April 5, 2012

Just 3 Challenge - April

TraceyJay Quilts is starting something called Just 3

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Basically this is her plan:

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.

I think this is a great idea and something I was kind of trying to do but maybe more structure and linking up will help me stick to it!

So here are my 3 goals for April:

1. Finish this quilt top for my husband
This is a realstic goal because I have all of the blocks made, they just need sewn into rows and then I need to decide if I am making it bigger or adding a border. 3 weeks left - I think I can manage it.

2. Pick a pattern and Fabric for me "Pretty Little Pouch Swap - Swapping with myself" project from this post
The actual swap mail day is 2 weeks from Friday - April 20th - but I am not pushing myself to meet that goal. I have too much homework and other things going on so I will be happy if I at least have a plan and fabric choice by the end of the month.

3. Find all of the pieces, pattern, and material to the purse I started for my mom so I can get that finished by Mother's Day. Putting this on here so I will force myself to go look and get working on it!! I am very intimidated by this pattern and I altered it to be smaller so I have no idea if it will work out... so I've been ignoring it for a few months and lost it in several boxes lol. I REALLY want to make this for her for Mother's Day tho, since it was supposed to be a Christmas present and that obviously didn't happen :-p

So there you have it, my 3 goals for this month. 3 weeks left to meet them and A LOT of life stuff going on between now and then that will make this a challenge.

What are your 3? Check out TraceyJay Quilts and link up to share your 3 goals for April as well!


Marika said...

1. Quilt my Granny Square quilt --> it's already basted, I just need to figure out how to quilt it because I want to do something different than meandering/straight line quilting.

2. Bind my mom's birthday quilt (which is on sunday).

3. I don't know ! I've been pretty good at finishing what I begin these last couple weeks.. Maybe my goal could be to start something new ?

It's funny that you are doing a swap with yourself ! How come you didn't sign up in the real swap ?

**nicke... said...

i saw this just the other day. i think it is a great idea and probably much more realistic than the long list of stuff that is still not getting done!

traceyjay said...

Great goals!
I have fabric to make a bag for my mom too... and oh yea, Mother's Day is next month!

Thanks for linking up -- can't wait to hear your check in!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

I love your idea of "swapping with myself" .. you even made a mosaic for you to stalk yourself LOL..love that! I am looking forward to seeing your finished pouch. :)

Norine said...

You can do it! And so smart, swapping with yourself.

I have a few goals for myself this month too. Hope to put up a post of my own!

capitolaquilter said...

Good luck with your goals. I should try it to see if it helps me focus. Three is so reasonable. Love all the buzz about Sewing Summit and can't wait for October, hope to meet you then.

Diane Bohn said...

Perhaps next month I will limit myself to only three goals. lol. :)

I gave my mom my purse for Christmas, but still need to make myself a new purse. I keep putting that one off though. Hope you find all your pieces!

I can't wait to see your hubby's quilt all together! It's going to look great!