Thursday, October 30, 2014

The things that didn't happen in October...

(I did not win this gorgeous raffle quilt!)


I had lots of good intentions but somehow it just didn't work out like I had hoped.

I did not accomplish...

1. I didn't get a cute little Halloween mini quilt made that I really wanted to quilt.
2. I didn't go to Houston (never have actually but I will go one day!)
3. I didn't write a half dozens posts that I intended to.
4. I didn't get nearly enough sleep.
5. I didn't read the book for my book club this month.

(I did give him lots of belly rubs!)

I did however...

1. I did finish and give SIX quilt tops to a long arm quilting friend to quilt for me.
2. I did vend at a local quilt show for a weekend.
3. I did teach 3 programs and 2 workshops.
4. I did go to 2 horse shows and 3 cross country meets.
5. I did go to 3 local quilt shows.
6. I did donate a quilt to the guild charity.
7. I did attend my two guild meetings and my bee group.
8. I did mail two quilts out for publication in spring magazine issues.
9. I did write two articles for Craftsy.
10. I did volunteer at the Quilt Cabin during the county fair (so fun!)
11. I did do 34 loads of laundry (but who's counting?)
12. I did clean up the summer garden and plant the winter veggies.

(She requires daily love as well.)

And before the month is over, I will...

1. Make Tarzan and Jane costumes for Kelly and her horse.
2. Host a Halloween party for the kids and their friends.
3. Go to one more cross country meet to cheer for my boys!
4. Machine quilt a large quilt that's been waiting for me.
5. Put the borders on a New York Beauty quilt that I finished today.

Okay, now I think I understand why I didn't get that mini quilt made or that book read. Oh well, there's always next month!

Diane

9 comments:

  1. Well, the stuff you DID do is more than I do in a year and some of them I will never do! (like write articles and publish my quilts....) Really, SiX tops?!!! I only finished one quilt. THiS YEAR!!!!
    I didn't go to Houston either, but I will one day... and I WILL finish one more quilt... this decade....

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  2. I can do relate to this. Can't wait to see your NYB, my favorite.

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  3. You did so much! Celebrate what you did and don't worry about what you didn't. You had a busy, productive month!

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  4. So glad your "dids" outweighed the "didn'ts".

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  5. I am tired just reading this! But I do think it helps to focus on the accomplishments, I think I need to do more of that too!

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  6. Yikes! I need a nap after reading that "done" list! I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read a single book this year, but I am keeping a list of "must reads"--maybe this winter?!?

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  7. Congratulations, obviously you did more than you did not! We should not overwhelmed ourselves too much...

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  8. Oooh, love that log cabin, but then I think I like them all! You are quite possibly the busiest person I know that still manages to sound sane.:) It's a great time of life!

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  9. You're good at writing lists! That's probably why you are so good at getting things done. I hope you managed to get things on the 3rd list done before the end of the month.

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