August 2018 Short List and OMG

Another month gone in a flash. When I was younger I though time would slow once I got older. I was incredibly wrong about that.
I finished three out of four items on the July list. I need to find a way to stagger my finishes so I don’t have to pick so many new projects in one month.
Once again I am scaling back the list, mostly because of work. I just don’t have the energy to sew at night.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, a scrap project and a project in the design phase. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.
Something Old – I finished the poppy quilt and needed to pick something new. I decided to work on the quilt I started in a Rose Hughes class three years ago. It needs embroidery in two squares and the embroidery finished in a third. I’d like to finish it in July, but I’ll keep the goal at finishing three squares total. This quilt is my OMG for August.
RH class quilt 1Something New – I want to make a fall table runner. I don’t have a pattern in mind, just something simple that I can get done quickly.
Handwork – I finished the two Christmas bags, but instead of adding something new I’ll use the UFO as my handwork project.
Scrap Project – The table runner is fused and the pieced need appliqued.
floral runner
Design – I don’t have anything in the design phase right now. I have a class later this month and want to leave time to finish that quilt.
I am still working on the leader and ender project.
I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for the August OMG.

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5 Responses to August 2018 Short List and OMG

  1. Laura says:

    Hey, I hear ya on the no energy at night! The day job is a drainer, for sure.

    I am following your pattern for The Short List. This list has helped me stay focused for the last couple of months now. I don’t publish it like you do, but I definitely write out a list for myself and keep it in front of me. I feel much better having a plan for projects that is easy to follow, and has variety so one doesn’t get bored doing the same thing the entire month (unless one is really focused and excited about finishing that one thing).

    Thanks!

  2. Dawn Kelly says:

    Great list. Yes, my job is picking up speed as we head toward fall and taking longer days leaving less energy at night. I’m going to think about your list and see if that helps me. I have some categories, like bags, quilting for house, quilts, etc. Maybe I can re-categorize to keep them moving forward one step at a time.

  3. Patty says:

    lovely projects. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  4. dezertsuz says:

    You have some nice variety there. I like the handwork and look forward to seeing what each block looks like as you finish.

  5. Kate says:

    You have some fun projects to work on in August. Happy stitching and good luck with your goals.

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