Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Finishes….

Now how did that happen?  February came and went in a flash!  Seems like yesterday that I was checking off my list of goals for January…now here it is, the last day of February!  SEW how did I do this month?

I have to say…I am clicking right along on my monthly goals and even though February was a short month, I still managed to get ‘er done!

Goal #1~Stitch Ten Wee Houses

DONE!…I made eleven, so CHECK…


A close-up…I now have a village with 22 houses done!!


Goal #2~ Finish a UFO…well…TWO UFOs got Finished!  It helped having a Quilt Show earlier this month! 

This is Jan Patek’s Moda Love Free pattern from the Moda Love Blog Hop!  DONE!!


Check out the BIG stitch hand quilting!


AND…this is my second UFO… a Primitive Gathering Quilt called ‘Summertime’…It’s wool applique on cotton and she’s…


DONE!!  (Insert Happy dance here as this one has been in a tote FOREVER!)

Goal #3…DONE!  (I’m whispering here…) The secret quilt for a family member is all cut out and I have started to sew it together!  It’s a secret so you will have to take my word for it!!:o))

Goal #4~ Norma Whaley’s “Winter Wonderland” quilt is ahead of schedule…the January’s blocks were the two trees and February’s was the angel block…both are stitched and I have prepped March’s mittens and April’s house blocks!!  Whoot whoot!


Goal 5~Prep and hand stitch TWO rows onto the Clam Shell Quilt top every month!  Check!  We are now at ELEVEN rows…it’s slow going BUT it is now two rows bigger than it was last month!!

And the gravy…which is the extra stitching… I am continuing to hand stitch these in the evening…


And I have the triangles all sewn


…and cut out for the ‘Home for the Holidays’ Quilt…


Yup…there are a million of them!  The triangles form the blocks that go in between these finished wool appliqued blocks….


I am now taking off the Thangle papers and pressing the HST open.  Yup, we are talking baby steps here but they all add up!

So I think that’s it…I am tickled with my monthly goals being met! 

Having said that, it’s going to be difficult to meet these goals in March as it is our last month here…we will be heading home on March 22 and it usually takes us a minimum of five days to travel up the I-5.  Plus once we get home, we have to unpack and do the household chores…and the garden will be in full Spring mode…Yup, the holiday will definitely be over!  But that’s OK…I will get back into the swing of things before I know it!  Plus I will have my sewing room back, so it’s all good!

I sure like having goals…they keep me focused, on track and in control…I am WOMAN, hear me roar!!  I am less tempted to start something new!  But man, am I ever itching to crack open some new fabric…AND I have a new blade in the rotary cutter and she is oiled and ready to roll…breath deep…in and out…in and out…

How was your February?  Did you get you manage reach your goals…?

Have a super Saturday and Happy Stitching!~P


  1. You're a woman on fire! So much accomplished in a short month. I think Norma Whaley's winter quit design is going to make a very good quilt.

  2. OMG! Do you sleep? Eat? Cook? Potty? What is your energy source?????? Beautiful and inspirational.

  3. Ohhhhhhhh, sounds very tedious Paulette, but will be so worth it in the end

  4. You did it and then some! I love all you got finished! You are amazing. I went to Primitive Gathering yesterday. What fun! I did see your quilt that you finished. It is just beautiful. I have my goal list going. Afraid I didn't make much on the list. I did do a couple and that makes me feel good. I will send you a picture of my wee houses later. They are sure cute. I only need 6 for the project I am working on. Thanks for sharing and for giving me so many great ideas. Now to move some of my goals to March. ;-( Have a great day.

  5. I get a lot more accomplished when I set goals too! Way to go Paulette! I love them!

  6. Wow and wow again! Goals really do help. Love everything you shared.

  7. Everything is so great! I just love it all! Good job!

  8. Wow, congratulations on all those finishes! I fee ashamed of myself... Love your village, the skies are so nice! All your creations are wonderful!

  9. You go Girl! You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing I love seeing all your finished and in the works projects.
    Happy sewing,

  10. Wish I could say I've completed as many wip as you but, alas, I finished only one. I've started more than I've finished. Guess I'll have to set some goals for March. I did, however, finish knitting a blanket for a new baby in the family. That should count for something.

  11. Very impressive, especially with all your road trips.:) Love the big stitching and of course those houses are fabulous too!

  12. Wow you have been busy. Love the house quilt, and also the winterwonderland. They all look lovely

  13. You have really gotten a lot done this year and it has just started;)
    I need to be focused, maybe, just possibly, I might get something done.


  14. I would say February was very productive! All your projects are so cute--love them!!

  15. I would say February was very productive! All your projects are so cute--love them!!

  16. Yep, you're a quilting the best way.

  17. For February being the shortest month, you sure got a LOT done! I think I'm going to have to set some goals. LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects!!!