Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

It's here! Yes, a new year is here and I am ready for the fresh start that a new year always offers!  And that's because it gives one a chance to catch up on things we didn't get done last year or the year before or the year before that!!  LOL!  And that brings me to this project...........
Some of you may remember seeing the little door pillow shown above and reading about it in this post ........here.   That was back in January of 2011.  I made the little door hanger and was going to make one for each month. And then a funny thing happened. I misplaced the designs I drew for each of the months. I had looked through my stack of sketches many times and then .........Guess what?  When I started making new plans for 2013 and going through old planners to see what I should have finished and didn't........... I found them in my planner from 2010! Oh, boy!! I guess I left them there after I made the first design and didn't look there again when the new year of 2011 got going. And soooooo.......Guess what I'll be making each month this year?  That's right, a little door hanger or project with those designs and I'll be sharing each one with all of you. I promise I will not misplace the designs again!!

And speaking of catching up on things, that's exactly what I did today. Back in 2009 (go here for the first post I did about these blocks), I stitched the blocks that Gail Pan offered on her blog called the Christmas Wish BOM (check out her blog here). I have a number of projects that I have embroidered or pieced while waiting in doctor's offices or hospital waiting rooms due to all the health issues for my parents, then me. But getting them sewn into completed quilts never quite seems to happen. But look at this............

All the blocks are sewn together into a little quilt top and I just have to add the batting and backing and it's ready for machine quilting!! I am going to have it finished by the end of January. In fact, I'm going to finish a number of things this month, and next month and right on up to the end of 2013. And motivation for this is coming from Judy Laquidara over at Patchwork*Times. Check out that link and you'll see that she is making a list and checking things off as she finishes them. I'm going to participate in her challenge so I need to list the things I want to finish this month.
And sooooo........the things I really want to finish this month of January are......
  1. Machine quilt the Gail Pan Christmas Wish BOM top and completely finish it!
  2. Sew my embroidered Angel Connection Blocks together.
  3. Finish hand-sewing the rows together on my Mary E. Crazy quilt.
  4. Finish the little January sampler quilt I started two years ago.
And four more for good measure..........
  1. Work on the Patriotic quilt in memory of my dad.
  2. Sew two blocks of my Sampler quilt in red and white (or maybe blue and white).
  3. Embroider months for my Seasons of the Heart sampler quilt (one each month and I'll be done at the end of the year!).
  4. Sew at least six blocks on the Candy Dish quilt from Heidi Kaisand's class.
It's a long month, so with any luck, I should be able to accomplish this list. We'll see when the end of the month rolls around.

I hope you all have had a good start to this new year. Have a good week!


Needled Mom said...

Good luck with your challenges. I'm sure you will get them done, Sandi.

Cindy said...

How fun door hangers are, Sandi! I love your idea of making one each month!
You're such an inspiration to me, always have been. It's good to be back blogging after a year away.

Kate said...

You're going to be one very busy lady! The door hangers are a great idea ... I'm looking forward to seeing what you design for each month.

Beth said...

I might need to nap after reading your list. :) I have a list too.
Now to just work the list!

Anonymous said...

Oh yay, you're doing this too! I'm trying to hit every single one of the blogs that is, at least this first time! Looks to me like you have February's list, too. =) I remember that door hanger! I still have the design saved in a folder, waiting for the others. LOL. That was *TWO* years ago? Wow, time is going by way too fast.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, good luck with my giveaway. I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your ambitious list :0).....I could never keep up with you :0)

Happy Sewing

Melanie said...

Awesome goals. Hope you check them off one by one....

Sandi said...

I remember bookmarking your page for you project and wondered if life got in your way as it often does these days.

Glad you found it and look forward to seeing new samples.

Happy 2013!

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