2015 Goals – February Update

Tell It To The Stars Border #5 Fabric 2/18/15

Tell It To The Stars
Border #5 Fabric
2/18/15

Month 2 done!  10 More to go… not that I’m counting, it seems time flies way too fast for me.

1. Continue to count fabric in and out of my stash. – still doing this with my stash report.  I’ve added 10.5 yards so far for the year which is not bad when I added 34.5 for the same time frame last year.  🙂  I’ve been counting fabric since 2013 and it is such a habit now that next year I’m not going to put it as a “goal”.  Unless I start making real goals like using x# yards for the year I do not need to remember to count my fabric anymore. 🙂

2. Concentrate on one thing at a time. – This is really working!  I’m so excited.  I’m caught up on Scrapitude  and I’m waiting for 3/10 for the next clue.  I finished the secret project, I finished the top for Tell It To The Stars and I finished the top Month by Month.  To be fair, all I had to do for Month by Month was to put a border on it.  For March, I’m going to quilt it and Tell It To The Stars.  For piecing, it’s time to pull out Moon Glow and get going on that again.  If memory serves, I am finished with all the blocks, I have to put together the alternating blocks and then I can put the top together.  I may also pull out Raining Cats and Dogs so I can work on a hand project again.

3. View and complete Craftsy Classes. – I didn’t finish the classes that I originally put on my list.  But I did watch Leah Day’s Free Motion Fillers Volume 1.  I’ll write up a more complete post but I consider this class complete.  Since I got my mid arm and it’s on a frame, I’m not as into the FMQ classes for domestic machines on my Craftsy class queue as I was.  However, I do want to see the various options so I know about them and I’m sure I’ll learn something or simply add something to my FMQ arsenal.  The original two classes I listed are still on the docket.  I may jump in and do the Bag Making Class once I get Month by Month finished as a break between quilting that and Tell It To The Stars.  But the Hats Four Ways is project based and I will just have to knit periodically to get it done.  So my goal is to get 1-2 rows done a night.  The problem is I use KnitCompanion to track my progress and its on my iPad.  While working on the first project of Hats Four Ways, my iPad broke.  I haven’t been able to get myself going on that project since.  I will commit to getting KnitCompanion on my iPhone and knitting 1-2 rows a night for the month of March.

Stephanie Japel’s Hats Four Ways

Bag Making Class: Drawstring Bag and Bucket Bag

4. Complete projects from my craft books

Purchase the supplies for the first two projects of Sew Practical – done. I purchased everything I need for the first two projects so I’m ready to get going on the first project.

Do the first project – haven’t done this yet.  I’m just really excited to get started on quilting on the Bailey that this was put aside.  It’s nice to know that this is waiting for me.  I’ve got two quilts to do but once those are done, there will be time until the next top is ready to be quilted.

Here’s to a great year!

Happy Quilting!

~Melanie

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