"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year resolution, or goals for 2011.

I was making up a new list of things to do this year, and went back a year ago on this blog to refresh my memory of what UFOs I had listed back then, that I wanted to finish. There were seven listed on the blog post, but I added a couple more throughout the year. I had two CQ blocks to finish, a bookmark, Aussie RR sampler, Xmas RR sampler, Calico redwork bag, Peacock duchess set, Semco blackwork kit, and the cross stitch map of Australia. I finished all bar the last three items. So my 2011 list starts with those three, but they won't be first off the rank as far as finishing them. I can manage the duchess set, and probably the map of Australia, but the blackwork project will probably stay on the back burner for a few more years...
My UFO list 'to do' this year is as follows:
*Peacock Duchess set
*Art deco tea cosy (this was given to me by someone at the Guild, and it only needs an hour or so to finish the embroidery)
*Bluebird supper cloth (another project started by someone, that ended up in an opshop or on Ebay, I can't remember) which needs about 10 minutes of stitching to finish.
* cross stitch map of Australia
*a small cross stitch of baby Lorikeets, which a friend gave me about 10 years ago. I only re-discovered it a few months ago, and as the friend has since passed away, I would like to finish it for sentimental reasons.

New Projects - I'd like to have these done in time to enter them in one or both of our Homecrafts shows later this year.
*Japanese Crane fabric quilted wall hanging
*Owls wall hanging (a kit purchased at a craft show last year)
*a patchwork throw or wall hanging made from my collection of men's ties. I'd also like to make Ken's niece's daughters a small quilt each, featuring Sunbonnet Sue, but that will be low on the list of priorities, as I doubt if I'll have time after attempting everything else on this list!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Great to look back and see what you've managed to achieve. Enjoy your projects in the coming year

Cathy K said...

Wow, Gina. Eight out of eleven is fantastic! You are an inspiration! I should stitch more and spend less time on the computer! Hugs, Cathy (who is currently jealous of your weather, LOL)

Lyndel said...

Looks like you set yourself some realistic goals there Gina, hope they all fall into place, especially the ones for the Show. Do let us know in advance as it's not too far for me to travel to have a peek!
I bought an interesting brooch at an Op Shop yesterday made from a Tie (it's on my Shopping blog).

fabriquefantastique said...

Gina...I do have paypal, but flickr still wants a credit card #. I thought the whole idea of paypal is that your credit cards are secure....your dinosaur.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Well all of the projects sound just wonderful and I can't wait to see them when you are finished! Good luck and best stitches! blessings,Kathleen