Monday, November 29, 2010
Meeting my goals and plenty of sewing
There is something truly satisfying about setting and meeting specific goals. I do really well with writing out a goal, setting it somewhere visible, and then doing what I need to in order to finish it. This week my goal was to either finish the Advent Calendar or my holiday decorations for the Holiday Traditions Exchange.
The Advent Calendar is as close to finished as possible. I finished my part anyways. I am still waiting on the ornaments to arrive. so you get teaser pictures until then!
I also finished one of two mug rugs for the exchange. This was my first time making one apparently they are pretty "last year" in the quilting world, but they are so "right now" in my world! It's like making a mini quilt and super fun to put together!
Last week a good friend called to ask if I would make a placemat and napkin set for her mom's Christmas gift. I am not one to turn away table linens, especially not when I am give full creative license to choose any fabrics I want! So I chose these fabrics from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow collection, and I'll say I was near-drooling the entire time. These are beautiful, and I think the small floral print needs to become the back of one of my many quilts I plan to make.
I also cleaned my sewing room yes, pretty pictures to come and started a gift for Brandon's granny. My goal for next week is to finish her gift and make a bag for my mom for her birthday. After that it will be time for another quilt!