2016 Goals – October Goals

 

My OMG goal for October is to finish Missing Ivy!  This is quite a stretch as the top is not yet done.  And I still need to piece the back and quilt it, and bind it, and get a label on.  That’s a lot for me to try to get done in one month.  But I need to step it into high gear if I really want to get 6 quilts done this year.  I’m at 4 so I only have 3 months left to finish 2 so I’m going to try.  If you’ve been following along you’ll know that Celtic Solstice was actually on the list before Missing Ivy.  But at this stage, Missing Ivy is further along than Celtic Solstice so I decided to bump this to the front of the line now that Hampton Ridge is finished! 🙂   I’m not sure Celtic Solstice will be ready in time to finish completely in 2016 but with the rate I’ve been going on Have Yourself a Little Quilty Christmas, I may be able to bump that up and get it done for Christmas! 🙂  I’m planning to do simple quilting on that one so it should be easy.  [famous last words…]

Missing Ivy 9/25/16

Missing Ivy
9/25/16

#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 – finished 9/29/2016!

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 – Missing Ivy – Here’s my plan to get this done this month!

week 1 – finish the top

week 2 – piece the back, including label

week 3 – quilt this at the shop and since I have to rent time on it, I plan to get this done in one weekend

week 4 – bind

Quilt #7 – Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! – If I understood Susan (our fearless BOM leader) at our last meeting, this month’s kit was the final kit for blocks.  I believe next month we’ll be working on the border.  Since I’ve been pretty much on top of this BOM, I think this will be ready to quilt in November.  I’m planning on a simple cross hatch or double cross hatch.  This project is smaller than my normal massive queen/king quilts so I think I can use my domestic for quilting this.

Quilt #8 – Celtic Solstice – My plan for the rest of the year is to get the top done and then have this ready for quilting in January 2017.  I don’t know what finishing the rest of this top entails but I hope to get all the Block B’s finished this month.

Quilt #9 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – I didn’t have time to work on this project at all.  I hope that with Hampton Ridge finished, I’ll have some time to get this back on my project lineup.  With my ambitious plans to get Missing Ivy finished this month, that may not happen but one can always plan and hope! 🙂

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

 

As of 9/25/2016, I’m at net ADDED 31.375 yards.  I still need to take into account Hampton Ridge but that will happen tomorrow for my stash report.  In the meantime, this is AWESOME as my historical trend from year to year is going down.  At the same point in time for the last few years, here’s where I’ve been at.

  • 2015 – 41.58 Added yards
  • 2014 – 59.875 Added yards
  • 2013 – 121.75 Added yards

It’s cool to be able to look back and see where I’ve been.  And even though I’ve added so far this year overall I can see that I am getting better at not buying fabric just to buy fabric.

#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 9/25/2016 is $4,262.35.

I’m hoping that over time my spending will go down from year to year (similar to what happened with my stash report).  Since this is the first year of me tracking this, it’s still our base line.

#4 – Knit weekly

Now that I’m progressing along with my one sock I would really love to get this one sock done this month and get started on the second sock. 🙂

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Finish Row 6 in October

Mama's Bukid 9/25/2016

Mama’s Bukid
9/25/2016

Continue working on the new project…

A Rose Fairy 9/25/16

A Rose Fairy
9/25/16

 

#6 – Scrapbook

Get a date on the calendar.  Shooting for April, 2017.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!

~Melanie

 

 

10 responses »

  1. Wow, that’s an impressive list! My list was to finish 9 quilts this year. I’ve got 2 done, so you’ve been lots more diligent than I have. Good luck with all your goals.

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