Monday Moments: May 22

One Gift a Month

This month’s gift is Soup Bowl Cozies. You can go to Days Filled With Joy for information and links to several different on-line tutorials.

So far for the One Gift a Month, I have made January’s, February’s, and April’s gifts.

Yes, I will be making Soup Bowl Cozies … soon. But I need to warn you, somewhere – a while ago, I read that one lady made a Soup Bowl Cozy and her biggest complaint was that it leaked! Yes, you read correctly! She was complaining that the bowl leaked! I guess she didn’t understand that the Cozy was intended for the bowl to be placed in the cozy, not for the soup to be placed in it! I know that none of my readers will make that mistake! Right?

Classic Cars: Monthly Colour Challenge

May’s Classic Car colour is Baby Blue …. ooohhhh … a favourite colour of mine! Visit Patterns by Jen HERE for your free download of this month’s block …

Here’s my May block and the January, February, March, April and May blocks … all made with Island Batik scraps …

Stitching Stuff

Kate, from Life in Pieces, is hosting “Stitching Stuff” and the goal is to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. I use Kate’s guideline, but my personal goal is to sew for 30 minutes a day. On those “blah” days, it does motivate me to sit at my machine and 30 minutes often turns into several hours. Thank you Kate for the motivation!

  • January – April:  117 /120
  • May: 21 / 21
  • Total: 138 / 141
  • Percentage: 97%

Stash Report

Donna at Quilt Paint Create hosts a weekly linky party where you can display your stash numbers. This has really kept my stash from growing (somewhat!) Before I buy anything, I am always mindful of the fact that I need to report it on my blog … That sometimes stops me in my tracks!

When I was at the retreat a few weeks ago, a group of us went to Overseas Fabrics. As we left the retreat room, I insisted that I was NOT going to buy any fabric!!! Well, that lasted until I saw the following fabric. Really, how could I resist? I purchased 2 yards of each.

The past 2 week’s finishes include:

  • Studio 180 Island Batik challenge (May) 7 yards
  • Baby Stars 6 yards
  • Retreat Bag 1 yard

Yearly Tally:

  • Fabric Used the past 2 weeks: 14 yards
  • Fabric Used in 2023:     101 yards  from non-IB: 43.5
  • Fabric Bought this week:   4 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    12.5 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:             88.5 yards 

Just an FYI: I do not count any fabric that is given to me (Island Batik), but this year, I am going to count it as fabric used.

To Do Tuesday

Carol from Quilt Schmilt is hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from last week: I didn’t get a lot ticked off on my list … maybe this next week!

  1. Pack for the retreat: Walletstest quilt for Brenda, June IB challengeRetreat bag. All was packed!!! Partially done: The only thing finished was the Retreat bag … Test Quilt is still in progress, as is the June IB challenge. Wallets were not touched.
  2. X’s & O’s #1 & #2: quilt and bind Partially done: Both are quilted, neither are bound
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! √   DONE
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes. √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing).
  2. Finish June IB challenge
  3. X’s & O’s #1 & #2: bind
  4. Quilt for Kelly Young’s new book
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes.

Design Wall

Judy, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.

Piecing projects:

  1. June IB challenge (The luscious teal and green 10″ stack – 1st picture)
  2. Secret Project for Kelly Young’s new book (mostly the purples and greens from the Island Batik Napa Valley collection – 2nd picture)
  3. Project for When Pigs Fly

Quilting: These are all sandwiched and ready to quilt …

  • Nutcracker
  • Bird Panel

Upcoming Blog Hops

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: When Pigs Fly (My day is June 9)

Just Let Me Quilt: Sew It – Show It: Picnic Party. (My day is July 20)

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: Call Me Crazy

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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20 thoughts on “Monday Moments: May 22

  1. Sometimes you just have to add some fun stuff to the stash. You are still doing really well with all your stitching metrics. I had to shake my head at the story of the soup cozies. Hope you’ve had a great week on the stitching front.

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  2. It’s amazing how some people interpret things they read. Nope, none of your readers will misinterpret how to use a soup cozy. I should put clean up cutting table on my goals list but I think I’d need to work on it all day all week and I’d miss the sewing part of the week!

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    • LOL!!! Bonnie!!! I think it would take me more than a week to clean up my sewing space! The 30 minutes a week (which I do diligently) doesn’t put much of a dent in the mess I make the rest of the week!!!


  3. Awww bless that quilter’s heart, but ‘m cringing thinking about eating soup out of a cozy. Oh that fabric you bought – I would too! The Nutcracker and bird panel look interesting. Hope you have a great week!

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  4. That’s so funny! Your projects came out very nicely! I’m also joining in, but am barely prepping kits this week.
    Your baby blue block is so pretty! Love those stars!
    Your purchased fabrics reminded me of a LeeAnna, a sweet blogger at “Not Afraid of Color”. Beautiful choices!
    Your retreat bag really stood out to me. Great pattern!
    Take good care!

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  5. Oh my goodness, you made me laugh when I read about the leaking soup bowl cozy. I have a stack of fun fabrics here at home to make a bunch of bowl cozies to gift friends. Winter is almost here which means it’s soup season. Enjoy your week 🙂

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