2016 Goals – July Update

 

My OMG goal for July is to finish Moon Glow.  I finished quilting this this month and I’m working on binding it.  OMG goal accomplished for July! woot woot!

#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 July is to finish quilting Moon Glow.  I need to finish quilting the last 2 borders, bind and label it.

==> done!

Quilt #4 – Hampton Ridge – this is in queue to be quilted.  For July, I want to get the back and label ready for it.

==> I decided to hold off on this.  I want to get Moon Glow finished before I move on this one.

Quilt #5 – Raining Cats and Dogs – top was finished on 4/9/2016.  My goal for July is to hand quilt 3-4 times each week.  I’m working on the cream colored quilting thread and hopefully I will be done with all of the outlining by the end of July.  I’m about a third through.

==> I hand quilted a bit early in July but then put it on hold while I finished binding Moon Glow.  I plan to start working on this again in August.

Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – continue to piece bits as leaders/enders.

==> yup.. this is being worked on slowly.

Quilt #7  – Missing Ivy – finish step 11 which is to piece the inner quilt together.

==> Another DONE! yes!  I originally planned to get step 12 done in August but after checking out my progress plans on all my quilts realized that once Hampton Ridge is in the quilt frame, I no longer have any quilts in queue.  So I checked out step 12 and realized that step 12 was part of piecing the inner quilt together.  I finished step 13 last week and I’m on step 14.

Quilt #8 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – finish last block and do the next step of the alternating blocks.

==> the last block is now done and I started working on the alternative blocks.

#2 – Continue to count my stash, with a true effort to not add fabric on a whim.  

Keep counting and doing a great job staying in the black.  I need to update the stash numbers with most recent travel purchases.

====> Okay, so I bought more fabric in July than I meant to and part of it was okay because I needed to get binding for Moon Glow.  I also needed to spend my gift certificate.  But all the other purchases?  I am going to try to do better next month.

#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.  I need to update the spent numbers with my recent travel purchases.

==> Current crafty spending for 2016 as of 7/30/2016 is $3735.08

#4 – Knit weekly

My goal for July is to finish the purple socks I started.

====> I actually touched this a bit this last weekend but all I did was knit 2 rows.   I’ll need to step this one up if I want it to be done anytime soon. 🙂

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Welcome project Cross Stitch 6/16/2016

Welcome project
Cross Stitch
6/16/2016

My goal is to finish the Welcome project in July.  I need to purchase more floss in order to do so.

==> I finished this!  It’s so exciting.  The next step is to get it framed.

Welcome Finished! 7/14/2016

Welcome
Finished!
7/14/2016

====> This is at the framers and I should be getting it back any day now.

 

#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! 🙂

… I’m thinking I may have to take this off my list.  I never seem to make this a priority.  It’s primarily because it’s hard to get to my stuff, pull it out and then put it away.  It makes me sad to write this so maybe I won’t.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

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