I can’t believe that we are already at the end of January. At the rate we are going, it will be 2024 before we know it.
So how did I go with my goals for January? Firstly to my stitching goals.
ONE MONTHLY GOAL
My goal was to have my Swoon quilt top completed, ready to add to the “To be Quilted Pile”.
RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE
I completed my black and white blocks and started on some split nine patches. I had considered working on a third project, but it didn’t happen. I think I will stick with just the two, as there are so many other things I want to work on.
My plan was to make the little Winnie the Pooh quilt.
The little donation quilt ended up being my first completed project using Monique.
I wanted to make some more progress on my kitten cross stitch, which I did. I can only work on it for short times as it is so hard to seen the light colours on the fabric. I’ve finished most of the top left quadrant, so am looking forward to moving onto the next section.
I also ended up stitching all the butterfly antennae on my 2022 RSC quilt.
KNITTING OR CROCHET
I finished my socks.
Swoon was to fit the bill, but in the end my appliquéd butterflies also fell into this category.
My socks and the baby quilt both fit into this catergory.
LEADER AND ENDER
Not a lot to show here, but there are lots of HST tidied up and some have been stitched together. This will be a slow progress project. Every little bit helps.
15 MINUTES A DAY
I managed to keep this up for every day except one. So 30 out of 31. I would have liked it to be 31 out of 31, but I’m still pleased with what I did.
On the non stitching front…….
READ A BOOK
Two were read.
TRY A NEW RECIPE
Two were tried. One not so good, but the blueberry crumble was excellent.
HAVE A FUN DAY OUT
We ended up having two.
I have been walking most mornings before the day gets hot. I have missed some days, but a good start.
MOTORCYCLING AND CARAVANNING
We knew that we wouldn’t get away in the van this month and motorcycling didn’t happen, partly because Mick did his back in and was not able to ride for a while, and we don’t tend to like riding in the heat. Hopefully, later in the year we will do some.
In summary, I didn’t think I had done a great deal, but there is a bit there to show for it. Mind you, being retired certainly helps.
I’m now looking forward to my plans for next month.