It’s been one month since we wrapped up The Final Countdown.
Normally, I lose momentum on the tasks I don’t get finished, and move on to something else, as it is my flitting nature to do.
But this year, I really, really want to get my paper under control, and my projects all organized, so I’ve still been chipping away at those things.
You can see the Mickey & Minnie panel quilt HERE if you missed it earlier. This month’s number is 9, which is another quilt I’ve had on my list for several years that only needs to be quilted and bound, so hopefully this is the month. This is coincidentally also the project I’m supposed to be working on for my local guild’s UFO challenge this month, so I can knock something off both lists with one project!
Here’s an old blurry photo of my Scrap Jar Stars quilt (pattern info HERE). I’m not sure yet exactly how I’m going to quilt it. Hopefully, it will speak to me fairly quickly once I get it loaded on the frame. I’m seriously considering a stars pantograph to make it quick and easy.
I also finished a quilt top, but then I was cleaning and found a mystery box, opened it up, and inside it, found ELEVEN quilt tops that need to be quilted. So I didn’t come out ahead on that effort! Just like last year, I’m trying to finish at least 3 projects before I allow myself to start a new one, and so far, I haven’t started anything new, but I can feel that’s about to change!
So far, having the habit trackers set up is helping me move lots of things forward. I practiced during the last week of January to see if I could handle what I wanted to do. I said I was going to machine piece for 30 minutes a day, but I could quickly see that 30 minutes wasn’t going to get me very far, so I upped it to an hour. Altho that’s a bit more difficult, it’s necessary, and I can get more accomplished in a day that way.
I put 4 things on my tracker for February:
If you want the tracker, and missed getting it, you can find it HERE.
So far I’m concentrating my knitting efforts on my Temperature Scarf (details on that HERE) because it’s also on my APQResolution list, and I need to have it further along by the time they draw that number, or I won’t get done!
I’m hoping my house and studio are a lot emptier and cleaner by the end of the month!
I also started a mother/daughter Book Club with my oldest daughter, who is a seriously dedicated bookworm. Our first read is “Helter Skelter”, because I want her to read it, and then watch the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. If only the movie was really the way that story had played out instead of like the book. So tragic and sad.
How’s your year going so far? Are you all organized and can now just concentrate on sewing? Are you making headway on your UFOs or other projects? Did you start some new fun stuff? Keep on going!