2016 Goals – June Update

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.

Raining Cats and Dogs 5/22/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs

==> 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.

Missing Ivy Step 11 - unfinished I was able to sew pairs together. 5/30/2016

Missing Ivy
Step 11 – unfinished
I was able to sew pairs together.
5/30/2016

==> 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.

Provence Block 5 5/22/2016

Provence
Block 5
5/22/2016

==> done. 🙂

Provence Block 10 6/3/2016

Provence
Block 10
6/3/2016

==> I even started on the alternating blocks

Provence The beginnings of the alternating blocks 6/11/2016

Provence
The beginnings of the alternating blocks
6/11/2016

#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

 

Welcome project Cross Stitch 5/31/2016

Welcome project
Cross Stitch
5/31/2016

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!

~Melanie

 

 

2 responses »

  1. At least you are making progress on most things for the year. You’ve finished some and moved others way along the road.

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