01 January 2015

2014 Wrap up, January goals

So to be entered into the year-end give away for A Lovely Year of Finishes I have to have completed at least 6 of my goals this year. Guess what, I DID IT! Check them out:

I don't know how to do a mosaic so I will just show you this again: 
Happy balloon, so  happy! 

2014 was a good year. Lots happened, but I still feel the same as I did a year ago. School drama, family drama, company drama, potty drama... All is well right now in the world.

2015 I'm not only joining up for ALYoF again, but I'm also joining up for a Quarterly Finish Along being hosted this year at On the Windy Side. I'm excited about this. Right now I am going to post my January goal for ALYoF and also tell you some other things I have on my plate for the next 3 months. 

January Goal: Finish mom's quilt, which uploaded sideways:
This is my current passion. Mom gave me a box a stuff that was her Grandmother's and in it were some iron on embroidery patterns that wouldn't iron on because they are like 80 years old. So I made a set of them into quilt blocks that match a 1/2 yard bundle I got from the Intrepid Thread and I designed my own quilt for them! There were only 7 patterns (one for each week day) and all I have left to do before I actually assemble the quilt is to make the 8th block (2 for each side) which will have something cheesy like "To Nana from us" on it. Still working on that. Gotta get it to her before her birthday, in 12 days! EEP! 

 Another thing I've been working on is a shirt made from that hideous fabric I was wanting to use in November. All I have left on it is the sleeves and the buttons.
 I also want to make a knee-length black pencil skirt to wear with it, and wear them both with my purple stockings and combat boots. I can totally rock this horrid thing. Just watch me.

And since I have so many hooker (faceless bodies) monkeys, I think I may try the farmer's market again this summer, but do it on a weekly basis and see how it goes. I'm pretty sure I have over 50 hookers in the basement, and if I go for 10/month that would set my goal for the first quarter of the year at 30 finished monkeys by the end of the March. Totally doable, just like your mom.

Some other things I need to get done:
For Jo's birthday in March I need to make her an apron (I made on for Russ for Christmas and Alice got one for her birthday back in October) and I also need to make her a wallet, since she is earning money for not peeing at night like her siblings are. 2 more goals!

And hell, I may as well make it a goal to clear up some of my craft room. Every time I go down there with the kids I make negative progress. And since I always have my kids,well, you know...
Let's try to have it so we can at least walk in there, eh? Not just around piles but actually walk all the way in a beeline from the door to the closet. I don't think it will be too hard. We can do this. 

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. Grats on all your finishes, and I need to do that same goal for my sewing room and some closets. Here's to a great 2015!

  2. Love the goals you finished. Hmmm - maybe I need to aim for walking in my sewing rooms too. The normal "path" is strewn with wrapping paper and random piles of scraps. Good luck in 2015!

  3. Love the quilt you are making for Nana. AND your outfit!

  4. Beautiful quilt your working on. Great finishes in 2014

  5. Wow - such a great list of wonderful projects! Good luck getting through them :-)