This is our weekly thread where we post our goals for the week. They're your goals, so make them as simple or complicated as you want to. Then let us know if you met them. We'll cheer for you if you met them, commiserate with you if you didn't.
I never had a specific goal this week, it was to watch youtube videos of crocheted ruffly scarves, which I did. This week I want to get one going.
My goals this week are to finish a couple of small quilts as gifts for friends. I am also making a table runner for each month this year so I want to do that.
I bought an iron on Wednesday so I am back sewing as long as the electric lasts in this ice storm. My new iron is a Black and Decker, not expensive but at least it works for now. It is heavier than I expected though.
I will have to look up the Youtube videos of the ruffly scarves. A couple of my friends are making them.
This week I want to make two chain blocks for the HGTV BoM. Plan on making a couple of mug rugs too!
I am in the process of quilting the baby quilt and I am also working on a Christmas string block quilt that will have some blocks in it from a swap we did here. Can't remember what year that was but it has been in my UFO collection for a long time. I am going to try to make it a full size or a large throw at least. Mindless sewing but still needs to be done. It has been so bitter cold here in the mornings that it takes awhile before I can get started. Hopefully by Monday it will start to warm up into the 30's.
Test results did not show any evidence of can*cer in my body so I am can*cer free. Hallelujah!! Pra*ise G0d!! Thanks you for your Ts & Ps.
What is everyone else hoping to get done?
Finished 8 chicken pin cushions. Plan to work on more-may try to start on the quilt again-but depends. Chicken's don't require much effort or thinking so I suspect it will be more chickens.
Stay warm and safe everyone who is in cold weather places-ice storm warning here in East Tennessee today.
My goal this coming week is to finish topstitching my Baltimore Halloween blocks. Only one 10 inch block left which is half done and a 20 inch block to do. I also need to size up some courthouse steps blocks and lay that out to sew together. Maybe I will do that Monday at Guild sewing day. It is for the Historical Assn for a raffle. I will also quilt a few quilts. I need to plan two charity pieces also that are due in March. Better start thinking about them.
This is a great thread. I really like it. Keep up the good intentions everyone.
Mountain Laurel, so very happy for you! I have kept you in prayers and He did keep watch over you!
One goal for this week is another birthday block for the exchange I'm in.
Maybe I'll get started on string blocks which have been on my list and the strings sitting all over the place!
Carolyn,congrat's on no more Ca. I completed all my goals for the week. This week I want to start my Wisconsin Badger Quilt and finish it. Sue
Carolyn- that's wonderful!!!
I looked over my shoeboxes of strips, bricks and squares and picked out a pattern to use my 2-1/2" strips (4)2-1/2"x4-1/2" bricks and (2) 2-1/2" squares of each of 40 dark fabrics and (80) 2-1/2" light squares, (22) 4-1/2" light squares and (9) 6-7/8" light squares. That should use up some of my shoebox scraps and since I cut them out from project leftover fabric ahead of time, all I have to do is pick and choose! Easy-peasy!!
The pattern is from a favorite of mine- Scrap Basket Sensations and is called "Island Chain". It will be a large lap quilt.
Hopefully it will be ready to finish up by mid-week. Then, I'll need to finish another baby quilt UFO. (I try to only allow myself 1-2 new quilt projects before I force myself to finish a UFO! I know, none of you have that problem! )
My goal last week was to quilt two donation quilts. I should finish the second one today, then get the bindings on them this weekend, hopefully. I want to do the HGTV BOMand today I got an invitation to a family baby shower for the 10th, so better get busy on a little boy's quilt. Trouble is, I promised someone else a quilt for her little girl and she will be at the shower and I can't really show up without one, lol. So I'd better get off the computer and into my sewing room.
I will be working on another redwork block, doing good with getting one a week done.
I really wanted to pull fabrics for my CQJP, but all CQ fabric is in tubs in the basement and going down there in this freezing temps is not gonna happen. So decided to put that on hold till next week.
I do want to get fabric pulled for the Fish BOM, and work on those. Going to Joanns for underwater fabric, but going to use stash only for the fish.
That should be about it for me.
My goal is to finish at least 10 blocks for my dh's quilt border and at least one more Sylvia block.
