Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016 Goals

I am slowly on the mend and looking forward to a new month.  Only one more event and then the last three months of the year are for me.  I want to get some mumms and a couple of pumpkins for the porch this weekend.  Heck, some apple cidar donuts even sound good.

Starts Sept 3rd

A lot more claws need to be made for the Mod Bear Paw QAL.  I'm going scrappy browns with the paws so this also counts toward my Scrap Challange.

The last 'Circa 2016' blocks for Temecula Quilt Co QAL came out and I was feeling good enough to handle simple 4-patches to finish them up.  We will be putting this one together thru October - better find my setting and border fabrics.

 Slow Sunday Stitching

Some hand stitching sounds good for stay at home weekends.  There are the circles for the '365' quilt and my 30's hexie project is at the stage of working the basket blocks.

For October's 'Let's Book It' I want to make some of these - stinkin' cute!!  I've had the TUTORIAL bookmarked for a long time and I know two grandsons that would love these.

There are lots of scraps in bags yet to work along with the Scrap Problem Challenge as well as Bonnie Hunter's HourGlass Block Challenge - playing in a pile of scraps is like kids jumping in a pile of leaves.  Super October play!

And I have yet to get my frame set up - a must because it will be crucial for November and December. Yes, I am planning that far ahead because.....

We are predicted to have a long, cold, snowy winter and it is clear to me that is sure to be the case when these two are already snuggling together on the couch among the blankets and pillows.

Sewingly Yours,


  1. those cats are so stinkin cute I have always wanted to make those shark pouches too. let me know how you make out. they are adorable
    and I have 5 grandsons and a great nephew

  2. Sounds like a great plan for October. The shark is too cute. Looking forward to seeing yours come together.

  3. I have 2 nephews who might like shark pencil cases- thanks for the link! We must be doomed if the kids are snuggling already!!

  4. Good for you. After your busy summer an month schedule you deserve a couple of months for yourself.

  5. Good goals for my *favorite* month of the year! I have a grandson who would love that shark pencil pouch, too!! I may try and tackle that with you this month! I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I think the older we get, the harder it is to recover from things we bounced back from as kids. Blah. We turned the heat on for a bit this morning! We had 100+ degrees on Monday . . . this morning when I got up it was 44! :)

  6. I've had that same tutorial that I have been wanting to make. It is so stinkin' cute. Good luck with your goals.

  7. I have that shark tutorial too. So cute. A good choice.

  8. Great goals. I so love those shark pencil cases. I've got no grands... but there is always me! LOL!! Looking forward to seeing what Bonnie's mystery for this year will be.

  9. I made one of those sharks for my grandson last year, and yep! He loved it! Still keeps his color pencils in it - when you unzip his mouth, the pencil points look like teeth! 8)
    I hope you get to enjoy some of that well-earned down time this month. Feel better!

  10. So glad you are feeling better. You picked a really cute pattern to work on! Will love it scrappy!

  11. I have the shark pattern, too, but, I haven't tried making it yet. Zippers always make me nervous.

  12. Great set of goals! I'm looking forward to see how they turn out.