Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Goals

Bent Creek, Pumpkin Patch
I didn't make goals for August as I was on vacation. So let's just say I had loads of success! I did almost finish my August small, but I ran out of GAST Dried Thyme of this particular hue. (This skein is so much darker than the new one.)

I've looked back over my goals for 2014 which included finishing eight works in progress. I have finished only smalls. Not one WIP finish! And we're entering the final quarter! And Christmas is coming! So I've chosen eight pieces that are nearly done/past due/coming due, and I intend to stitch my fingers to the bone. Or something like that. (Like, maybe, just change my goals.)

1.        Thistle
2.        Our Souls (Anniversary)
3.        Tis the Season
4.        Shining Star
5.        Green Snowman
6.        Elizabethan Rose
7.        16th Century Knot Garden
8.        Emerald Mermaid

Blog Reading

Hey, have you tried Feedly's new swipe thing? I find I enjoy using it on the laptop more. I used to read blogs on my phone because I liked the functionality better, but that made it so hard to comment. So I would have to feel really compelled to switch over to the computer to comment. Now I can do both on one device, and I'm so much happier. You probably already noticed I'm commenting more often. Anyway, the upshot is if you haven't been happy with Feedly, try it again.

Blog changes

September always feels like the start of something new to me. I guess I'm really stuck on the academic calendar! I've been thinking about what's going on around here. And I've resolved to plan more, craft more, and write more. I've come up with some ideas to help me do that, and I hope you will enjoy them. I shall reveal them over the next month and then reassess in December to see which changes will carry on into the new year. So let me know what you think. I'll be sure to ask again for your feedback in December, although your comments are always welcome!


Susan said...

I had no idea there is a swipe feature on Feedly. I can't download it to my laptop, but have it on my iPad.

I, too, feel like September is the start if a new year. Luckily, it comes soon after my mid-August birthday which I have been using as a time to set goals and make resolutions. Guess I can't get away from that academic calendar, either.

Linda said...

Your pumpkin looks great Nikki. I know you will be able to finish your goals for this year. Me - not so much.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your list looks good, I do enjoy making a good list!

I use Feedly and rather like it. There is a swipe thing on the iPad version where you can move onto the next blog post by swiping but I've not noticed anything on the PC version?

Robin said...

Good luck to you on meeting your goals by the end of the year! I like your pumpkin piece.

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

I love the new Feedly features! They are great and make things easier all around.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love that pumpkin! And am anxious to see your updates and the new implementations!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Good luck on your September goals. I never make goals...I just wing it.