My yearly list of 12 things. Last year, I was super overly ambitious. I knew it was at the time, and you all warned me, but I was pie-in-the-sky hopeful about it. Here’s what it was:
I did finish my 36-Patch quilt:
I made 16 pillowcases, and still have umpteen more cut out, so I will continue to sew them up as time allows (which evidently it doesn’t allow, or I’d have gotten 25 finished). Uff!
I donated 10 quilts to charity through both of my guilds and privately, and also gave away 5 others as gifts. I’m running out of quilt storage space, so that helps a bit!
I did not finish my Yo-Yo quilt yet again. I sat down to do some figuring, and realized I don’t even have near enough yo-yos cut out, so even tho I worked on it, it still has a long way to go, and I’m not even carrying it over to this year’s list. And I don’t have my guild mystery quilt finished, but it’s not being carried forward because I’m not sure when I’ll get it done. I am, however, carrying my Morning Glory quilt over, because it is still my oldest UFO, and still not complete, and hell or high water, I WILL quilt at least one of my own quilts this year! So there. I hope it’s the Morning Glory quilt.
The only knitting project I finished was a pair of fingerless mitts for my sister, and everything else is still in process. Some of them got closer to done, but I didn’t do a lot of knitting this year.
I didn’t work specifically on any one embroidery project because I couldn’t ever choose THE one, and even tho I did various embroidery things, none of them was a chosen project for this purpose, and I can’t even remember what embroidery things I finished. I hope to choose a dedicated one to work on this year.
I failed miserably at the guild UFO challenge, but I’m already doing much better at this year’s challenge, so I’m adding it back on to my 2020 list because I think there may actually be hope this year!
I wanted to finish 25 scrap quilts this past year, but I only managed 12. Mainly because I ran out of time to quilt quilts for myself, as usual. You can see six of them HERE. I finished several more tops, but that only made my to-be-quilted pile grow to 58. Ridiculous! And I don’t know how to remedy that as long as I’m still quilting for hire with so many deadlines.
I did design the Sew Sweet Block-of-the-Month and made those quilts and wrote the pattern, and I will be doing it again this year, so that’s definitely on my list because I know it will get done. See? Things with definite deadlines are the things I get done (and nearly the only things I get done).
The floors in my studio are far from clear, but I hope to keep chipping away at that until they are. To that end, I’ll still be issuing more Studio Organizing Challenges throughout this year. And it’s back on my 2020 list. As is finishing up the remodel on the one last room upstairs that isn’t finished. That will make my entire studio complete, and then maybe that will help with the organization problems as well.
And here’s my new list for this year:
I hope it’s a bit more realistic than last year’s list, and as I finish anything from it, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops, so you’ll know about it, for sure!
I’ve once again made my list form a free download if you’d like it. You can download it here: 2020ProjectList.
What’s on YOUR list?