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.
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!
#5 – Cross Stitch weekly
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!