2016 Goals – April mid month update

 

#1 – Get 6 quilts done in 2016

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

Quilt #2 – Scrapitude,2015 ==> YAY!  THIS WAS FINISHED 4/3/2016!!!

Scrapitude 4/3/2016

Scrapitude
4/3/2016

Quilt #3 – Moon Glow – everything is ready.  All I need to do is get some fabric and batting onto the frame to test the thread and Bailey.  I haven’t done it yet.  I plan to baste Raining Cats and Dogs first and then I’ll do this.  

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 – Get Border #2 on and this top is finished!  ==> done!  I finished this top on 4/9/16

Raining Cats and Dogs Finished Top 4/10/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
Finished Top
4/10/2016

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. ==> I think I worked on this earlier in the month and then got bored and last week pulled out Missing Ivy to work on!  

Quilt #7  – Missing Ivy – I pulled this out this month and decided that I wanted to start working on this at the time time as Celtic Solstice.  I plan to focus on Missing Ivy and then work on Celtic Solstice in between.

#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. ==>I bought more fabric this month but I’m still in the black.  The anniversary sale at my LQS last weekend was too tempting to resist.  

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

Since QuiltCon I’ve been good.  I only spent $62 in the month of March.  Woohoo!  So as of 4/10/16, I’ve spent $2692.43.  My budget for the year is $3,000 so I only have $40 a month to spend the rest of the year.

#4 – Knit weekly

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

==> I worked on this once so far.  I’m working on the decreasing so this is almost done. 🙂 

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

My goal for April is to finish the cross stitch part and to work on the embroidery.

Welcome Project 3/31/2016

Welcome Project
3/31/2016

Welcome Project 4/14/2016

Welcome Project
4/14/2016

==> The cross stitch part is done and I’m working on the embroidery outlining the project. 

#6 – Scrapbook

I haven’t done anything for this.  It’s at the bottom of my priority list so… I find that everything else is taking up my crafty time.  I hope that as the months continue my work life is less consuming and I can spend a few extra hours on my crafty stuff. And then be able to spend some time on scrapbooking! 🙂

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

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