Okay, the thread starts on Fridays!!! Good to know!!! : My goals - today, pillowcase!! I want to do a Christmas project, or work on something that I already have going every 25th of the month: keep me working on these projects through the year instead of suddenly going "It's NOVEMEBER!!!?? Already!?? I have so much to do....." uh, this year, I want to have the "to-do's" - done.... so since today is a 25th day, pillowcase for ME is going to be done! (I made everyone else their's last year and somehow mine got forgotten..... So now, I will have one too!!!)
I got all my blks for the quilt I am doing finished yesterday - so for the weekend, I want to work on it's pieced borders and I really want this quilt done and ready to be quilted by Monday.....
And then I am planning on working on the blks for the BOM I started last year and ended up just collecting the blks at the end... : No more collecting. By next Friday - no, Thursday!!! I want to be able to report that I got it done!!!!m
Oh boy - I have just made a commitment haven't I!!!
It's all good. Now to turn off the TV, find my pillow case pattern and make it happen......
I had to come back.... I just read all the goals and you are an insperation!!
Deb - I love the idea of a table runner for every month!!! There are so many to choose from (I keep buying patterns and it would be so much fun to change them out!!!) that is a great goal - Have fun with it!!! And may the electricity stay on and you get a good arm work out with your new heavier iron 'cause you'll be so busy on your projects!!
Jane, the HGTV BOM blks look good!!! And at the end, the quilt you get is - well, it was last year, beautiful!!! Have fubn!! And I love mug rugs!!! (note to self - make some then!!! )
MountainLaurel - Stay warm and GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!! Yes T&P's work!!!!
May Baby if you work on that quilt again, even just a little bit, eventually it will be done and out of your creative way.... Just a thought. But, enjoy the chickens!!!!
quiltslots - the Baltimore Halloween quilt is beautiful!!! You have a busy week ahead of you - Have Fun!!!!
Malou, go get those string sewn down so they don't take over your room - or whole house!!!! I have heard that can happen, so be careful!! And enjoy doing the birthday blk!
Sue, good for you getting your goals done!!!! I hope you do it again!!!
Pat, I love having useable pieces cut up and ready to go from other projects and you have written why it's such a good thing!!
I am going to have to go and look up the pattern.... And yup, I am sure you will get your goals done!!!
Joan, you are a quilting mad woman!!! Do both quilts (baby) at the same time and they will be done in no time - either way, have fun sewing up a storm this weekend!!!
tisme - good for you getting a redwork blk done a week!! And I like the using only stash in your next project, except for the background and that is a great plan. Hope you find exactly what you have in mind for this when you are out!!!
Char - you can do it!!! Get the Sylvia blk done then go crazy on the border blks and you might just get more then the 10 done!!! Who knows!!!! But have tons of fun while you work on it and enjoy the process!!
I am supposed to be finding my pattern so, Lets all sew up a storm this weekend and make it hot in our sewing areas!!! Lets loose ourselves in the fun and enjoy every second!!!! Bye for real this time!!!
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First the most important comment.....
Congrats to Carolyn for the great news. I'm very happy for you.
Now let's see. This week I want to clean and organize another closet. I want to finish quilting the HGTV BOM for 2012. I bought the batting, have the backing and just have to sandwich and quilt it. I also want to make a few more chain blocks, but only if I get the other 2 goals done. That should be enough for me to finish, I think. Pat
I didn't meet this week's goal because DH didn't get the table done. Guess I should make a weekly goal for him?! ha Hopefully, he'll be feeling better and can get his part done this week. Then I'll be able to finish re-organizing my "studio". It's looking pretty good already. I plan on finishing the pillow cover that's started. And get it sent to its new home. Maybe even finish the handquilting on a wildlife panel. That depends on how many quilt-cams Bonnie has this coming week. Tomorrow I'm going to fill the oven and crock-pot so I can concentrate on the important stuff....
This week I will get the last borders on the 2012 BOM. I know what I want to do so I should be able to do it. I also want to get two quilts quilted. Lots of other things I'd like to do but I'd better keep me goals small or I'll just get overwhelmed and do nothing.
