05. February 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Goals

Well, it’s the first week of February which means it’s time to take a look at how I’m doing with my goals for the year.

1) Continue to work on my physical fitness and fighting.  I’ve been good about getting my exercise in and working on my physical fitness but my practice attendance has been spotty at best.  Weather, work, and other odds and ends have conspired together so that I probably only made it to one practice in January.  It’s a bit disappointing because I was making 1-2 a week up until Christmas.  So I will need to work harder on my practice attendance this month.  My gym attendance through January though was great!  I routinely made it to spin class Tuesday and Friday mornings and spent Saturday doing some other cardio activity (swimming, elliptical, just not biking!)  This week was a little rough on my gym attendance due to icy conditions early in the week but starting next week I will be adding another spin class on Wednesday mornings and possibly another activity on Sundays.

2) Only have one embroidery project at a time.  Until it’s finished this means my jacket.  I’ve been good about sticking to my new “one embroidery project at a time” rule.  I’ve been on a bit of a break from the jacket this month though.  I’ve been focusing more on my Flanders gown, which has presented me with numerous challenges.

3) Do more sewing.  Ahh, sewing.  As you all know I’ve be focusing on my Flanders gown this month.  It’s been challenging, and at times frustrating, but in retrospect I think that is really a good thing.  So often I feel like we can get in a comfortable rut with our sewing project and while that can be nice and relaxing it can also keep us from growing as seamstresses and tailors.  Well, I’ve certainly been growing this month!  The fur has really been reminding me to take my own advice and take things slowly.  I had hoped to have it done by Ymir but that’s just not going to happen. It’s not really a bid deal though.  I have plenty of things to wear and removing my self imposed schedule has really freed me up to take my time with the project, especially since working with the fur is proving a little more complicated than I originally expected.  It will be done when it’s done.  And it will be fabulous!

4) Learn to play 2 pieces of music appropriate to Elizabethan England by Pennsic.  January proved to be a lot more busy and complicated than I thought it would be so I still have not signed up for classes like I had intended.  I have however been practicing a bit to bring back what I used to know many years ago.  I still need to sign up for classes though.

5) Spend more time with my students.  On going as always. 🙂  But I do need to talk to both of them about their plans for Ymir.

6) Continue to post Silver and Swetnam installments weekly.  I have not kept up with this goal as I would have liked to.  I only posted one installment last month and that’s just not going to cut it.  I definitely need to bump the priority on this goal back up to the top!

What I wanted to accomplish by the end of January:

1) I need to be in the gym at least 3 days per week. Accomplished!  Time to bump it up to 4-5.

2) I need to accomplish at least 40 hours of embroidery between Jan 1 and Jan 31. Took a break on this one to focus on another project.  I think the break was needed and I’m looking forward to renewed enthusiasm for the jacket project.

3) I need to order fabric for at least one project.  Found out I didn’t actually need to order anything anyway.  Woot!  Started my Flanders gown.

4) I need to actually start lessons.  Still need to start lessons.

5) I need to get together with the guys to talk about things we would like to do together between now and April.  Ongoing as always.

6) Post at least 4 Silver or Swetnam installments.  Fell behind here.  Need to focus on this more in February.

Goals for February:

1) I need to be in the gym at least 4-5 days per week.

2) I need to accomplish at least 40 hours of embroidery between Feb 6 and March 6.

3) Removed self imposed due date! Continue work on Flanders gown.  If I finish before March I’ll start shirts.

4) I need to actually start lessons. 

5) Continue to work to spend more time with students.  Maybe schedule a household project day for this spring?

6) Post at least 4 Silver or Swetnam installments before March 6.

1 Comment

  1. My plans for Ymir? Win.

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