Alright, it's time. All crazy all-encompassing Christamas crafting projects are done and gifted. We're back from the Christmas/New Years/longer trip and mostly recovered. The laundry is done. The freezer is no longer a frozen waterfall (that was fun to come home to). The new toys are put away. It's time for a fair and accurate accounting of all the projects I have going and maybe even make some goals for the year.
WIP #1 Cecil
Cecil is another store sample for my nearby fabric/yarn store. I took him along to Arkansas and worked on him for a grand total of about half and hour. I've been busting a move since we got back and all he's missing is legs. Goal- have him finished, photographed, blogged and delivered by Saturday.
WIP #2 High Five Quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts
204 scrappy blocks done. 76 more to go. Goal- Have it all done and ready to show at the local quilt show in March.
WIP #3 Paper-pieced Stars Quilt
Haven't dedicated much time to this one in a long while. I did do one little block on New Year's Day, just so I could write the date on it. So, so many more blocks to go. Goal- commit to doing at least one block a week.
WIP #4 Quaking Aspen Shawl
I packed this one when I realized that Cecil was too complicated to work on while on planes or in the car. I got a bigger chunk of it done while traveling than I expected. Goal- find the perfect blue, green or teal yarn for the contrasting edging and finish it while it's still cold enough to want to wear it.
WIP #5 Scrappy Nine Patch Quilt
67 blocks done. Only 3 more needed for a twin size. What, really? I need to decide if that's good enough or if I'd like to keep going and make a full or even queen size. Hmmm...for the kids? Or for me?
WIP #6 Scrapbuster Quilt
Thanks to the amazing ladies in my quilt guild, I have 8 blocks done (only one of which I sewed). I need 64 blocks for a queen sized. Before that, though, I need some more dark grey fabric and some sort of movie marathon while I cut out thousands of 1.5 inch squares. Goal- actually work on this one instead of it just sitting on the shelf. I think it would be awesome to actually have it finished in time to show it at the county fair this fall.
Wow, I really have four scrap quilts going right now? I guess that's my default state of quilting. When all else fails, start a scrap quilt.
So, that's about it. I've got a few other small things- a cross stitch that needs framed, jeans that need hemmed, a small stack of orphan blocks that is probably going to stay that way. And lots and lots of plans and ideas. No starting anything else until I'm through with at least half this list, though.
Crafty goals for the year-
1. Focus on using what I have rather than buying more.
2. Show a quilt either at the quilt show, the fair or both.
3. Make some new jewelry for myself especially to accesorize with my favorite clothes.
4. Make only one big (taking more than a week to finish) project for Christmas this year.
5. Make my home more homey. Actually hang the photos I haven't hung since we moved. Print and frame some more. Decorate. Make some decorative projects.