Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
August 2nd, 2011 by Annette

All My Acres – Goals For All

Joe: Hello Stitch Fans!  Welcome to a Special Edition of the Monthly Goal Post

Fred: Special Edition?

J: Yeah.. you know that thing we’ve been working on?  It’s time for the debut!

F: Finally going to share our idea with the world?  Help those poor misguided crafters meandering their way thru their monthly plans?  Looking for clear guidance and crying out for any help they can possibly find!!  Aching for…

J: Fred.  Dude.  Lighten up.

F:  Ok.

J: Let’s do a quick recap of July’s plans.

  • Finish Mirabilia RR and mail (started on Saturday)
  • Finish Chatelaine Exchange piece
  • Start/Finish July Pine Mountain pillow
  • Finish Moon Over Soho and River Marked

F:  Well, not bad at all.  75% success.

J:  Yes.  The only miss was the Pine Mountain piece.  I call it a successful month.  What do you think?

F: 75% is a C, so that’s a passing grade.

J:  Uh yeah.  Let’s move on to The Big News!

F: Stitch Fans – Having trouble setting your own Monthly Goals?  Feeling the telltale twinge of envy as you cruise the blogsphere and read thru post after post of plans and clearly defined time-boxed entries?  We have the answer!

J: We’ve done an exhaustive evaluation* of monthly goals and developed a turn-key solution!  A set of goals with tremendous potential:

  • Use them As-Is
  • Customize for your current projects
  • Generate personalized goals based on our handy template

F: That’s right, folks.  This is *The* most flexible goal-setting solution!  Are you ready to join the thousands** of bloggers on the Monthly Goals bandwagon?  Ready to report real progress each month or simply increasing your posts per month if not your actual stitching progress….

J: Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Copy the Base Goals listed below
  2. Paste to your own Blog Post
  3. Customize (optional)
  4. Post!

That’s it! Sit back and enjoy a clear conscience knowing *you* have a clear strategy and plan for your stitching time.***

F:  Just to show how simple it is, we’re going to use only the Base Goals for Annette this month.  Here they are…

  • Start Something
  • Finish Something
  • Read Something
  • Make Progress on Something
  • Stitch

That’s it! Short.  Simple. And at least one guaranteed with a single stitch in a given month.

J: No need to thank us, Stitch Fans!  We are here to meet all your Goal and entertainment needs….  Until next month! 

F: Keep Stitching and We’ll Keep the Frogs Away!


  • *Have to make this gig work for us somehow
  • **At least two or three that we know of.  I’m sure there are more we don’t know, right?
  • ***Your Mileage May Vary.  Results Not Typical. Please keep your hands inside the car at all times.  No animals were harmed in the creation of this post.


7 Responses to “All My Acres – Goals For All”
  1. Shouldn’t you be charging $19.95 (plus S&H, of course) or something? LOL

  2. Thinking I’ll just use the last three goals. That whole start/finish thing doesn’t work so well for me. Now, add a Shop for Something goal, and I’m golden. Maybe even an Enable Someone goal… Oh, this has some potential.

  3. LOL love it!!!

  4. Hee hee!!! Turn-key stitching goals…you’ve been working too hard, haven’t you??

  5. I love it!! 🙂 It’s the most perfect thing!

  6. Funny!

    My monthly goal is “Stitch Something.” If I manage to put 18″ worth of floss into a project one month, I consider it a success. Sad, eh?

  7. Catching up on my blog reading. Love your floss tag tutorial. Since you asked, I make my own floss tags, too. Love the cable ties, may have to borrow them. Right now I use either white cardstock or the Bella Armoire cardstock pad I got at Michaels.

    (For some reason I couldn’t comment on the original post 🙁 )