Monday, January 7, 2019

First 2019 Finish

My first 2019 finish...ta da...Sweet Tooth.

Okay...sooooo maybe 90% of it was finished in 2018 and I only need to hand sew some of the binding in 2019, it is officially finished and I'm counting it. 😉

I'm not one to make resolutions or to set new year's goals. I normally like to spend January giving my sewing room a good cleaning, organize a bit, sort my scraps into various bins and make a list of my UFO's and how much progress or what more needs to be done. 2019's list is a very long list. Remember the ridiculous piles I talked about here, here and here?   Well it is even worse now. I have 23 quilt tops that need to be quilted...some, okay more than some, were in the original ridiculous pile. There are 8 quilts that are cut out and partially pieced. I've also added a list of hand stitching projects  - 2 wool and 3 embroidery projects that need to be finished.

Unfortunately after I made the list I had a squirrel moment...

Kathleen Tracy released the first clue of her newest Facebook mystery mini quilt. This will be my first time participating in one of her mystery's.

And while I was sorting and cleaning out my scraps I had another squirrel moment...

I cut out strips to make the first quilt in Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots book - Plain Folk.

I actually made a little bit of a dent in my in one of the smaller scrap bins.

Bella was shocked by this also.


Needled Mom said...

I always start off with such good intentions and then my plans go a bit off track. lol. You are off to a good start already with a lovely finish.

Loris said...

Yay! A finish is still a finish and this is a fun one. Interesting pattern and beautiful colors! I don't seem to want to list my UFO's or a bigger issue would be PIG's (or projects just in drawers actually). It might be good to gather my will and write it down though. I seem to just wander from one thing to the next though I seem to like to finish one thing before I start another...which oddly isn't the speediest process but keeps me from getting overwhelmed I guess.
I'm going to check out the Kathleen Tracy group. I love her work.

Rhonda said...

Hey, a finish is a finish. Congrats to you. I laughed when you mentioned your squirrel moments. I think we all have those moments.