October Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

I started out this post in a very negative fashion, realizing that I hadn't finished my August Goal for ALYOF. Shoot - I didn't even pick up that project and work on it!

All of that made me feel bad, to notice the shortcomings in my life. But then I did a swift kick to my brain, erased what I wrote, and restructured my thinking to "So what, Barb, if you didn't do what you intended. Life gets in the way. Deal with it, and move on."

So I am moving on to declare an October Goal for ALYOF. Go, me!



I've been rather slow on getting my triangle quilt together. I originally started it as part of the Sassy Quilter's Triangle Quilt Along in the spring of 2014. Oops. I really wanted to do a triangle quilt. Now I am!  I spent the weekend at a quilting retreat with some good friends and got a lot of progress on my version of a triangle quilt. 


So, with three weeks left in the month, I am going to set my goal as getting the quilt top finished and quilted.  I'm not going to go as far as to say I will get it bound by Oct. 31. Don't want to get too crazy! But I will have it quilted.

Whew - that feels good to set a goal, and aim to get it accomplished. 

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

ALYOF

Comments

  1. It looks like this will be a beauty

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  2. Love the colors in your triangles! And kudos to you for stopping the negative thinking/writing in its tracks. Life DOES get in the way sometimes, and that's ok!

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  3. Good luck! That is a pretty lofty goal! I hope you have time to accomplish what you are wanting to do. Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

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  4. You can do it Barb! (And if you don't get it done put it on next month's list).

    My kitchen curtains have been on my Finish Along list for over a year and a half! That is a long time for a cut of fabric to sit right next to my sewing machine. (Now that has to make you feel better!)

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  5. Well my friend---you are ahead of the game compared to me. I lost my drive in July! I am sure since you are acknowledging your goals you will be a winner! Great colors for your triangle project. I am routing for ya!

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  6. Way to move on!!!! Triangles are a hefty project - but I love your progress! The colors are beautiful. Can't wait to see this one finished. xxoo

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  7. Good for you and very pretty triangles! The hardest thing can be to reset our expectations. I keep this quote hanging in my quilt space: "If you do not change your direction, you may end up where your heading".

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  8. Oh heavens don't be upset you didn't get your goal done in August......we all don't get our goals done. I can't get my daily goals done half the time! LOL! :) Just keep moving on!! :) Go girl go! :)

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  9. I din't do ALYofF this year as I needed to stop being too hard on myself too. I love your color combination. PS....I still have your email and will look at the dates of that retreat soon. :)

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  10. Good for you! Rewrite your story and move on. I think this one's a beauty, and I'm looking forward to your finish this month.

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  11. Nice! I like your triangle quilt-that's one of my favorite classic quilt designs. Have fun with it :-)

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  12. Love your attitude. I need to do that too; only I kick myself in the butt and the brain, ha. This triangle quilt is going to be a beauty, have one on my need-to-do list...

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