2016 Goals – March – Mid Month update

I’m getting a lot done on the quilty side of things.

#1 – Get 6 quilts done in 2016

Quilt #1  – Tell It To The Stars – finished 2/20/2016

Quilt #2 – Scrapitude,2015 – this is now all quilted and I just need to trim and bind it.

Quilt #3 – Moon Glow – the backing is done and will be the next thing I put on the frame to quilt.  First I don’t plan to put this on the frame until April.  There’s no rush to get this done and I’ve got other things on my to do list for March.  So with that in mind, there are some things I need to do to prepare getting this on the frame to quilt.  I need to put some test fabric, batting, and backing and test the thread I want to use.  When I first started quilting Scrapitude I had problems with the first set of threads I used.  I bought particular thread for this quilt so I think I’ll need to play with it and adjust settings if I have any problems before I get the quilt on the frame.

Quilt #4 – Hampton Ridge – this is in queue. I still need to get the backing and label ready for this. But I will not get going on this until Moon Glow is being quilted.

Quilt #5 – Raining Cats and Dogs – I plan to get the borders on this month.  Then when Hampton Ridge is being quilted, I’ll get the backing together for it.

Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – I pulled out Celtic Solstice and was able to get all the Block As done.  Now I need to press them and figure out what the next step is.

#2 – Continue to count my stash, with a true effort to not add fabric on a whim.  

For March, my goal is to continue to not add to my stash.  I’m in the black for once and I’m loving it.  With all the quilts coming up to be quilted, I’m hoping I’ll be able to stay in the black.

#3 – Create a hobby budget a stick to it!  

I’m not doing a very good job at sticking to my budget.  But I’m doing a great job tracking what I’m spending and seeing where I’m at with my budget.  I don’t believe I’ll be spending much more the rest of the year since the big shows are done.  I will continue to support my guild and attend the workshops they’ve got planned.  I also plan to support the teachers that come.  So far as of 3/13/16, I’ve spent $2565.43.

#4 – Knit weekly

My goal for March is to work a bit each week on the Rosie Hat.

I’m doing a bit each week but I’m not getting as much done or as quickly as I’ve done in the past.  I think I need to move on to another project but I don’t want a knitting UFO.

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

My goal for March is to get the right border done.

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#6 – Scrapbook

For March, grab one of the project boxes and start working on it.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

2 responses »

  1. You’re making great progress on the quilts! You’re basically 33% finished at 25% of the year, so that’s super! Good luck with your budget. Not going to PIQF? That was one of my favorite shows! The Glendale show is nice quilts, but maybe not many vendor temptations.

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