We went to visit my parents for several days between Christmas and New Years so I am a little late with my end of the year accounting.
As she has for the past few years, Shelly, that
slave-driver really encouraging person at Prairie Moon Quilts, has again hosted her Final Countdown.
Task 1: Pick a project and work on it
Well, all the world knows I have projects. But there was one really close and not needing much time. I had carried a little cross stitch in my purse for months and finally finished all 2 inches of it.
The idea was to make a pincushion, which I did–sort of modified log cabin style. Anyway, it is cute, and FINISHED!
Task 2: Organize Something
I attacked my “fabric in the shape of” box.
It contains potential refashions, “donated” bags of sewing notions, fabric that needed putting away….you get the idea.
About 1 grocery bag of items were reorganized to other parts of the sewing room. Two bags of items are going away–they just don’t charm me and would be better enjoyed by someone else. The rest I have ideas for and am ready to work on. No guilt.
Task 3: Make A List
Ah, I love lists. This one is a pleasure. I present….
2014 Top Twelve-ish List
1. Academy Square
2. Joe’s quilt
3. Memory quilts–all 17 of them
4. Starring Baby
5. Growing Up Odd
6. Oh My Stars (only needs borders…)
7. BOM scraps into a lap quilt
8. YCC Quilt
9. Mixed Blessings
10. Other baby star quilt (needs a better name)
11. Storm at Sea
12. Bill’s quilt
I also have two skills I want to learn (thus, the twelve-ish) along the way: a good ladder stitch, that invisible stitch when closing edges, and cutting bias binding, because mine turns out a mess.
That should be enough to keep me busy!
Also, as part of the wrap up, here is my final 350 Block Project: 2013 report. Thanks to Shelly, this year I kept track of my sewing. It is surprising to me that even with much reduced sewing time, an additional 45 blocks were created in December. That makes 500 for the year. Ta-dah! Much more than I hoped for.
So, that’s it. Another year gone and a new year ahead. Time to get stitching!