Friday, August 29, 2014

August Wrap Up...

Well, the month is almost done and I had a huge list of things I would have loved to get through. Alas, life keeps getting in the way. Oh well..... maybe next week? (I keep telling myself that the last two weeks.... we'll see if I actually get to sew this next week or not!)

Of my list I was successful in a few things (so much easier to find the positive in life.)
1. ) I got a quilt finished - my crossroads quilt got completed.

2.) I did all my RSC blocks this month. The color of the month over at Angela's Saturday Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up was bright and light green.

3.) Tiny Tuesday blocks - I missed a couple of weeks but did make a few blocks this month.
4.) Step 2 of the Bonnie Hunter mystery Celtic Solstice from last fall is done - 100 chevron blocks.

5.) Move more - Once the kids got into school I have been doing great at going to walks in the morning.
6.) Applique a Century Quilt block - almost done with this. The second blue flower part will be put on tonight or tomorrow night as well as the yellow circles. I'm counting this as almost done..... or will be done by the end of the month.

7.) I read a couple of books this month for a change of pace. I'm currently reading 'A quilt in Time' by Arlene Sachitano.

Lots of time this week was spent researching vehicles and test drives and dealing with salesmen. I have spent way too much time in car dealerships and really hate all the sales hoopla but...... I now have a nice new Honda CRV - EX sitting in my driveway and am all done with dealing with the van accident from last Saturday. Just need to add it to the insurance policy and we are done. Thankfully Greg has had no pain in his back or neck and the kids were not in the van when it happened.
My old van - 2006 Dodge Caravan.

My new Honda CRV 2014!

My goals for September.
1.) Test a pattern Starlight Starbright for my blog friend Joanne. I tested her Quilters Scrapbook pattern in January which is available for purchase at her site. It was so well written and went together like a dream. I can't wait to play with my fabrics and her pattern this month.
2.) Applique the last Century Quilt block and put the top together. Well, get the block done anyway.
3.) Continue my RSC blocks in the color chosen for September.
4.) Tiny Tuesday blocks from the Civil War Diary quilt.
5.) Step 3 and/or 4 of the Celtic Solstice Mystery. I started the orange and green four patches for step 4 yesterday with the 20 minutes I did get to sew this week.
6.) Walk every morning M-F for 30-60 minutes after dropping the kids to school.

I may add some more hand work in (spring flowers or hand quilting) but we'll see how the month goes =).

Linking up with Kathi for the Laundry list link party. Please join us. All you have to do is make a blog post about some goals you would like to achieve for the month of September and link up this weekend. No pressure to finish those goals... but sometimes having it in writing does keep you focused to get things done.


Quilter Kathy said...

Your new vehicle looks lovely... I hate dealing with the car sales pressure and making that big decision too.

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your new car... so happy that your hubby is fine too... that was a bad wreck!
Love your walking goal a lot... glad you got a finish on your list for the month and great progress otherwise.
Thanks for linking up with me :) Kathi

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your Honda CRV looks nice! I feel for you having to deal with car salesmen, no fun at all. You had a finish in that list, and that is what counts. They are far and few here so take time celebrate!

Julierose said...

We LOVE our Honda CRV--it has been a terrific main car for us. Crossroads quilt is so pretty--nice finish. And that applique wreath is lovely--I am anxious to get to my appliqueing..still finishing! ne rule for me: finish up pieced quilts when the top is done--we'll see how that goes lol hugs, Julierose

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm glad that all the car buying hassle is behind you now. I looked at SUVs when we bought our new van last year, but I need to be able to have at least 6 (sometimes 7) people somewhat regularly, so we went with another minivan.

Your Crossroads quilt is beautiful. Hope you are able to accomplish all that's on your September list.

canuckquilter said...

You seem to have accomplished quite a bit despite feeling that sewing time was sparse this month. There's even a finish! Enjoy your September list. I'm looking forward to seeing your Celtic Solstice take shape, and to see your version of my quilt. Good for you on the walking. That one's on my list too.

Jill said...

Walking is a good goal. Excellent on completing a quilt. I am also glad the accident is behind you.

Wehago designs said...

I should have put getting more exercise into my daily routine also, but glad you have your goals, one of my august ones was to get Celtic Solstice done which I did and am really happy that the top is done. For now it is in the to be quilted box waiting its turn