Happy Halloween! I am super excited about trick-or-treating with Emma — I mean mini Mary Poppins — this morning at daycare. I’ll be back with my November goals next week but in the meantime, here’s how I did in October!
Have some fall fun! 110% done. We did Emma’s first kid’s k, spent an afternoon at Froberg’s Farm’s fall festival, went to Zoo Boo with friends, and even went to Froberg’s a second time with daycare friends (after the group’s original plans had to be scrapped because of thunderstorms). We also had fun with my family in North Carolina and visited the little local pumpkin patch.
In short, October was AWESOME.
Run 50 miles. After running Sunday, Monday, and last night, my total stands at 50.5 miles for the month! Check mark for me!
Focus on some non-sewing creative work.
I did a lot of cross stitching, and also tackled the three things I mentioned at the beginning of October:
1) I completed the pattern design class I signed up for months ago on Skillshare and made the hand-drawn repeating arrow pattern you see above. Not bad for a first-timer? (My one-sentence course review: it was an underwhelming class, and not exactly what I was hoping for. I think this one or this one will be better.)
2) My Offset Stripe quilt pattern is ~75% finished and I plan to post it on Craftsy soon. Writing a pattern is harder than I thought!
3) Enter one of Spoonflower’s weekly design contests. I played around with some sketches for both the calaveras and calligraphy challenges, but ultimately neither one really inspired me to get all the way to finished product. I’m going to keep this goal on the list for November, in hopes that I see a theme that agrees with me.
All in all, I think I accomplished this goal for the month!
Clean up the home office. I made fantastic progress in this department thanks to the bits of extra free time afforded during Jose’s mom’s long visit earlier in the month. Jose pitched in as well by cleaning up his side. The whole room looks better than it has in years — and that is not an exaggeration. (Also, to be fair, Jose’s side was not nearly as messy as mine so I’m to blame for the bulk of the clutter in this particular room.)