I've done it again, signed up for Sarah - FairyFace Designs - seasonal list making. I found her summer sewing list making quite difficult at times. I am not a write down a list sort of person. If it is all in my head I can jumble it up, rearrange it, scratch things out and add new things without anyone ever being the wiser. But putting pen to paper I feel I have committed some act that means I really and truly have to do what I said I would do now.
So why am I putting myself through it again? Because at the end of the summer, when I listed everything that I had accomplished, rather than everything I needed to do, I felt really good about it. Sometimes you need to reflect on your finishes not your WIP and the wish list of things you want to start. Grouping all my makes together showed me that I really am getting things done. It was a good feeling.
Which brings us to the Winter Stitching. What do I hope to see completed by March? Some are a given and if I don't complete them I will have failed. Others were on the summer sewing list and continue to occupy lists headed into 2012.
1. First up is my Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap. I want to see this through to a successful conclusion it being my first time setting up a swap and being mama. Thankfully I have had the most wonderful group of talented quilters from around the world put their name down for this swap so I am aided by their enthusiasm and active participation. (yippee!) I am well on the way to finishing my runner and will be working on it more in the immediate future. This must be done on time so therefore will be one of my definite successes on this list!
2. I intend to finally get Helen's quilt done. (Stop laughing!) I will hereby pledge that she will have this 'Hugs & Kisses' quilt finished and on her bed by her 11th birthday at the end of January. There, I've said it and now the pressure is on. Linked to this promise is that if I finish Helen's quilt then starting Emily's quilt will have to go on this list too!
3. Make about 3,000,000 Christmas ornaments for the Christmas Fair I have my name down for in mid-November. Two made, 2,999,998 to go. Not all the ornaments will be snowflakes. I hope to be making some felt ones and some quilted ones as well.
4. Make my Bee Quilt. I have all 24 blocks in my possession now all I have to do is think of how I want to lay them out, any more sashing and if so what colour, piece them, baste and quilt, then bind. How long could that take, after all?
5. I want to eventually find the time to master the pesky little zippered pouch. I fully intend to spend time on Kat's tutorials and get my head around this. Everyone else manages, so why can't I?
|Photo taken from Kat - Diary of a FlutterKat|
6. Start another swap in the new year. I'm liking this tablerunner swap and think I would like to be involved in starting another swap. With a bloggy friend or two (you know who you are!). Watch this space after I have recovered from the Christmas holidays.
7. Try paper piecing. (Oh, did I really say that!?) Not sure why about this one but think it is something I should give a go and know I can do. Just think it is a skill that I want to have up my sleeve in case a need of it is ever called upon.
8. Crochet another throw - but actually buy enough yarn for a change that I can make one big enough for snuggling under on the sofa rather than suitable for a new born baby.
I'm going to stop the list now because we all know that life changes, new things come up, too many swaps get signed up for, etc. This list will change numerous times I am sure. But right now, at ten in the morning on October 18th, the above is what I hope to accomplish in the next few months. Wish me luck!