Thursday 15 January 2015

2015 Finish a Long - Q1 goals

This is the first time I've entered one of these Finish a longs. I don't particularly like 'stretch goals', but since it's Adrienne from On the Windy Side running it this year, I have decided to dip my toes in the water and see how it goes.

I wrote lists of my stitching goals and quilting goals a few weeks ago. That made it quite easy to pick my projects for the Q1 Finish a long.

So here they are:

1. Halloween mini. This quilt is quite small (about 15") and is the closest to done, so will probably be the first finished.

2. Kaffe Christmas tree. I have backing, binding, and batting, I just need to hand quilt it and put on the hanging sleeve and binding. Shouldn't be too hard to finish this one.

3. Mini Medallion. Again, I have everything I need, I just need to do it. I want to put a hanging sleeve on this one too.

4. Celtic Snow. I want to put one embroidery project on this list because I have so many I want to work on and need to get some finished. This will keep me focused on getting one done. There are literally 1,000 beads to sew onto this one yet. Yes, that's right, 1,000 beads. I'm not going to start working out how many I need to do each day to get it done, I just need to start sewing them on.

So that's me for Q1. Let's see how I go!  Thanks Adrienne for the motivation and accountability.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, 1,000 beads sounds daunting, but I hope it is the kind of work that is a fairly fast and repetitive kind of thing. Good luck with your goals!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Even 333 beads a month sounds daunting to me! Good luck with your goals. I am sure you will reach them.

Oops-Lah said...

Good idea to have a list like that. I've been doing it for a couple of years now; always at the beginning of each month I write down what I want to achieve and it really does help to keep me on track. And there's no better feeling than ticking of the items which have been done.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Great to see your list. All projects that will be nice to have ticked off your list. I am really looking forward to seeing all that beading!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

A great variety of projects, but 1000 beads? That is going to be stunning

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I'll be joining you this quarter with one whole project lol ... nothing as daunting as the sound of all those beads!

Dasha said...

That would be a rather ambitious goal for me Wendy. Good luck with that.
I do have a question though. When you sew on the beads to your embroidery, is there a tricky way to do it? I just swing the thread from bead to bead, but I often find that I am either a bit too loose, so the bead sort of "hangs" or I am sewing too tight, and the embroidery puckers slightly underneath. Do you go through the bead once with the thread, or twice to secure it more firmly?

Ruth said...

Love your Kaffe Christmas Tree and the Celtic snow is amazing!