Sunday, March 29, 2015

March Goals wrap up and setting some new ones for April

At the end of February I set myself some goals for March. This is what they were
  1. complete blocks for Elephant Parade (weekly)             
  2. complete all blocks for the POD challenge - 4 weeks, 4 blocks    
  3. complete March step in Scrapitude 2015 - Scrap in a Box
  4. make birthday miniature quilt
  5. make another Lenten banner
  6. start work on Joy's Bluebird quilt
  7. complete Teashop Quilt in time to hang at the afternoon tea for Our Rainbow House (28th March)
  8. do one block from 2012 BOM on Craftsy
  9. complete the blue quilt top for Patchwork
  10. continue to work on yearly goals
  11. make more bags for Hand Made
I looked at it and thought to myself I was being VERY optimsitic

To help keep myself on track I put them on my blog wall and it must have worked. I am thrilled to say that I have completed ALL of these 11 goals. It is a great feeling

So now for April. I am going to have to pull back a bit on my expectations for April. For a start we are going to Malaysia for a holiday and will be away from home 10 days. When we get back I am going to be working full time for a week. That is going to include doing all the planning for the teaching so it will be pretty full on. Boyo will also be home from university for a week and no doubt we will do some family stuff with him whilst he is home. Still there are a few things that I would like to try to accomplish

  1. Complete April step in Scrapitude 2015- Scrap in a Box.
  2. Complete the weekly POD blocks
  3. Work on Judy's  bluebird quilt
  4. complete the Patchwork club's Blue quit
  5. complete the project I have been asked to pattern test.
  6. continue to work on yearly goals
Another major goal for April which is not strictly quilting related is to take part in the Blogging from A to Z challenge. For the same reasons mentioned before as to why I am not being as ambitious in my quilting goals for the month, this is going to be very challenging and I am trying really hard to get myself organised before hand so as not to be too pressured during the month. 

My yearly goals for 2015 are

       continue to track my fabric use and purchases with an aim to having a bigger net usage        this year than last This is going well. I am definitely tracking and whilst I haven't used as much fabric this year as for the same period last year I have also bought much less and so my net usage is greater

          purchase fabric for usage not for stashing ie having a purpose for fabric bought This has basically been what I have been sticking to. I have bought a fat quarter bundle but it will be useful fabric

          make mini quilts for Anzac Day, Australia Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Birthday So far I have made mini quilts for Australia Day and birthday. I am waiting on a pattern coming from Sandi at Quiltcabana to make the Easter one. Thinking about the Anzac Day quilt

           complete quilts for donation as required - aim for 25% I haven't actually been tracking this. Might have to get onto Fixit Guy to add a column to my spreadsheet. Haven't made donation quilts as such this year apart from the quilt at patchwork group but have made lots of bags and hanging towels

         list Craftsy classes and work on watching them. Do BOM one from 2012 Still haven't listed them but have started making the blocks from Amy Gibson's BOM 2012. So far I have made 5 of them. I am not going to make all of the blocks f but will make most of them

1 comment:

  1. You are making great progress!! What will you be doing/seeing in Malaysia?