Friday, 4 April 2014

April goals

Before I list my goals for the challenge's I've joined in with, I just want to make something clear.  These challenges, as with things like the Quilty Bucket List I wrote, are not definite, planned goals that I must complete.  It's a bit of fun, helps keep me on track a bit and I do not beat myself up at all if I fail to achieve any of them.  I know some of you are concerned for my sanity, but don't be!


This month is "Spring".  I have a few ideas.  I have the pattern for a crewel alphabet in very spring like colours which could be a contender.  I'm also working on an applique of a vase of flowers.  I'm using lots of different stitches and some bead embroidery, so that could fit the bill.

Sew Kitschy paper piecing bom 

This month we have a fab teapot, I can see this becoming a mat for our tea/coffee making worktop.

2014 FAL 

It's the 2nd Quarter, so time for some new goals.  I'm going for the sling-em-all-on-and-one-might-get-done approach again!  Ladies, don't panic, I really don't expect to do them all!

1. Chair cushions for dining room

2. Finish the latch hook - ha ha ha!  (I'm laughing to myself as it's about a million hours' work)

3. Silhouettes x stitch

4. Jacob's quilt

5. Mosaic tray.  Yes, it looks done, but it needs grouting and painting.

Something Old, Something New

For my "old" project, I'm going with finishing half of the latch hook rug. For the "new", I'm going to wait and see what happens...

Something New for 2014

I've got a silversmith course coming up, so that will be the first one!  Maybe I'll learn something else too.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

It has to be the chair cushions, they've been languishing too long.

Craft Book Sew along

I'm not going to nominate the books I'll use in advance, I'll wait and see what happens.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

April's colour hasn't yet been announced, but am making scrap buckets for each colour, so I'll carry on with that.

Smalls SAL

Another cover kit, though I'm also hoping to do some more on Quilty Stitches.

Related Posts

March review
March goals
February review 1
February review 2
February review 3
February goals
January review


Sarah in Stitches said...

Great goals! The fabrics you've chosen for the chair cushions are beautiful - can't wait to see the end result! :D

Rachel said...

I'm glad to know you won't beat yourself up if you don't get to them all. If I listed everything I want to do I'm fairly sure all the readers of my blog would have a collective nervous breakdown, never mind what it would do to me!
The latch-hooking one will be a good one to do while you think about a challenge in one of the others...

Jo Ferguson said...

You are so right, about the goals. In fact, you've inspired me to do up my own Quilty Bucket list (I told you I would) and I'm joining in on the 2nd Q of the FAL. It will be posted to my blog, over the weekend. In the meantime, I adore your mosaic tray and the colours/fabrics in Jacob's quilt and the chair cover, are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

JoJo said...

You are a busy bee!!!! Curious why you didn't paint the tray before doing the tile work?

Josie said...

Wow, you intend keeping yourself busy! Looking forward to seeing all of your makes later x

Jane Galley said...

Have fun with the silversmithing course, sounds fabulous, and I'm pretty sure April's colour is purple

Celtic Thistle said...

We gave up on your sanity a long time ago !
Good luck with your finishes, those chair cushions are crying out to be top of your (many) lists :)

CeLynn said...

Oooh,I do love the mosaic tray! I also have to say that is the way to look at your goals. It is nice to complete them,but not the end of the world if you don't! That is how I approach mine too,sometimes I reach my goals,sometimes not. However,any progress is a stitch in the right direction :)

LynCC said...

ooo - your mosaic is pretty! Looks like it was fun to work on. Grouting is my least favorite job of tile stuff.

Val Spiers said...

The tray and the silversmithing course are different. Lots of great goals there. I like your 'see what happens' attitude.