I forgot to do my mid month check of my monthly goals.
#1 – Get 6 quilts done in 2016
Quilt #1 – Tell It To The Stars – finished 2/20/2016
Quilt #2 – Scrapitude,2015 – ==> finished 4/3/2016
Quilt #3 – Moon Glow – My goal for May is to quilt Moon Glow.
===> I haven’t done anything with this yet. I plan to go and check out how to rent the long arm. But I’m not yet convinced that I’m going to actually rent the long arm. I do want to check it out though.
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 – top was finished on 4/9/2016. I finished the part I wanted to machine quilt. My goal is to take this slow and hand quilt this. I haven’t even started.
Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – I was able to get this organized and once Raining Cats and Dogs is out of the machine, I’ll be piecing Block B in between piecing for Missing Ivy. ==> I am piecing Block B as leaders and enders of other projects. I’ve got bits put together but no blocks done yet.
Quilt #7 – Missing Ivy – I got through step 9 and the remaining steps is for the border. I’ve had a number of suggestions that I could skip the border and finish it as is (assuming it’s big enough). I want to do the border. It wouldn’t look finish to me if I skip it. ==> I am through step 10 now. I want to get through step 11 by the end of May.
Quilt #7 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – I added this project to this list earlier in the month to alternate with Missing Ivy as I felt the need to. I don’t have a goal for this project this month since I just pulled it out on a whim. 🙂
#2 – Continue to count my stash, with a true effort to not add fabric on a whim.
My goal is to continue to stay in the black. ==> I did buy a bit this month and my net used yardage shrank a bit but I’m still in the black so that’s all good. 🙂
#3 – Create a hobby budget a stick to it!
My budget for the year was $3,000 and I surpassed it. I’ve adjusted this goal to simply continue tracking how much I spend on my hobbies.
==> Current crafty spending for 2016 as of 5/17/16 is $3264.05
#4 – Knit weekly
My goal for May is to work a bit each week on the Rosie Hat.
==> I am very much in the decreasing part of this hat. If I continue to work on this each week, I think I can be done with it in May, maybe June.
#5 – Cross Stitch weekly
==> The cross stitch part is done and I’m working on the embroidery outlining the project.
I’m almost finished with the top border. Once that is done, I will work on the right border.
#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!