2016 Goals – September Goals

 

My OMG goal for August was to quilt Hampton Ridge and since I didn’t finish… it’s my goal for September to finish!  That means, finishing the quilting on the borders, binding, and getting a label on it.

Hampton Ridge almost all quilted 8/28/2016

Hampton Ridge
almost all quilted
8/28/2016

#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 – finished 7/30/2016

Quilt #4 – Hampton Ridge – get this finished!

Quilt #5 – Raining Cats and Dogs – top was finished on 4/9/2016.  Keep going on the hand quilting.  I’m working on quilting the backgrounds with the cream thread.  My goal is to get the second row done.

Quilt #6 – Celtic Solstice – Get all the third rows pieced for block B.  I only need about 20 more so I hope I can get these done as leaders/enders for other projects.

Quilt #7  – Missing Ivy – I ran out of fabric last month and it really put me behind.  So, this month, I need to get more fabric or make a design decision.  Whatever ends up happening, I want this top to be done in September!  I want my OMG goal in October to be to quilt and finish this baby! woot woot!

Quilt #8 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – I fell off this wagon and I hope that I will have some time the second half of September to get back to this project.

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

When I get Hampton Ridge finished, my stash report will be in a good spot.  I think I’ll still be in the red but not by much.  I do need to add to my stash in order to get the borders finished on Missing Ivy but once that top is done, I’ll be able to quilt it and then I’ll be in the black again. 🙂

#3 – Create a hobby budget and 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 8/31/2016 is $3,983.08.

#4 – Knit weekly

I’m going to try watching a football game each week and using that as my knitting time.  I believe we’re still in Pre-Season so I’ll have to figure out what the schedule is.  Hopefully it will fit appropriately.

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Mama's Bukid 9/01/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/01/2016

I’m almost finished with Row 5.  That will be finished soon so I will try to have Row 6 done in September.

#6 – Scrapbook

I talked with my sister who scrapbooked with me when I was into that and we were talking about doing a weekend retreat where we can work on our crafts.  We thought it would be a great girl thing to do for the ladies in our family.  I think I need to get this on the calendar and let that be my goal for September.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

8 responses »

  1. I enjoy reading through your goals and how you meet them. I hope to set something up like that for 2017. I like the quilt — it’s another beauty! That pieced sawtooth border really adds to the quilt!

  2. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Hampton Ridge. I hope you post some close-ups of how you are quilting this – I could use some inspiration for mine!

    Way to go on your annual list! It’s so nice to have a focus to keep you on track, and so satisfying to tick the projects off one by one! I’ve kept a “stash reduction” list for the last 3 years already, with 6 quilts per year like you. I like to think it is making a difference 🙂

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