Well, I didn’t get my OMG done for this month. I only had half the month to get it done and just ran out of time before I jumped on a plane to Florida. Here’s where I stand at the end of the month:
#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 June is to finish quilting Moon Glow.
==> not done. I’ll have to move this to July.
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.
==> Moon Glow is not done but is off the frame. As soon as I’m done quilting Moon Glow’s borders I need to get the back of Hampton Ridge pieced together and embroider a label for this. I may still be able to get Hampton Ridge on the frame in July.
===> Same spot but once Moon Glow is completed, I intend to focus on Hampton Ridge to get this done too.
Quilt #5 – Raining Cats and Dogs – top was finished on 4/9/2016. I am hand quilting this and I am thoroughly enjoying it. 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.
==> hand quilting this and I’m working on outlining everything with regular quilting thread. I’m on the third block. I’m already starting to get ideas on what to do next. It’s a nice slow process that I’m enjoying for this one.
===> same spot since I left this at home. It’s too cumbersome to bring on a plane and travel with. 🙂
Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – continue to piece bits as leaders/enders.
==> still doing this as a leaders/enders project. I’ve got a lot of pieces put together for block B. Pretty soon I’ll be able to start lining things up and piecing the rows together.
Quilt #7 – Missing Ivy – finish step 11 which is to piece the inner quilt together.
==> I got all the rows pieced but not yet put together. I’ll need to move this goal over to next month.
Quilt #7 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – finish 1 block.
==> done. 🙂
==> I even started on the alternating blocks
#2 – Continue to count my stash, with a true effort to not add fabric on a whim.
I hope to make it to a quilt shop during our travels and I do plan to buy fabric. 🙂
==> I’m still in the black. I’m buying fabric but mailing to participate in my guild’s strip club. So every month I add about 2 yards because of it. And since I’ve got to go to my LQS to get fabric for the club, I end up buying a yard or two of other favorite items.
===> while on vacation I added 2 yards. I haven’t had a chance to post a stash update but I’ll get to that at some point. I’m lucky to only have added 2 yards. I visited 4 quilt shops and have not yet been tempted to add a lot of yardage. I’ll have to write up my experiences at some point and tell you why.
#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.
===> I spent some money but it wasn’t a lot of damage. Not like I was anticipating.
#4 – Knit weekly
My goal for June is to knit a pair of socks.
==> I am halfway through one sock.
#5 – Cross Stitch weekly
My goal is to finish the Welcome project in June.
==> Not done. I ran out of the floss I was using to embroider and my Joann’s was out. It will have to wait until I return.
#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!