gift you stitched for you friend and know it was greatly appreciated. Grace is a beauty and thank you for giving her a home. Happy belated birthday wishes to your daughter!
Sherrie said…
Your quilt is beautiful...love the
VW cross stitch...Have a great day!
Susie H said…
Congratulations on the fabulous 2018 finish and to growing your family. Both are beautiful!
Miaismine said…
CONGRATULATIONS ON SUCH A HUGE FINISH! I'm so happy for you! It's beautiful!
Kate said…
Congrats on the finish! It's a bright and fun RSC quilt. Is it being fought over, or it is yours? Congrats on the new addition to the family and happy belated birthday to your young lady. Hope May is as productive.
maggie fellow said…
that is a great rsc quilt - congrats on the finish