Don't you think so? If you figure the time you lose for all the Christmas-related activities - traveling, visitors, shopping, cooking, wrapping, decorating, gifting, parties - there's just not a lot of time in there to Get It Done! Add to that the two weeks I was sick with bronchitis, and it's a wonder I got anything done, right? I do love Christmas, but the older I get, the more of a hassle it gets!!!
Soooooo, let's see, how did I do on my Get It Done list for December?
|Christmas Geese on its frame - I SO enjoyed its cheerful presence this Christmas!!!|
|Details of quilting and binding for Christmas Geese|
Not too bad, I suppose. I'm cutting my January list a little short too, because I already know I will be traveling one week of that month.
January 2014 Goals:
- January Dinosaur - The Blue Collection!
- NewFO Project
- Rainbow Scrap Challenge Project
- Bertie's Year BOM for February
- EQ7 - begin getting re-famliarized with the software and start playing with it!
- Continue washing the Stash :( UGH!!!
For 2014, I'm planning to FOCUS on some of my Dinosaur UFO's..... you know the ones.... they're so ancient, their dust has dust! They've been around so long, they've reached "fable" status! People are beginning to believe you never even started such a quilt! You're not even sure where they are anymore! And they have become big bullies - growling and taunting you, daring you to finish them off...... Right? Am I all alone in this, my friends? I don't think so!!!
|Photo courtesy of Cruzine.com|
In 2014, I'm declaring all-out WAR on these Dinosaurs! I'm going to put a "Most Wanted" List on my blog so I can shoot them down one by one! Each Dinosaur has been assigned a month on my calendar where it will be
January's Dinosaur will be The Blue Collection.
|Photo & Quilt by Maggie Walker|
You can click on the name to see more about it if you are new to the blog. If you're not, then you KNOW how long I have been working on this Dinosaur!!! I actually obtained most of the patterns at least 7 years ago from a friend who was moving out of the state and didn't want to move her entire sewing room. She sold off a lot of stuff, and three-quarters of these patterns were in the set that I bought. I got the rest from the designer, Maggie Walker. It's been a long road, but I'm finally rounding the home turn on this project - wish me luck!!!
As for my other normal monthly projects in December - some I got to, and some I didn't. Of course, I did manage to start a NewFO to meet the December 2013 Challenge - Barbara at Cat Patches is hostessing this fun party again in 2014, so be sure to check it out & join in!!! You can see some of my potential NewFO's for 2014 by clicking HERE.
This linky party is too much fun to miss! You get PRIZES for starting something new - what's not to love? AND you don't even have to finish it! Yep, my kind of party LOL!!!
|Bertie's Year - January BOM block|
This is coming along quite nicely :)
I started the Bertie's Year BOM this month for my NewFO, and of course since it is a BOM it will be added to my Get It Done goals each month in 2014. I think you'll enjoy seeing these fun and colorful wall quilts each month :) So far, Gypsy is giving this project a Two Thumbs Up ..... um, I think I better keep my eye on her around Bertie!
I didn't have time to do anything in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for December, but Angela at SoScrappy is hosting this rainbow-a-licious party again in 2014 - and there will be PRIZES!!!! Come and join in on the fun!
This will be my third year in the RSC, and it is always one of my favorite things to do during the month :) This year I think I am going to have to do at least one block made from crumbs - my crumb jars runneth over!!! Here are the last two blocks I made during the 2013 Challenge.....Baby Blue!
Be sure to hop over to Patchwork Times to share what's on your Get It Done list!!!
(Inquiring minds want to know ☺)
I would like to wish each and every one of you
a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous NEW YEAR!!!
Hugs & Blessings!