It took 1 m of linen for the bag and 1 m cotton for the lining, totalling 2 m. The good news is that I didn't buy any fabric in April. From the beginning of the year my stash statistics look more impressive: 41.8 m used, 10.6 m bought.
I had some business at the local hospital a couple of weeks ago, and I finally took three preemie quilts to the Children's Ward. I had finished them some years ago but for some reason never took them there earlier. I only had pictures of the two pretty ones:
This one was made during the Sew, Mama, Sew! Quilting Month in 2008.
The other one is hand pieced and tied. The third one was my attempt on disappearing ninepatch, a nice pattern but the fabrics could have been more carefully chosen. Anyway, the nurse at the ward was very happy to have them. All my children are born at this hospital, and both sons were preemies. At that time there was no children's ward.
Spring is here, the days are long already. The sun rises just after 5 in the morning and sets around 9.30 in the evening. Every day is about five minutes longer, it makes more than half an hour every week. Yesterday I took a picture of the last snow:
This is where it had been pushed all winter to clear the driveway. This morning there was only a handful left. Soon Mr. Kotkarankki will have to continue his project there.