I was not going to have a month where I didn't meet my stitching goals. No way! Well, I met my final goal at about 7.30pm on 31 October. As I said in the title of this post, by the skin of my teeth. I just didn't seem to be in the mood for much of the month, or was doing other stuff. Anyway, the object of this post is to share what I got up to stitching wise, so let's get started. If you pop back here, you can see what my goals were.
1. ONE MONTHLY GOAL
Yes, that was my main priority for the month and I blogged about it back here.
I'm so pleased with how it turned out and can't wait for next winter to have it on our bed.
It looks rather snuggly, doesn't it.
2. RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE
The colour was yellow and I blogged about my blocks back here.
I will still have to make one more pineapple block for my cushion, but am still pondering what colour to use. I'm also pondering on my drunkard path layout. It will be interesting to see if I can get the blocks to make an accurate circle.
3. BLOCKHEADS 3
This month I had to make five blocks. I'm really enjoying making these blocks in such happy colours.
The block this week completed the third quarter of the quilt. Just another fourteen blocks to go. I hope I don't run out of some of my fabrics.
4. WOOFA CHALLENGE
This month my goal was to complete the clam shell panel of the Stitching Roll. That meant adding another seven rows of clam shells. As I said at the start of the month, one row a day would take just a week. Well, I added the last three rows today and it was the last thing I worked on. There's nothing like a deadline to keep you honest.
The edges look ratty, but they will get trimmed off in the next process of the construction.
5. CHRISTMAS PROJECT
As I had left things to the last minute, I knew I would only be making a very simple and quick project. I had one in mind, but didn't have all the materials to hand, and wasn't going to make a special trip to the shops, so settled on a mini stocking decoration.
6. ONE PROJECT A MONTH
I try to always have one finish each month, even if it is small, but this month I have three - Trail Mix Quilt, the Christmas stocking and a cushion I made for Mum's birthday. I blogged about it back here.
I'm glad I tried the concealed zip on the back, as I will use that technique on my three Rainbow Scrap Challenge cushions.
7. FRIDAY NIGHT WITH FRIENDS
I stitched one whole row of clam shells down. Pretty weak, but better than nothing. Hopefully I will be a little more productive next month.
So, there you have it. All goals met. When I look at it all, it isn't too bad considering I wasn't in the mood for stitching for much of the time. It just goes to show that having deadlines to meet and being accountable really works for me.
Thanks to the many people who arrange all these fun little challenges. I really appreciate all you do. I wouldn't achieve nearly as much without your encouragement.