When last I left you, I stated that I would be setting some goals. hmmm. Which ones to set? I've been trying to get reorganized after so much time away. And wouldn't you know? I've still got places to go and people to see. It's a good thing, but traveling does eat up quilting time.
I finished another UFO.
I finished another quilt-for-hire. I've told you deadlines are my best friend, haven't I? The maker of this particular quilt is Pat Bell. She's to the be Featured Artist at the Kings River Quilt Festival in Reedley, September 21-22, 2013. I needed to finish the quilting in time for her to bind, sleeve, and label it. My part is DONE. whew!
This is the back of the quilt (it's actually blacker than it is charcoal):
This is an abbreviated week. Travel will take a good chunk, leaving me with very little time for quilting. For that reason, my goals will also be abbreviated.
1) Finish the "Inspired by Barbara D" piece for Sew Eclectic. This was the small green strip-pieced quilt that I put together in La Jolla. I'm about halfway through with the quilting of it. It would be nice to have it completely finished by next Tuesday. Goals are good.
2) Get back to work on a quilt-for-hire that I've had in my possession for much too long. I don't know what my stumbling block is, it's a beautiful quilt. I suspect it is the open-ended, "I'm not in a hurry" encouragement from the maker, that has inspired my procrastinative tendencies to reach for new levels of excellence. (I once got an "A" on an essay, extolling my excellence as a procrastinator. I wrote it in the bus, on the way to school, and turned it in first period. yikes.)
3) Continue to make progress on my Thimble Towne Color Challenge. This one has a deadline, I believe it's August 31. I'm hand quilting, so it's not something I can put off for any length of time. I've been quilting 2-3 hours/day on it. When I return, that's going to have to ramp up a lot more, to meet the deadline.
And there you go: my goals for week 32 of 2013. Finish, make progress, make progress.
Being able to check off any one of the three will be a good thing. Goals are good!
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