It has been a few weeks since I did one of these posts. Feeling under the weather did not help me in getting these out, but I'm going to be back in the habit starting now!
In the new year I have started trying to spend 15 minutes a day working on something towards completion, whether it is by ironing fabrics, cutting, reviewing directions, drawing out patterns, or sewing (hand or machine). I have not been all that successful at doing this on a regular basis so far, but I am working on adding it to my daily tasks once I get home from work. I do a weekly post on the challenges for the week regarding finding time, and what I was able to be productive on. Then I link up to Kate's blog at Life in Pieces.
Last week I took a class with Bonnie Hunter! It was wonderful and I had a blast with my Mom. Below is the start of my Scrappy Bargello. I might try and get this done for my church's quilt show in March.
This week I am going to be working on several things. I have a sew day with a group of ladies at my LQS this week, so I hope to make some progress on a few projects. Plus, spending some time every day is going to help move some projects along. I am excited as to what the week holds for me, and I am going to continue to use my word of the year, which is Focus. I have several quilts to finish in the next few months, and I will need to focus to get them in the done column.
The first thing I will be working on is Royal Gardens. It is a quilt I started last July/August for Breakfast club at my LQS. I want to get step 5 done, and start step 6, which includes sewing it together. It will be my first time sewing a quilt together on point.
The second thing I will focus on is cutting out the baby quilt for my cousin's kid, who is a year old now. I am a little late, but I would love to get it finished before I see them next, which will be in the next month or so. Plus, my January OMG is to cut out the quilt.
The third project I will move forward is completing belated Christmas gifts for the women in my family. I gave out IOUs for the stitch and flip wreaths. I did not get them done before Christmas and then fell ill directly after. Now that I feel better I am trying to get caught up with everything. I still need to cut everything out, and then start sewing after that.
Speaking of trying to get caught up, I still have tamales to finish making (I did not want to make them while sick and risk infecting someone else), deep cleaning the house, and putting away Christmas decorations. Not everything will be finished this week, but some things will get worked on. My goal is to get the house back in order from the holidays by January 31. I believe I can make it, but I am going to focus on getting it done.
The last thing I am going to work on this week is counting how many of each unit I need to cut out to finish this quilt. My Storm at Sea was started in September, and it is my January UFO for Judy's UFO Challenge. I will not get it finished, but I can at least try and get all of the pieces cut out and ready to be sewn together. Next week will be cutting. I also want to try and get this fully finished to put in my church's quilt show in March, and if not by then, by the city quilt show that happens in September.
One last thing, I have created my WIP/UFO page on the top of the menu. The running joke between my husband and I is that it is my wall of shame, granted I have no shame because there are four to five or even more times the projects that I have not started waiting for me to get to them. There are 25 projects on that list, if I can finish 3-4 projects, plus the others I plan to get done this year I am going to feel really good about everything. Check it out.
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