Now that the colour has been announce for May for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I can put down my goals for the month.
I decided to keep this nice and simple this month.
My goal this month is to complete the Hatched and Patched Christmas quilt I started last month. I just happen to have suitable fabric for the backing in stash and I'm pretty sure there is enough batting kicking around.
The colour this month is dark green. Therefore, I only have to make the drunkard path blocks, as I don't have any dark green in the 30s fabrics for the pineapple blocks.
Deciding out what UFO to work on each time is always hard. There is always a reason why a project becomes a UFO - usually hand stitching.
I finally decided to work on the 2014 project from Girls Day in the Country. You can't rush these things. It is a rather cute sewing bag. I did the embroidery on the day and have since joined all the hexies. Why it came to a standstill is because I have to cut some of those hexies to square it up and hand sew the hexies to the main bag fabric and hand applique the stitchery to the pocket. In reality, it is not a huge task. I just have to make a start. This is the kick in the pants I need. In know that once it is done I will love it.
There will be four more blocks released this month. I plan on keeping up to date.
My poor Splendid Sampler 2 seems to have slowed right down. My plan was always to have it completed in two years. That is in June! I need to get a wriggle on. No set goal this month. Like last month, I just want to progress it.
All things being equal, I should have at least one finish, possible two, which will be a good outcome.
There are two FNWF events this month. I took part on Friday and achieved very little. Hopefully, I will be more productive this coming Friday.
Also, I have started to crochet a Pixie Shawlette using some pretty yarn I found in an op shop at Boorowa last year. I don't know if it will get finished this month, but I seem to enjoy some crochet during the cooler months, so this should be nice to work on.
On the non stitching front I have my usual few goals.
1. READ A BOOK
This month I will be more sensible and not nominate any specific book, so my goal is simply to read a book.
2. TRY A NEW RECIPE
Now that we are spending more time at home this should be very achievable. No recipe in mind, but that gives me more flexibility. I'm sure there will be more baking as well.
3. GO FOR A WALK FOUR TIMES A WEEK
We'll see how we go. A lot is weather dependent.
4. GO FOR A MOTORCYCLE RIDE
This is possibly wishful thinking, but fingers crossed restrictions may have lifted enough by the end of the month for this to take place.
5. HAVE A WEEKEND AWAY IN THE VAN
Now this one is very wishful thinking and I really don't think will happen, but it would be very nice if it did.