It does not feel like it should already be June starting tomorrow. But the weather seems to be right on cue — I think we’re gonna have to break down and turn on the AC this coming week. My Cowboy can’t handle the heat too well, so better safe than sorry.
We’ve been able to grill outside some already, so that means he’s taking over some of the cooking so I don’t have to do it all. Whew! I’m fast running out of ideas (and energy for it).
For May, I completed 61 blocks. I finally got to count all the blocks I made for the Arrow Rock Sampler quilts that I hadn’t counted yet, which you can see HERE, if you missed them.
I also made 10 Churn Dash blocks for an upcoming project, and ONE signature block!
I’ve also received about 16 signature blocks in the mail so far from some of you — thank you so much to those who have sent them. If you have not yet sent me one, and want to, I would love to have you contribute to my signature quilt! You can find the info and tutorial HERE. Send me a block — you can count it toward your block count for June! They’re gonna be so pretty all together!
And now it’s time for you all to report in with your May totals. I have the Project page updated, however . . . PLEASE double check your numbers and make sure I have them correct. I cannot for the life of me figure out why my spreadsheet randomly gets rid of some of the numbers. It’s so frustrating, I’m thinking about going back to keeping track with a plain old sheet of paper and a pencil.
Our goal for June is another 30 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 166.
The prize winner for April is Sherry V., who has 84 blocks so far this year (unless I’m cheating her because I lost a number).
I’m not sure what I’ll be working on in June, but I know I need to run the longarm more than I did in May. And I DO think I’m gonna tackle the cutting table mess in earnest. I ordered new cutting mats, and I can’t put them down if I don’t have a clear surface! It’s actually been getting slowly better, since I’ve finished some large projects lately. I’ll keep you posted. Happy stitching!