Weekly Goals

My plan is to post about my weekly goals on Sundays – more for my benefit than for anything. I have always found I do very well when I make a list. I have piles and piles of notebooks, papers, and post-its full of lists. I have just recently been thinking about combining them all into a Bullet Journal (but that’s a post for another day).

For now, here are my goals for this upcoming week:

  • Finish the Gold Scarf (maybe 2-4 hours while binge-watching Life in Pieces on Netflix)
  • Decide on borders for Peter’s Penguins & put on (this could be completed Tuesday as this is the day I work from home – depending on how much work I have to do). Here are my choices: I am really leaning toward NO borders and simply bin it in red. I would love some opinions on this!
  • Decide on & complete back for Peter’s Penguins
  • Create status papers for each project – I found these great Free Printables at HelloMellyDesigns and I want to cut it up and put a section in each of my project boxes – or use it in my planner (decisions!)
  • Look at February planner (what didn’t work for January) – maybe purchase things for Bullet Journal???

I think this is good for my week…wait the week includes next Saturday, and since I’m not sure if we have plans or not I better include something to do just in case we don’t…

  • Layer & start quilting Groovy Pluses (this baby is huge and requires TIME & a million pins – and maybe spray basting as well)

Ok now I feel like I have plenty to report back on Saturday evening – I am off to prep for work for the week and be lazy – today’s To Do – Laziness!

Don’t forget to give your opinion on borders for Peter’s Penguins!!!


2018 Q1 Projected Finishes

I realize this post is a little late but I didn’t miss the deadline…..let me explain.

You see, since I knew I was going to be late in getting the blog together, I went ahead and posted my Projected Finishes via Instagram – #2018Q1allthings. I am just putting them here now for prosperity.

So here we go…

In the first quarter, I plan to finish the following items from my UFO list

    1. Peters Penguins – This is a Mystery Quilt my daughter started back when I was teaching her how to sew. Now she is disillusioned to think sewing is not for her. She’ll learn!! (a few HST started & that is it!!)
    2. Gold Scarf – it’s really more of a mustard color but I like the idea of gold around my neck **wink** This is something I wanted to wear this winter…ugh!
    3. Frannie’s Faux Pas – need to fix these for my daughter at some point. 
    4. Fredly Found – I started this quilt years ago and upon moving a couple years ago I found it in a suitcase (just need finish tying and bind it – I hate tying but it was all I knew how to do when I first started)
    5. Mixed Stitches – these are bee blocks from 2017 that I have quilted halfway with pearl cotton prior to putting my blocks together. After I put my blocks together I will quilt them the rest of the way. Its almost QAYG but not really. 
    6. Groovy Pluses – A commission quilt that really needs to be done since now I can’t charge anything for it! (top & back completed, needs layered, quilted & bound)
    7. Gray Gary – a skirt I made and it is so close to finishing I just need to hem it – What is wrong with me??

There are so many things “wrong” with this list I wonder if I might need mental help! For example, why would I make an entire skirt, get all the way to hemming and STOP? Why? That is absurd, yet there it is in my UFOs. Or how does one find a quilt in a suitcase YEARS after making it – I literally forgot about it – how does this happen? Mental assistance is needed, Y’all!!

Well, since there is no changing crazy, especially crazy that goes way back, let’s just move on and “git er done”.

Hey Y’all

It has taken a great deal more time than what was necessary but I have finally gotten around to getting my new blog up and running after the fiasco that was last year; The fiasco that caused me to lose all my posts from Quilter in The Gap & Rhonda’s Ramblings all the way back to 2011. I didn’t bounce right back at it – I wallowed in my sorrow for a bit first. But 2018 is a new year and I am back!

2017 was rough all the way ’round. I went through a couple jobs (tough jobs), worked VERY hard, and threw a few fits. But as I said just a minute ago, 2018 is a new year – full of new opportunities!

I am now looking for a new job – the right job – and in the meantime I am working on my UFOs, working part time, rebuilding my blog, and enjoying my family. All of these things are being done at a slow pace – life was too fast, too hectic, and too hard in 2017 and I didn’t like it.

Depending on the job I am able to land, I am considering restarting my podcast. I’m not sure about this for one reason – podcasting has changed dramatically since I had my podcast. I’m not sure anyone is in the market for a “down-home” type podcast anymore. They all seem so commercial anymore. But I digress….some things never change!

I have stepped away from hosting for the FAL this year but I am still participating and I will certainly blog about them here. If you notice, you will see a FAL page with its history and a page with my UFOs listed.

At this point I don’t know what my plan is except to chatter away as I always have. I have my social media listed up above my mug shot and you can get updates via Bloglovin’ (see below) or via email (over by my big head). Or you can choose to close the window and never come back – of course I hope this isn’t what you do. I hope you will tell someone I’m back. Talk about me – you won’t be the first **grins**.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin