Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monthly Accomplishments - January 2011

Time to list my finishes, half starts and semi-serious attempts at crafting and sewing!
  1. Came up with Crafting Goals for 2011
  2. Started the Year of the PIGS. By the way, feel free to join in at any time!
  3. Signed up for a class at the April International Quilt Festival with Regina and made plans for the rest of the weekend while she is here.
  4. Worked on the Bear cross stitch for a good while
  5. Finished block 3 and block 4 of the Midget blocks
  6. Made 1 mug rug
  7. Made a mini quilt top
  8. Quilted a poinsettia table runner
  9. Listed a ton of Stampin' Up items on Craigslist - part of my Goals for the year
  10. Finished the binding on the One Good SIS Deserves Another quilt
  11. Quilted and bound the Sibling Reverly Quilt
  12. Got to the heel turn on my two at a time socks. No picture though.
I think that this year, I am going to pass on keeping track of my hours spent doing the various crafts that I do. The work that I produce is enough of a record of what I am doing and that is all that I am worried about. :)

And finally, the books read in January.... There is one book that I read in 2010, but it was left in my 'To Read' list so I am making a record of having read it.
  1. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - This is the third book in the Outlander series and I thought it was awesome! Towards the end of the book - like the last 200 pages or so - I just could not put it down! The action was captivating and the descriptions Gabaldon gives are wonderful!
  2. The Double Cross by Clare O'Donohue - This was a 'manual' read and it was a pretty good read. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the next installment in the series.
  3. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton - It's amazing how I can listen to these books with 2 or 3 years in between and it is just like coming home to an old friend. I love Grafton's writing style and sometimes, I just want to be Kinsey! Judy Kaye is a fantastic narrator and her reading fits Kinsey perfectly!
  4. Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer - I have been waiting for Strohmeyer's books to be released in an audio format, but I think that with this type of book, I will read them much faster in regular book format. I am catching up on 3 of her books right now. Fun reads and quite humorous! Light, chick lit that has really helped with the winter blues these fast few weeks! ;)
  5. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon -  Oh, my!!! This was a pretty great addition to the series! I'm excited to see how the next book unfolds, but I am trying to hold back from starting it right away. I need to savor them a little! lol
  6. House Rules by Jodi Picoult - This is the one that I don't think that I mentioned before. I really enjoy listening to Picoult's books. This one was a take on a 17 year old autistic boy and how he integrated his fascination into his life and the repercussions of the integration. Very eye opening for someone who doesn't interact with people with autism on a regular basis.
OK, that's it for me for January. I'm hoping that in February I won't have to worry about losing my quilting mojo for a couple of weeks like I did in January. :)


Libby said...

You are one busy girl! I have never read any Jodi Picoult!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I'm on a mad finish to get the baby quilt done.

Deanna said...

Good work! When you lose your mojo in one area, you always seem to pick up on another.

Kristie said...

Lots of accomplishments! Good for you!

Ted and Donna said...

That's all?????? How do you have time to work? You accomplish more in a month than most people do in a year. Love your enthusiasm and energy ... and just you in general.

Peg said...

Wow - how do you do it all? I'm not working and I can't do this much in a month - especially the reading. If I read, I can't quilt - if I quilt, I can't read Such a dilemma!

Melinda said...

You had a great month. It's wonderful to have such an assortment of crafts to enjoy no matter what mood you are in. Bravo.

Tracy said...

You been busy, girl!
I'm going to have to look into those Outlander series...I think I read some of them years ago. I did check them out on Audible but wasn't sure if I could listen to a narrator with an accent for that long!
I have House Rules from the bookmobile this week...haven't gotten to it yet so I may renew it.

Jennifer said...

Wow, still a great month and look at all you got done when you'd lost your quilting mojo!

Zany Quilter said...

Nice work! You've been getting a lot done. FYI: On the fifth book, it is moving kind of slow. I'm not even sure it is written by her (if you know what I mean). My Mom is 120 pages in and it is STILL THE FIRST DAY...that is one on the first page. Really. Slow. Moving. Don't rush on it, you aren't missing anything...except excessive details. ;-(

Where are the pics of the dogs???