Sunday, October 4, 2009

October CGQC goals

I realized today that it was October. I also realized that in my downer last week, I hadn't posted my CGQC goals for the month. Since I accomplished practically nothing last month, I am going to be doing many repeats. Unfortunately, my machine is still down. . .so it is with a heavy sigh and little confidence that I say, I doubt I will even get all of my projects done this month.

Goal 1- Remember me?
Finish the quilting on this quilt. Remember, I was halfway thru it when my machine crashed.

Goal 2-
Start the quilting on this quilt. I was thinking I might do a grid pattern on this versus stippling for variation. Does anyone have any suggestions on? My mom said that now that I have improved so much she thinks I should stipple it.

Goal 3- (a new goal)
My mini quilt for the swap. I am not going to show much of this project while it is in the works as I think my partner is on to me.

Goal 4-(a revised goal)
Finish both tops of this snowman wall hanging....I will save the quilting for another month since my machine is still away.

Reality...perhaps I will only get one done. I know which one that will be, it has to take priority above the others.

****A special note of thanks to all my friends:
I really appreciate all of the comments of concern and kindness on my blog and in my email inbox. My grandmother is still with us, but declining. She hasn't ate or drank since Wednesday morning, she has been unresponsive since Thursday, and her lungs keep filling with fluid. So for now, we wait. My grandma is in her late 80's and has lived much longer than anyone expected. Almost 15 years ago, she suffered a massive stroke following a quadruple bi-pass. I remember clearly that they called the entire family in during the early morning hours to say goodbye. While it is hard to say goodbye to a grandma that loved her family so, it is equally hard to watch someone in pain (which she has been for sometime now). I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers during this time.


Unknown said...

Wow you have lots to do, but your family definitely comes first. I am still thinking an praying for you and your family.

Michelle said...

Yes, family first. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are some ambitious goals for October. More prayers sent your way.

Allie said...

Egads - I can't believe your machine is still down. I hope it gets home soon.
Stippling would be awesome, go for it.
I am saying prayers for your grandmum. I can't imagine how hard it must be, watching someone you love in pain. Big hugs to you dear one.

Thimbleanna said...

Still no machine? You NEED that machine back! Look at all the projects just waiting! I hope your grandmother can find some ease to her discomfort -- it's so hard to watch those you love in pain.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

That Crazy 8s snowman... I have the same pattern and goals to get it done for the winter/Christmas season. I'll need to dig it out so that I can see it. Maybe I'll work on it.

You and your family are still in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


joan said...

Those projects are gorgeous. You are still on top of my list of prayers!
(Will be in touch via mail.)


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Very nice projects--I can't wait to see them--especially the Schnibbles and Crazy Eight quilts. I do so love the baby quilt you finished. Woo Hoo -- the machine is back.