I usually each year vow to make a New Year's Resolution to finish UFO's stored away in my sewing studio closet. That usually last only a couple weeks then I just go on my merry way starting and maybe finishing various projects. However, this year I hope to be more successful in actually doing something about the multiple UFO's I have hanging around.
For about the last three years I have invested in a Quilter's Planner. I worked for nearly 40 years as a controller for a large church and preschool through grade 12 school. I kept an extensive planner to keep things moving smoothly. Once I retired I sort of decided that a planner would help me keep a handle on my quilting projects.
I have resolved myself this year to work more in finishing up UFO's and also try not to start too many projects without at least finishing up an equal amount or more. Plus keep track of my charity quilt goals as well.
The first thing this new year I pulled out this project. The blocks are large 20 inches. The pattern had 12 of these blocks, one for each month. I prepared 4 and decided I was done. I did get this first one appliquéd down with a small zigzag stitch.
The last three will need to be appliquéd now.
The plan is to join them with a lattice, borders, and binding of this lime green fabric. Then it will be donated to my charity division of my guild.
For the fans of pictures of my daughter's pets I thought you might enjoy a picture of my youngest grandson Ben and a little bit of duck love. Her name is Peaches.
And for those of you that remember the kitty in the white Christmas tree. No the tree did not survive! After daily plucking that guy out of her tree, and worried he would strangle in the light wires if she was not at home she opted for this as a replacement. He still looks like he is considering climbing up it, but she said he decided it just was not worth bothering with it.