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Thursday, July 24, 2014

July's goals - hmmm

Well, as I said at the beginning of the month, there were no guarantees that I'd be able to get any of it done and, sure enough, not much has happened in the crafting area.

Home has been busy with summer activities and then last week my aunt had a set-back mentally and I've needed to be at the assisted living home with her a lot, to the point of one of our family needing to be with her 24/7 since she was trying to wander away from the home. So no sewing happening.

So, thankfully, during one of my breaks from the home I was able to get some yarn and am working on a washcloth as I listen to her ramblings. Now and then we take walks together outside which are quite pleasant and this afternoon we have an appointment with her doctor. Please pray that God will soon clear up her mentals.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July Goals for A Lovely Year of Finishes

I'm going to take a leap of faith that life has slowed down now enough that I'll have some sewing time. But that faith is not so big that I'm going to tackle a big project (except the organizing project). Instead, I hope to accomplish several little things. Here they are:

1. Organize the quiltery.

I'm ashamed to even let you see it, but they say confession is good for the soul and admitting you have a problem is the first step toward fixing the problem.

2. Repair the Friendship Star pillow one of my daughters made in 2006.

3. Stuff and close the needlefelting another daughter did as a tea cozy for a tall teapot we had. When the teapot broke, I decided to turn her crafting into a couch pillow.

The front looks like a tall house (with a few snippets of white thread sticking to it).

The back has truffula trees. 

4. Make a quick project as a gift for my oldest daughter's upcoming birthday. That one will just have to stay a surprise for awhile.

5. Finish a baby quilt for a young couple in our church. They know they're having a girl, so the pink one I cut out last year should work well.
6. Choose a pattern and plan out the next wedding quilt (wedding in October).
7. Last, but hopefully not least, I told myself that when I lose enough weight to reach a certain goal weight (I'm not telling), I could make myself an elastic waistband layered skirt. That way as I hopefully continue to lose the weight, I can still wear the skirt. I'm not sure which of these two groups of fabrics I'll use and I'm not sure if and when I'll hit my target, so this one is only a semi-goal, depending on weight, time, and decision-making. I have lost about three pounds, just cutting down on carbs and trying to walk daily.

So, I may be thinking unrealistically, but these are my goals for July. The way things have been going around here, I may succeed at all of them, or I may not even get down to the quiltery. We'll see.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June's Finish

I did it! I met my Lovely Year of Finishes goal for June...just in the nick of time!

I finished this top/flimsy of a Double Irish Chain quilt which is my wedding gift for my daughter who is getting married toward the end of August.

The great finish happened around 11:15 last night and then, because of a storm, I didn't have internet to post my accomplishment. But I promise that I did finish in June.

She likes it a lot!

Now to go rummage about in the quiltery for the next project to finish in July.
A Lovely Year of Finishes