Thursday, January 31, 2013

Utter Failure...

...and I don't mind one bit! I did not meet a single goal that I made in my last post.
Here is a recap of January goals and the little bit of progress made...
1. Finish the American Girl Christmas dress.
Nope, did not even touch this one, even though it would take but an hour to complete it.
2. Quilt, bind, and send the Isaiah baby quilt.
Nope, but I did start on the machine quilting.

3. Make daughter's coat.
Nope, did not touch this one either. It has been put away until late summer and will be ready for her to wear in the fall.
4. Scrappy Grama - add the border and sandwich it.
Nope, but I did get strips cut for the pieced borders!

Here is one project that was not on the goals list! I am joining a quilt guild; at the next meeting, the members will be making quilts for the Ronald McDonald House. I pulled this one out and got it all ready to be assembled.
I bought the nine-patch blocks at a garage sale a few years ago, along with the matching fabrics. I got busy and planned a quilt that will showcase those beautiful mama cows and their calves!
Here are February goals:
1. Finish the Isaiah quilt and get it into the mail!
2. My Mother-in-law will be in town on Feb.7. I sure hope I can have the Grama Scrappy ready to go so she can take it home and start handquilting it.
3. Complete the cow quilt and get it donated!
4. O.k. I will add the Christmas dress back in. It will sit on the table until I finish it, so I will get it done.
And here is exciting news. I am getting a frame for short-arming! A friend of mine is upgrading to a 'real' quilting machine, and she offered me her 10-year-old Gracie frame. I said YES! It has a stitch regulator made for my machine attached to it. I hope it will help me whittle down my large stack of "to be quilted' quilts.
I am linking up to Judy's Get It Done at

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!

It is hard for me to set goals for a year, even for a month. Weekly goals work best for me. But I am going to try to set monthly quilting/sewing goals at the beginning of each month.  

Goals for January 2013:
1. Finish the last Christmas dress started for daughter's American Girl doll.
2. Quilt, bind, and send the Baby Isaiah quilt. He is already 2+ months old.
3. Start daughter's coat. (This was a goal back in November, I think, but the supplies are still in the bag.)
4. Finish the border on the Scrappy Grama quilt. This has to be done by early February, for Grama is coming; I would like to send it home with her, as she has agreed to hand quilt it!

The list does not seem too daunting; time will tell if it is too much for me to accomplish in a month's time.

I have way too many projects started that get set aside when other responsibilities show up in my life. I wonder if I had better time management skills (read--less time online) I would get more done!