Thursday, December 30, 2010


Here's wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

May it be filled with love - good health - good wishes - happiness - prosperity - and, of course, a whole lot of quilting!!

My New Year's Resolution - 

I'm not very good at New Year's resolutions.  Let me rephrase that - I like to make New Year's Resolutions - I'm just not very good at keeping them.  But I like to make them anyway - just for fun!!

So this year - I resolve/hope to finish a bunch of UFOs.  Notice I did not say how many - just a "bunch" - because you know how it goes - good intentions and all of that.  It gives me a goal - but is kinda vague.  It is still a resolution - and a very good one I think!!  I might actually be able to do it this year - or at least I can give it a good try!!

First I need to update a list of UFOs that I made a while ago.  I tried to categorize them by "stage of completion" - thinking it might be easier to finish the ones "almost done" first.  (My version of "making a list - and checking it twice", I guess.)  It was no surprise that my list was much longer than I thought it would be - and now I have to add a few more things to it.  So the list part should be fun - or depressing - not sure which one yet.

Second - now that I'm doing this blog - I have a different kind of incentive - I can finish a UFO and post my progress as I go - to show you TWIDI - The Way I Do It.  Maybe I can kill two birds with one stone - as the saying goes.  That might be interesting since you should know by now that I don't necessarily do anything the way you're "supposed" to do it (because I'm special)!!

And I always thought it would be great to write a Left-Handed Quilting book - totally backwards.  Start with making a label and then binding the quilt and working backwards to choosing a pattern and fabric.  I thought it might make more sense and make it easier to make decisions as you went along if you knew where you were going to end up.  Maybe this project will turn out to be a version of that - we'll see.

So in the next few days - I need to update my UFO list - so I can get a good start on Saturday.  Even if my resolution only lasts a month - I should be able to make some sort of dent in the pile, don't you think??  Or is it just wishful thinking??  Finishing UFOs??  What am I thinking/drinking/smoking??

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi Kitty,

LOVE the committment to getting those UFO's done!! Have you been over to Patchwork She's having a 2011 UFO Challenge. You committ to one UFO a month.
It looks pretty fun! Pretty sure I won't be doing it, even though I would love to. Just can't do everything, right?
BTW, LOVE your thoughts about creating a backwards book. I think that would be so unique and very helpful!!!
Especially for us lefties!!!
Take care!


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