Here's a picture of some of the progress I've made on my Hocuspocusville block; since last night I've stitched that whole area including branch, cat, and part of the trunk. I'm ready to attack the treehouse tonight!
There's the final layout of my 36-patch quilt. Yes, that is my classroom floor. I brought the blocks to school with me today so that I could finally work on the layout-- it was the only place I knew with a large enough surface to lay out all of those blocks!
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Often, when feeling the desire to sew, I'm left with no direction because there are so many projects to work on. I will stand listlessly in front of the sewing closet, unable to decide what to work on. Sometimes I will even set up materials and equipment only to put it all back in the closet without even having sewn a stitch.
I thought I would regret setting these goals, but I really don't. The goals give me direction for what to work on; having set multiple goals ensures that I have plenty of direction, even after having achieved one of my sewing objectives. The decision of what to sew is already made for me; no more listless pondering required. Also, having an agenda makes me more likely to sew and more likely to finish a project. Lastly, the blog posts have created some sense of accountability-- people are checking in on my progress!
I don't know that I will be 100% successful on this month's goals; even so, I've already enjoyed a considerable amount of success! It feels good to say you're going to do something and then get it done. I know that I will definitely do goals again in February.