Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October Goals

October 6, and I have not made any goals.  I have thought about many different things but just can't settle on anything.  I don't want to commit to anything new, but then I have a lot of projects that are in the stage where it is kind of boring.  I also know that my weekends are committed to doing wood so we have heat for the winter.  So not a whole lot of time for sewing, so maybe that is a good thing.

I am going to try to be good and work on at least finishing up some things to a flimsy stage.

1.  Ripples and Reflections BOM.  I am to the point where I am doing borders, but there are weird angles in it.  I would like to get all the borders on, and put it in the waiting to be quilted pile.

2.  My Quilt Place BOM.  I have been stuck on a block. It is more mental than anything else.  I would like to finish all of the blocks for this month.  I have 5 more connector blocks, and 9 more blocks.  I have special plans for the border on this quilt. 
3.  Farmer's Wife I would love to finish putting this together with the cornerstone, and sashing.
4.   Embroidery on the Barns.  I have one partially done. 
The next couple of things are related to the fact that I am trying to get a handle on my scraps.  I have been working at cutting them down.  I make 2 1/2 inch squares,
2 1/2 inch tumblers

3 inch squares to make yoyos if the fabric is red, white, blue, or red/white and blue. 
1 1/2 inch squares and 1/2 inch hexies.  These will be like a postage stamp quilt.  No pattern, just using up scraps. 

5.  I am also working on a Dresden turkey table runner.  All I have so far are some squares and a couple of dresden wedges.  Nothing to really show.

6.  I would love to work on the red and white drunkard's path.
I need to have a machine moved. 

7.  I have some Christmas presents to start. 
8.  I have a lot of quilting to do.  I just need the time, and decent light.  :D

I keep wondering how my time got so out of control regarding time to sew. 


  1. I hear you girlfriend. My sewing time has been limited too. I have been so busy with new menu planning and giving insulin shots etc that my morning "free time" is no longer free. I went for a walk after work just to clear my head. I have next week off so am hoping to get organized and SEW

  2. Your projects are so gorgeous, especially those first three quilts ! Time gets away from all of us, but it sure is fun catching up!

  3. I hear both you and Dawn --my sewing has been shut down pretty much here, too.
    As soon as my foot/back etc etc ad nauseum!! allows--I am back into Spiderwebs (perfect for Halloween, right? hahaha) mode and working on my Brown RSC.
    I almost never set goals--because something ALWAYS happens to push me off track (see above foot/back etc. etc). ;--000
    I love your Ripple and Reflections piece--that one just has to be finished--colors are great!! Hugs, Julierose

  4. Lots of beautiful projects, grandkids takes a lot of time


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