- Progress Q4 and Proposed List of Finishes Q1
- Frond — Finished!
- Spikes & Diamonds — Early Release Information
January was apparently about quilts in a cool colorway ;)
So I finished two “quilts” this month: Frond and Spikes. Placed in quotation marks because I am counting Spikes as finished even though it is “just” a quilt top. The metallic fabric looks awesome but for me does not scream: use me to cuddle under. So I know that I will use it as a wall decoration on my wooden frame only. I could of course also quilt it for the wall and maybe I will decide to do that later. But for now, this is my decision ;)
Frond finished with 5.47 yards.
The Spikes top used up 8.98 yards.
I also placed my first order (11.06 yards) for fabric I will pick up at QuiltCon and ordered fabric (9.95 yards) for a class I will take there. So even though I used up quite a bit of fabric this month, I grew my stash. And I guess that trend will continue in February because I am seeing another big order in my future ;)
But the chance to buy the fabric for a lot less than here in German is just too good to pass up.
The topic I am reading the most about – besides quilting – is minimalism. So I thought I will put my best reads from this month in here in case you are interested too :)
The top articles for me was Five Reasons to Retire Often. I still remembered it without looking at my minimalism readlist and I did talk about it with colleagues.
The second thing I copied from an article was: “Understand the difference between making a living and making a life.” It falls in the same category but I could not find out again were I took the note from. Sorry.
Also an article to reflect upon was Why a Good Death Requires a Good Life.
But if you just want to understand yourself and your clutter habits a bit better, read How to Declutter More Effectively By Understanding 4 Personality Types. I am the “tidy” personality type according to this – in case you were wondering ;)
While January was a bit taxing – the broken arm and operation of my Mom and some medical decisions for myself, it also included some fun. An awesome boardgame evening at a friends, some prep-sewing for a QuiltCon coat with another sewist and a visit with my Mom at a Mexican restaurant we had been meaning to do for months. But I totally forgot to take any pictures. Uuups!
I also still manage to stick to my new eating routine. The first half of the month it was very hard, now it is getting a bit better again. Not a lot of weight loss but healthier nonetheless ;)
I hope you enjoyed my recap of the month and the extra insides into what is happening over here.