Tuesday, April 30, 2013

End of Month Report - April

This will also suffice as my weekly report, since I haven't done much worth reporting. Ah, the joys of prepping a house to sell.

Family: the black cat started an extensive chemo program at OSU, and is responding really well to it. Every minute of cuddles is worth my entire fabric budget.

The Dude was Star Student this week. I think his brainwashing is complete.

And after a yard sale this coming weekend, I think the house will be ready to go on the market. Deep sigh.

Adoption: our agency's first cases of the year go to court soon, so we should have a better idea of the timeline soon. Meanwhile, our I-864 got lost, so I'm copying tax returns...again.

Running: another month, another half!

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon - 2:33 and a PR for Lori! We did shots of vodka at mile 6.4...which was about 8 am. Obviously we take running seriously.

I made the sparkle skirts, mostly because Team Sparkle doesn't have a rainbow one. They were...less than perfect. The rainbow "fabric" has zero stretch to it, unlike the colors. If I had to do it again, I'd make casing - it's just as easy as zig-zagging the elastic to the fabric.

Other sewing:

I finished piecing the top of the fireman t-shirt quilt, and it's about 75% quilted. Should be done by the end of the week...which is not quite by the end of April, but pretty close.

All of the quilting is done on the Fractured Four Patch, and the binding is prepped, but it's in the queue behind the t-shirt quilt, so it waits.

I also said I would finish BoardwalkCat Tails, and Saturday Sampler - all of which were hardly touched in April. {Boardwalk had brief moments as leader/enders.} I seriously underestimated the amount of work the house would take. {Go ahead and laugh.}

Sadly, didn't even cut any green for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge. And I only did a NewFO if you count the fireman quilt...technically it was started in April!

Goals for May:
1. Quilt Rainbow Sherbet - and delivering it to my MIL at a wedding...Mother's Day weekend...

2. Finish the fireman quilt and Fractured Four Patch.

3. Start/finish another running t-shirt quilt. {Momma's gotta pay for chemo!}

4. Finish one of the above mentioned tops. {Boardwalk, Cat Tails, Saturday Sampler...one of them...any of them!}



  1. Prepping a house to go on the market is definitely not for sissies! Very cool for the Dude to be star student. Glad that your kitty is doing well on chemo, OSU Vet school is just awesome. At least you've made some progress on a few projects, so it has been a complete bust on the sewing front.

  2. the fireman quilt is great. great job on quilting the yellow and purple quilt. well done!

  3. I don't think there's anything worse than getting a house sale ready, unless maybe it's living in the house while it's on the market. To think you did that while running and still managed to get so much sewing in. That's great!

  4. I just want to say what everyone else said. Getting a house ready to sell is the pits -- and you've fit in sewing and running too. well done.

  5. Good report. Glad to hear kitty is doing well.

  6. I can't believe how much you've managed to fit into one month! I hope the cat does well with the chemo x

  7. Cute, cute, cute quilts and people. Thanks for linking up.

  8. You have been very busy! It is so easy to under-estimate the amount of work the house needs; every time WM and I go over to the "renovator's delight" we find another task to do!

    Best wishes with your May goals.

    Congratulations to the Dude!

  9. I really feel for you having to get your house all ready to sell. Glad the kitty is doing well. I like your Fireman Quilt!

  10. WOW That is alot to accomplish in one month. If I did all that I would be so tired I'd have to sleep for the next two weeks.
    Kathleen http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/