Thursday, March 24, 2011

March goals re-visited

"A goal or objective is a desired result a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines."

It's nearing the end of March...where am I with my March-y "to do" list?

Let's see...

COMPLETE  1.  I have completed the four March blocks for the Civil War Chronicles quilt and have sewn the first nine blocks in the series together....

The Jan, Feb & March blocks sewn together:

2.  COMPLETE  Finished pillow case for charity
Million Pillow Cases

3.  COMPLETE I created my son a football pillow case:

(which our dog Gunnar loves!)

4.  COMPLETE I also finished a pillow case for my daughter to match her upcoming graduation quilt:

TO DO 5.  I still need to obtain the directions from Joan Friedrich to finish my purse from an embroidery class I took with her the last weekend in Feb, so this one's unfortunately "on hold".

6. COMPLETE I finished the "Quilter's Academy" Vol. 1 Carrie's Cowboy Corral quilt top:

TO DO 7.  Begin the next "Quilter's Academy Vol. 1 Freshman Year" chapter
(I did manage to create a mock up with graph paper and colored pencils.  The yardage has been purchased.  I cut everything into strips and have sewed half the strips together for this quilt top as of 3/30/11.)

Harriet's Triple Rail Fence

with the following holiday fabric (I decided against this cream, though, and added a green instead)

8.  On March 11th, I sent off the Apron Swap package to Donna! 
She sent me a very nice thank you note with the cutest spring-time apron and tuck ins.

COMPLETE  9.  ?? and this may have to wait for April, but since I picked up embroidery machine supplies the Feb. Joan Friedrich's embroidery machine retreat, I'm going to complete a T-shirt for my youngest grandson Aaron using my Babylock Ellageo embroidery machine:

Aaron's name is now on his T-shirt!

Extras (not on my March to-do list) that were started and finished in March:

1.  Three fun events!  Friday Night Sew-in, National Quilting Day spent with Dia
and the Capital Quilter's National Quilting Event (quilt show) with Mom & my DD

2.  Completed "Star Man" for my son (he's a major Mario Bros. fan!)

3.  "Go Bananas" tie quilt with tuck ins for grandson Aaron
4.  chocolate mug rug
5.  began serging class and made a curtain and dresser scarf for my DD

6.  begin quilting class Thursday evenings again for daughter's graduation quilt 
which is about one month from being completed
(I started this last fall, but had to quit about 3/4s of the way through the class due to an 
injury to my right hand - I'm right-handed!)

7.  offered my very first blog give-away in honor of my 100th post
The winner was #32 Nanbon44!  Congratulations!!

The give-away drawing was Sunday, March 27th at 9 pm Central Daylight Time.

8. Completed two child-sized fleece tie quilts for donation to Japan.  They need to be mailed.
Tied quilt for donation to Japan.

Tied quilt #2 for donation to Japan.


...and here I was thinking I hadn't gotten much done this month!


  1. Looks like you got a lot done! Good job!

  2. What a great month you've had...good for you! Love you Chronicles've motivated me to get mine done and put that section together.

  3. You've been VERY busy this month... congrats on all the finishes!

  4. You've had a very productive month! Congrats!!

  5. Thank you everyone! I appreciate your comments - they inspire me to keeping on keeping on :-)

  6. Goodness! You've been quite busy with so many great projects. Love the Civil War Chronicles blocks, especially. Don't you just love Joan Friedrich? I took a class from her last April. No matter how many times she was asked to demonstrate her serger-lace technique, she'd oblige every time! She's very talented.

  7. Joan Friedrich has fabulous enthusiasm! If you ever get a chance to take her class, I'd recommend it!

  8. Oh wow, that Civil War quilt is absolutely stunning!

  9. Wow, you've been really busy! : ) Those Civil War blocks are incredible, really impressive work. Thanks for linking up, have a wonderful week.


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