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.
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
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.
====> 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!