I make New Year’s resolutions or goals, gradually become side-tracked through the year, and end up guiltily making similar resolutions at the beginning of the next year. For me, New Year’s resolutions are based on tangible goals. I reserve birthdays for introspection and personal development goals.
Finishing these will help me “clear the slate” to begin the New Year, and also includes my Christmas presents list:
1. Finish the drunkard’s path quilt ( needs borders, backing, sandwich, baste and quilt). This is
a UFO from last year, I don’t really like the willy-nilly way I threw together light, medium
and dark color values, and some of the browns shouldn’t be so warm. I’m gritting my teeth
and putting it together anyway, better done than perfect. Eventually, when a child moves out of
the house, I’ll send the quilt with them and never see it again. Or I’ll keep it for the guest bed and
the first person to admire it can take it home with them. Perhaps I can redeem the piecing with
really cool quilting?
2. Make the Wine Country throw quilt- present- I’ll have the Quilt Gurus at work plot out the
placement of lights and darks, and follow their notes rigorously.
3. Finish flying geese squares- 11 left to do from March. I know it is asking too much of myself to
finish the entire quilt by New Year’s, but I can finish the geese.
4. Make at least 1 Puppet Show dress, and 1 Tea Party Sun Dress for Lila. She has plenty of other
pieces now. I’ll make a Lila wardrobe post as soon as everything is clean at the same time…
5. Make a devastating party dress from the Perfect Blue Silk- more on this later!
6. Bid Adieu to the Billie Collection (a few more simple pieces to make, then buh-bye)
7. Master weekly skincare regimen to keep skin smooth, even, and black-head free through the
hot winter. My skin becomes slick and bumpy over the summer despite my best efforts, but
this time I have new strategies…
8. Make a simple garment (unlined blazer or shirt) of densely woven hemp for sun protection
9. Sun hats for presents
10. Aprons for presents
11. Finish lace scarf- present
12. Knit two fornicating reindeer hats- reference to high school Christmas hi-jinks involving
the neighborhood’s plywood reindeer.
Now this list will help me focus and finish projects. Sometimes I feel like ideas buzz around my head like flies, I have to brush some of them off or I’d never get anything finished.
Looks like I’ll be quilting a great deal the next few months. That should be a pleasant change, especially since my three quilts sit in different stages. Drunkard’s Path needs quilting, Block of the Month needs piecing, and Wine Country needs cutting.
With the exception of the Advance 2599 write-up, I plan to work solely on these projects up to New Year’s.
We’ll see, right?