Saturday, December 1, 2007

Things accomplished in November

Nancy-Rose posted a challenge for fellow bloggers to post their monthly accomplishments. I have separated mine into a couple of categories since November was a big month for me with non-quilting items.

Quilty things accomplished:
  1. Prepared quite a bit of fabric for Project Linus blankets for my chapter to work on.
  2. October 2 buck a block BOM
  3. November 2 buck a block BOM
  4. 1 Easy Striped Table Runner for class with my Guild small group - Quilted Chaos
  5. Started a Star and Nine Patch class and got all of my fabric for the blocks cut out.
  6. Finished the I Spy top
  7. Finished a Striped Table Runner
  8. Finished hems on 2 pairs of pants for Claire and Spencer started in October
  9. Made a quilt sandwich with cheap fabric to practice FMQ - Still need to practice though
  10. Made 3 pairs of pants for Claire
  11. Made 3 pairs of pants for Spencer
  12. Made 3 pillowcases for Claire
  13. Made 3 pillowcases for Spencer
  14. Made 2 Bengals pillowcases for a lady at work
  15. Made a fabric book for Ethan
  16. Made a Halloween table runner top
Quilty Things I learned

  1. How much I enjoy quilting and how much I missed it when I was 'laid up' after the accident and didn't have the energy to do much of anything!
  2. How to make half square triangles with a pencil line and my quarter inch foot on the machine.
  3. How to make pieces for applique and then use a teflon sheet to start assembling the pieces

Non-quilty things accomplished:
  1. Going from a size 16 to size 10 in pants - all thanks to Weight watchers.
  2. Going from an XL in tops to MEDIUM! I am still very excited about that! I haven't worn mediums in anything except slipper socks for years! (AND a special kudos to the first person who can tell me what 'Slipper Socks. Medium.' is from! - Mom, I don't think that you would count for this as it is expected that you know!)
  3. Purchased the new car!
  4. Volunteered at Crayons 2 Computers one time.
  5. Started making a list of Christmas presents to make and started purchasing fabric to make said presents.
  6. Cleaned off TiVo
  7. Read Jennifer Chiaverini's newest book - The New Years Quilt
  8. Read Sarah Strohmeyer's The Cinderalla Pact

Things I learned:
  1. There is no chemistry in person between me and DV2. While I enjoy talking to him on the phone, I am just not feeling any chemistry in person. I feel awful because he really is a nice guy.
  2. I enjoy car shopping!
Well, that's about it. I think I was only down 3 pounds for the month. I think that was mostly due to Thanksgiving and being off for a week and doing nothing but sewing and snacking!


Anonymous said...

Good for you Jill!


Michelle said...

You were quite the busy girl! Life seems to be crazy for everyone lately! Congratulations!

Moneik said...

Wow! You've done a lot Jill. Great job!

Jen said...

Wow, did you get the stuff done. I guess I need to expand my things next month with things I learned!!