I normally spend a moment at the beginning of a new month reviewing my progress in the previous month. This time, however, after several months of floundering around, I want to set some goals.
What would I like to accomplish in October? What is actually realistic for me to accomplish in October--given all the multitude of other demands on my time? (And, remembering that I am slower than I think when it comes to getting things done.)
1. Complete SIX of the aprons that will be Christmas gifts to the nieces and nephews this year. Six may sound like a lot, but I have thirteen of them to make; and I don't want to still be sewing these in December (goal: stress-free Christmas). I intend to personalize each one to the recipient, so I know that adds a level of complexity, too.
2. Finish this month's Buck-a-Block in time for the final monthly meeting of this 12-month BOTM adventure.
|Planned circle quilting location|
3. Quilt some circles into the baby quilt (from last year's Buck-a-Block BOTM extravaganza) that I am machine quilting on my own. I learned a circle quilting technique on a recent episode of Sewing With Nancy, and I think I can do it.
There. A plan for October. Might even get it all done--unlike most of my ToDo lists, which are knowlingly too long for human accomplishment.
I'm linking up with A Year of Lovely Finishes, so that I can track both my goal-setting, and my actual progress at the end of the month. Wish me luck!
Mini-goal for this weekend: cut out all the linings for the six aprons, and prep three of them for dyeing.