There are 10 values that we focus on. Each value has specific goals that we work on individually. As we accomplish these goals, a parent or a leader signs off that it is completed.
At the end of each value, there is a place where you can think of and write down a more personal goal, that should take at least 10 hours to complete.
The values that we work on and try to incorporate into our lives are;
Choice & Accountability
I have been working on my 10 hour value project in Choice & Accountability.
At the beginning of this year, I decided that I wanted to do something that would help me decrease frivolous spending and increase our savings account. I thought of several things that I could do to accomplish this goal.
I thought of a few things to do but recently decided to dig a little deeper.
I wanted to do something that really stretched me.
So, I recently amended my big goal and added more to it.
As most of you know, I have a fabric hoarding problem. It hasn't gotten to the point where it's unable to contain or anything, but I buy fabric, sometimes for no specific reason. So, I decided that as part of my 10 hour project, I would set the goal to not purchase any more fabric for the rest of the year. If I wanted to make something I would need to use what I had here already.
I would like to share two projects that I have finished up with out buying anything new.
A few months ago (and before I set this specific goal), I found some jelly rolls at Walmart that were on clearance for $9 a piece. There were two different styles so I picked up one of each.
I made these two projects using one of them.
This is a little baby quilt. I sewed 5 strips together and then cut them into 10" squares. I had some jumbo ric- rac that I got in a grab bag and thought I would put it around the edge of the quilt. It was about 5" too short so I decided to sew a piece down each green strip of fabric. It worked out perfectly. Then I alternated the direction of the blocks as I sewed them together. I had some pink fabric already that I used as the border and then bound it with some left over strips of fabric from the jelly roll.
This is the back of the quilt. I bought this piece of fabric as a remnant about a year ago and forgotten about it.....(Oh, the dangers of fabric hoarding! :) )
This is the second quilt top I made with the jelly roll. I used the same idea as before put put it together differently. It is a larger quilt than the previous one. I used some green fabric that I had for part of the border and again, used some leftover strips for the binding. Somewhere I lost the picture of the back, but it was also a remnant. It's bright pink with green polka dots.
I machine quilted them both. As you can see on the above picture, the fabric got a little pulled in one area and the lines look crooked. Any ideas on how to avoid that?
Anyway, I have many more projects in mind to do the next 7 or so months. I know I will be working longer than 10 hours on all of them, but that's okay. I am excited to see what I can do with what I have. Working on this goal has opened my eyes to many other things I can do to try and save some money here and there. I love the saying,
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
I think of it every time I feel tempted to revert back to my needless spending!
I am not really a goal setter like I need to be and I am so grateful for this program that teaches me how to be better at it!
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Hey there! I am so glad you stopped by! Allow me to introduce myself..........................I'm Jo-Anne, a skinny girl living in a chubby body. I currently live in Arizona where my dear hubby is a coach at the local University. Living here has kicked my 40-something year old sweat glands into overdrive!!!........... I am a mother of four----all practically grown up---- children. They are my greatest blessing! ...............I enjoy thrift store shopping and fabric hoarding. I hope you enjoy your visit here with me as you read about my life's journey. Be sure to let me know that you stopped by! Leave me a comment........ ;) ;) Take care!!