Friday, February 7, 2014

February Wish List...

Now that we're already a week into February, this seems like a good time to put together my wish list of things I'd like to get finished this month.  (In case it didn't come across, I'm being slightly ironic here.)  When I started to put this list to paper, I quickly realized it is highly unlikely (read impossible) for me to get all of these things done.  However, I like working with lists, so I'm going to post it anyway.

1.  Finish Summer Meadows (January's Schnibbles Quilt) - I've finished the quilting and am working on the binding.  However, I must be the world's slowest at hand sewing binding, so this might take another week!

2.  Finish quilting Leap Year - Shamefully, this quilt has been on the frame since October of last year.  I ran into machine problems and frame problems and really just haven't wanted to work on it.  I really, really want to have it on our bed by the end of the month though so I need to force myself to just do it!

3.  Finish quilting Celebrations - This is one I want to get back to working on.  I've finished the stitch in the ditch quilting and can now start on the fun stuff.  I keep setting it aside though because I feel like I need to work on other things.

4.  Complete step 2 of the Mystery Quilt - My quilt bee is doing another Mystery quilt this year.  I've decided to do 2 versions of it (one to keep and one to donate) and since I'm the one handing out the clues, I need to make sure I do them in advance so I can see if there are any issues or any tip or hints I can give them.

5.  Make more Farmer's Wife blocks - My goal is to make at least 4 of these a month, hopefully more.  I want to make a king size quilt and I only have 4 blocks right now, so I have a long way to go!

6.  Happy Go Lucky Tickle Quilt - That title just sounds funny.  But it's really just my choice for February's Schnibbles quilt.  Although technically it's not a Schnibbles quilt, but one of Carrie's Little Bites patterns.  These patterns use the 2 1/2" Mini Charm packs.  I'm planning to use Happy Go Lucky for mine.  I probably don't have time to make this, but I think it'll be fun, so I'm going to try to find the time.

7.  Quilt Winter Wonderland - This is a quilt of my mom's that I've promised to quilt for her.  It's going to be another custom quilt job and will take a while.  I'd really like to get started on it in the near future.

That's a long list!  But as I remind myself, the world won't end if I don't manage to get any of these done.  I'm a very goal oriented person though, so I like having a list like this.  It'll be interesting to see how much I actually accomplish in the next 21 days!

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.  
Psalms 90:12 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. I totally understand the need for lists! I have sticky notes all over the house with my lists. Good luck with them! Sometimes I break them down to day lists, like every Tuesday is devoted to "this" project.
    Don't smack me but, have you ever thought-considered machine sewing your binding down? It's become my time saver. It gives me way more time to get other things done. I even ask our quilt judge about machine sewn bindings and she said if they were the same all around they were fine.