My goals for February were:
- keep piecing lap quilts - done
- finish one more veterans quilt and quilt as many as are needed - done
- practice class quilting on the lap quilts - done
- finish the crochet cardigan - didn't even touch it
- finish quilting Mom's quilt - not done because I'm not done with my botanicals quilting class
That's a usual month. I always set some goals but I know I'll change them as the month goes along and that's OK. Mom is in no hurry for her quilt and I don't put any time limits on my crochet projects. But I am going to take that cardigan to the beach later this month and expect that I can finish it there. It will help to have my friend help me analyze the fit. I'm at the part where I need to determine the back width and that's a little difficult to do on your own.
While I missed a few goals I got a lot of other things done. First off, I quilted 4 veterans quilts. The red and blue one is one of my own so I got it bound as well.
I got 8 of the little cuddle quilts done and delivered to From The Heart. I practiced my floral quilting on 4 of them but going forward I'm not going to use these for practice quilting anymore. These quilts need to be really soft and snuggly so I don't want such dense quilting. I think I have 7 more read for quilting and lots more to cut and sew. I have a new project that I want to start so I'm going to try to get these knocked out in March.
The surprise new project of the month was getting 12 placemats made. It all started because there was leftover fish fabric from 2 of the cuddle quilts and I didn't want to put it away. I made 8 placemats from that fabric (4 for us and 4 for my nephew) and then I decided to make placemat sets for the whole family. The bird set was next and there are more to come.
On the crochet front I apparently went a little crazy with hats. I did finish one large donation blanket that will be given to a chemo or dialysis patient but mostly I finished hats. 3 are winter hats to donate next year and the others are masculine chemo hats that have already been donated.
I used up 8 balls of yarn but I think I deserve extra credit because 2 of them were 16 oz balls.
My last 2 finished for the month are this pincushion for my friend and doll dresses for Ella.
It was a really good month!
Current YTD stats:
Veterans quilts made - 7
Donation lap quilts - 8
Veterans quilts quilted - 7
Crochet/loom knit hats and scarves - 10
Doll outfits - 2
Placemats - 12
Other Donated items - 74
Balls of yarn used - 16
Other items - 1
I'll be gone one week in March to go to the beach with a friend but we are taking our sewing machines so making will be happening between beach reading and walking sessions (if the weather permits). I'm setting a long list of March goals knowing that they will not all get done but these are all the things on my radar with only 2 having looming deadlines.
3/1/2023 11:07:29 am
I used to try to set goals on what I wanted to get done with and a lot of times I stuck to it but I notice more and more the last couple years I am done with list making in the sewing room and will get done with things when they get done - I've been reading and lot and in and outside in the nice weather - I do intend to finish the quilt on the wall in the upcoming weeks but as long as I have a quilt top ready (Arkansas Traveler) to put on the quilting frame when one is done I'm ok with that.
3/1/2023 12:09:32 pm
You had an excellent February!
3/1/2023 09:54:44 pm
You had a great month considering it was also the shortest month. I haven't made any sewing lists for the month for a long time and maybe I need to do it to remember some odd ball projects that just sit in a stack otherwise.
3/2/2023 07:38:20 am
You did great this month. I have been pretty lazy with sewing - but mostly because my time has been fragmented due to other issues in life.
3/3/2023 09:17:24 am
Yikes! That is quite an impressive list of things accomplished last month. Good for you!!!
3/4/2023 09:37:21 am
I, too, am impressed with all your managed to accomplish, but have to say I'm even more impressed with your goal list for March. You're going to be busy, especially if there's many 'squirrel' moments!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.