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So here we are in a brand new month. Halloween may be over, but the scariest part of the year is just beginning. It seems everyone is rushing around this time of the year getting ready for this thing or that thing, and it's no different here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're expecting eight this year for Thanksgiving, which is sounding great to me. As long as I'm cooking a feast, it's nice to have lots of folks here to enjoy it. Christmas is going to be a little more laid back than in years past, but I'll tell you more about the reason for that later. For now, let's see what I have cooked up for myself in the month of November.
These were my goals for October:
When I went to piece the back together, I discovered I really didn't have enough of the fabrics left to make a back...not even a pieced back, and so I ended up purchasing some fabric for the back. I think this will be just the ticket. Which makes this goal Adjusted and Complete.
3. Well, I am sadly behind by three months now on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
This is my Leafpeeping table runner project
from this book:
So, I'm feeling pretty darned spunky about my goals from last month! Let's see what I can challenge myself to finish in November. Here goes:
Quilting and Flimsies
1. Well, I think I have to do the quilting on the Gardener's Journal now, don't I? It's pictured right at the top of this post.
2. I'm wanting to get the Oh, Christmas Tree wall-hanging to the flimsy stage so that I can quilt it next month. Time to get this baby ready for the season. It still needs borders.
3. If I'm feeling really energetic about flimsies, then I'm hoping to get the Hello Moon blocks sewn together. I know how I want to set them...I just need to do it.
4. I've selected my next project for the "Let's Book It" Challenge.
from this book:
And I can hear you thinking, that looks like a bed quilt to me. And you are right. It's made from four 36-inch blocks, and I'm planning to make just one block and call it good. It'll be a good size for a table topper, and it shouldn't take me too long to finish it.
5. I'm planning to make the November block for the Block Lotto:
6. And, of course, I'm planning to start something new for the November NewFO Challenge, but I'm not sure yet what it will be. I have an idea it might be something in the "cat"-egory.
7. Only one thing on my mind here. I'm determined to finish up the rest of the blocks for the Folk Art Cats quilt. I've been working on this one for far too long. Here's where it was when I worked on it last time.
Five blocks to go. Think I can do it?
So I imagine the Folk Art Cats will keep me busy for the month, but I can never resist stretching my goals to just a few beyond reach. If I can get all of that finished, I'm going to finish and quilt my "Never Underestimate" stitchery.
And that, my friends, is a list long enough for the most enthusiastic of quilters. With everything else going on in November (dinner for eight this month), I'll have to work fast to get it all done.
What's on your list for November?