Friday, April 10, 2009

Another Challenge Knocking at my Door: Spring to Finish!

Jacquie is hosting a challenge, Tallgrass Prairie Studio: Spring to Finish! , that seems designed for me.

It's a challenge to finish as much as you can on your list in April. Every finish should be documented on your blog, and every finish is an entry into her giveaway.

Since I have decided this year to finish off ALL my UFOs, this is a great challenge for me. In January I calculated that I would need to finish 2 projects a month to achieve this goal.

It's early April now and I have TWO finishes!

Oh well, goals are good, stretch goals (for me) are a good thing. I have a good friend who thinks stretch goals are rubbish and overwhelming. She makes 'slam-dunk' goals. She just breaks everything down into small enough tasks that completing them are slam-dunks, and she never gets overwhelmed.

So, this month I'm stretching!

I expect to finish

Disappearing Nine Patch

Gabriella's Pink and Green Flannel

Lap Quilt Swap IV

And if I get REALLY motivated, I'll also finish:

Botanical Shop Hop Quilt

For me, stretch goals are good. But somehow I always think I'll get more done, than I do.


Quilt Pixie said...

set whatever goals work for you -- the year I finished up my UFO's was a real turning point for me. I had so much creative energy released by gifting them, finishing, repurposing them. I also learned how to avoid more UFO's, so while I ahve a couple of "in process", some of which are slow, I no longer keep UFO's and the mental drain they created....

wonderwoman said...

yay, way to go Dionne - thats two more than i've finished!!!


whoopdedoo_5 said...

you can do it! great job already!!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

I thought about joining this challenge but.......what if I ....don't ....want to work on that?

YankeeQuilter said...

Big finishes...little finishes...heck they're all good! I have a list of things to do before the quilt show in october...yikes!

(BTW like the darker disappearing 9-patch blocks you added to your wall!)

Libby said...

Good luck! Even if you don't accomplish everything on the list you will still get a lot done - maybe that's the good thing about stretch goals :) I love the disappearing nine patch.

Micki said...

You are obviously going to get a lot done in the near future. Have fun with it all!

niena said...

best of luck and godspeed on ur endevour. wud luv to see the finished product in here. cheers

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your finishes. Better two than none! Keep plodding along and you'll get them all done eventually.

Rhonda said...

You can do this Dionne!!!!! I know you can. Can't wait to see your progress. Take care.

audreypawdrey said...

I know that you will be able to accomplish this goal and mark them off of your list! I have a similar goal in mind for myself. Just think of the sense of satisfaction that will come around when you achieve what you set out to do!