In spite of my quietness for the past month, I have managed to stay on track -- as of today, I've used 55 yards thus far this year. But it will be a challenge to hit the 17.66666 yard mark in April since I'm traveling to teach and going on a hiking adventure at the end of the month. And my spring bird watching always distracts me at this time of year. I also need to focus on quilting a few pieces. I've always been able to generate more quilt tops than finished quilts. Right now I don't have any deadlines -- perhaps I'll need to make up a couple -- they always work! I need a fairy quilting godmother.
The other fabric eating projects this past month have included Easter pillowcases for my grandchildren and a ballet totebag for my granddaughter. I do plan to make a pair of spring pillowcases for my bed today. I change my bed quilt with the seasons and just put my original Marie's Scraps on the bed this morning. It's a twin than I lay sideways on the bed so there is not enough to cover the pillows -- pretty pillowcases will fix that. I also will change all the quilts that are out in the living room plus a wallhanging and the valances in my office to give the house a lighter look for the season. It's like redecorating without having to paint (yuk).
Today is my day off from the world -- need to spend much of putting the sewing room back to rights. Between the winter sewing frenzy and taking some fabric out of my mother's stash before donating it to a group, there are lots of piles around it. Piles aren't good -- they are easy to create, but the make the room an unpleasant place to be. So making the effort to tidy up is worthwhile.