2016 December Goals

It’s the last month of the year and the final month to accomplish all the goals for 2016!  It’s also a time of reflection and a time to start thinking about next year.

My OMG goal for November was to finish Missing Ivy! But I didn’t do it.  So now it is my OMG goal for December.

Missing Ivy Finished top! 10/10/16

Missing Ivy
Finished top!

The top is finished and the back is ready.  I need to press everything, trim the batting and get on the long arm at my local Bernina dealer.

#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.  I need to continue hand quilting this baby.  Even if I do a bit at a time.  I don’t know if that will happen this month with everything else that is going on.  If I do, great.  If I don’t, oh well – it will be there for 2017.

Quilt #6 – Missing Ivy – Press the top, press the back, trim the batting and quilt it.  Then I got to bind it.

Quilt #7 – Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! – I have the final kit for this project and I need to get the border on.  Then I want this to be one of the finishes for 2016 so I’ll need to quilt and bind it by year end.  It’s a small quilt so I’m planning on just doing it on my domestic.

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 didn’t finish getting the inner top done but I’m very close.  I would like to get the top done (including borders) for December.

Quilt #9 – LQS 2012 BOM “Provence” – I’m not going to have a goal other than to work on this as I work on Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence.

Quilt #10 – 2012 SoCal Quilter’s Run Mystery Quilt – Area One – This is on hold until January.

Quilt #11 – Scrapitude 2016 – I will continue to work on clue #1 as my leader/ender.

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

As of 11/30/2016, I’m at net Added 37.972 yards for the year.

#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 11/30/2016 is $4,571.73

#4 – Knit weekly

Finish my pink/blue socks.

#5 – Cross Stitch weekly

Continue my progress on this.

Mama's Bukid 11/26/2016

Mama’s Bukid

Continue working on the new project…

A Rose Fairy 11/2/2016

A Rose Fairy

#6 – Scrapbook

Now that we have a date for the crafty girls’ weekend retreat.  I need to book a place.  I will probably not do this until January since we scheduled our retreat for the weekend after Easter 2017 and that’s in April.  I’m thinking of renting a small house in San Louis Obispo or some coastal CA town.

Here’s a link to my original 2016 Goals.

Here’s to a great year!



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