Like many of you, a new year inspires me to do new things! To clear out the old, begin the new, set goals, choose how I want to spend that precious year. Of course, it rarely turns out the way I've planned it, but without a plan I'm doomed from the start :) I'm definitely a planner, an organizer, a dreamer. One thing that seems to work for me is to break things down into time and effort segments, then get those pieces on my calendar for the month...
These are the two projects getting all the love right now -
This is one of my oldest UFO's from 2008. It was a little intimidating to me when I first started it as a relatively new quilter, but I'm really having fun with it this year and will almost be sad when it's done. There's incredible satisfaction when each block is completed and placed on the design wall...
And yes, Rocky, is still the Snoopervisor Extraordinare of all things that happen around here!!!
And he continues to take his job as CEO of Foot Warming very seriously....
|And yes, he's put on a few pounds LOL!!!|
Of course you know I had to join in Bonnie Hunter's newest Mystery Quilt - On Ringo Lake!
|Just had to put pieces together to see how these blocks will look!|
I loved her color choices and happily went with them, with a few exceptions - blacks instead of browns, and limited my neutrals to soft buttery yellows. This year's project has literally thousands of pieces, and I'm almost done with them...
|400 Flying Geese!!!!|
I love all the new challenges, sewalongs, quiltalongs, BOM's - the list of shiny new things to do is always so tempting! And I always want to do them all. Joining in is a great way for me to stay on track and gives me that much-needed measure of accountability. However, my biggest challenge is to limit myself to what I might reasonably be able to accomplish in one year - any of you relate? Yeh, I thought so LOL!!!
These days, there are many UFO challenges out there and I like to choose one or two that I can combine with the UFO challenge at my Guild. One of my favorites is Elm Street Quilts' One Monthly Goal
This is an old UFO from a Guild class taught by the String Sisters ...
Another Challenge I hope to keep up with is the 2018 FinishAlong, hosted by She Can Quilt....
I'm also planning to join Lyn at What a Hoot! with her 18 in 2018 link up, and I'll hopefully get that list together later this week. There will also be a few new projects that aren't really new but taken from my Wish List - I can't wait to share them with you! I'll probably join Pomegranate & Chintz's 6 & 6 in 2018 for these. Yep, I'm hopeless - join all the joins!!!!
Enjoy your week my friends!
Hugs & Blessings!