Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just Three for April - Linky time!

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I need some structure.  Pretty seriously.

Scarlet, as adorable as she is, doesn't sleep through the night yet (though in all fairness, I'm OK with that, because I kind of like our quiet time together, and do my best quilt brainstorms then)...

Steiger has dropped his naps and I've taken to just plopping him on the couch with a movie for some quiet time after I get Scarlet down for her nap, and letting him crash if he wants to.  And you moms all know what happens -- yep, when he falls asleep, Scarlet, notorious little cat-napper that she is, wakes up.

But -- every now and then, little napping fairies do indeed visit my house.  And both my children sleep at once.  And when they do, I need some structure, because otherwise I stare at the computer browsing fabric sites and filling my virutal cart, wiping drool from my chin, chatting on facebook not sure where to begin.

So I'm giving myself three goals.
Each month, I will write down three goals, and at the end of the month, I will reflect, report, and re-evaluate for the next month.

Yep, this is what I've decided to.

For April -- my goals are:

1) Finish Pattern #2 quilt, tentatively named "Penny Candy" and get it published, as well as getting paper patterns for French Kisses done.

I have more sashing fabric coming this week for the full-sized version (which is almost done!)... and I've pulled fabrics to test the baby version.

had to do a rainbow

2) Complete one old WIP... (I'm thinking it will be one of these two)

Divas quilt WIP

(you see how small Steiger is in this picture -- he's going to be three next week, so this one needs to be finished up soon)

or this one:

My Nicey Jane FQ quilt along top

3) Make a happy sewing project -- just something pretty that I like.

Your turn!

Rules:
- only three things
- need to be attainable goals
- Link back here (there's a button on the side that I hope works!)

Since this is my WIP report -- I'm linking to Lee's!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
OK -- Now you Link up!  (You've got a couple days to do it)
(Sheesh -- more new technology -- I hope this works too!)

18 comments:

Marian said...

This is SUCH a great idea. My son turns three next Wednesday but still takes naps also, and I do exactly the same thing when I get that naptime freedom...waste it on the computer...lame. I think I can do three though, that seems like a great, and reachable goal. COUNT ME IN!

Happy Birthday to your little man next week!

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

I LOVE it Tracey! I think I can do three too! Great idea!!

felicity said...

Great idea! I have to think of my three things and get back to link.

CJ said...

I can't do the linky thing because I haven't blogged since Christmas. I am trying to DO more quilting/sewing rather than writing and reading about it. I spend so much time on Pinterest, Flickr and reading blogs! So my 3 for April
#1 finish at least 15 pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer (or a local Children's hospital)
#2 finish 3 baby quilts that are in various stages of progress.
#3 finish my ETCHINGS Piece of Cake quilt - it will be MINE all MINE!

Cille said...

I don't know how you do it. I seriously admire you for even being able to make quilting goals. I finished my first quilt when my oldest was newborn. And with that came the realisation that I wasn't the one to set the pace anymore. I lost total control of doing anything crafty when I had a baby and a 2½ year old *LOL*. I only dared to take up quilting again when I was back in control of my own time.

Rebecca said...

Oh pretty fabrics! Also, another quilt pattern? Yay! Can't wait to see which wip you finish. My baby doesn't sleep through the night yet either. But she's almost two, this mama is tired!

ktquilts said...

Both projects are so beautiful! Love that fabric stack too.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely projects. Very nice bundle of fabric. I can't wait to see your new pattern.

Brynn said...

I love the idea - I just linked up. It's amazing how much time little ones can take up, isn't it? It's a good thing they're so darn cute and snuggly :)

Jennifer said...

Setting monthly goals has been a routine for me throughout 2012. I, too, post the goals on my blog, then revisit at the end of the month to reflect. It has been a very helpful process.

Richard Healey said...

Hum sadly not a 3 guy so cant link up but I have been busy. My goal is 52 projects in 52 weeks but I am way ahead of that.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://juliadawnhealey.blogspot.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great goals!! I too love those nap fairies but I think my older one has outgrown them :( Night time sewing for me!

CLAUDIA said...

muy buena idea ya la puse en practica
buen fin de semana
besosssssssssss

Marika said...

I love those quilts you need to finish !

I tried to link up, I had problems with my picture the first time and now, it won't let me do it again... Can you delete the first one ?

Thanks ! And this idea is genius :)

Smitha said...

Love this idea Traceyjay!! my baby and toddler pretty much eat up my day an night hours, so hopefully this list will give me some structure :)

Jamie Lee said...

Oh, I missed the linky! My husband was on travel for the past week and just got home, so I didn't get a chance to link up, but I think it's a great idea! I can definitely do three, if not more.

Cathy said...

ack! I was just going to link up and your link has closed. Darn!

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