Thursday, September 1, 2016

September One Monthly Goal: A New Start

Hard to believe it's already the first of September.  Unfortunately the last week of August wasn't fun, no computer time and no sewing since Sunday afternoon.  It wasn't a case of being too busy.  My left shoulder has been acting up, to the point that I've had no feeling in my left hand and severe pain in my shoulder.  It's a muscle/nerve problem caused by an old injury.  After several days of alternating muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories, I finally have feeling in my left arm and no pain in my shoulder.   Hopefully this weekend I'll have a chance to get caught up on answering emails, reading blogs and get in some good sewing time as well.  

I'm glad that August's One Monthly Goal was finished early, if I'd waited till the last minute, it wouldn't have gotten done.  Now it's time to decide what goal to pick for September's One Monthly Goal.  




I've got lots on my to do list for September so it's hard to decide what to focus on.  Zombies in Paris needs a back, Poinsettias is two border strips short of being a finished flimsy. Allietare would be a finished project if the binding gets done.  So I could pick any one of those as a goal for this month.  But with the shoulder issues that have been plaguing me, it's possible I won't be able to sew much this month.  Something easy would probably be advisable.  Zombies is number 1 of 4 finishes needed before May 2017.  All the fabric has been purchased for project number 2 and I've finally decided on the final layout for it.  

Bejeweled by Susan Guzman in "All About Strips"

September's goal is to get this quilt started.  A quilt is "started" when I begin cutting the fabric for it.  So this month's goal has a pretty low threshold.  I'm hopeful that some stitching will get done on this project before the end of the month.  I'll continue to work on Zombies and Poinsettias in the background.  Maybe I'll even get to Allietare before the end of the month.  It would be nice to get another finish in before Zombies and Poinsettias come back from being quilted.  

What are your plans for September?  Linking up with Heidi of Red Letter Quilts for the September goal kick off.  

11 comments:

  1. I am so intrigued by Bejeweled. Looks like it will be relatively easy and very elegant. Glad to hear your shoulder and arm are feeling better. Are you a leftie? Considering your condition, I think your September goal is reasonable.

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  2. Take care of that shoulder first - the rest will wait. A small goal is reasonable.

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  3. I am sorry you haven't been feeling well. Take care of yourself and allow yourself time to heal. A small goal is a great idea.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your shoulder injury. I hope it's better and you're back to sewing soon. I think you're wise to set a manageable goal of cutting & starting "Bejeweled" rather than re-injure your shoulder trying for something bigger.

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  5. I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon. Bejeweled will be a lovely quilt!

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  6. Good luck with the shoulder. Love the colours in Bejeweled good luck on a start with that one.

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  7. I hope you are feeling better soon. I love the layout for bejeweled. It will be wonderful to see this one whenever it is finished. Take care.

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  8. I hope you recover quickly, but maybe you need to give your shoulder a bit more rest first. So difficult I know, but cutting might put too much pressure on it and delay recovery, is there anything else you can be getting on with that might be easier for it? I love the Bejewelled quilt, I haven't seen it before.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  9. So sorry to hear about your shoulder troubles. That is no fun, especially when it means you can't do something you love doing! Hoping this week is better for you. Bejewelled looks like it will be a beautiful quilt!

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  10. Bejewelled is such an apt name for it. Hoping to see you sew it soon!

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  11. oooh, that looks pretty. I hope that by varying your work, and goals, you will be able to continue your quilts while you continue to recover. This is one reason I have quilts going in every stage. At least that is my excuse for so many wip's lol

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