Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Goals

Well, my main goal is to travel to Korea and meet my son. And be approved by the adoption court. And not get lost in Dongdaemun Market.

My main sewing goal {and Something New} would be to make the Little Man's quilt. I'm using a Sock Monkey jelly roll to strip piece 3/4ths of it like a bed, then appliqueing a sock monkey face tucked onto a pillow. Like this Moda Bake Shop, but not Christmas and not hourglasses.

I also plan on whipping up some stripe table runners - I'm going to a class on them today. I cleaned my sewing room until I found the pattern and tucked it into a bag with everything else - aren't you all proud of me? Of course, then I promptly lost my monthly coupon booklet for that store. {Don't worry, I found it again!}

Let's see - Chunky Log Cabin is quilted to the borders, and Reverse Hearts is ready to go. Poor Central Park Sudoku has been on my zippers for nearly a month now, but I've yet to have extra quilting time. I've also been picking out the quilting on Skorca, in the hopes of redoing it in time for the Dude's birthday.

Some little projects - a friend asked for a table runner based on my BOM house and heart table runner. I want to make a growth chart with the panel and leftovers from H is for Henry. A hanging sleeve for my husband's llama wall hanging. {What? Doesn't everyone have one of those?}

I actually don't have much planned for big project piecing - just keeping up with Celtic Solstice and Spin Cycle. Finish Cat Tails if the background fabric comes in time.

Hmm, looking at the UFOs, I think I should pick Toyland as my Something Old - I think it just needs rows pieced together. Somewhere. If I can find it.

The Rainbow Scrap color of the month is teal/turquoise, of which I actually...don't have a lot of scraps. I know what you're thinking. Hello, Celtic SolsticeH is for Henry, Flirt Marks the Spot, Spin Cycle, Boardwalk... Problem is - they're either not done yet, earmarked for other projects, or not the right size for my churn dashes. I know I can start with scraps from the border of Flirt, but...

I did save all the snowball corners from Flirt, so I can whip something together with those 1.5" HSTs. That'll be fun to trim down... Do you think they'll let me take a rotary cutter in my carry-on to Korea?

Considering I'll be spending a week out of the country, this is probably overly ambitious for the month - but really, most of the projects are smaller. The bigger stuff is already almost done. So I should be able to check off a lot of it.



  1. Such a exciting month for your family. Safe travels to Korea and back.

    Hope you are able to cross a couple of your goals for the month.

  2. Hi there - I've been reading you since I 'bumped into you' through the UFO challenge last year - I'm really excited for you and your family (Korea trip). Hope it goes as smoothly as it can :)

  3. Safe travels. Hope all well in Korea. If that's all that you get done this month, it will be a good one.

  4. Wishing you safe travels and an approval by the adoption court first and foremost. Good luck also on all of your sewing goals!

  5. such an exciting month, good luck!

  6. Boy you've got quite a list there! Can't wait to hear more about your trip and best of all - arriving back home with your son!