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March OMG 2018 Update

My OMG (One monthly goal) for March was to continue to work on the Laundry Day Tee.

I had already finished one tunic. 

Laundry Day Tee

I was hoping to sew five more!

And I am happy to say that I accomplished the goal!

Laundry Day Tee

I learned that I do not enjoy using Jack the Ripper on stretch knit seams!  I suggest getting it right the first time.

Having said that, these tunics are made from a beginner’s pattern…easy to sew…so long as one pins this slippery fabric well, and doesn’t get too confident by the time one is sewing her sixth tunic!

I now have six simple tunics that I can wear with pajamas or jeans.  Versatile and comfortable.  Just the way I like it!

Laundry Day Tee

I also wanted to complete 3 blocks for the Squared Away Sampler sponsored by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.  You can see the blocks that I made by clicking here.

The last goal for March was to make progress on quilting my friendship row by row.  Not much to see here, but I have worked on it a little bit.

Friendship Row by Row

Overall, I am pleased with my productiveness this month.  

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were accomplished for March. I find it inspiring and motivating!

March OMG 2018

My OMG (One monthly goal) for March is to continue to work on the Laundry Day Tee.  

I bought enough fabric to make six tunics.

Laundry Day Tee

I have finished one.

Laundry Day Tee

I have one more cut out and ready to sew, and I hope to work on it on Sunday.  So I should be able to finish one for sure.

There is a bonus Sunday for me this month, so I’ll be brave and set a goal of finishing all five remaining tunics.

Since I am participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, I need to complete three light/bright green blocks this month.

Maybe I can even make some progress on my friendship row by row!

Friendship Row by Row

Maybe.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  Click on the link and see what other goals are set for March. I find it inspiring and motivating!

Laundry Day Tee

I had a nice block of time on Sunday, so I finished my first Laundry Day Tee!

Laundry Day Tee

The pattern is actually quite easy to work with, and I am happy with the fit.

I was worried about sewing with a slinky fabric, but I pinned well and had no problems with it.

I don’t have a serger, so I need to work on a tidy finish for my seams.  I also need improvement with my neck facing.  The hems were sewn with a twin needle…easy and fun!

Laundry Day Tee

February OMG 2018 Update

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does.  Keep going. – Sam Levenson

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

I had a lovely Sunday afternoon that I could completely devote to piecing the mystery quilt, On Ringo Lake. This made it easier to complete the project into a flimsy in stolen bits of time throughout the rest of the month. I am happy with that!

On Ringo Lake

February’s OMG  completed. And now this impulsive project, that was almost a nuclear explosion in my sewing room, will be relegated to a hangar in the closet until such time as I can bring myself to look at it again. Ha, ha!

On Ringo Lake

A little tangent…

Why are Sundays so important for me? On average, there are four Sundays in a month. That means that I have four days off per month. That’s right. Four days per month to accomplish my goals (and that is fitting the goals in between the must do’s and want-to-do’s…like shopping, laundry, and visiting kinfolk). In other words, I work six days a week, so, yeah, I am slow to reach goals. Any goals. I may have to carry it over month to month, but little by little…in small increments, and the goal gets done.

I am sure there are others out there, who for one reason or another, are slow to accomplish their goals. Don’t give up! You can reach your goals. It is going to take you longer, but the important thing is to get to the finish line at your pace!

(I may be a tiny bit influenced by the Olympics this month!)

On Ringo Lake

My second goal for February was to print and cut out the pattern pieces to make a Laundry Day Tee tunic.

The next picture is boring, but it shows that I completed that small goal and have a tunic ready to sew.  I used freezer paper to trace my pattern onto.  You are looking at the shiny side in the photo…not the side where  I drew my grainlines and other markings. 

Laundry Day Tee

The knit fabric is notoriously slinky!  It is a challenge for me!

After baking bread today, I intend to spend some time working on this project.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were accomplished for February. I find it inspiring and motivating!

February OMG 2018

I am going to carry over January’s goal to February.  In other words, I really do want to get the On Ringo Lake mystery quilt pieced into a flimsy.

On Ringo Lake

If I manage to do that, then I would like to begin sewing on a tunic for myself.

I purchased the Laundry Day Tee pattern (from Love Notions), and some knit fabric.  The goal will be to get my paper pattern printed and pieced together (already working on this), and then cut my pieces from the knit fabric.

I have six solid color knit yardage pieces to eventually sew into six tunics.

But I will start with one and learn as I go.  A garment maker, I am not.

Laundry Day Tee

At least, I hope I can manage to get this much done.  Doesn’t seem like much, but it is the way I roll.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals are set for February.  I find it inspiring and motivating!