Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February is Here?

And here to stay?

I am flabbergasted that January, my normally "quiet" month, has come and gone with a vengeance.

I am worried for myself when I think of the family obligations the next two months and all the things I want to do.  But, I have found since August, the less worrying...the better.

I adore Tracey's Just Three's link-up since she started.
 Keeping it simple...three things out of the hundred on my list?
So much easier to swallow!

traceyjay quilts

I missed December and January...so we will pretend that I posted my goals and finishes for those months already! 

February Goals

1.  do. Good Stitches Quilt

I have found that having names for quilts is like giving the quilt a soul.  If they have names, I can't easily forget them or ignore them!  The name for this quilt has evolved and I think I have decided on Imagination.  


It has been quite the project and I need to spend more time picking some oopsie stitches and refining my  abilities with the rulers.  I can honestly say this has been the most challenging quilt by far!




I am also adding this quilt to the link-up for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I figure if I have it in TWO places, I can't ignore it!


My goal this month is to get this quilt COMPLETELY finished by the end of the month, if not earlier!



2.  Sean's Quilt

I can't pretend that something is holding it up.  As soon as the Imagination is off Ole Betsy, I will be quilting this quilt.

The Pieced Back (I promise it is the same white as the front...Kona Snow...silly Instagram)
The Quilt Top (and I think it is upside down! HA!)


 I won't say that I will finish it completely by the end of the month because I don't want to jinx myself...but I will have it quilted!



3. Buttons and Butterflies Shop

I haven't really brought it up yet here because it was a decision I made while laying around the last month or so while assessing my life.  I hope to have a "soft opening" of my long arm quilting business.  I hope to do the quilting services of a few quilts other than my own creations.



 I have a shout out to a few quilting friends that seem to be brave enough to send me their quilts!   I will explain the thought process I have in a future post, but I have finally decided where the direction of my "business" is going.  It is a long one and don't want to take up this post with it all!


After this weekend's scrapbook retreat, I am still catching up in life in general.  One clingy baby that was sick while I was gone has been hampering my style.  But I am determined to get myself back on track!

Are you linking up any goals this month to any other "parties"?
  I am afraid if I do, I will set myself up for failure and will have to run and hide!



*Linking up with Lee since I don't have much else going on this week*

WIPWednesday

4 comments:

  1. So exciting that you're starting a long-arming business! I hope it goes smoothly, I'll be sending productive thoughts!

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  2. I agree, February has come fast! Good Luck with your long arm business!

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  3. You're going to be long arming! How exciting! I'll DEFINITELY be sending you my quilts!!!

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  4. can't wait to see the Imagination quilt! And that little one! and if you need a brave soul, I'm your girl. ;)

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