Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Crafty and goals

I feel like I shouldn't post again until I've had a chance to catch up on my blog reading/commenting/replying. But I can already feel myself slipping away from my April goals. It really does seem to help to write them down and post them. So...

How I did on my March goals:
  • finish something for the Smalls SAL Done
  • Tall Oaks: finish the foxes, left side border (word) Done
  • Mos Eisley: finish this sucker Done!
  • Joyful World SAL: stitch the border for March Got started, but didn't make it very far.
  • Other: finish the Mill Hill kit I started last month (needs beads) Done
April goals:
  • finish something for the Smalls SAL Done
  • Tall Oaks: finish the top border
  • Joyful World SAL: finish March, start the border for April
  • Happy Halloween: stitch at least two boxes Done
  • Other: finish-finish a couple of my winter/Christmas smalls from the end of last year
I've got a decent start on the Joyful World March, so I should get it done. Honestly, the border is the biggest hurdle for me. Keeping track of the long rows of stitches! Urgh. I just don't want to fall too far behind on this SAL. I could see myself giving up on it if I found myself more than a month behind.

And I've added Happy Halloween to my monthly goals. Maaaaaybe I can get it done by Halloween this way...

Non-stitch-ily: over the weekend a friend decided we should make rag wreaths. I was dubious. It seemed like a lot of time for a possibly silly-looking thing. But I loved the way they turned out. Mine, hung on my old farmhouse front door:
We got rolls of quilt strips from Joanns; I found a 50% off coupon online so we got the rolls for $6.50/each instead of $12.99/ea. The wreaths took 2 rolls a piece. Between cutting the strips down and tying them on, it only took about an hour and a half, maybe two hours per wreath, which was not bad at all! (Left plenty of time to go shopping after, yay!)

6 comments:

Linda said...

Sounds like doable goals Amy. Your wreath is very pretty.

Linda

Melinda said...

Your Rag Wreath looks beautiful. I did make one for Halloween, which I really love. I have to agree, once I write a goal down, it is sort of a Contract I made with myself. and Congrats with your March.. Lots of Dones

Melinda said...

Your Rag Wreath looks beautiful. I did make one for Halloween, which I really love. I have to agree, once I write a goal down, it is sort of a Contract I made with myself. and Congrats with your March.. Lots of Dones

Julie said...

Fabulous rag wreath, great idea

Carol said...

I really admire those of you who make (and follow through with!) monthly goals. Perhaps I would be more productive if I did that.

Your rag wreath looks great--and what a bargain, too! Enjoy your weekend, Amy...

Katie said...

Good luck with your goals! Love your wreath.

A belated September finish

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