Good morning everyone! I have a confession to make. I did NOTHING yesterday! Well, that's not true, I did stuff, but I barely touched anything in the sewing room. It does happen from time to time and while there is much to do, there is no sense in losing sleep over it! It was a gorgeous day and I choose to do other things like walk the dogs to Tim's.
|Lexi and Murphy patiently waiting at Tim's|
I hope everyone had a great day and that you're all fired up to get those 12 UFOs completed. I know that I am and there will be a lot more besides.
When I wrote my list of 12 UFOs, I had decided to throw in a 13th since the list was created near the beginning of December and I could get one more UFO completed. I had chosen the Lone Star Tree Skirt as my project.
|Lone Start Tree Skirt pattern|
|The center star was already pieced|
|All the fabric was in the project box|
So did I get the project complete? In a manner of speaking. I did get the top, binding and backing completed. Let's have a look.
|The completed top|
I finished this on the day my sewing friends were over.
The back was easy - just yardage - no piecing required. And the binding got made as well. The pattern is also with the project.
|All the pieces ready for quilting|
|This is what was left over in the project box|
|Including some strip sets|
No, I didn't get it quilted, but I do have it on the priority list. I'm not sure how quickly I can get to it. The busy season of quilt shows is fast approaching and I have THREE quilts to make and quilt by Jan 18. More on that another day!
Katheleen brought her adopted girl to spend the day with us. This is Abbey who is 11. Her owner, an elderly woman, passed away and through word of mouth, Katheleen found out about Abbey. She is totally deaf and was so darn quiet, we barely knew she was here!!!! You're welcome to come back, Abbey!!!
OK - so that was the bonus project - DONE as far as I'm concerned. Should something happen to me, there is the likelihood that someone would quilt that project, but when it was in its unfinished piecing state - well that takes a lot more courage to finish! One down and 12 to go!!!
This is my project for January. It's a one-block-wonder that I started years ago. So many years ago that well - I can't remember, but I have resurrected it on more than one occasion and there it sits - still on my design wall. I want it DONE!!! At least to the "to be quilted" stage.
|The pairs of rows need to be sewn together|
I have the leftover bits from cutting the blocks that are sewn together for part of the backing. Some of the original fabric for the backing or the border??? And when I was looking for something else in my stash room, I found a BOLT of a coordinating fabric that will do for the rest of the backing that I need.
|More than enough fabric to complete the project|
For those of you who chose a 13th project - how did you make out? How is your Task Master working?? Mine got bogged down a little bit when I wrote down a ridiculous project. That project is now complete and the floodgates have opened. I'll be posting that finish tomorrow, as well as a few others over this next week. The pictures are mostly edited and I'm uploading them today ready for publishing.
I promised a few tips on goal setting. Every time you write something in the Task Master - it's essentially a goal. So what makes a good goal???