Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Assessing March Goals and Setting April Goals

I got side tracked this month. I joined a round robin and, typically, developed a way-too-ambitious plan for the border of my piece as well as a fairly sizable panel for my personal stitching on the piece to set the theme. To add to the complexity, I discovered that many of the other participants were at a loss for ideas to contribute to my piece. So I had to cull my chart library for appropriate pieces I could adapt and re-chart to fit the spaces available. Preparing these working charts took time as well. I am going to have to tatoo the mantra "Stop biting off more than you can chew!" on the inside of my eyelids.

March Goals:
Focus Project: Still TW Autumn Faerie: Nothing done on this.
Travel Projects: Brightneedle's Ghosts and Ghoulies Etui: Nothing done on this.
Bride Tree SAL February ornament [Heart]March Ornament [Flower or Flower Basket]. Nothing done on this.
Thanksgiving Ornament: Homespun Elegance Turkey with Pumpkins. DONE.
Medium Project: Finish Workbasket's Mermaids Singing and start Sue Hillis' Annual Charmed Santa 2008: the Cookie Baking Santa: Nothing done on either of these.
Small Projects: my last Heartstring Santa Factory card - February [Santa with a Heart]: About two hours done on this.
UFO Countdown Project: Finally move on the Peacock biscornu and then, while the weather is still cool, pick up the Jacobean afghan. No, not even picked up once.
Linda's Round Robin: Finish the border and stitch my own panel on my piece. Substantial progress: only the back-stitching and long stitching on the border, the motifs on the dividers and a little less than half of the upper panel left to stitch.
Sewing Finishes: Keep up with ornament finishes. Nothing done on the backlog but current ornaments and pin cushions are done.

April Goals:
Focus Project: Still TW Autumn Faerie:
Travel Projects: Brightneedle's Ghosts and Ghoulies Etui:
Bride Tree SAL February ornament [Heart]March Ornament [Flower or Flower Basket] & April Ornament.
RR piece: Finish border, dividers and top panel and mail by the 15th:
Medium Project: Finish Workbasket's Mermaids Singing:
Christmas piece: Finish Heartstrings Santa Factory February:
UFO Countdown Project: Finally move on the Peacock biscornu and then, while the weather is still cool, pick up the Jacobean afghan.
Sewing finishes: complete at least five projects from the finishing basket

3 comments:

Paula C. said...

Wow! You have quite a list! I am not very good at goal setting. As soon as I say I am only going to do "these" certain project, I find many other things to do instead. Good luck with your goals =)

Nic said...

It sounds like you've achieved quite a lot in terms of working on one project, so don't do yourself down!

Eva said...

We all seem to bite off more than we can chew! I rarely ackomplish everything on my stitching goals list. But it is best to overplan.