Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goals and Ideas for 2012!!

Happy New Year again!!  So what did you get to do today?   I watched Star Wars with hubby, on blue ray you know!! It was our daughters gift to him, and he was thinking about buying it for himself when he saw it in the store, but she told him he didn't need it!!!  She had already gotten it for him!!

Today I ironed and put the blks away for Step 5 on the Orca mystery.  The reveal was show today, and I was not sure what I thought.....hmmmmm. But, I am making it because I think in person, it will look different, then in the photo!!!
And I have made all these blks and I am going to use them!!!

My blks are not solid blacks -I even have spider webs in some of them!! Fun!!

And Candy Canes and moons - because of all the colours and the 'stuff' in these blks, is why I was wondering about them yesterday.  Would they work in the quilt or was/is it to much movement???

After seeing the reveal today, I am thinking it will be fine - and I work HOURS on these!!!

Here are the start of my strings for the string blks.  I am still cutting, am not ready to start sewing yet, but I am going to be doing this tomorrow.

And this brings me to my 2012 plans.  One, I am going to organize my house.  I am reading (have been for over a year now!!) Peter Walsh's book on decluttering your home - and your life.  Sounds real good to me!!!
And one of the things I really need to get a handle on is my  UFO pile.
And one thing I know about myself is - I love to start things!!!  I love the newness, the thrill of the start and the joy of seeing it come together.....  Hence, why I have so many things in the wings and so many patterns fighting for my  attention - "pick me next!!"

Here is my January Goals - sewing wise!!
~HGTV's BOM!  Yup, a block of the Month!! It's one block - common, it's not like I am starting a quilt??!!
~ORCA mystery!!  I am finishing this - and I want to get it to my quilter ASAP!! (And yes- I WILL bind it ASAP!!!)
~Last border on my Halloween quilt.
~Keep making and get my strip border on my Coffee Quilt
~Christmas Quilt (Piece and Goodwill) on my design wall - finish blocks, sew into top - get it ready to eventually go to quilter.......
~CLEAN UP MY STASH!!!!   Make strips, blks and squares for my Stash User system.
~Keep making up my kits (I have already started these!!) with the fabrics in my stash
~(Place mats for the food bank for next Christmas)  {this hit me as I was making my list. that is why it's in brackets. It's a maybe, not a have to, but it would be nice......}
~Start Tree Skirt!!  I need to finalize my choice on this, ASAP!!  I have one in the book: French Braid Obsession -pgs 37-42 that I like. Or one from this web site - it's a video from the Missouri Quilt Company.
~Bind my quilts I have gotten from my quilter.  One a week would have them done!!!!
~And this is my UFO finish for this month:

Do you remember the stain glass windows made - oh? How many years ago??  Well, this one is mine and this is as far as I got before I stopped working on it.  Basically, all it needs is to be bound.  Pathetic!!  I have over 40 of these type of thing in my hidey-holes and they are coming out of hiding this year.  Worked on and DONE!!

After this UFO is finished - I will have another one to immediately take it's place.

So far today, I have been doing okay with this list.  I am working on the Orca project. I am enjoying it and am looking forward to seeing it done!!!
I have had a nice first day of the year.  And I am looking forward to making my dreams/goals a reality!!


  1. Hi,
    I think you did just more than clean the bathroom today. :-)
    You are more ambitious then I am this month. I don't have a dedicated sewing area and find it hard to find the time but I am going to try hard.
    Thanks for the encourgement.

  2. I forgot to tell you I use Windows Blog Writer to do some of the cool stuff i am been trying.

  3. Oh I love the stained glass! The background fabric is perfect! I love your Orca blacks! I think they will be perfect. :-) I think I like the quilt too~ I think once we see it in person, we are going to love it! I don't have all those pesky triangle pieces done yet~ I worked on my row robin today. Tomorrow I will sew more! ;-) LOL