2016 Goals – September Mid Month Update

 

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

==> right now I’m working on hand stitching the binding to the back.  I’m still about halfway through that.  I hope to get that done soon and stitch a label on shortly thereafter.  I don’t know how to use the embroidery function on my new machine yet so I’ll be heading to my Bernina dealer for some help for that. 🙂

#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.

==> done. All the third rows are pieced and now I’m piecing the actual block B’s together as leaders and enders.

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!

==> almost done.  I have all the fabric I need to finish the top (I think) so I’m just working on putting the borders together.  The quilt has a total of 9 borders.  I got the first three on and I’m working on getting the next set on.  I actually have all the fabric cut and borders # 5-9 ready to go.  Border #4 is cut but I need to get all the strips pieced together before I can start measuring and cutting and piecing again. I’m working on getting the top done this month.

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.

==> I’m concentrating on finishing Hampton Ridge and Missing Ivy so once I’ve cleared my plate a little, I plan to work on this more regularly.

#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.

Mama's Bukid 9/15/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/15/2016

#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

 

 

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