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Tuesday 30 April 2013

April Achievements

How did I go in April?  I seemed to be forever busy doing something but not necessarily items on my goal list.  Time for the wrap up.

1.  Finish piecing "My Garden". Its now or never!  At this stage it is going to be never!!! I got as far as dragging it out of hibernation and putting it in view.
2.  Cut out Spaghetti Junction quilt. This is very achievable.  Achievable, I have learnt, is not necessarily do-able! Cut out what I could but ordered SOME MORE fabric.

3.  Complete block for Trudy's Charity quilt. Once the "vine" is made, this should be quick. Yes, I can say I completed this one and tick as DONE

Prestitched photo
4.  Finish unpicking Teddy Tea Party.........Ugh, might have to set the timer to get this done. I did, I did, I did.....at last I got it unpicked! and no timer necessary, just determination!
a pile of unwanted piping bits

1.  Lose 2kg this month. Yes, I can. Yes, I can. YES, I CAN!  This did not go my way.....I had issues with the company running my weight loss programme and quit. No weight loss this month and no weight gain either, but need to find another programme....Weight Watchers, here I come.
2.  See a movie. I see the ads on tv and keep saying "oooo, I want to see that" so I SHOULD.  Today would have been ideal but I just don't feel like it.
3. Finish organising pantry. Not a big job.....just need to attach labels and stack everything neatly.  It's getting there but not quite finished.....i forgot how to add text to the labels in my desired font (such a tiny thing to set a bump in the road)
one shelf complete
4. De-clutter bedroom drawer.....purge, purge, purge! Not done yet but boy my wardrobe is looking so much neater and really accessible.

There you go,  not too much achieved from the list of goals but I have a huge pile of crocheted squares which I have been working on

I finished this block (4) of Brick-a-Brac

and also got some more of my BOM blocks ready which I will be focusing on during May

 I am happy!

Linking in with Barbara's April NewFO Challenge

Last chance to be in the draw for the GiveAway drawn tonight.  Good Luck everyone and once again thank you so much for your inspirational comments.


  1. It still looks like you got quite a bit done even if not quite on your list. It all looks lovely as usual! xx

  2. So many beautiful projects !
    I love the crocheted flower squares. So pretty.

  3. Everything looks great, Cath. You've been busy. I quit a weight loss program recently too. I did Weight Watchers online for a while. I liked it.

  4. Talk about keeping busy!!!! Wow! Your embroidery is gorgeous and those crocheted flowers are sooo pretty.

  5. I think you did GREAT this month! Love the crocheted flowers and the colors you chose. I us myfitnesspal.com for my weight-loss program. It's free and I lost 48 pounds! Good luck!

  6. You've been busy this month! Wow! I love your block for Trudy's Charity quilt - very nice! ~Jeanne

  7. You've achieved so much this month! I love the vine block!

  8. So much done! Like Jeanne my favorite was the applique block. Is that a special pattern? Thanks for sharing.

  9. You got lots of "not fun" stitching stuff done, so you should give yourself a hand for that. Very pretty projects, your embroidered BOM is gorgeous.


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