Keep calm and carry on
Life is good!!!
In God We Trust
This weekend, I'm going to finish my mugrug for the initial it swap. I have to get that thing in the mail soon! After I've finished that, I hope to piece another baby quilt for IMQ.
If I get a baby quilt finished this weekend, I will be free to work on my nephew's birthday quilt during the week - I have til the end of Feb to get that done, so if I can get another couple of blocks done this week I will be happy.
ROFL! LOL! Its a RR at the LQS! We're gonna make a bunch of HST and then practice our FMQ!
What the heck does that mean?! Look here: http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/for...4011632/m/4553927667
gardenpat -- I'm looking forward to seeing your version of Island Chain. I did that using batiks from my stash and found it to be one of the most difficult tops I've ever made. Hard to keep those links going in the right direction, even with Kim herself helping out. Turned out great, but.....
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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
L.L., I think you've had enough coffee!
Anyway, I unfortunately did not make my goals this past week. Nora I got my thinking cap on and came up with another idea for your mugrug, hope to get it done this weekend.
After I get that done I need to do my Valentine pc's. Those are my two goals this week
My goal is to finish two "biscuit baskets" made from 2 1/2 strips and fill them with little gifts for birthday gifts. My theme for one is "bath items", the other is "sewing items.
Carolyn, glad to read about the good news.
Good luck on to everyone on their ambitious goals.
I did it!!! I got those borders done. I posted a picture on the January BOM and on Show and Tell. I don't usually post in more than one place but I am so proud of this quilt I just had to.
Keep calm and carry on
Life is good!!!
In God We Trust
Well, the closest I got to meeting my goal was deciding what pincushion I want to make for the swap, and cutting fabric for 2 of them.
I did get one done today & it took a lot longer than I anticipated...but I really do like it! So, my goal this week will be to get some more made...maybe 3 or 4. If I stay off the computer (or at least shorten the amount of time I spend on it) I can do the stuffing & hand stitching part after I get home from work at nite, while I watch TV.
BTW, I meant to say YAY! Carolyn! Great news
Sew Happy- Absolutely gorgeous! You can be so proud of yourself!
Thank you my dear friends for all of your support during all the times I have needed you in the past 5+ years with my bout with big C. I have received a lot of love right here on this board. I received lots of cards, gifts, and many pra*yers were said. I never knew until I had this, just how important it is to hear, and receive thoughtful words. It made my days so much brighter. Thank you to all.
Carolyn. HIP HIP HOORAY for the test results.
i love this thread i am getting so much done on grandsons afgan because of it
My goals last week were not met as I caught whatever my students had and found it is quite hard to be crafty with a muddled mind. I completed my hexies but I counted them way too many times. I did plan a QWL block and bought the fabric for it as well as a cute EPP doll quilt using Aneela Hooey's Posy line.
Not sure when the fog will clear but did sign up for a Hexagon Table Topper class and an EPP pincushion class so will go to those, even if I need a mask.
This week I want to get the quilt I had on my longarm bound. I also still have the baby quilt to quilt from last week and I did not do any mindless sewing. So will work on them this week.
Will continue working on my siggy 2003 quilt. Decided to tie it so I have to look for some yarn to use.
Have a couple of pincushions to make so will start on at least one tomorrow.
I've got to shorten the sleeves of my blue sweatshirt. They hang down past my knuckles and make me look like a gorilla. and shorten my new jeans. Two rolls up is too much for these mom's jeans. i don't really need to look this bad!!!
Made a block from an antique quilt picture in the new McCall's quilt magazine...i liked the orignal quilt better than the adaptation.
Need to make a pillowcase for a friend's baby and work on QWL blocks. And more mending for hubbs.
GREAT NEWS Mt. Laurel!!!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
Well, I just spend the day in and out of my sewing room - the mess mostly went into my bedroom (it's good hubby works out of town...) and then spent the rest of the night (it's 12:43 right now) and I basically just got - well, what I am taking out of my room, uh, more like, off the bed, done and now I am going to tell you why this thread is going to be an important tool for me this year. I decided to write down how many things i have on the go right now, that need to be finished. no, I did not include tops that need to be quilted - for right now, THEY ARE DONE!!!!!! But when they get back from the quilters, they are back on the to be finished' pile. And i did not include my kits that are waiting to be opened (some have been waiting a long time.....) But anyways, I have a total. I thought I had about 50 things waiting. I was wrong!!! I only have 48!!!! Isn't that great!!!!
