2016 Goals – May Update

Almost halfway through the year… time is flying by…

#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.

===> This quilt is on the frame and I’m working on it a bit at a time.  I would like to get this quilted in June.

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.  If I can get Moon Glow quilted in June I hope to get this on the frame in July.

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 am working hand quilting this and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  Right now I started with the cream color quilting thread and I’m outlining parts. I finished the first block and I’m working a bit at a time.  I’m not really going in any kind of order since I have this machine quilted to keep everything stable.

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Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – I am piecing Block B as leaders and enders of other projects.  I’ve got bits put together but no blocks done yet.

===> this continues to be my leaders/enders project.

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.

===> I am still working on Step 11.  I’ve got pairs of blocks pieced together and I’m working on getting the rows done.

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. 🙂

===> I have 2 blocks left to finish for this quilt.  I want to get 1 block done in June.

#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. 🙂

==> for May I added 7.5 yards.  But I’m still in the black for the year!  yay!  I can’t wait to finish Moon Glow so I can add it to my yardage used.

#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 5/31/16 is $3297.01

#4 – Knit weekly

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

==> This was finished this month! yay!  

Rosie Hat 5/22/2016

Rosie Hat
5/22/2016

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Welcome Project Cross Stitch 4/28/2016

Welcome Project
Cross Stitch
4/28/2016

Welcome project Cross Stitch 5/31/2016

Welcome project
Cross Stitch
5/31/2016

This project is almost done and I am so excited!  I am hoping that this will be done in June.

#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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