Sunday, September 4, 2022

August Recap and September Goals

The sky the first day of September
My August goals were:
✔1. Write one post about past book club book/quilt. I've two posts left to document the finished quilts I've made that were inspired by books I read through the Thread Tales book club. The book will likely be: The Soldier's Wife by Margaret LeRoy. 

First day of third grade
✔2. Finish the 2022 Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt. The pattern this year was Rhododendron Trail. I have the sleeve and label to attach.
✔3. Gertie, my inner squirrel, took me on a detour.  She had a good idea. I added some red squares that were in my precuts too! This project is the guild challenge so I'll be doing some secret sewing. 
✔4. Fully finish the cross stitch projects I began in London.
✔5. Make at least one swimsuit. I made two! The granddaughters packed their new suits for camp!
Deep in conversation with Papa
✔6. Make a plan of tackling the started projects and gifts that I stored into a couple tubs. It would be great to reduce the number of "opportunities" in those tubs! This is going to be my "cleaning/organizing" goal for this month.
✔7. Begin quilting the Lone Star Quilt. It was my one monthly goal.
✔8. Stay current with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the Temperature quilt blocks. The RSC color for August is orange. I plan to piece August into the temperature quilt along with March. This means that I'll be stitching two blocks a day. . .doable if I keep at it!
Beginning quilting on the Lone Star
✔9. Determine a plan for the next book club quilt. We are reading: "Color: A Natural History of the Palette" by Victoria Finlay.
✔10. Add the binding to a quilt that I'm planning to gift to a graduate.

In terms of meeting the goals that I set, it was a terrific month! Additionally, I helped 63 people earn their American Heart CPR certification. 

Get this project to the embellishment stage
I watched my granddaughter crawl for the first time. I even watched her eat her first solid foods. . .sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli and mangos have all been winners! I've seen her first tooth. I've watched her splash about in the tub and the outdoor wading pool. It's been a great visit and I will miss her and my daughter when they return
to the UK at the end of this month. She and her papa have spent some quality bonding time together.

Width of the Temperature Quilt
Our middle granddaughter had her first day of school. She
is a third grader. Our oldest granddaughter had to delay school because she has COVID. She was bummed as she had her outfits planned for 5th grade for the entire week. After a week, she continues to recover. After six days, she moved into the bored stage which was a good sign. All but our daughter in that family have had COVID now. So far, my husband and I continue to be COVID free.

I can't believe it is September! The photo was of a sunrise on the first day of the month. Mornings continue to be my favorite time of the day.

My September goals are:
1. Write one post about the the Ottolenghi recipes that I've been making.
2. Finish the quilting on my Lone Star Quilt which may not happen; but if I can get the bones of the quilting completed, I'll be happy.
3. Get the book club quilt for our current book to the embellishment stage. Making this goal will be a stretch; but, I'm also making it my One Monthly Goal. Check out Patty's link for a view of others' plans for the month. Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal September Link-up
4. Keep up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The color this month is light blue. 
5. Write a post about the 2022 Temperature quilt blocks. Keep up with the blocks for this project.
6. Inventory the contents of one of the tubs that I've stuffed with projects. This is my organizing project for the month.
7. Choose one of those projects to move forward.

I'm linking to Cynthia at Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. The back of the lone star is pieced with leftovers from the front. 


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Sounds like you had a great month, Terry, especially with your daughter and granddaughter visiting! Love the photo of Papa and the little one. I'll look forward to seeing your post about the next book club quilt. Hope your granddaughter with Covid is all better - so disappointing to miss the whole first week of school.

Ivani said...

I am so happy your daughter came to visit and will stay with you, your little granddaughter is so precious. Have fun with them. I am sure you will miss them so much.
Good lucky with your goals for the month.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wow, things have been busy your way. I will be happy when the weather cools and we can settle into fall. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Adorable photo, a keeper for sure. And how nice to have seen those milestones too.
You have great goals and I love how organized you are with them. I make lists and then don't stick to them. Here's to you sticking to yours!!

Sandy Panagos said...

Your poor sick family. Oh, my! Sounds like great goals. Have fun!

Janice Smith said...

I’m catching up on some posts that I missed. . . loved the photo with Papa and granddaughter #3. . . so, so precious.