Tuesday, June 1, 2010


You may have noticed a distinct lack of blogging over the holiday weekend.  That's because on the one nice, sunny day I was gardening like a maniac, and on the rainy cold rest of the weekend, my sidekick and I
were sewing.  I know I'm usually not this dedicated to any one hobby, but since I really, really, really think we might get nice weather at some point in the not-so-distant future, I've been making summer clothes with hope in my heart and two bored kitty cats underfoot.

Project 43:
which you would not be meeting AT ALL if it weren't for this insane 100-projects idea as I had to redo the zipper THREE times to get it to fit like it should.  Projects have been sent to the blender for far less than that.

I finished it yesterday afternoon, then--possibly because redoing zippers had completely obliterated my ideas of what constitutes "fun"--I started doing a little math, and realized I had used up over 17 yards of fabric in one month, and was within striking distance of using 20 yards in one month.  Not only was that really enticing all on its own--I was close to doubling the amount of fabric I had used up year to date.

Armed with my sidekick
who swears he was really trying to help rather than interfere, we cut out the napkins for this year's salsa tasting party, and by 9:00 PM......
WE WERE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, that gives us May totals of:

Projects finished:  12
Yards of yarn used:  1252
skeins of yarn used:  3

And Year to Date:

Projects finished:  44
Yards of yarn used:  5975.5
Skeins of yarn used:  32.75
Yards of fabric used:  41.315


I'm thinking that if I can use up 100 yards of fabric this year--without having another incident at a fabric store--I might have used up the amount of fabric I've purchased in that last 2 1/2 years while I've been on the Cold Sheep yarn diet.  AND find the floor in the sewing room.......................................