Goals: February 2016

Despite having a few lazy days in January, I feel like I’ve actually had a productive month.  My goals were met with ‘mostly’ success AND I’ve also managed to work out at least 3 times each week, which wasn’t on my original plan for January!


Let’s have a look at the goals I set in January:

I FINISHED THE WESTIE CROSS STITCH! WOOOOOHOOOO!!!  Now I just need to decide what to do with it. 🙂
I also finished the vintage dress, repaired the doggy car seat and attempted the crate mat covers….that still counts, right?! The only thing I didn’t manage was the quilters coasters for our living room.
Finished All The Light We Cannot See and I’m half way through The Man In The High Castle.
We worked really hard on saving money in January and I feel like we’ve made a great start to the year. We didn’t even splurge on Amazon.:-)
I managed at least 2 dog walks everyday, not three everyday but I’m happy with what I did manage with them.
I didn’t start the crochet blanket at all – the only one of my goals that I didn’t meet!

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Goals: January 2016

I sat down last week to review the goals that I set for myself in December and realised that even though I only set four small goals, I was probably a little ambitious given the Christmas season, my parents coming to stay, us taking a holiday & getting a new puppy!  With that being said, this post is quite a short one as I didn’t really make that much progress on the goals set in December!

Goals for January:

  1.  I’m almost finished with one more colour on the Westie cross  stitch!  I’ve not included a photo this time around as you really can’t see the colour progress!

2.  The vintage dress didn’t get finished in December so that remains on my list of makes.  I also need to repair a doggy car seat, make covers for dog crate mats & make some coasters for our living room using the fabric I received in my #stitchingsanta present.


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Hello There 2016!

A new year means a ‘new year’ post of course.  I’ve already read lots of resolution, goal & list posts and I must admit that I really enjoy reading them.  I find it so interesting to see how people evaluate their lives and review them to move forward in the following year.

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The last year was the first full year where I blogged from January to December.  I’ve really loved every minute of it.  When I started blogging, I originally thought that my blog would be based on sewing and travelling; however, i’ve found that my Sunday Sevens and monthly goals posts have added more of a broader lifestyle theme to the blog with sewing running through too.  I’ve also enjoyed reviewing a few products here and there, and I do feel like I’ve only chosen things to review that I like rather than whatever is available out there.

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Goals: November Went, So Here’s To December 2015

If I’m totally honest, my Sunday Sevens posts have been the only posts that have kept this blog current for over a month.  I’ve just had a bit of a blogging break, and I’m not really sure why!  I think with all the other things that have been happening with projects & parents, I just haven’t really had the time to sit down and blog that much.  This meant that I completely missed my goals post for November and I also didn’t get the chance to review the goals that I had set for October.   This post is a bit of a catch up to keep you (& me!) updated with what I’ve actually been doing.  And of course, new goals will be set!

In my October post, I spoke about all of the bedding that we had shipped across with all of our stuff. Well, it turns out that all of our bedding is actually shorter lengthwise than the duvet size we buy over here.  I altered 2 sets and then realised this!  They’ve gone back into storage now and will be brought out again when I the time to properly search for an inexpensive duvet.

Even though it isn’t quite finished yet, I’ve worked loads on the little Westie cross-stitch and I think I only have 2 more colours to stitch now!  I did hope to have it completed in time for a local stitching meetup but it just didn’t get done. 😦


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Goals: October 2015

Goals, goals, goals!  Here they are again!  I do find that the beginning of each month comes around much quicker than expected when I have set myself goals to complete. 🙂  My goals for September were met with mixed success, mainly due to other crafty things taking up my time.

I did manage to organise my fabric stash, which I feel great about!  I didn’t manage to make 4 garments but I did manage 2 pairs of trousers; not the Ultimate Trousers but the Cigarette pants from the Gertie Sews Vintage Casual book.  I do have plans for other garments but I’ve just been busy with other things this month and sewing has taken a back seat.

I finished all 3 books; Wasteland, V For Vendetta & The Other Life.  All of which I can recommend…even if they are a little odd!

The little Westie cross stitch had a good amount of my time this month.  I haven’t done as much as I would have liked to but I’m getting there.  I’m also realising that my eyesight is getting worse as I struggle to see the aida at once I haven’t got any day light. 😦


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Goals: September 2015

Even though I was quite late in posting my goals for August, I feel like I made great progress with them and met the majority.

I have really started to make use of the planner I purchased – I’m even starting to decorate it and personalise it more for me.  Some planner pages (search Pinterest) are crazy organised and so pretty.  I’m not sure I’ll ever get there with having themed weeks but mine is definitely organised.  I’m currently using it to plan meals, chores, crafting projects, sewing and blog posts.  I’m officially rubbish at drinking water so I’m trying to record what I drink in the hope that it will make me realise that I’m not drinking enough.  I also find it useful to write down which pen pal letters have been sent & received on certain days too.

Bonnell dresses

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