If you’ve read my blog for a while you know I’m big on goal setting and while I haven’t had lists of goals posted on the blog this last year, I always set goals for myself and what I want to accomplish if only for the day or week.
I’m traveling again tomorrow so today I need to
- Unpack, do laundry, pack for my visit to Mom’s
- Cast on a scarf I’m making for my niece
- Unpack the quilting supplies and quilts needing binding that I brought back from GA.
- Trim and get the binding started on the basket quilt.
While I’m at Mom’s
- Knit Samantha’s scarf
- Shop for supplies and begin a crocheted animal (bunny or pig – I haven’t decided)
- Finish binding the basket quilt
- Cut and kit projects for her to work on between my visits
- Cut a scrap quilt from her stash for my nephew
Before my trip to Maine mid Sept ( I’ve only got 9 days between trips)
- Finish my beaded Magnolia Glen scarf
- Finish the current set of HeartStrings blocks in progress and assemble the top
- Trim and bind a couple quilts
- Finish Samantha’s scarf and mail it to her
- Mail my Aunt’s quilt to her
- Finish crocheting small bunny started in GA and whichever animal I start at Mom’s
Samantha scarf is started
- Pattern – Yowza Weigh it Shawl
- Yarn – Miss Babs Yowza light worsted weight yarn in Lilacs
- Needle size 9
I’ve also trimmed the basket quilt and am ready to make and machine stitch the binding to the top – I’ll then take it to Mom’s and finish it by hand stitching it down. I have to admit I was disappointed with my choice of pantograph on this quilt when I finished quilting it in GA but as I laid it out on the floor to trim it this afternoon, I find myself happy with the result. I added lighting in my quilt studio at Big Canoe but the windows are behind the longarm rather than to the side of it which makes photographing and even seeing the overall effect of the quilting difficult (I’ve always had side lighting from the windows in every place we lived since getting the longarm). I can’t change the position of the longarm in the room but I’ll try to remember this one as an example if the quilting doesn’t seem to turn out like I expected – it’s all in the way the light hits the quilt!