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!)

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.