15 November 2013

November Goals

I haven't posted in a while.  I am sorry about that.  I haven't done much.  School and life have been real crazy.  And when I get the chance to sew, I don't take it.  I thought about why last night.  Right now I have four quilt tops done.  BUT I don't have the motivation to finish them.  I think it's because
I no longer have access to a long arm machine.  The quilt shop where I used to rent my machine had a fire, they are finally back open again, but the long arm machine isn't there anymore.

After using a long arm machine, I don't want to use anything else!! laying out a quilt, pinning/safety pinning it, then fighting with it through the machine, it's so much work! I feel it's so much more work than using the long arm.  I just need to suck it up though, since I have 4 quilts to finish by Christmas!

Going through my goals. . .

1. Post 100 times.  This is post 98! I think I will be ok on this one, I have plenty to talk about once I finish these quilts!!

2. Finish 7 quilts.  Well I have finished 2.  And as I said above I have 4 tops that are done, 1 I am working on.  So that would be my 7.

3. This one hasn't changed, and won't change, unless I can find time to work on my tumblers! I have tried a string quilt, which is new to me, I did rootbeer & bubble gum (in my own colors), and I would still like to try my tumblers quilt!

I am going to try to spend as much time as possible in my sewing room next week, it's the start of the trimester, so things should be a little slower in the grading department.  Maybe I can whip out one finished quilt.  Then I probably won't have a lot of time to sew until after Thanksgiving.  We aren't going to DC to spend it with my friend, because she has been deployed, so we will go visit my family, which means no time for sewing!