Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monthly Accounting

It might be optimistic of me to start a monthly feature, considering my erratic posting habit, and yet I want to try. I have made some great headway in the past couple of weeks and I am setting some goals for the next few weeks that I would like to share with you.

Hello, my name is Danielle, and I'm a UFO maker.

UFOs That I Have A Plan to Complete:
-Binding for "Blush and Bashful" (Kay's pink and pink glorified 9 patch quilt)
-Sandwich, quilt and bind "Princeton Plainsboro" (2007 Piecemaker's house quilt project)
-Quilt and bind table runner for my sister-in-law as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving
-Make applique center for 2008 Piecemakers' exchange quilt
-Sandwich, quilt and bind "Briner's Picnic"
-Finish piecing the top for "Ramblin' Rose"
-Finish quilting victorian sampler quilt for my sister's Christmas gift.
-FInish blackwork blocks by the end of 2008.

UFOs For Which I Have No Plan, But Desire to Finish:
-Determine setting for stack and whack blocks
-Determine if I'm going to pull out the pieces of "Crossroads" that make me crazy, or quilt it as is.
-Determine if I'm going to quilt my snowman tablerunner as is, or take it apart and do something different with it.
-Determine layout for "Hearts and Friendship" blocks.

Finally, for the first time ever, I am going to pay someone else to quilt something for me. Years ago hubby and I took a class together and his resulting quilt is king sized, and the background is Kona cotton. This poor quilt top has been languishing for years waiting for someone to quilt it, but it is too big and heavy for me to do personally. I have reserved a space in Melinda's schedule to get it done for Christmas, the backing is ready and the batting (black cotton wasn't available locally) should be in tomorrow or the next day.


Danielle said...

One week later, I have an update.

Made the binding for Blush and Bashful
Made the backing for Princeton Plainsboro
Cut the sashing for Ramblin' Rose
Pieced center for 2008 Piecemaker's exchange quilt
Began my second of 12 black work blocks

Also, I ordered and have received the black batting for hubby's quilt. I'm delivering it to Melinda today.

So in short, I finished nothing, but I made serious progress on five UFOs, and I'm getting a sixth out of the work room. I can live with that.

Danielle said...

Another week has passed. Last week was the beginning of the book fair for Kay's school, and I was working there the whole day rather than sewing on Wednesday. That's my way of saying, I haven't gotten much done this past week, but I have made a little progress.

I am half way through my second black work block.
I sandwiched Princeton Plainsboro.

I've got my work cut out for me this week, I'm volunteering only short shifts this week at the book fair (the full day nearly knocked me out!) so I hope I'll have a lot more to report next week!

Danielle said...

Third week.

I spent two days at the book fair and Kay hosted two playdates (one was a sleepover), but I managed to get some things done. I quilted and bound the table runner for my sister-in-law, and I spent a huge amount of time on the applique center for my Piecmaker's exchange quilt.

At first glance, between the book fair and the holiday, this looks like a bad month to have started this feature. On the other hand, having some accountability has helped me to remain focused and get things done.