So now I can really plan my week!!! I am going to bed now. It has been a loooong day!!!! night!!
Mt Laurel, so happy for you! Such good news!
Bought some deer panels. Then I dug out some panels that I had. I am now on the quilt from you know where. Was going to use assorted color/prints in the alternate spaces. Had the first section of three done and I didn't like it, but really liked one of the prints I had used. But all I had was what I had used. Started unsewing, but left together what I could. So two quilt shows and a trip to Joanns finally got a brown fabric that would work, but still liked my original fabric better, but what are you going to do? Then I misscut the largest piece I needed, so had to piece that. Well, I have ended up with lots of y seams as I try to
put this back together.
My goal for the rest of the weekend is to finish this top and retain my sanity... Chris
Happily I met my goals from last week so this week I will make a set of kitchen curtains and hopefully placemats. Also, I'm going to check out the youtube video on crocheting the scarves,
Just yesterday evening I finished my goal for last week...the boot tree skirt is ready to go to the LAQ.
My goal this week is to make a set of doll clothes. Califgal had a posting recently with clothes for an 18" doll, so I made a set last week for my GD. I'd like to make another set. Also have some embroidery to work on.
I watched the video about the sashay scarf. I plan to make one the week after next. I will have my goals met by Wednesday.
Congratulations, Carolyn. That is wonderful news.
Got my island chain quilt top done. Just need to sandwich it and quilt and bind it! Hopefully by mid-week!
Love that quilt Pat. May have to add that to my bucket list. My bucket is a little bit overflowing now. TFS
Love that Island Chain quilt Pat! I'm going to be on the lookout for those Stash Sensation books.
Got another birthday block done which was one of my goals but the string block idea has been put away for now. Instead I did some sorting and organizing in the sewing room and made decisions about some really old fabric. Was busy with some outside of the house things so didn't sew as much as I thought I would. There's always next week!
I didn't get 10 blocks done for DH's quilt, but i've gotten a good start! I'm chain piecing all those little 1 1/2" strips, so it's going to take longer than anticipated. ah well...
I did get another Sylvia block done tho (i've got to quit taking pics of the blocks on a pillow - they don't look very even
Well, did not do good on my to-do list, but I do have 2 quilts at the quilters and I have just finished a backing for another one. tonight, I am going to be making the binding for the next quilt to go to be worked on (my plan is 4 into a quilter a month... already behind on that with only getting 2 in there, but I have time )
I will re-think my goals for next week (tomorrow's list) and make them happen this time!!
Pat, another fun project!!! Looks good - yeah you!!!
char77 good for you getting a Sylivia blk done!! I was going to do a Sylvia quilt years ago, but that desire has past..... some things have to be left behind, but I still like them and love seeing the blks!! And above when I said I only had 48 projects on the go.... I was wrong, the count is now over 50 and as I remember, getting larger...
So I really am going to need the support or the weight of the comments on this thread to keep my head in the game and my ideas in check..... So no comments about of tomorrows goals okay??? : PROMISE that it will be one of the quilts going to be quilted and FINISHED this month!!
Well I accomplished my goal of getting my UFO finished
Now on to the mystery quilt, pvillelou's QOV, my 1/4 yd challenge for COF, some blocks done on my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler & the charity quilt I stll have to quilt...
“May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”
I like your Sylvia block char... like your color choices.
Lori, Wow! It's gorgeous!
Got my Initial mugrug done on Thursday morning. Then started on doing my Valentine Postcards. so I guess I made my goals.
Worked on quilt-might be able to sew together this week. Finished a total of 37 chickens over the last few weeks. Out of the chicken mood.
Think I met goals.
Well I met my goals, phew! This list is great motivation to keep focused. I finished my donation quilts, finished doll clothes for my DGD and wrapping up the Stars mugrug this morning. I have fabric all ready for the shower quilts, one boy and one girl and have found patterns for them both.
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