Sunday, April 13, 2014
Setting Slow Stitching Goals... Do you?
I had hoped when I started hand quilting my honey's quilt that I would be done in April... well... here we are... I have about 3 weeks until April is OVER!
And still plenty of stitches to go... So I am setting a short term goal to help me reach my long term goal of COMPLETION and pics of him snuggled up in it :)
Here is a spine I am working on... this quilt only has 8 more spines left for me to quilt...
Here is a block I finished yesterday after giving my fingers a few days respite...
It is marked in the upper left corner still because that is what I got done all day yesterday and I took this shot before I started... I was so happy to call this loooong block done :)
To the left is that area once quilted and spritzed and dried... and to the right is an outline of the quilting you can follow a little easier..
Now I know the next question you have is why such an intricate pattern on such busy fabrics on such a busy quilt... well.. I wanted a challenge and my honey fell in love with the stencils... and to be honest... I am having a blast doing this knowing how much he will adore it when done!
So here is my slow stitching goal... to have this block and this feather finished by Sunday bedtime...
What if I don't do it??? I don't do it.
Will I be upset??? No. Just set better more attainable goals next time.
What do I have to do over the next day and half that I have given myself? Dinner, laundry, that is it.... my dd has a friend over to keep her busy. :D
Although... I may go on a shopping adventure with my honey... you see we have a few preliminary shots of my machine Nelly's new and improved case! Wanna see??? lol
See the bases of the Eifel Tower fabric we found that is plastic lined burlap already printed. We got it at Joann Fabrics near upholstery items... very neat!!!
I am linking this post to...
Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy here :) Go see some great quilty goodness in her link up! Some may even be grunting today! lol
Do you set goals for your stitching and crafting? Would love to hear how you set goals :)
Leave a comment if you will!