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Bee participation and completed blocks

My weekend, well Saturday, was spent catching up and hitting deadlines for the two online bees I am participating in.

First off, I finally finished the first of two blocks for my March Scrap-bee-licious bee.
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My stash bee blocks for April are completed. I did an angel block this month as well.
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I am at an interesting point with my participation in bees. I joined both the bees I am in, for two different reasons.

  • The Scrap-bee-licious bee is for friendship, as it is made of some of the US-based bloggers that participated in Plum and June’s New Blogger Let’s get acquainted blog hop. I do like the camaraderie of this bee!! Everyone is fantastic.
  • The other one, Stash bee, I joined to get new skills and see what blocks are added each month.

However, I was so frustrated and a little disgruntled this weekend – I did not want to spend my Saturday making these blocks. I have so many other projects, I wanted to spend time on MY projects. I know I should not have left them to the last minute – but that’s me too :-). Do you all feel like that? How do you balance the commitments of a bee with your other stuff?

Anyway, our guild had a bee today, the kind which is more of a free sew….I decided to reward myself and sew something I wanted to sew. No deadlines. No expectations. I was much happier!!

I am linking up with Alyce over @ Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday and Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see buttons on the right).

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How are my goals tracking???

First month of 2014 is over, and to be honest it was a little difficult to keep up with my goals, mostly due to the flu and bronchitis I had over the first two weeks of the month. Now that all is better, I am happy with what I accomplished in the shortened month.

This was the goals/plan for January:

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  • [UNDERWAY – 2 of 4 blocks complete] Riley Blake Challenge Quilt (Fabric Purchased, Kona White needed) GOAL for A LOVELY YEAR OF FINISHES FOR FEBRUARY

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  • [COMPLETE] Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Stash Bee Blocks (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias) (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Projects for Book Review Tuesday (Use Stash)

For February, I need to revise my goals slightly. I think I can finish two lap –> full size quits per quarter….I think one per month may have been slightly optimistic. So here is the revised plan:

Old Plan New Plan
  •  X & + Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Finish Riley Blake Challenge Quilt!!
    (carry over from last month)
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Book Review Tuesday Project
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
    (Use Stash)
  • X & + Quilt (at least 20 blocks)
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right menu); and for my February goal – “A Lovely Year of Finishes” (button on right menu).