Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April's Progress

Rabbit, rabbit! It's the first of May. Yeah. I want to sum up my accomplishments for April. If you think I am a bit obsessive compulsive, you are right. My kids would say 'annal retentive' but I reject that term. I have a list posted next to my sewing machine so I can keep track of the projects I am actively working on. Don't even ask about the WIP's that I am not working on right now.

Here goes. I haven't yet completed the Blogger's BOM which was posted on April 25. I will get to those soon. I won't consider those late until May 25. I completed block #3 of the Merry, Merry Snowmen BOM from Shabby Fabrics. I completed the FMQ challenge for April. I completed another 40 scrap houses.

I now have a total of 85 houses done. I have them pinned in groups of 10 so I can keep count (Bonnie Hunter's method). I am reminded of the line from Jaws "We're going to need a bigger boat." I think I'm going to need a bigger basket. I am still behind on this project, but I am catching up. I have now added the Prism QAL to my list. I have a little more time to get my fabrics selected before the next step in the QAL will be posted.

And, crazy me. I have also ordered the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter Shop. That will be added to my list when I get the first shipment. Oy. Will I never learn? I always seem to take on more than I can handle. I don't know if it is a character flaw (either learned or just out of plain orneriness) or if it is in my DNA. Maybe in my next life I will apply this lesson.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Rabbit, rabbit! 40 more Scrap Houses - WOW! And Welcome to the Wonderful World of Quilting - and UFOs - sure you don't want/need my Queen of UFORIA button? - ;))

  2. Love the basket for storing your houses - pretty and inspirational.

  3. Blame the DNA always blame the DNA!
    Wow you are making those houses like nobody's business! Hope to see those WIPs finishes by the end of the month! You have 31 days...get sewing! =D

  4. I think its the quilting dna that does it :) I've already got a mountain of ufos along with swaps and boms and yet I've signed up for the designer mystery bom from fqs as well !
    love your houses and love your project list - I'm off to make one of those as well - great idea to keep on track - not OCD at all :)

  5. I love your scrap houses! What a great bunch of projects, too!

  6. You're so organized! I bet it helps you get so many things accomplished.

  7. Hi Karen,
    Check out my reply to your comment about turning off the word verification for comments. I hope it helps you! And, yes, your blog is set to ask for verification.

    1. I'm looking for it, but can't find it.