Progress is being made -- I've got the homework done for the class tonight and working on the presentation, which won't take long. The homework for the weekend classes is mainly cut and ready to sew, and that's a job for later today. The best part of all this is that I should have ALL the homework for February finished and up to date with the Virtual Retreat this weekend. Then I get to start all over again next month! I have a bit of applique to stitch in place and some strips to sew together.
But not before I make my Master TO DO list (March) for all the projects to keep me on track. I'm not out of the woods yet, as those extra jobs on the list need to be done, and I need to find time to make those happen.
I finished one of my writing tasks, and the other one will take only a few minutes to complete this morning. That leaves ONE left to do by the end of the weekend. That is good to get that off my list of things to do and just in time since a new list of things to write comes up next week.
Since what I'm sewing can't be shared with you yet, here's a couple of pictures from one of the UFO groups last weekend. I'm amazed at how much people are getting done. There are some overachievers, to be sure, but hey -- if the group motivates people to get the project done -- then it's a win-win, and they can move on to the next project.
For those of you who think those UFOs will magically get done -- think again!
Oh, that's weird -- the pictures got loaded in reverse order.
Val finished a couple of blocks and got the quilt top sewn together. This is adorable!!!! This is an Elizabeth Hartman pattern.
|Dogs in Sweaters (travel themed)|
Suzanne is quilting this Border Creek Station mystery quilt. The coloring is so subtle, but it's stunning.
|Border Creek Station mystery quilt|
|Susan's Shop Hop quilt|
Shannon finished the quilting on this quilt, and it's even cat-approved! The quilt is called Belgian Lace.
She also assembled and started to quilt this project, which resulted from a class from years ago.
|Shannon's abstract quilt|
Rose is working on completing the blocks for her Farmer's Wife quilt.
|Blocks from Farmer's Wife|
Instead of only four blocks, she got eight done and is now ready to assemble the top.
|More blocks from Farmer's Wife|
Maryke finished a couple of cushion covers for her neighbor.
|Cushion covers - DONE|
And she also got half of this quilt quilted.
|Maryke's sampler quilt - half quilted!|
Marg finished all the applique on this positive/negative quilt and got it put together. The pattern is one from Wanda's Designs.
|Positive/Negative applique quilt|
|Lucy's hand appliqued block|
|Lucy's second hand-applique blocks|
Kelly finished some Christmas placemats and a runner with piping on the edges.
|Kelly's Christmas placemats|
|Joanne's curved piecing quilt -- DONE|
Heather completed this paper pieced project by Judy Niemeyer. Quilted and bound!
|Heather's paper pieced leaf - DONE|
Gillian is working on her Nebula (Jaybird Quilts) quilt. Not only did she get Months 6 and 7 done, but they were stitched into their appropriate sections.
|Gillian's version of the Nebula quilt|
Cheryl went crazy. She was going to complete the quilt tops, but her long arm quilter had time, and the quilts are now quilted and bound!! I think this first one is a version of a Hunter's Star. That's amazing!
|Cheryl's quilt - done!|
WOW -- that's incredible, and doesn't it make you want to drop everything, get into the studio, and sew and quilt? Knowing that these UFOs are getting done is HUGE. I don't seem to be proceeding as quickly as I would like; but I've gotten more UFOs done in the past couple of years done than I ever would have thought. It's only because I am FOCUSING on them. Making lists and keeping them in my sights is so important. I don't have a list of all of them -- that would be overwhelming and counterproductive. That's why I add 12 each year to the list.
Some of these UFOs are HUGE and can't really be done in a month, so we take baby steps and progress towards getting them done. I feel pleased about taking those steps!
OK -- so here's the money pit story. I mentioned that Murphy broke a toenail. Actually, it split, probably because it was too long, and got caught in the deck.
So I took her to the vet, and they clipped her toenail so it won't get snagged on anything. I should know how to do that, but I can't do it! She got antibiotics, just in case.
|Our money pit|
|What about me? I'm a GOOD dog|
Sunday, February 27 --- Starts at 11:30 AM Eastern Time Zone
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